Be Freaking Awesome Podcast

Be Freaking Awesome Podcast

Living a freaking awesome life is achievable for everyone. Angela Belford and her daughter, Sami Kinnison, join together to provide practical applications to level up your success, business, and life, in a freaking awesome way.

EP65 Talking to Kids about Death with Dr. Mekel Harris

April 18, 2023 | EPISODE 65

Welcome to Be Freaking Awesome! In this episode, we sit down with Dr. Mekel Harris, a licensed psychologist with a long-standing career in mental health, to explore the topic of navigating tough conversations with kids about grief, death, and loss.
 
Dr. Harris shares her insights and experience on how to approach difficult conversations about death and loss with children in a way that is compassionate, empathetic, and age-appropriate. She discusses the importance of creating a safe and supportive environment for children to express their emotions and feelings about loss, as well as providing guidance on how to respond to their questions and concerns.
 
Throughout the conversation, Dr. Harris emphasizes the value of holistic well-being in the process of navigating tough conversations about loss with kids. She touches on the different ways that grief can manifest in children and how parents can help their kids cope with their emotions and develop resilience in the face of loss.
 
Even if you don’t have kids you interact with regularly, much of the advice and inspiring anecdotes can help adults navigate loss in a kind, compassionate, and grace-filled way. Join us and discover how you can navigate tough conversations about death.

Bio:
Dr. Mekel Harris is a Memphis-based licensed psychologist who loves helping other perfectly imperfect folks navigate life’s challenges in order to grow in lifestyle, love, leadership, and loyalties to God, self, and others.

Find her online at mekelharrisphd.com or on Instagram @drmekel.

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EP99 What to Do When You Fall Off The Wagon

EP99 What to Do When You Fall Off The Wagon

Have you ever caught yourself slipping back into old habits after a period of progress and self-improvement? It happens to the best of us, and that’s why Angela Belford and Sami Kinnison spend some time unpacking the rhythm of personal growth, particularly when faced with the test of holiday family gatherings. Expect a candid discussion about navigating these moments with a blend of vulnerability and compassion, as we shed light on why it’s essential to respond to our own imperfections with the same grace we’d offer a friend in need.

EP97 Reframing Success with Dimple Dhabalia

EP97 Reframing Success with Dimple Dhabalia

Have you ever wondered about the challenging world of humanitarian work and the intricacies it presents? This episode brings you the remarkable insights of Dimple Dabalia, founder of Roots in the Clouds. With a 20-year-long journey in the government and hands-on experience working with asylum-seekers and refugees, Dimple opens up about the harsh reality of vicarious trauma that humanitarians encounter. We dissect the need to redefine success in such taxing fields, referencing her new book coming out in February 2024, “Tell Me My Story,” which promotes the idea of humanitarians caring for their own wellbeing first.