Grappling with Grief

Navigating COVID-19 (About Sheri EP08)

by Shandi Pace   The virus COVID-19 has changed the ways we live our lives over the last year. Masks have become essential before leaving the house, hand sanitizer is one of the most sought-after products, and we can no longer have normal gatherings. It has also changed the way we’re able to be with […]

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Your Life, Your Decision (About Sheri: EP07)

by Shandi Pace   Sheri was diagnosed with cancer at Kingston General Hospital. She also underwent all her treatments there. After her diagnosis, the founder of Grappling with Grief, Jimmy Van, wanted her to get a second opinion so she could see what else was out there. He encouraged her to come to Toronto, as […]

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Hard to Say “I Love You” (About Sheri: EP06)

by Shandi Pace   It’s hard to say the words, “I love you.” There have been several studies done as to why this is a problem many people have. Grappling with Grief founder Jimmy Van can relate to this. Jimmy grew up in a very loving household, but his family was never great at expressing themselves emotionally. […]

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Setting the Bar (About Sheri: EP05)

by Shandi Pace   Sheri was every parent’s dream child. Founder of Grappling with Grief, Jimmy Van remembers she always got good grades, never got into any trouble, never stayed out late and was highly responsible. Sheri even helped out at their parent’s grocery store as a pre-teen. She ran the cash while their dad […]

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Dishin’ It (About Sheri: EP04)

by Shandi Pace   Founder of Grappling with Grief, Jimmy Van, has had his level of tolerance slowly decline since becoming a business owner. Regardless, the one person he always gave a pass to was his sister Sheri. They shared a lot of the same personality traits and were pretty good at dishing it out […]

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Etiquette and Selfishness (About Sheri: EP03)

by Shandi Pace   Anyone who has lost a loved one has probably experienced awkward conversations with friends who don’t know what to say about a passing. “They’re in a better place” or “Oh, you were close, this must be hard for you?” are quite common and also inappropriate when it comes to proper etiquette. […]

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Understanding & Awareness (About Sheri: EP02)

by Shandi Pace   Being a go-getter, hard worker, quick-witted, and responsible all define who Sheri was as a person. These characteristics transformed into rebellious and difficult as her cancer diagnosis got worse. A sudden change in attitude is why it’s necessary to stay calm and understanding through someone’s time of need. Before her cancer […]

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Inspiration (About Sheri: EP01)

by Shandi Pace   Originally, the “About Sheri” series was going to go by a different name. LG was supposed to be the alias given to Sheri, the sister to Jimmy Van, the founder of Grappling with Grief. That all changed on July 2, 2020. Jimmy’s plan that day was to film his second inspiration […]

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