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Aloha! Welcome to the Grief and Happiness podcast.  My name is Emily Thiroux Threatt, and I am your host. I am the author of Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief, The Grief and Happiness Handbook, and creator of Grief and Happiness Cards: Gentle Support for Dealing with Grief and Finding Happiness 
My purpose with the Grief and Happiness Podcast is to demonstrate to people who are dealing with grief and loss that they can grieve and be happy at the same time. The wide variety of guests address the myriad of issues that arise with loss and the spectrum of how grief and happiness relate. After a loved one dies, often people say they will never be happy again. By covering thought-provoking topics like creativity, compassion, community, purpose, inner peace, strength, coping, surrendering, and resilience with authors, speakers, coaches, and friends, listeners find inspiration and confidence guiding them on their grief journey. Each week the podcast showcases an interview with an inspiring guest and an additional brief podcast with a message of support and comfort.
Anyone dealing with grief or loss can come to the Grief and Happiness podcast to find comfort, support, love, and happiness. You are welcome here to learn ways to live your best life.

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Grief & Happiness Emily Thiroux Threatt

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

Aloha! Welcome to the Grief and Happiness podcast.  My name is Emily Thiroux Threatt, and I am your host. I am the author of Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief, The Grief and Happiness Handbook, and creator of Grief and Happiness Cards: Gentle Support for Dealing with Grief and Finding Happiness 
My purpose with the Grief and Happiness Podcast is to demonstrate to people who are dealing with grief and loss that they can grieve and be happy at the same time. The wide variety of guests address the myriad of issues that arise with loss and the spectrum of how grief and happiness relate. After a loved one dies, often people say they will never be happy again. By covering thought-provoking topics like creativity, compassion, community, purpose, inner peace, strength, coping, surrendering, and resilience with authors, speakers, coaches, and friends, listeners find inspiration and confidence guiding them on their grief journey. Each week the podcast showcases an interview with an inspiring guest and an additional brief podcast with a message of support and comfort.
Anyone dealing with grief or loss can come to the Grief and Happiness podcast to find comfort, support, love, and happiness. You are welcome here to learn ways to live your best life.

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    How To Make the Untalkable, Talkable with Dr. Natasha Trujillo

    How To Make the Untalkable, Talkable with Dr. Natasha Trujillo

    In today's episode, I’m joined by Natasha Trujillo, Ph.D., a Counseling and Sports Psychologist and acclaimed author. Natasha is also a grief and loss specialist who works with Olympic athletes, helping them deal with perfectionism, eating disorders, and other challenges they might face in their professional lives. Despite her many years of experience assisting others to navigate grief, she felt lost after two major losses hit her in a short time. Dealing with those heavy blows led her to challenge old beliefs, instilling in her the need to write about why we avoid talking about death, intergenerational trauma, and the pain remembering the loss of a loved one causes.  
    Throughout this episode, Natasha and I talk about the importance of exploring and discussing family dynamics and unresolved issues to understand how we deal with our ‘stuff’ and conduct ourselves in the context of grief and loss. You'll also hear about Natasha's beautifully written book, how putting her thoughts and feelings on paper helped her deal with them, the crucial relevance of fomenting deeper connections, why we should be initiating uncomfortable conversations, and so much more.
    Tune in to episode 252 of Grief and Happiness to discover the liberating power of initiating challenging conversations and consciously addressing the unspoken.
    In This Episode, You Will Learn:
    Natasha talks about how she came up with the idea for her book (5:00)Uncomfortable doesn't mean we can't talk about it (8:40)You never know what can come up once you decide to talk things out (14:00)Natasha talks about the sense of gratitude she experienced after her book was published (22:10)How putting thoughts and feelings on paper helped Natasha (26:00)The importance of learning to deal with life's highs and lows (28:40)
    Connect with Dr. Natasha Trujillo:
    WebsiteLinkedInInstagramFacebookBook: Dr. Natasha Trujillo - And She Was Never the Same Again: A Multigenerational Memoir
    Let's Connect:
    WebsiteLinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestThe Grief and Happiness AllianceBook: Emily Thiroux Threatt - Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief
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    • 33 min
    Bereavement Leave

    Bereavement Leave

    Always advocate for bereavement leave.
    Let's Connect:
    You can join the Grief and Happiness Alliance which meets weekly on Sundays by clicking hereYou can order the International Best Selling The Grief and Happiness Guide by clicking here.You can order Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief by clicking here at Amazon:You can listen to my podcast, Grief and Happiness, by clicking hereRequest your Awaken Your Happiness Journaling Guide here
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    • 4 min
    Always a Sibling: An Insightful Perspective on Sibling Loss with Annie Sklaver Orenstein

    Always a Sibling: An Insightful Perspective on Sibling Loss with Annie Sklaver Orenstein

    When an adult son dies, it is usually expected that the other siblings take on heavy duties like identifying a body, planning funerals, or even getting the terrible news first and being responsible for breaking it to the parents. This is done to alleviate the monumental pain of losing a child, but only few consider the extreme pain a sibling endures.
    In this episode, I'm joined by Cultural Researcher, Author, and brilliant Storyteller Annie Sklaver Orenstein. After Annie's brother was killed in Afghanistan, she went to every bookstore looking for something that could help her deal with her pain, often overshadowed by her parents' pain. Not finding a single piece of literature on sibling pain was her key motivation to pen "Always a Sibling: The Forgotten Mourner's Guide to Grief," a book she wished she had 15 years ago.
    Throughout this episode, you'll hear Annie's unique perspective on grieving a sibling, why it often goes unacknowledged, what coping mechanisms she developed, and the thought process that led her to write a book. You'll also hear Annie's thoughts on the therapeutic value of putting feelings and emotions on paper, acknowledging and accepting grief's diversity, rejecting the idea of right and wrong forms of grieving, and so much more.
    Tune in to episode 250 of Grief and Happiness to learn more about the thoughtful and practical resource Annie Sklaver Orenstein created for forgotten grievers.
    In This Episode, You Will Learn:
    Annie talks about what most sibling grievers have to deal with during their loss (2:30)What readers can find in "Always A Sibling" (8:20)Why write a book about it? Annie talks about how writing about her grief helped her get through it (14:30)Is there a right or wrong way to grieve? (20:30)"It's just not helpful for me.". Annie shares a valuable lesson she got from an honest answer (26:20)
    Connect with Annie Sklaver Orenstein:
    WebsiteLinkedInInstagramBook: Annie Sklaver Orenstein - Always a Sibling: The Forgotten Mourner's Guide to Grief
    Let's Connect:
    WebsiteLinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestThe Grief and Happiness AllianceBook: Emily Thiroux Threatt - Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief
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    • 34 min
    Going it Alone

    Going it Alone

    If you feel stuck now, don’t despair. When you are ready, open your hear and allow people back in.
    Let's Connect:
    You can join the Grief and Happiness Alliance which meets weekly on Sundays by clicking hereYou can order the International Best Selling The Grief and Happiness Guide by clicking here.You can order Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief by clicking here at Amazon:You can listen to my podcast, Grief and Happiness, by clicking hereRequest your Awaken Your Happiness Journaling Guide here
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    • 4 min
    How To Provide the Support Grievers Need to Restart with Andrea Betschart

    How To Provide the Support Grievers Need to Restart with Andrea Betschart

    Let me know if you need anything is a phrase people usually mean when they say it, yet grievers will never say what they need. Some don't have the energy to, and others might not be aware of what exactly they need.
    In today’s episode, I'm joined by Certified Business Coach, Founder and CEO of Essential Coaching, and grief survivor, Andrea Betschart. Andrea lost her husband about 9 years ago in a mountain climbing accident in the Netherlands. The loss of her husband didn't take away her love for the mountains, where she feels powerful and safe; instead, it helped her find her inner strength, enticed her resilience, and brought a wonderful opportunity to learn how to manage her emotions.
    Throughout this episode, you'll hear about Andrea's unique approach to grief, and her methods to cope with the loss of her husband. Andrea also talks about her relationship with the mountains, where she and her husband taught their children to climb, why she kept mountain climbing despite the sorrow she might encounter there sometimes, and the beautiful dynamic she developed with her children to deal with sadness.
    Tune in to episode 248 of Grief and Happiness to discover new ways of offering support and care for those in pain. You'll also hear Andrea's thoughts on what to do and say and what to avoid doing and saying to grievers, how to provide help to those in pain, and so much more.
    In This Episode, You Will Learn:
    Andrea talks about how meeting inspiring people saved her life (2:50)Grief and happiness is about emotional management (9:50)How to figure out what grievers need (14:00)Andrea talks about what made her feel lighter after her husband's death (21:50)How to support someone dealing with grief (26:00)
    Connect with Andrea Betschart:
    WebsiteLinkedInEmail: info@essential-coaching.ch
    Let's Connect:
    WebsiteLinkedInFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestThe Grief and Happiness AllianceBook: Emily Thiroux Threatt - Loving and Living Your Way Through Grief
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    • 36 min
    Freedom

    Freedom

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    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

DrChris024 ,

hope for those who are grieving

I am going to recommend this podcast to friends that I have who recently suffered a loss of a family member. This is something supportive that you can give to friends who you have who have experienced the same.

Jeannette527 ,

Thank you

Emily I just wanted to say thank for helping me keep hope alive. When I first saw the title of the podcast it provoked anger in me because how can I find happiness when grief is consuming my existence. I love your outlook in life. Thank you

CaliforniaLily ,

Heartfelt and uplifting space

The Grief and Happiness podcast, hosted by Emily Thiroux Threatt, is a heartfelt and uplifting space for those navigating the complexities of grief and loss. With inspiring guests and comforting messages, it beautifully illustrates that healing and happiness can coexist, offering solace and guidance to anyone on their own grief journey.

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