(COLORADO SPRINGS) — Transforming tragedy into triumph is a difficult journey, but it is possible, and one woman is on a mission to show others how.

Linda Shively, a self-described “True Joy Expert,” lost her daughter at a young age. She has since created a successful fundraising walk for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).

She has also written a book describing her journey in detail called, “Getting to Joy.”

She offers three tips on how to transform tragedy into triumph:

  1. Laughter Yoga (International Laughter)
  2. Tell Your Story
  3. Leave a Legacy

More tips and resources are available on Shively’s website and her full interview with FOX21 Morning News can be viewed in the video player above.