Episode Description

Joining me in this week’s episode from sunny Cape Town is the beautiful Anastacia Cloete Coetzee. Anastacia shares the story of human resilience, determination, heartbreak, disappointment, regret, transformation, joy and rebirth.  Her story is captivating, filled with chills, emotion, and suspense. She delivers a very realistic account of the events that started as a beautiful holiday and ended with her being imprisoned in a foreign country.  Since her release and returning home, she is now on a mission to help others.  She has been actively working in the community to give back. She speaks at churches and schools to testify about her experiences and create awareness around substance abuse issues and their consequences. Anastacia is not on social media platforms; however, publishers and interested parties who seek her services as a motivational speaker can reach out to her on

.  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

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.