is a talent-exchanging network. More »
Join the TribeStart with 50 after offering a service.

Message me any time to vent/"talk."

Pay it
Forward

25 value Virtual OK

*Please note that I can only send and receive texts to and from Canadian phone numbers. If you do not have a Canadian number, I am happy to chat via Simbi message also.

Loss and grief are incredibly hard, whether the loss is of a loved one or of a loved home. During these difficult times, most people don't want advice—they want practical support, or at the very least, a listening ear. I am willing to be that non-judgmental safe space for anyone who just needs to talk about what's weighing them down.

While it's difficult for me to provide tangible support from afar, I can offer that "listening ear" via text or Simbi messages.

I can receive unlimited texts from Canada, so please text me anytime if you just need to vent or express your feelings. I'll be that nonjudgmental listening ear, and simply acknowledge that I've received your message and that I am thinking of you (and praying for you, if you so request).

If you do not have a Canadian phone number, I can also provide this service via Simbi messages.

Training & Qualifications


I have lost friends and family members to accidents and illness. I understand that sometimes, all you need to do is talk about your grief. I understand that in North America, we have a difficult relationship with grief, and that this makes it harder for the bereaved to express their emotions in public.

I wrote something about this here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/grief-weve-got-it-all-wrong_b_582b473de4b0466f4579313f

Availability & Preferences


Please text or message me anytime. I'm in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. Please note that it may take me a day or two to get back to you, but rest assured I will respond.

Trading Preference: Pay it forward – pass on the good deed!

Reviews of Mariana


Dec 30, 2019
Fantastic person great listener she's sweet to.
Dec 06, 2018
Very kind person, it was much appreciated.
Jan 14, 2023
Mariana provided a quick service. I look forward to reading this! :)
Nov 26, 2022
Tnx
Sara provided unit of Basic Photo Editing and Correcting for Mariana
Nov 10, 2022
Mariana was kind, professional and quick to respond, I would love to work with her again in the future!
Bradley provided hour of Photo repair and touchup for Mariana
Nov 09, 2022
Knew what she wanted right up front.
Jennifer received package of Daily Accountability Buddy (1 week) from Mariana
Apr 03, 2022
Mariana is great to work with. : )
Simbi Community Development received Help with Draft Simbi blog posts from Mariana
Mar 30, 2022
Mariana is always a clear communicator who sets clear expectations and follows through. The best kind of volunteer!
Radoslaw - Rad received package of Daily Exercise Accountability Buddy from Mariana
Mar 21, 2022
Mariana help me to achieve my goals with keeping to my daily exercise routine by keeping me in check.
Jennifer received package of Daily Accountability Buddy (1 week) from Mariana
Mar 20, 2022
enjoy being in touch with her. : )


Recommendations


Join the TribeStart with 50 after offering a service.

Mariana's other services


Write a love letter on your behalf
I absolutely love bartering and think it's an excellent way to build community, in person or online.
View

Write a love letter on your behalf

Diaper-free baby advice
I absolutely love bartering and think it's an excellent way to build community, in person or online.
View

Diaper-free baby advice

Give you a Compliment
I absolutely love bartering and think it's an excellent way to build community, in person or online.
View

Give you a Compliment

Mariana's requests


Mariana is requesting
Send me a postcard!
I'm looking to receive more "snail mail," because opening your mailbox to find something is just as exciting as it was back in the day. I'm not picky about the kind of postcard. It can be location-...

I absolutely love bartering and think it's an excellent way to build community, in person or online.
Mariana is requesting
Send me a care package
Send me a care package, because who doesn't like to receive fun things in the mail? Here is some info to make putting it together easier: I love stationary and stickers of all kinds I loooo...

I absolutely love bartering and think it's an excellent way to build community, in person or online.
Mariana is requesting
Send me a letter, card or postcard
I miss getting snail mail, and I could really use to open my mailbox and get a nice letter, postcard, or greeting card. Actually, I would love to open my mailbox and find several letters, cards, or...

I absolutely love bartering and think it's an excellent way to build community, in person or online.

About Mariana Abeid-McDougall

𝐁𝐞𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥/𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐞 𝐚 𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐞, 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞: * I do not under any circumstances promote MLM products; please do not request my services for this. * I am on Simbi to barter. Please do... not contact me with the intent of funneling me to your paid products. ___ 𝗔𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗠𝗲 I'm an experienced freelance writer and editor who loves to meet people, barter, and help others. I'm also an avid traveller, a happily married wife since 2006, and a homeschooling mother of three children born in 2010, 2012, and 2014. I have an extensive background in various fields, as I have been working since 1997 in various jobs, often simultaneously. I have been a lifeguard, an adult swimming lessons instructor, a retail sales clerk, a call centre operator, a teacher, a Registered Kinesiologist, a personal trainer, a writer, an editor, and the list goes on. I also served 7 years in the Canadian Naval Reserves as a military clerk. Aside from my professional experience, my travel experience is also extensive. I've lived in 3 different countries, and our family has had the chance to do some wonderful travelling. Before we had children, my husband and I toured for 2 months around Canada and the US, sightseeing during the day and swing dancing at night (swing dancing is how we met). We cycled 557 kilometers with our kiddos when they were 6, 4, and 2. And we spent 9 months between 2018 and 2019 travelling in an RV all over the US and Canada. I'm interested in a variety of things, and my services on here reflect that. If you've ever heard the term "renaissance soul," "multipotentialite," or "scanner," that's me. I hope that you'll find a service that'll be useful to you among my offerings, and I look forward to trading with you.show more

Open to other proposals
Mariana Abeid-McDougall is looking for:
  • Fun & Quirky
  • Cheap & Easy
  • Ask Me Anything
  • Just for Fun
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Lessons
  • Childcare
  • Maintenance
  • Handyman services
  • Bike Maintenance
  • Makeup
  • Nailcare
  • Hair styling
  • Web/Software Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Language Lessons
  • Learning
  • Art Lessons
  • Music Lessons
  • Classes & Webcasts
  • Meal Delivery
  • Cooking
  • Catering
  • Food
  • Writing & Editing
  • Administration
  • Cleaning
  • Home
  • Gardening
  • Friendship/Listening
  • Transport & Rideshares
  • Tours & Excursions
  • Experiences
  • Travel
  • Adventure
  • Massage
  • Physical Therapy
  • Photography
  • Tailoring & Sewing
  • Entertainment & Performance
  • Interior Design
  • Craftwork
  • Custom Art
  • Art & Design