Grief & Happiness

1/24/2023

Finding Happiness When Grieving with Helene Hipp

Ep. 98
Sometimes grieving people will feel sad when they find themselves laughing because they interpret it as forgetting about their loved one.In this episode, I am joined by Helene Hipp, an educator, grief and loss counselor, and mentor working with women in the second half of life to become who they were always meant to be. At the beginning of the pandemic, she became a certified Happiness Coach with Marci Shimoff’s Happy for No Reason program. Her business, Life’s Next Chapter, combines grief and happiness concepts in a positive, holistic way to assist women in opening to new possibilities. Throughout this episode, Helene shares why she decided to combine the concept of grief and happiness in her workshops. She also shares the importance of saying thank you to people after they help you. Additionally, she shares some of the lessons that she learnt from working with palliative care patients.Listen to episode 94 of Grief and Happiness to hear how Helen helps people find inner and outer happiness! In This Episode, You Will Learn:The relationship between grief and happiness (05:21)Helene explains the concept of looking at happiness from the inside out (11:19)What Helene has learnt from working with palliative care patients (17:52)The importance of thanking people (23:32)Connect with HeleneWebsiteLet's Connect:WebsiteLinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestThe Grief and Happiness AllianceBook: Emily Thiroux Threatt - Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief
1/17/2023

Finding Resiliency with Marv Weidner and Carol GoldfainDavis

Ep. 96
It is difficult to find something comforting when going through grief because the mind is either too focused on the past or the future. In this episode, I am joined by Marv Weidner and Carol GoldfainDavis. Marv is the author of the book When the Rocks Sing. A book about finding the resilience to move forward and rebuild after losing a loved one. Carol is a grief counselor with over twenty-two years of experience and helped Marv while he was grieving the loss of his wife.Throughout this episode, Marv shares how journaling and writing the book impacted him and the lessons he learnt. Carol shares some tips on how to find a good counselor and the options available to people going through grief. Additionally, you’ll hear why Marv found it necessary to rediscover himself as part of the healing process.Listen to episode 92 of Grief and Happiness to hear about Marv’s journey of loss and healing! In This Episode, You Will Learn:What Marv learnt from the process of journaling and writing the book (07:27)Why our culture isn’t friendly to those dealing with loss (16:49)The meaning of the book’s title, “When the Rock Sings” (23:37)How a trip to New Zealand helped Marv rediscover his life’s purpose (30:10)ResourcesBook - When the Rocks Sing: A Story of Love, Loss, & Learning to Live AgainLet's Connect:WebsiteLinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestThe Grief and Happiness AllianceBook: Emily Thiroux Threatt - Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief
1/10/2023

Rediscovering Your Passion After a Loss with Gillian Harper

Ep. 94
Losing someone very close to you or something you cherish can leave you feeling lost - not knowing where to restart.In this episode, I am joined by Gillian Haper, an international speaker and coach for over twenty years. She has observed and coached hundreds of business owners through the daily challenges of entrepreneurship. By combining her knowledge of Polarity with her business and coaching acumen, she has developed an energy-fueled system to assist in creating and maintaining a more powerful, passionate, and fulfilling existence.Throughout this episode, Gillian shares her story of loss and the important advice that helped her during that period. She also shares more about what the tiger and dragon's energies are all about and the role of each. Additionally, you’ll learn about how finding a purpose can help you rediscover your passion.Listen to episode 94 of Grief and Happiness to hear how the tiger and dragon energies relate to each other! In This Episode, You Will Learn:Gillian’s experience with loss and the healing process (02:31)How the pandemic affected our ability to connect (10:48)Gillian explains what a tiger-dragon relationship entails (13:42)How the dragon energy is impacted by a purpose (18:03)Resources:Books - Feed the Tiger, Free the Dragon: Create the Passion, Freedom, and Respect You DeserveConnect with GillianFacebookWebsiteLinkedInLet's Connect:WebsiteLinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestThe Grief and Happiness AllianceBook: Emily Thiroux Threatt - Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief
1/3/2023

Dealing with Loss and Grief in Prison with Dr. Fleet Maul

Ep. 92
Dealing with grief and loss is more difficult while incarcerated because you get less support. Additionally, you have many restrictions on what you can do to deal with it.In this episode, I am joined by Dr. Fleet Maul, an author, meditation teacher, consultant, and coach. He is the founder of Prison Mindfulness Institute, National Prison Hospice Association, Windhorse Seminars & Consulting, the Center for Contemplative End of Life Care at Naropa University, and co-founder of the Engaged Mindfulness Institute, Center for Mindfulness in Public Safety and the Upaya Zen Center's Buddhist Chaplaincy Training Program.Throughout this episode, Dr. Fleet shares how he first got involved in the prison hospice program. You’ll also hear about the program's impact on the patients and volunteers. He also shares a personal story of loss and how meditation helped him to deal with grief.Listen to episode 92 of Grief and Happiness to hear about the impact of Dr. Fleet’s prison hospice program! In This Episode, You Will Learn:How Dr. Fleet got involved in prisoners' end-of-life care (01:45)How prison hospice programs work (06:43)Why Dr. Fleet started the prison hospice program (09:20)The major losses that Dr. Fleet has experienced in his life (13:35)ResourcesBook - Radical Responsibility: How to Move Beyond Blame, Fearlessly Live Your Highest Purpose, and Become an Unstoppable Force for GoodBook - Dharma in Hell: The Prison Writings of Fleet MaullBook - The Resilient C.O.: Neuroscience Informed Mindfulness-Based Wellness & Resiliency (MBWR) for Corrections ProfessionalsConnect with Dr. FleetTwitterLinkedInLet's Connect:WebsiteLinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestThe Grief and Happiness AllianceBook: Emily Thiroux Threatt - Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief