With a desire to take conversations from Melissa Johnson's nationally recognized entertaining blog, Best Friends For Frosting® to a new, engaged level of fun, Melissa launched the “Best Friends For Frosting®” podcast. Can’t wait to see you there!
August 18, 2020
Are you ready to choose joy? On this episode of the Best Friends For Frosting Podcast, we’re diving in with Dawn Barton to learn all about finding joy in the every day!
We were so excited to sit down with Dawn Barton to chat all about her new book Laughing Through the Ugly Cry, to learn what exactly it means to be a joyologist and what she does every day to celebrate with joy.
Dawn talks about the release of her book and how she took a giant leap of faith to write a book about joy. For Dawn, writing a book was totally going out on a whim. A multibillion-dollar direct sales company put Dawn on their Times Square billboard in the summer of 2018. In Dawn’s thirty years of sales and marketing, she has been a top producer at every company she had worked for. Most recently, she was the #7 Sales Director in Mary Kay when she took a leap of faith and left it all to write her first book, putting her story on paper.
Dawn Barton has endured more pain and heartache in her lifetime than Hallmark can fit into a single movie: the loss of a child, divorce, cancer, near-death of her mother from a brain aneurism, the death of her only sibling, and her husband’s substance abuse. But because she experienced such incredible pain, she also knows incredible joy… so much so, this sassy southerner refers to herself as a “joyologist.”
Dawn has been a public speaker for more than ten years, giving talks about cancer, joy, female empowerment, and direct sales. When she’s not encouraging other women to find joy and humor in even the most difficult of circumstances, you can find her living happily ever after in Cantonment, Florida with her husband, daughter, parents, mother in law, two horses, four dogs and three cats.