I'm tara Accardo.

Quick Disclosure: Some of these links happen to be affiliate links which means when you click the link to purchase something on this page, it won't cost you more but I may receive a commission for sharing this with you. Which is great, because I was going to share it with you anyway!

I wanted a place where you can find all of my faves, from fashion to beauty, business to books, and even grief and loss-related content and products, too! Because what kind of Grief Coach would I be if I didn't give you some favorites there, too, right? So, cconsider this your go-to resource for all things Losses Become Gains and Tara approved!

I'm a wife, mother, grieving daughter, blogger, podcaster, and Grief and Transformational Life Coach who's here to help you and share in the journey of coping with grief and all the things. To quote the ever-fantastic Julie Andrews... these are a few of my favorite things. And I'm excited to share them with you!

Like what you're seeing and want to know some of my favorites?! I'VE GOT YOU!

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I never thought I'd be sitting here actually excited to talk about urns with you, but here we are. I never thought I'd be in a position where I'd have both of my parents' ashes sitting on my window sill, still not in urns. Why? Because I could never find an urn that felt suitable for them. They all screamed "urn", was never something I would feel proud to put in my home, and didn't do them justice, frankly.

Enter—Welkin Memorials. Founder Kate Anderson, who also lost her father just before she turned 22, was frustrated by the lack of affordable, high-quality, aesthetically pleasing urns on the market. So, she took action and created the most beautiful urns you will ever see in your life. I mean, really, these don't even look like urns, right?! As a girl who loves home décor, too, I was immediately drawn to how beautiful, timeless, and not urn looking they are. Complete the look with no greenery or florals, or change them out however you see fit for your loved one.

If you're in the market for an urn, I truly can't recommend Welkin enough. Enjoy 10% off with my code LBG10 on both sizes!




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I recently discovered Help Texts, and let me tell you, I so wish this was something I had found when I was first going through the worst parts of my grief. 

What they provide resonated with me immediately, and I love how personalized you can make it. It’s perfect for friends and family who want to provide support but they don’t always know how, because Help Texts provides easily accessible grief support via text to those who have suffered a loss and their support network by allowing the griever to add 1-2 people to their account so they can receive helpful messages, too. And, they have options for a corporation if you’re a larger business looking to better support your employees.

Signup takes less than five minutes and you'll receive your first message right away. And, because you're signing up through my page, you'll receive my personal discount! You will get 12 months of help texts for a special price. When life gets hard, getting support from Help Texts couldn't be easier and I'm so excited for you to try it out!

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$10 off 1 year of Help Texts with code LBG15

I honestly couldn't think of a better gift for someone who is journeying through a difficult loss in need of comfort and support. It's just personalized enough with the basics a griever needs, but allows them to experience their grief in the way they need to. Keri and Brittany, a mother-daughter team is dedicated to helping others through their grieving process.

They lost Jacob, their beloved son and brother, in a tragic motorcycle accident at the age of 22. They know firsthand how difficult and lonely the grieving process can be, and how hard it is for our close friends and family to know what to do or say in an attempt to comfort the bereaved. That’s why they created GriefBox care packages. 

Each GriefBox care package is born out of love and packed full of things that are so helpful throughout our grieving process.

Whether picking this up for yourself or someone who's struggling, enjoy 15% off this box with code LBG15 at checkout!

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15% off with code LBG15

From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program

Want to earn the same Grief Coaching certification I did? Look no further! Learn to coach others through the loss of loved ones using a proven, non-therapeutic, compassion-led methodology. This program is ideal for those with some coaching experience, professional health care providers, death care professionals, educational and religious organizations, and individuals with a compassionate heart and passion to serve and make a difference. Is that you? Read on!

The From Grief to Gratitude Coach Certification Program is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), which is one of the main reasons I chose it as it is the gold standard of coaching. Additionally, it is very heart-centric and focuses on moving from grief to gratitude, like the name implies! Their mission is to educate on the misunderstood and often avoided sensitive topic of grief; train and certify professional grief coaches to help individuals move from pain to peace, heartbreak to happiness, and grief to gratitude in the shortest time possible; and, to help organizations create compassionate and grief-informed workplace cultures.

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Want access to my everyday favorites? Follow my Amazon Storefront! I'm constantly adding new things to my lists—from grief-related tools and resources to home and lifestyle items to fashion faves. I'm so much more than my losses, and I know you are, too! And, it's fun to online shop every now and again, right?


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Looking for an email service provider that is crazy easy to use and totally fool-proof? The magic of Flodesk is that they're a women-led company (I'm all about that) who took the complicated, confusing tech out of growing an email list and simplified the process of not only getting set up, but sending out emails regularly.

If you didn't know this about me, I've worked in digital marketing for over five years. I know from (painfully) personal experience how valuable and necessary a strong email list is. Think about it: if you lost all of your followers tomorrow and didn't have a way to promote your products to fans and lovers of your product, you'd be in some trouble! A mailing list is key.

I've tried a whole slew of email marketing providers, and hands-down Flodesk is the easiest to use—especially if you're first starting out, are a lil' intimidated by the email process, not sure where to start, or love a pretty email. Their templates are truly next level and insanely fast to put together. If you're ready to send beautifully crafted emails fast and easily, I can't recommend Flodesk enough!



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TRY alitu

Let's be real, one of the best things I ever did was start my podcast. It has led to so many life-changing conversations and guests on the show so far, and an amazing community that’s formed around it. If you’re looking to start your own podcast, one of the biggest things holding you back might be the tech. Kind of intimidating with all of the options out there, right? Editing and production can be a huge learning curve. Fortunately, you don’t need to become an audio engineer to run a high-quality sounding show. I SWEAR by Alitu, y'all! It lets you create a podcast without knowing the slightest thing about audio production. It's insanely easy to use when it comes to recording, editing, and hosting.

You simply upload your recordings–anything from a phone recording to a Zoom meeting, and Alitu does the rest. It does the converting, leveling, noise reduction, and all the things to make your audio sound fantastic. Then, you can jump into Alitu's editing tool (my favorite) which enables you to quickly and seamlessly remove any mistakes from your audio. Once that's done, the episode builder lets you piece together as many clips as you need, from solo segments to ads to listener call-ins and more. Finally, you can either download the finished episode or publish it direct from the app.

Get started with Alitu on the monthly plan of $38 per month (one of the cheapest and most bang for your buck options out there!). You also get a 7 day free trial to dive in and give it a shot. I was able to start my podcast within days with Alitu, and I have zero doubt you'll love it!

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explore typeform

Searching for the perfect tool to create beautiful, visually pleasing surveys that are really easy to build? Look no further than Typeform!

Typeform allows you to get more data—like signups, feedback, and anything else—with forms designed to be refreshingly different. Catch your audience's eye with striking visuals, and make form-filling feel effortless by replacing walls of questions with just one at a time (better for user experience!). I love Typeform, too, because it can work with your existing workflow. I have a Typeform survey linked in my email series in Flodesk (mentioned above), and I couldn't ask for a better integration!

I've tried a bunch of survey creation platforms, and 100% Typeform is the easiest and most aesthetically pleasing to use—especially if you're first starting out! Their templates are so easy to tweak to make your own so they feel super on-brand.