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Life After Loss Blog Series Begins Jan 26th

Awakening to a New Reality – Life After Loss Blog Series Begins January 26th


“Eventually life reveals itself and shows you a mirror to help you see your own truth. And if you’ve been faking it, ignoring your thoughts and feelings, the wake-up call can be harsh. The call often comes in the form of what on the surface, looks like loss: loss of a job, a relationship, your looks, or whatever external thing you use to find value in yourself. When you evaluate deeper, examining more closely every situation that has fallen apart, you find truth gone awry.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Life After Loss – Lessons Learned from Love, Loss & Liberty

Ahhh…the old wake-up call to one’s soul. I know it well 🙁

Waking up to a new reality that one does not WANT to face, thank you very much, can be harsh indeed. Choosing to accept that new reality and transform it, step by painful step, into a brave new life of passion and purpose takes guts, grit and whole lot of gumption.

It doesn’t particularly matter when you experienced a loss – whatever or whoever that may be. What matters is how happy and fulfilled you are right now. For contrary to popular belief, time itself doesn’t heal all wounds; only you can do that.

What is Life After Loss?

Life After Loss is a series of blogs that will go out every Thursday for 7 weeks, starting on Jan 26th, 2017. The blogs will be written by yours truly (Maryanne Pope, author of A Widow’s Awakening).

I’ve learned an awful lot of tough life lessons (and beautiful ones, too) about love, loss and liberty – the freedom to choose one’s path. And I know I still have many more lessons to learn! But if you’d like to join me for a bit of that journey, I’d love to have you 🙂

Who is Life After Loss for?

Anyone who is interested in reading about blogs that relate to life, death, love, loss, grief, healing, spirituality, life after death, souls and soul mates, personal growth, purpose and the transformative power of change.

What is the purpose of the blog series?

To explore the possibility that when we experience a significant loss in our lives – be that the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, the loss of a job or end of a career, our health, our home and/or our money, etc – as difficult and painful as that loss may be, there is also a tremendous opportunity for learning, growth and change for the better. But it takes willingness and courage to adopt this attitude.

When will it run?

The first campaign begins on January 26th, 2017 and will run for 7 consecutive Thursdays, through to March 9th, 2017.

There will be a second Life After Loss campaign beginning in September 2017.

A third shorter series will run prior to Christmas.

How to subscribe

To receive the Life After Loss weekly e-mails, please click here to subscribe.

Special Introductory Offer

If you haven’t read A Widow’s Awakening but would like to, until Jan 31st, 2017, if you order a signed print copy from the Pink Gazelle on-line store ($19.95 and free shipping), you will receive a complimentary set of our brand new Life After Loss inspirational quote cards (30 cards per set), a $7.95 value.

About Maryanne

Maryanne Pope is the author of A Widow’s Awakening, the playwright of Saviour and the screenwriter of God’s Country. She was the executive producer of the documentary, Whatever Floats Your Boat…Perspectives on Motherhood. Maryanne is the CEO of Pink Gazelle Productions and Chair of the John Petropoulos Memorial Fund. She lives on Vancouver Island, BC.


About A Widow’s Awakening

With nearly 2000 copies sold, A Widow’s Awakening is touching the heart and soul of readers. This extraordinary story is a candid portrayal of Maryanne’s journey through the first year of grief after the on-duty death of her police officer husband. Engaging, powerful and heart-wrenching, this book captures the immense difficulty of accepting the unacceptable while learning to transform loss into positive change.

To purchase the book, please visit our on-line store.

About Saviour

Saviour is a full-length dramatic play script by Maryanne Pope.

Can one soul save another? A young couple, Sam and Adri, have an argument about Adri’s procrastination as a writer and belief in Virginia Woolf’s idea that in order to write well, women need a room of their own and a secure income.

Sam, a police officer, goes to work that night, falls through a roof and hits his head, only to discover it is Virginia Woolf who will take him to the moment of his brain-death. Meanwhile, Sam’s Sergeant guides Adri through the early days of grief – and tells her she will receive Sam’s wage for the rest of her life.

Based on factual events, Saviour is about the need to live and die in peace – and just how difficult that can be to achieve.

About Pink Gazelle Productions Inc

PGP creates and  shares stories that entertain and empower people to effect positive change in themselves and the world around them.

For a list of all our e-mail campaigns, please click here.


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