Episode Description

In the second episode, I am thrilled to welcome the incredible human, Reyaan van der Westhuizen, to the show. Reyaan’s story starts as a teenager with a love for fitness. After school, he would discover strength training to build muscle and ultimately Muay Thai fighting for cardiovascular fitness. Reyaan would soon become a South African championship fighter who competed internationally at the world championships in Thailand through dedication and hard work. Muay Thai was his passion until one fateful day when Muay Thai became his lifeline. Today we have the honor of having Reyaan join us on the podcast to share his story of human resilience in the face of adversity with us. Enjoy the episode, and a special thank you to my listeners for joining me on this journey. Stay tuned and keep listening.

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.