The Healing Power of Dogs with Renee Alsarraf

As an esteemed veterinary oncologist with nearly two decades of experience, Dr. Renee Alsarraf knew a lot about treating cancer, healing, and grief. Then she was given her own cancer diagnosis and she learned that our furry, four-legged, slobbering animals have so much to teach us about healing, positivity and unconditional love. Renee turned her experiences into the heartwarming book, Sit, Stay, Heal: What Dogs Can Teach Us About Living Well, where she shares life lessons about perfect dogs and their imperfect humans.

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Dr. Renee Alsarraf has created four different veterinary oncology practices and led three veterinary radiation facilities. She has performed numerous veterinary clinical trials, co-authored peer-reviewed journal articles, and has lectured both locally and on the national level. She lives in Montclair, New Jersey, and is married to a veterinary ophthalmologist. They have one son, whom she cherishes, as well as Dusty, her beloved, bossy, six-year-old female boxer. Learn more at sitstayhealbook.com.



Kristen Manieri is a coach who works with teams to increase both productivity and wellbeing. She also helps individuals navigate transition with clarity and confidence. Her areas of focus are: stress reduction, energy management, mindset, resilience, habit formation, rest rituals, and self-care. As the host of the weekly 60 Mindful Minutes podcast, an Apple top 100 social science podcast, Kristen has interviewed over 200 authors about what it means to live a more conscious, connected, intentional and joyful life. Learn more at kristenmanieri.com/work-with-me.

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