Finding joy as a single on Valentine's Day

Episode Summary

A popular topic from the past, I've brought back some new and very fun ways to actually enjoy Valentine's Day as a single person. It's a day that can be tricky and sometimes depressing, but it absolutely does not need to be. I'm sharing insights as a widow for the past 3 years, as well as after collecting feedback from many single people who have found ways to be happy and fulfilled on February 14th. This episode offers tips for spending the day on your own or with others, as well as ways to avoid it altogether. I touch on self care and the importance of community, but also that joy can be found in doing something nice for others. ​It's the idea of finding a purpose that will help to get you through this day and turning the narrative into something positive.

Episode Notes

RESILIENT PEOPLE is hosted by Janet Fanaki and features conversations with EXTRAordinary people from around the world who are admired for their resilience. They have overcome a major challenge, created a purpose from it and now help others to be resilient too. 

The  aim is to show that your negative experience does not define your future. It can also be a platform to help you find new meaning, to build a positive and resilient mindset.

This episode features tips and advice for single people to find joy on Valentine's Day. Typically focused on romance, attitudes are finally starting to change around it. 

We now hear more about spending the day with our 'galentines' and 'palentines' - thanks to companies like Walmart, Edible Arrangements and Jack Astors - celebrating with family and friends and even our pets. 

And there's also nothing wrong with practicing self care and locking the world out to be alone. 

This episode will share some terrific insights from other single people as well as from host Janet Fanaki who has been a widow for three years and learned ways to really enjoy Valentine's Day. 

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