In honour of National Sibling day, I am introducing you to siblings Alexis Young her late brother Tyler. Tyler passed away in August 2020 of an accidental overdose after taking a fake prescription pill that contained a lethal dose of fentanyl. Following this very tragic event, Alexis used the tools that she knew would best help her cope. As a graduated of a BA degree in English and History from the University of Virginia, Alexis started writing and is now the author of the book The Worst Thing. The Worst Thing is a memoir that both celebrates Tyler’s life while also examining the events that led to his untimely death and how a family’s worst nightmare can come true, as it did for her. This is a beautiful episode and I hope that it will resonate with you. If you wish to support the campaign for her book, The Worst Thing you can do so here
or find her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/readingwithlex .
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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.