Episode Description

In this week’s episode, I am delighted to welcome Payton Lynch to the show. Payton is a storyteller at heart, and as a product manager at The Walt Disney Company, she tells stories through the magic of guest engagement. Payton has been crafting stories for as long as she can remember. Today on the podcast, Payton will share the very personal story that inspired her to research and tell the stories of 9/11 surviving children. She is the author of the upcoming book, Rise from the Ashes, and we get a glimpse into what is to come. The presale campaign of the book starts on April 2nd. The goal is to donate a portion of proceeds to Tuesday’s Children, which supports individuals impacted by terrorism, military conflict, or mass violence. 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.