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About Yvonne


Yvonne has been a registered nurse since 1988 working in ten hospitals in the US and Canada in many areas including emergency, intensive care, chemotherapy and hospice.

She became disheartened by our society’s reluctance to talk about, plan and prepare for grief and life’s challenges—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, left her nursing career and blazed a new trail. By helping us prepare BEFORE, she brings heart and humour to grief and life’s challenges.

She shares her message with heart and humour—as an Inspirational Speaker, with her Award Winning book Love Your Life to Death, and as a television and radio host. In 2019, she delivered her TEDx Talk; Transforming Grief, by Just Showing Up. 


I am passionate about teaching women:

How to Just Show Up for themselves and others so they are empowered and resilient when grief and life’s challenges arrive. That being the best version of themselves is their greatest gift.

Women do not have to be strong for everyone. Taking responsibility for your journey teaches others to do the same. Talking about, planning and preparing for life's transitions is key to living life to the fullest...And to Happiness.



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