How to Show Up For Ourselves and Others When Grief & Challenges Arise, with Canada's Proactive Living Consultant, Yvonne Heath
In this week’s episode, I am joined by Yvonne Heath, Canada’s Proactive Living Consultant. Yvonne shares how we can teach people to Just Show Up for themselves and others so they are empowered and resilient when grief and life’s challenges arrive. Yvonne was a registered nurse since 1988, who has worked in the United States and Canada in many areas including emergency, intensive care, chemotherapy and hospice.
Yvonne became disheartened by our society’s reluctance to talk about, plan and prepare for grief, transitions and death—causing excessive suffering in life and at the end of life. She suffered too, not knowing how to do it differently.
In 2015 she took a leap of faith, Yvonne left her nursing career and blazed a new trail to create social change. She shares her message with heart and humour as an Inspirational Speaker, with her Award Winning book Love Your Life to Death, her online program and as a television and radio host. In 2019, Yvonne delivered her TEDx Talk—Transforming Our Grief, by Just Showing Up.
Yvonne is the Founder of Love Your Life to Death and the #IJustShowedUp movement. Using heart and humour she has been sharing her message globally helping healthcare professionals of all ages learn to take care of themselves and each other.
Yvonne and I discuss how we can show up for ourselves & others, to empower each other when grief and challenges arise. She shares ways in which we can normalize these conversations, in order to be proactive, instead of reactive, when it comes to matters of facts of life.
Tune in to this week’s episode to learn:
- How we can go about normalizing difficult conversations that are often avoided
- Why it’s important to take responsibility to plan for our own life
- What we need to be doing to show up for ourselves and for others no matter what
- How to be proactive with ‘life or death,’ as opposed to reactive
- The importance of asking for what you need & how she started the ‘I just showed up’ movement
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