1. Reimagining Endings: Coping Strategies for Significant Life Changes with Rev. Dawn Smith-Camacho. Emily Thiroux Threatt 34:35

Is there an effective way to prepare ourselves for change? 

In this episode, I’m joined by the Artist, Founder, Sought-after Speaker, and Coach, Rev. Dawn Smith-Camacho. Rev. Dawn started her non-traditional Coaching company, Whole Life Solutions, to help individuals and couples undergo significant life changes successfully. Using her unique style that blends counseling and Coaching, Rev. Dawn created sophisticated tools that help couples break generational patterns of conflict and mistrust. She also created J.U.I.C.E Hip Hop, a non-profit arts organization that allows city youths to express themselves through art, music, and dance and develop a sense of community. 

Throughout this episode, Rev. Dawn and I talk about the positive impact morning rituals have on Self-Care and productivity. We also discuss our society’s tendency to deal poorly with endings, the importance of being realistic about our possibilities while grieving, Grief support, and exploring different coping strategies. 

Additionally, Rev. Dawn discusses negative visualization, a powerful form of gratitude practice, crisis response, emotional support for Grief, and much more.

Tune in and listen to episode 220 of Grief and Happiness, and discover new and powerful ways of preparing yourself to deal with significant life changes and crises. 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Who is Rev. Dawn, and how does she help people (1:30)
  • How morning rituals can transform one’s life (6:50)
  • Emily and Rev. Dawn talk about their morning rituals (11:10)
  • We all want to be seen, heard, and know that we matter (15:40)
  • Where should someone going through Grief do to move forward (23:00)
  • Rev. Dawn talks about how to produce solutions for real change in 20 minutes or less (26:20)

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Emily Thiroux Threatt Podcast Host, Facilitator, Author

Having gone through the experience of the deaths of so many loved ones, I have learned to face life with love, optimism, and joy.

I have kept journals and written to express myself most of my life which led me to a career of teaching writing and writing books. I naturally turned to writing to help deal with my grief, then I discovered I could use writing to help friends deal with grief, too.

In contemplating how I could best help the grieving people I was working with, my Ignite moment came when realized the importance of helping people understand the importance of happiness and how they could grieve and be happy at the same time.

To share my message, I host the Grief and Happiness podcast, I wrote the book Loving and Living Your Way Though Grief, I facilitate weekly meetings of the Grief and Happiness Alliance, I founded the Grief and Happiness nonprofit foundation, I publish a weekly newsletter and blog, and my new book, The Grief and Happiness Handbook is coming out soon.