New book features 101 heartwarming stories of Canadian kindness with profits supporting United Way Centraide Canada
Following the tragic loss of her younger brother, Manpreet Dhillon, a local Vancouverite and business professional, began a year of travel and self-discovery to reflect on who she was and re-examine the type of life she wanted to live. Her story,
‘Thriving While Grieving’, has been selected as one of the 101 stories in the newly released Chicken Soup for the Soul: Canadian Acts of Kindness. Launched at the end of October, the book includes stories of Canadians who demonstrate caring and compassion and will leave readers inspired to embark on their own acts of kindness.
Manpreet Dhillon said, “I’m honoured to be selected as one of the many Canadians featured in the Chicken Soup for the Soul: Canadian Acts of Kindness. My story, ‘Thriving While Grieving’, is a personal reflection of my journey after the unexpected loss of my younger brother. Writing has always been an integral part of who I am and after losing my only sibling, it allowed me to express myself while grieving a significant loss. I realized that I wanted to make a greater impact in my community and I hope that sharing my story will help others.”
Prior to the loss of her brother, Manpreet had a thriving career in HR and was actively involved in various community organizations. However, it wasn’t until the loss of her sibling that she found her true calling in life.
During her year of travel, Manpreet experienced every stage of grief – denial, sadness, guilt, anger, acceptance and eventually, hope. She realized that helping others around her made her feel happier and more fulfilled.
Manpreet redirected her pain into helping people live the life they wanted to and as a result, impacted their lives. Within a year of her brother’s loss, Manpreet launched a personal development seminar and launched a new business.
Soon after, Manpreet also decided to become a grief coach and now teaches others on how to thrive while grieving an immense loss.
‘Thriving While Grieving’ has previously been published in another edition for the Chicken Soup for the Soul. The book can be found at local bookstores or can be purchased online http://bit.ly/2CQo44g #CSSCanadianActsofKindness.
For more information about Manpreet Dhillon, please visit: manpreetdhillon.com.
ABOUT MANPREET DHILLON | Manpreet is a Certified Personal and Business Coach, and a Certified Human Resources Professional with a Masters in Organizational Management. As a Personal Coach, Manpreet offers specialized Grief Coaching to people experiencing loss in their lives. Outside of her coaching practice, Manpreet is also the founder and CEO of veza, a community of women who are changing the face of leadership. Veza seeks to equalize pay gaps and increase diversity around the boardroom through training, workshops, international trade missions, executive and career coaching.
Manpreet has over 15 years of leadership and community development expertise and has worked with notable organizations including: UN affiliate: Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, City of Vancouver, University of British Columbia, Blenz Coffee, 7-Eleven, as well as a host of tech and biotech companies, Canadian political parties, and non-profit organizations. Manpreet is also a current Board Member of the British Columbia Institute of Technology Alumni Board of Directors, past Board Member of Royal Roads University, and has served on various arts and health boards. Manpreet is a twice contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul and a contributing author to the best selling Amazon book-365 Days to the Soul.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL | Chicken Soup for the Soul, the world’s favorite and most recognized storyteller, publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. With well over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, “chicken soup for the soul” is one of the world’s best-known phrases and is regularly referenced in pop culture.
Today, 25 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration and hope through its books, this socially conscious company continues to publish a new title a month, but has also evolved beyond the bookstore with super premium pet food, television shows and movies through its subsidiary Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, podcasts, positive journalism from aplus.com, education programs, and licensed products, all revolving around true stories, as the company continues “changing the world one story at a time®.”