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The Christmas Checklist. Finding Joy During the Holidays with Lisa Hepner

Ep. 186

Do you have any tools to help you go through the upcoming holidays? 


In today's episode, the inspiring Lisa Hepner joins us to talk about how to find comfort, support, and positivity during the holidays. Lisa is a Produced Screenwriter specializing in Christmas romance. Her latest work, "The Christmas Checklist," inspired by her own grief, tells the story of a grieving daughter who receives a checklist from her recently deceased mom with twelve activities she must complete before Christmas. The limited series based on "The Christmas Checklist" aired on CBC in Canada in 2022 and will air in the US on Christmas 2023. 


Her other movies, "Christmas Wish in Hudson," "Christmas Lover's Anonymous," "Love at the Lodge," and "Sappy Holiday," have been aired on Roku, Tubi, Amazon, CBC Canada, UpTV, and GAC Family. 


Throughout this episode, Lisa shares her thoughts on grief and holidays, how focusing on the positive things and enjoying every moment can help us go through grief, and how to support those who are bereaved. We also talk about the twelve items from the checklist of Lisa's book, the things we should and shouldn't say to those suffering from a loss, and how, sometimes, being a silent companion is enough. 


Additionally, we talk about the best remedy for a broken heart, grief, self-care, and hope during grief, the importance of giving space to our feelings to exist and express themselves, and more. 


Tune in and listen to episode 186 and find the perfect tool to go through the upcoming holidays with positivity, a lighthearted soul, and a smile in your heart. 


In This Episode, You Will Learn:

A bit about Lisa and her love for Christmas romance (1:30)

Enjoy every moment because they aren't forever (8:20)

The best cure for a broken heart (10:00)

Lisa talks about the best ways of comforting a griever (19:10)

Why people don't want to talk about grief (23:30)


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Book: Lisa Hepner - The Christmas Checklist

Get a FREE copy of the actual Christmas checklist from Lisa's book 


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