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Someone Died – Now What?

If the title of this post caught you off guard, you should know that it’s actually the title of a profoundly helpful book written by Grief, Loss and Bereavement Specialist, Corrie Sirota.

Someone Died – Now What?: A Personal and Professional Perspective on Coping with Grief and Loss is described as “a GPS for grieving”, and that’s exactly what it is.

Though death can happen in an instant, the impact for those left behind can be enduring. Even in cases of expected and planned for loss – following illness or at the end of a long life – there can be a sense among family and loved ones of… Now what?

  • How do you move forward?
  • How do you experience the present?
  • How do you support those around you who are grieving?
  • What do you need to do in the moment?
  • What do you do with overwhelming sadness, anger, guilt or even numbness?
  • What can you expect in the immediate and distant future?
  • How do you create a new normal for yourself and your family?

 

One thing Corrie knows for sure, is that people experiencing loss often want (and need) direct answers to questions like this. They need guidance from someone with both personal and professional experience and knowledge to help them navigate what can be an overwhelming experience.

 

Corrie holds a Master’s degree in Social Work, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Loss and Bereavement. She is also a licensed psychotherapist, facilitates a number of support groups, and has been supporting people in an official capacity since 1994.

Someone Died Now what book cover

But that’s just the official part. On a personal level, Corrie seems uniquely suited to help people through this process. Her unending optimism, deep sense of compassion, and enduring hope mesh perfectly with her professionalism and practicality, giving readers the reassurance that they are in capable hands.

 

Neither Corrie, nor her book, offer “quick fixes”. Instead, Corrie takes a strength-based approach, helping people work through their experience, building their own strength and recognizing or rediscovering their own abilities and balance in life.

 

Most of all, she knows that everyone’s experience of loss and bereavement is unique. She knows that you have it within you to work through your experience, and she will be your guide to do so.

 

Corrie’s insightful, inspiring, helpful and hopeful book is an incredible gift to yourself or someone you love who is experiencing loss or bereavement.

 

Corrie also has a wonderful Facebook page that shares helpful resources and powerful messages to help you see loss and grief through a new perspective.

 

 


Melissa DawnMELISSA DAWN : Get From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be | Corporate and Leadership Coach | Best-Selling Author | Speaker

I am Founder of CEO of Your Life, an organization helping individuals and businesses get clear on where they are, where they want to be and what they need to do to get there. Read more on Melissa

 

montreal senior transition services

SPOTLIGHT: Lianas Senior Transition Support

If you have a senior loved one, or if you are a senior yourself, you know that this phase of life has the potential to be a wonderful experience, in many ways.

Unfortunately, it also has the potential to be challenging, discouraging, frustrating, even frightening.

And when it comes to moving into a retirement home or downsizing living arrangements, you also know that there is a lot more to consider than simply packing up and moving house.

Depending on your family circumstances, you may need to coordinate realtors, notaries, lawyers, and/or a variety of administrative and support services. You may want to compare and tour a range of retirement homes. You may need to consider in-home care or assistance, changing health or medical needs, and even work through the emotional or psychological struggles that can come with this life phase, for all family members.

With all that to consider… where do you even begin??

Well, you can start with Lianas Services.

Lianas Senior Transition Support

Lianas Services is an organization specializing in senior transition support. They help families with everything from determining and finding the right living arrangements (be that a retirement community, downsized home, or even your current home, with extra support), to packing up and moving, to working through paperwork, to coping with any stress or feelings of vulnerability, and everything in between.

The truth is, there are so many options, opportunities and services available to seniors. But, with so much out there, it can feel incredibly overwhelming to both seniors and their families.

Often, people put off the transition because of this sense of overwhelm. That can leave seniors isolated, unsupported and, most importantly, not fully enjoying all the opportunities available to them, or not getting the care that they truly deserve.

In many cases, seniors put off this transition because they (understandably) value their independence. But many of the services available can help them maintain, or get back, their independence and autonomy, so they can live life the way they truly want.

Lianas provides and facilitates access to a variety of services. You are matched with a Lianas Senior Advisor who does all the legwork of:

  • Finding the services that are right for you;
  • Coordinating appointments;
  • Meeting with service providers;
  • Arranging tours of retirement homes;
  • Communicating with you and your family throughout the process;
  • Following up with service providers and companies;
  • Even supporting you on a personal level by answering all your questions, listening to your concerns and needs, and truly putting the happiness and care of your family first.

The services of a Senior Advisor are provided at ABSOLUTELY NO COST to seniors and their families.

Additionally, Lianas’ Senior Transition Specialist, Stefanie Cadou, is also a residential real estate broker with Royal Lepage who specializes in helping families with all aspects of senior transitions including the sale of the home or condo, packing up and moving. These services are provided at a fee, to be determined based on the needs of the client.Matt-Del-Vecchio

The people at Lianas are true professionals. The founder and president, Matt Del Vecchio, is a Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (if his name sounds familiar, it might be because he is also the host of CJAD’s weekly radio show, “Life Unrehearsed”), and the incredible staff of Authorized Senior Advisors come from a range of professional backgrounds to uniquely meet the needs of the families who come to them.

 

If you, or someone you love, is entering into this phase of life, the Lianas Services team is the perfect guide to help you and your family experience this transition fully supported, with expert advice, knowledge and resources on your side.

Check out Lianas Services and be sure to watch and read testimonials from happy families.

 

 

 


Tarek RimanFounder | Marketer | Speaker | Best Selling Author | University Instructor

With a passion for exploration and sharing new discoveries, I founded Montrealtips.com, with proceeds going to the UN Refugee Agency, Montreal Children’s Hospital and other causes. I am also involved with NGOs & charities in Canada & worldwide.

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MTL inspirational Quotes

Do you ever feel you need a boost to start your day? A little something to motivate you, or something to open your mind to new ways of thinking?

As you are reaching out for your tea or coffee in the morning, you can compliment it with a morning inspirational quote.

Here are some popular inspirational quotes from a Canadian Life & Business Coach.

To more inspirational mornings and days!

Petit Capikou

A Montreal mom designer and entrepreneur created something that we can all use.

Freelancer, graphic designer and new mom of a little angel called Nicholas. She decided to create something creative (during her not so often free moments on maternity leave)

She  wanted to keep milestones of everything her child did, especially in his first year, knowing many other parents feel the same way.

Petit Capikou

Some people love scrapbooking, yet she feel it’s very time consuming. She wanted something quick, easy, creative and memorable.

There were some cards out there, but nothing really stood out to her. She wanted to create something more unique and trendy.

She decided to create Milestone Cards.

Milestone Cards are a great easy way to capture all the special moments.

Happy easter 😊! #babycards #momlife #babymilestonecards #parenthood #easter #happyeaster #easterideas

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 Here is how it works

There are 27 baby milestone cards which cover milestones from the birth of your child all the way to their first birthday. You simply take pictures of your baby’s milestones and match them to the Milestone Card. This way, you will never forget the day your baby laughed for the first time, ate solid food or said “mama”. On the back of the cards, you can write details and memories of each of these special moments in your little one’s life.

 

Happy valentine day everyone! ❤❤❤#valentineday #babyvalentine #babymilestonecards

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This full set of 27 Baby Milestone Cards includes

  • 1 Welcome Home 
  • 12 Milestones (Age):
    1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11 Months
    1 Year Old
  • 13 Moments:
  1. First Word
  2. First Meal
  3. First Steps
  4. First Tooth
  5. First Swim
  6. First Halloween
  7. First Thanksgiving
  8. First Christmas
  9. First Valentine’s Day
  10. First Easter
  11. I slept through the night
  12. Today I sat up for the first time
  13. Today I laugh for the first time

The Milestone Cards are packaged in a drawstring natural muslin bag. This makes a perfect gift for a baby shower or new baby arrival.

I invite you to contact her for more details at nananecy@gmail.com

And follow here on instagram @petitcapikou

You can also get these card for your family, baby or yourself from Etsy

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/472796350/baby-milestone-cards-babys-moments?ref=shop_home_active_1