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Mature Preneurs Talk with Diana Todd-Banks

Jan 18, 2018

Yvonne Heath became disheartened by society’s reluctance to talk about, plan and prepare for grief and how it causes excessive suffering, not only at the end of life. Grief is experienced throughout life as a result of many different life experiences which is why people need a way to be more comfortable not only reading about it but dealing with it too. Learning to talk about it is also a critical positive step forward.

Suffering at an early age Yvonne worked on herself until she felt ‘it’s time for a change,’ and at the age of 50, took a leap of faith, leaving her long time nursing career to start a new trail to help create a culture of change.

Asking herself several questions Yvonne thought, ‘ what if we planned our lives instead of just going through the motions’; what if we learned about grief, before grief happens so we could learn how to diffuse the fear?

When we learn to talk about and plan for grief, something amazing happens. We live more fully and we suffer less at the end of our lives. Our loved ones and workplaces suffer less and are able to move through their grief.

Yvonne encourages people to go to her Facebook and Twitter pages where they can share their stories. To keep reminding yourself about this very important experience called grief Yvonne created a bracelet that you can get on her I Just Showed Up link or at

Grief is a part of life; divorce, diagnosis, job loss and yes…end of life. But we can learn to show up for ourselves, and each other so we are empowered and resilient when grief arrives.