Assignment Desk, Human Interest and Lifestyle Reporters
Valentine's Day Pitch
Valentine’s Day can be a trigger day and difficult to navigate when your loved one has passed away.
Toronto resident Janet Fanaki lost her 51 year old husband Adam in February 2020 and explores the topic of resilience in her podcast RESILIENT PEOPLE.
She has advice to share from her lived experience as well as tips collected from other widows and widowers on how to practice self-care on a difficult day.
"Just because you are spending the day alone doesn't mean you need to sacrifice an opportunity to show yourself some love and kindness," says Janet Fanaki. "It could be something or spending time online with someone that helps to make the day bearable."
Resilience is sometimes defined as the ability to make something positive from a negative situation. Hopefully this segment will inspire those who are grieving to look at this trigger day in a different way.
Visuals are available for this story: gourmet popcorn from Comeback Snacks, earrings from BIKO jewellery, a handmade blanket from Throws by LB, books given to me by my husband and a floral arrangement from Oleander Florists.
RESILIENT PEOPLE is a podcast that profiles regular folks from around the world who are admired for their resilience. They have overcome a major challenge and created a purpose to help others be resilient too. Learn more at www.resilientpeople.ca and on social media.
To interview Janet, please contact her at email@example.com or (416) 271-7887.
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