August 17, 2020 Let’s Laugh About Death #30 - Tonya McKenzie (Community Activist, PR & Brand Consultant, Author, Leadership Trainer)

Release date: 08/17/20

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Let's Laugh About Death - The dramedy podcast that celebrates life while contemplating the inevitable with host Tim Rooney - of the popular Amazon Prime film series Haunted Saginaw.


Today, my guest is Tonya McKenzie. Tonya is a woman who despite witnessing a horrific murder at a very young age, managed to harness her strength to go on to become an Author, Community Activist, PR Consultant, and Leadership Trainer. During our conversation we discuss her life growing up in the California Bay Area, the topic of public relations, and her very large family. We literally laugh about death when discussing how her large family could almost be a reality show when it comes to funerals.  

When asked the question of "what do you think happens when we die?", Tonya describes how she sometimes feels as if certain family members could be watching over her and other times they seem like they checked out for a while. But overall, we discuss her overcoming her fear of death due to having such a large family and having seen so many loved ones pass peacefully. She believes in focusing on the now and think about the legacy you are leaving behind. 


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