Today, I am thrilled to welcome the all-inspiring David Richman to the podcast.
David did something incredible that can inspire us all. After losing his sister to brain cancer, David has organized a yearly fundraiser in her memory, the most recent being the impetus for his newly released book, Cycle of Lives – 15 People’s Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer.
It’s incredible how he pulled it all together in his book, where the stories are interwoven amongst the narrative of David’s solo 5,000-mile bike ride to meet the book participants. He shares some of the interconnected stories of people overcoming trauma. David also shares what motivated him to deeply explore emotional journeys with cancer and the various traumas in their lives that affected their experience.
In this podcast conversation, we talk about his unique fundraiser in his sister’s memory and how to have a difficult conversation after trauma, lessons learned from sibling death, how we can find hope in our challenges, and his newly released book, Cycle of Lives.
David generously donates 100% of the book’s net proceeds to various cancer-related charities picked by the book participants or their survivors. Cancer and other diseases come with so much physical impact. I love seeing how David was able to create a safe space to talk about the challenging emotions that come with it.
It has been my pleasure to have David join me, and I know, my listeners, that you will enjoy the episode.
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Enjoy the episode, and a special thank you to my listeners for joining me on this journey. Stay tuned and keep listening.
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About The Author
Marlene McConnell is an author, podcast host, self-love teacher and trauma survivor. She believes that trauma recovery is accessible to everyone, and that it starts with the acknowledgement that something has happened to you combined with a willingness to heal. McConnell’s book was inspired by the realization that she touched many lives by sharing her story at a support group. Her message of hope not only resonated with the survivors, but also with the family members and friends who supported them at the group sessions. Marlene is also an attorney who holds B.Proc, LLB and LLM law degrees. She loves travel, Pilates, nature, learning new languages, and good food.