Has your perspective on life changed since you lost a loved one? How has forgiveness made a difference in your path to healing? Today, we are joined by Nicole Avant, a producer and political activist who served as the United States Ambassador to the Bahamas. Her new book Think You’ll Be Happy: Moving Through Grief with Grit, Grace and Gratitude takes us on a personal journey of grief and healing. Nicole opens up about facing unimaginable challenges, including the loss of her beloved mother, Jacqueline Avant, in a tragic incident. Through heartfelt anecdotes and profound insights, Nicole reveals how she found strength in the face of adversity, and the role that resilience played in her healing process. Throughout the conversation, we explore the power of vulnerability, the importance of community, and the beauty of honoring one's emotions. Nicole beautifully discusses the transformative effect of grief and how it can shape our understanding of ourselves and the world around us. Whether you're navigating your own journey of resilience or simply seeking inspiration to overcome life's obstacles, this conversation will touch your heart and leave you with a renewed sense of hope. In this interview, you’ll learn: How the power of resilience allows us to overcome adversity How grief will transform us How important community is when we are facing pain How to turn pain into purpose How to face life’s obstacles with resilience and determination Think You’ll Be Happy by @nicoleavantofficial is now available wherever books are sold. A moving story that is sure to inspire us all. With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We discuss: 00:00 Intro 02:53 The Essence Of Showing Up for Others 04:46 Allowing Yourself To Pause And Repair 07:25 Always Pay It Forward 11:18 Leaving a Lasting Impression Through Emotional Memories 12:42 Nicole Recalls the Time She Tragically Lost Her Mother 19:07 The Real Definition of Courage 21:22 Self-Expression as a Form of Healing 24:02 The Best Way to Honor Anyone You’ve Love 29:55 The Power of Choice 34:37 Grief Is Proof That You Loved 39:44 Different Ways We Deal with Tragedy 43:41 The Invisible Threads That Connect Us 47:21 You Must Carry On 51:12 Honoring the Departed by Living Life to Its Fullest 55:22 The Lessons Life Offers 01:00:35 Do You Still Cry? 01:03:10 Nicole Avant on Final Five Want to be a Jay Shetty Certified Life Coach? Get the Digital Guide and Workbook from Jay Shetty https://jayshettypurpose.com/fb-getting-started-as-a-life-coach-podcast/See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.