Episode Description

I am thrilled to be joined on the podcast by the very beautiful and multi-faceted author and fitness model, Jewels.

She is a woman who has lived two lives in one lifetime. The first part was a life of childhood abuse and trauma which grew into the full-blown disease of alcoholism. Her life was out of control and she was circling the drain.

The second life focuses on how she urgently worked through her past and now has a wonderful life as a result. But her story is not your average girl gets sober story. She didn’t just get sober. She created a life of truth and authenticity. Her story is about removing the expectations and the dogma of society and instead being guided by love and empathy.

Jewels include BDSM as a method of sexual healing. Some may call her life risky, unethical, and totally against the norm. But she sees it otherwise. Jewels is in a very loving open-minded marriage, she is sexually liberated because of her childhood trauma, and she placed 3rd at the national level at NPC North American Championships!

In this episode, Jewels and I chat about overall healing, sobriety, BDSM as a method of sexual healing, being sexually liberated and Jewels shares her reflections and life lessons that lead to empowerment! This is a powerful and inspirational story that you don’t want to miss.

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.