In this episode, I welcome Lois Hollis to the podcast. Lois is an educator, counsellor and filmmaker. Lois Hollis was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1943. She started her career by volunteering as a nurse’s aide at age 12. She earned her RN from St. Joseph Hospital and achieved her BSN from the University of Pennsylvania. For thirty years, she gained experience as a nurse in open-heart surgery, neurosurgery, gastroenterology, and nephrology. However, she spent most of her career in nephrology, the treatment of kidney disorders. She used her talents in research, teaching, and consulting to help establish one of the first kidney hemodialysis units in the United States at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. Lois taught hospital staff, physicals, and nurses how to care for hemodialysis patients both in hospital and home.
After seven years of an intense working schedule, Lois needed change. She retired to consulting and eventually married. Although she lost three pregnancies, she gave birth to three girls. She states, “God gave me three beautiful girls.” Despite her many accomplishments, her abusive childhood traumas began to outweigh her vivacious lifestyle. She succumbed to guilt-ridden depression, heart and liver disease, 30 years of migraine headaches, and structural deformities. Her physicians told her that she could not live past 50 years, but she was determined to do so. Lois soon discovered that her emotional and physical health intricately weave themselves to produce health or disease.
Lois moved to Sedona, Arizona where she uncovered shame/guilt secrets, her ability to write Light Language Poetry, and discovered the doctor who helped restore her health. Her desire to understand and heal the body continues at age 77 as a ShameGuilt Educator, Counselor, and now Filmmaker.
Lois is beautiful, intelligent, funny and inspiring. It was a pleasure to talk to her on my podcast and have her share her vast knowledge and experience with us. We can learn to much from her and she has so much to teach us. If you have ever experienced negative emotions, like shame and guilt, or sickness and disease, then this episode is for you.
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.