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Light from the Rabbit Hole

29 EpisodesProduced by Dawn WhitneyWebsite

As a mother of a 26 year old gay man who has suffered from mental illness and addiction his entire life, I have walked along side the scariest parts of these illnesses and also witnessed beautiful moments of survival and hope on the path. I want to share my story and many others whose voices are not… read more

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27. Suicide Prevention - Holding Space Can Save Lives-Connection/Persuade/Refer

August 11th, 2021


This week’s episode titled “Suicide Prevention-Holding space can save lives-Connection/Persuade/Refer”, I have the honor of interviewing Jill Babiarz

26. Creating Normalcy is Everyone’s Responsibility

July 28th, 2021


In this fun episode, titled “Creating Normalcy is Everyone’s Responsibility”, Dawn interviews 13 year old Natalie Hills’ who will help educate all of …

25. And Then There's Relapse...

July 15th, 2021


This episode was a painful realization of the true heartbreak of addiction and mental illness and it still continues to hit home for us.  Relapse is …

24. Advocating Mama Bears

March 17th, 2021


In this week’s episode, Dawn interviews not only a dear friend but an amazing entrepreneur who created an online holistic health coaching platform …

23. Empathy is a Simple Act of Kindness

March 10th, 2021


In this shorter solo podcast, Dawn shares a recent personal experience that sparked her to sit down and record this podcast on the topic of Empathy. …

22. On a Healing Journey...Do You Believe in Trauma Recovery?

March 3rd, 2021


On today’s episode, Dawn interviews Reverend Doctor Natalie Vail who is a double board Acupuncturist, Ordained Spiritualist Minister, Certified …

21. Stepping Into Your OWN Power… Shine Your Light

February 3rd, 2021


In this week’s episode, Dawn interviews Lianne Saffer who often describes her life as an endless quest to “feel it all”. She is a wife, mother, writer, life coach, fitness instructor, hair stylist, and advocate for …

20. Freedom from Secrets… A Journey to Forgiveness

January 13th, 2021


Dawn interviews Pirie Jones Grossman, former well known TV Host for E! E! Entertainment Television, Fox Television, NBC, CBS and ABC who is now …

19. Self Love and Acceptance... The Foundation of Happiness

December 16th, 2020


In this episode, Dawn interviews two rising stars within the LGBTQ+ community that are not afraid to be raw, authentic, bold, empowered and their …

18. Let’s Dispel the Psychiatry Stigma

December 9th, 2020


On today’s episode Dawn interview Dr. Laurie Goldman, who is a medical doctor, psychiatrist, and functional medicine practitioner who’s been in …

17. Changing lives with EMDR Therapy

December 2nd, 2020


Dawn interviews a dear beautiful lifelong friend, Alison Guillon, LPC, Founder/Owner of Pacific NorthWest Behavioral Health who is a trained EMDR …

16. Shame... Settling the Score with Ourselves

November 18th, 2020


Dawn interviews Kathryn Metcalf Hernquist who has successfully navigated through insurmountable odds with grace and courage.  With a family history …

15. The Silent Partner

November 11th, 2020


Dawn interviews a special guest on today’s episode that knows her and her sons story better than anyone…her husband Ryan.  He gives his perspective …

Trailer for Episode 15: The Silent Partner Loving and Supporting from the Sidelines

November 7th, 2020


Subscribe now on Apple Podcasts or your favorite podcast platform to get this episode when it publishes on November 11, 2020.

14. Emotional Transformation through a Virtual EFT Session

November 4th, 2020


Dawn revisits one of her favorite guests, Amy Stark of Stark Transformation, for a 2nd podcast which is a virtual EFT tapping session.  

Watch the Video on our YouTube Channel here:

In this …

13. Consciousness Awakening and Spiritual Wellness

October 21st, 2020


Dawn interviews a fascinating Spiritual Clinical Psychologist based in Los Angeles  who has written a book called “Lesbian Love Addiction, …

Trailer for Episode 13. Consciousness Awakening and Spiritual Wellness

October 21st, 2020


Trailer for Dawn's interview with a fascinating Spiritual Clinical Psychologist based in Los Angeles  who has written a book called “Lesbian Love …

12. Parent Support within the LGBTQIA Community

October 14th, 2020


On this solo podcast, Dawn shares an amazing national resource for the parents, friends and those that identify within the LGBTQIA community. She …

11. Brain Based Treatments Lighting the Mental Health World on Fire

October 7th, 2020


Dawn interviews a well-known trail blazer within the pediatric mental health space, named Dr. Roseann Capana Hodge on this weeks’ ground breaking episode! 

This podcast was one of Dawn’s most educational, as it dives …

10. Breaking Down the Walls of Human Trafficking

September 30th, 2020


Dawn shares a painful personal story of her families experience with grooming and trafficking while speaking to the Founder and Executive Director, …

9. Embracing Your Whole Self Part 2

September 23rd, 2020


This is the continuation of Steve’s journey to becoming his whole self and embracing that he wasn’t getting rid of Stephanie, rather he was allowing …

8. Embracing Your Whole Self Part 1

September 23rd, 2020


Dawn dives into the coming out story of an old high school friend, Steve Hansen, who struggled with being mis-gendered and living his whole life in …

7. Energy Healing through EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

September 16th, 2020


Dawn speaks with Amy Stark from Stark Transformation and the Ophelia Podcast.  She is an energy healer, empath and transformation expert.  She uncovered her spiritual gifts after discovering meditation at 26.  While …

6. A Bright Light within Recovery

September 9th, 2020


Dawn talks with a special person in her life, Carlyn Park, who has successfully navigated through 13 years of being a sober addict. She brings light, …

5. Body Recovery through TRE

September 9th, 2020


Dawn connects with Chad Brown who is the founder of an amazing company called Somatek Training where he is a certified TRE Provider.  TRE stands for Tension and Trauma Release Exercises and Chad shares his own trauma …

4. Courage to be Authentic

September 2nd, 2020


Dawn digs into an extraordinary story of resilience and acceptance as she interviews an amazing transgender man, Paul Kan, a corporate executive that …

3. Ian’s Love Letter

September 2nd, 2020


Dawn speaks to Stacie McLauchlan, an amazing mother who lost her beautiful son to suicide 3 years ago at the age of 14. He did not leave a “suicide …

2. The Awakened Soul

September 2nd, 2020


In this podcast, one of Dawn's closest friends, Robyn Jennings, shares her personal lifelong mental health struggles and perfectly complements Dawn's …

1. Why me? Why now? Why this?

September 2nd, 2020


Even when we stumble down the rabbit hole...there is still light. There is always light shining upon us. Even for those afflicted with mental illness …

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