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FITNESS, NUTRITION AND MENTAL HEALTH
DISCOVER YOUR WHY
SEXUALITY BEYOND CONSENT
LIVING FREE TODAY
HOW HEART RATE VARIABILITY CAN HELP HEAL TRAUMA
SETTING INTENTIONS AND RESOLUTIONS THAT YOU CAN KEEP
In this week’s episode, I talk about setting intentions and resolutions for the new year that you can keep. It’s okay to be excited about the New Year. All the festivities are over, and it’s time to take on the year with new vigor. But, as we feel inspi. …. see more
LESSONS FROM 2022
In this week’s episode, I reflect on 2022. I’m sharing some questions I like to reflect on as the year comes to a close:⠀
✨ Change: What changed about me this ye. …. see more
THE SEX TRAFFICKER’S WIFE
In this week’s episode, I am proud to introduce you to my special guest Amanda Quick. Amanda is a soon-to-be-published author, mother to three boys, wife, Quantum Energy Healer, speaker, and coach. Her memoir “The Sex Trafficker’s Wife,” avail. …. see more
ACT FOR CHANGE
In today’s episode, I am excited to introduce you to my special guest Lea Misan. Lea is a process-oriented psychotherapist, ex-pat coach, facilitator, trainer, blogger, and the Executive Director at Act for Change. As a pare. …. see more
TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER
In today’s episode, I am delighted to welcome the inspiring and witty Kristin Sparks to the podcast. Kristin is the Founder and CEO of WRAR Inc., a communications and connections company that empowers women through corporate and personal growth guida. …. see more
FAITH ON THE JOURNEY
Today, I welcome my beautiful and inspirational guest Jocelyn J Jones, to the podcast. Jocelyn is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa in journalism. After receiving her B.A., Jocelyn worked for chan. …. see more
SOLO OPERATION TO NATIONWIDE FRANCHISE
CAN’T IS NOT IN MY VOCABULARY
CYCLE OF LIVES
Today, I am thrilled to welcome the all-inspiring David Richman to the podcast.
David did something incredible that can inspire us all. After losing his sister to brain cancer, David has organized a yearly fundraiser in her memory, the most recent being the impetus for his newly released book, Cycle of Lives – 15 People’s Stories, 5,000 Miles, and a Journey Through the Emotional Chaos of Cancer….. see more
THE REASON WHY
I am excited to be joined on the podcast by the very delightful Nicole Spindler.
Nicole lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a writer, a talent management specialist, a public speaker, and a lover of all things Pittsburgh. She graduated from John Carroll University, specializing in human resources and management with a minor in Spanish language and culture. She published her first book, a memoir titled Beyond Life’s Moments, in December 2020 and her second book, The Reason Why in May 2022. …. see more
YOU ARE YOUR DESTINY
I am excited to be joined on the podcast by the very lovely Destiny Rael and our little furry surprise guest, Mila! 🐾
Destiny lives in Los Angeles, California. She is a Certified Transformational Life and Loss Coach and a Grief Support Leader. She has been through major changes, endings, transitions, challenges, struggles, loss and all this led her to experience her soul awakening. …. see more
THIS TOO SHALL PASS
I am thrilled to be joined on the podcast by the inspirational 29-year-old, Harriet Barnsley.
Harriet lives in Birmingham, UK with the love of her life and their cat, Fred. She studied at the University of Reading where she graduated with a degree in Philosophy. She loves fitness and her favorite food is dark chocolate! …. see more
GOD CAME TO MY GARAGE SALE
I am delighted to be joined on the podcast by the incredible Dr. Marni Hill Foderaro.
Marni is an award-winning author, speaker and educator. Marni’s 2020 Best Books Award Winning Spiritual fiction “God Came to My Garage Sale” is prominently endorsed by James Redfield, best selling author of “The Celestine Prophecy” series of …. see more
THE SECRETS OF TRUE LOVE
I am thrilled to be joined on the podcast by the phenomenal Ana Lennyr. Ana is a Life Strategist Specializing in Relationships and Parenting Mentoring and an Anti-Depression Expert. Ana believes that by addressing the root cause that holds people back from experiencing true love, I help you remove any excuses and replace them w …. see more
MASTER THE GAME OF LIFE
I am thrilled to be joined on the podcast by the all-inspiring Ana Lennyr. Ana is a Life Strategist Specializing in Relationships and Parenting Mentoring, as well as an Anti-Depression Expert. Ana believes that by addressing the root cause which holds people back, she removes any and all excuses and replaces them with reasons a. …. see more
LIBERATED AND EMPOWERED
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. …. see more
I am thrilled to be joined on the podcast by the courageous Amy Nordhues.
Amy Nordhues is a survivor of both childhood sexual abuse and sexual abuse as an adult at the hands of a mental health professional. She is a passionate Christ-follower and expert on the healing God provides. She has a BA in psychology with …. see more
GIVE YOURSELF PERMISSION TO THRIVE
I am thrilled to be joined on the podcast by the lovely Susan Angel Miller from her home in Milwaukee.
Following the death of Susan’s teenage daughter, Laura and her own health crisis, she craved a roadmap to help her navigate a world that she no longer recognized. Sharing her story with friends and then writing her memoir allowed her to craf …. see more
TALKING TRIGGERS WITH MARINA YANAY-TRINER
I am excited to welcome back Marina Yanay-Triner to the podcast this week.
Marina is a transformational and compassionate somatic coach with ten years of experience in dialogue group facilitation, working with Israeli and Palestinian conflict transformation through dialogue. She also worked at the Jerusalem rape cr …. see more
INTERVIEW – DREW PAIGE
This week, I welcome the incredibly talented author Drew Paige to the podcast.
Drew grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Bradley University with a degree in psychology. She has worked in two mental health facilities as a mental health worker. Drew also worked as a foster care caseworker on th …. see more
INTERVIEW – MARINA YANAY-TRINER
I am excited to be joined by Marina Yanay-Triner on the podcast this week.
Marina is a transformational and compassionate somatic coach with ten years of experience in dialogue group facilitation, working with Israeli and Palestinian conflict transformation through dialogue. She also worked at the Jerusalem rape c …. see more
BOOK TALK AS A GUEST
In this week’s episode, I am handing my podcast hosting duties over to my beautiful friend and fellow author, Jennifer Rose Asher.
Jennifer is no stranger to the podcast, and she was happy to assist me. In this episode I chat to Jennifer about my book Trauma Propels: Turning Obstacles …. see more
INTERVIEW- GERARD LONG
I am privileged to be joined by the inspirational author Gerard Long on the podcast this week.
Gerard Long is an author and pastor, who had a 30-year-year career in banking, was the National Director of Alpha USA for seven years and is the Founder and President of a non-profit corporation, Awakening to God Ministries. In the first wee …. see more
This week I am flying solo. I have a few things I would like to talk about. Starting with celebrating some milestones for the podcast, talking about why I am writing a book, and with October being breast cancer awareness month, I wanted to talk about cancer.
As always, thank you to my listeners for joining me on this journey.
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INTERVIEW – SYLVESTER JENKINS III
This week I am privileged to have Sylvester Jenkins III join me on the podcast. Sylvester is a retired Army Veteran, having served in the military for 21 years.
In this episode, we will learn how he remains resilient amidst adversity. Sylvester is no stranger to this concept. He grew up as a son to a single mom and …. see more
INTERVIEW – ANDREA MEDINA
This week I am excited to be joined by Andrea Medina all the way from California.
In the episode, Andrea and I chat about trauma, recovery and the concept of interconnected healing. She starts out by sharing her story and her journey of healing and recovery from verbal and emotional abuse. Andrea also gives us an insight …. see more
CONVERSATIONS WITH POLICE CHAPLAIN – JARED ALTIC
Today, I welcome Jared Altic to the podcast, and he joins me from his hometown of Kansas City, Kansas.
Jared is a husband, father of five, Bible teacher, Police Chaplain, and podcaster. He has 25 years of experience serving and counseling military and law enforcement families. In addition, he works as a minister and volunteers his time as a p …. see more
INTERVIEW – JENNIFER ROSE ASHER
In this week’s episode, I welcome Jennifer Rose Asher to the podcast. She joins me from her home in Dallas, Texas.
In the episode, Jennifer shares the story of how she became a mother. She details everything from her decision to have a child through two miscarriages and a whirlwind trip to Vietnam to find and adopt her daughter. Along the way, Jennifer a …. see more
INTERVIEW ERIC PROTEIN MOSELEY
In this special episode, I welcome Eric “Protein” Moseley to the podcast. He joins me from his home town of Austin, Texas.
Eric, is a social impact documentary filmmaker/homeless advocate, director, author and business man who grew up in Detroit Michigan, dropped out of school, became involved with gangs, substance abuse, and eventually became homeless. Eric nav …. see more
INTERVIEW – ALEXIS SMITH
In today’s episode, I welcome Alexis Smith to the podcast. She joins me from her home in Utah.
Alexis’s story started when she developed disordered eating and an unhealthy mindset in 2015. In 2017, this developed into a full blown eating disorder. On October 9th, she was formally diagnosed with anorexia. She was admitted to Primary Ch …. see more
INTERVIEW – SAM “THE MIRACLE MAN” SHELLEY
In this episode, I welcome Sam “The Miracle Man” Shelly to the podcast. He joins me from New York. Sam helps the burnt-out, bottomed-out soul find relief from physical and mental suffering through ditching limiting beliefs and modern medicine myths, so they can awaken to their inner wisdom, alternative ways of healing, s …. see more
INTERVIEW – LOIS HOLLIS
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 t …. see more
INTERVIEW – GRACE LUNIKA
Today I welcome the very chic Grace Lunika to the podcast. She joins me from her home in beautiful Cape Town. Grace is a business professional, a mom, a daughter, a sister a friend and so much more. In this episode, we discuss Grace’s journey of becoming a mom to her baby boy who blessed her with his presence for twenty four day …. see more
INTERVIEW – RANDI-LEE BOWSLAUGH
Today I welcome Randi-Lee Bowslaugh, who joins me from her home in Welland, Ontario. Randi-Lee is an author, a cancer survivor, kickboxing champion, mental health advocate, a mom, and so much more. In this episode, we discuss being a mom to a transgender son, his autism diagnosis, and how she and her family deals with it. Then, …. see more
PODCAST CONVERSATION WITH LIFE COACH – HAZEL ANTIPORTA
Today I am delighted to welcome my second expert guest to the podcast, Hazel Antiporta, who joins me from her home in Toronto, Ontario. In this episode, we discuss inner child healing and breaking generational trauma.
Hazel is a healing and transformational life coach, working as a cert …. see more
INTERVIEW – MARTHA HOY
In this special episode, I am joined by, the inspiring and compassionate Martha Hoy from her home in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Martha Hoy is a registered nurse, a writer, a humanitarian, author, speaker, world traveler and founder of Mother Martha Family Foundation (“MMFF”). She is passionate about improving the lives of those in her community and in Uganda …. see more
INTERVIEW – KAREN ECCLES
I am joined by my first expert guest in today’s bonus episode, the beautiful and soulful Karen Eccles from her Pilates studio in the UK. As a Pilates expert, Karin has been teaching Pilates for over a decade, specialising in classical Pilates since 2012. Originally Contemporary trained, Karen now studies, practices, and teac …. see more
INTERVIEW – MARGEAUX KITTLES
In today’s episode, I am joined by the vivacious and elegant Margeaux Kittles. Her story starts as a young graduate building a career in global corporate finance at three major financial institutions. With her career taking off, she married her high school sweetheart and life was great. She shares her story with us including hert …. see more
INTERVIEW – ROSALIND PISTILLI
In this episode, we meet Rosalind Pistilli. She shares a very transparent, impactful, and moving account of her story and how she’s overcome past childhood traumas. At the age of five, Rosalind was placed into the foster care system when her parents went to prison after being convicted of heinous sexual offenses. Rosalind naviga …. see more
INTERVIEW – ANASTACIA CLOETE COETZEE
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 …. see more
INTERVIEW – ALEXIS YOUNG
In honour of National Sibling day, I am introducing you to siblings Alexis Young her late brother Tyler. Tyler passed away in August 2020 of an accidental overdose after taking a fake prescription pill that contained a lethal dose of fentanyl. Following this very tragic event, Alexis used the tools that she knew would best help …. see more
INTERVIEW – SARAH DAVIS
In this week’s episode, I am delighted to welcome the incredible human Sarah Davis, who joins me from California to the show. Sarah has an inspiring story to tell. After leaving the small town where she grew up for the big city, Sarah found herself in many challenging situations. To survive her new reality, she braved the tough …. see more
SIX STEPS TO SURRENDER – MARLENE MCCONNELL
In this episode, I am thrilled to share my six steps of surrender with you. My story starts as an executive chasing deadlines and living my best life. Little did I know God had other plans for me. Following a cancer diagnosis, I had to learn to navigate my new reality. My initial reaction to the diagnosis was to give in to it, …. see more
INTERVIEW – REYAAN VAN DER WESTHUIZEN
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 Sout …. see more
OWNING MY JOURNEY – MARLENE MCCONNELL
In this episode, I introduce the podcast and share my surviving trauma journey and how I have overcome these events in my life. I hope that my lessons learned can find application in the lives of my listeners. My goal is to own my journey and, through doing so, touch the lives of many. May this message bring you hope and inspira …. see more
INTERVIEW – PAYTON LYNCH
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 …. see more
Apple Podcast Reviews
Authentic and Inspiring
Marlene brings an authentic and inspiring voice to surviving trauma. This podcast delivers real stories so others know they are not alone. I highly recommend this podcast
Very Refreshing and Enlightening
Marlene brings so much insightful information to help others to gain a sense of hope. The guests on her show are very knowledgeable and full of wisdom as they share their stories of surviving trauma. I highly recommend this podcast if you are ready to thrive and not just survive.
A Welcome Addition to the Podcasting Space!
I just listened to my first episode and I’m already drawn in. These conversations are so important and will bring so much help and healing to others. The host is a true professional and is clearly engaged with her guests. I’m looking forward to more episodes!
Surviving Trauma: Stories of Hope
The podcast stays true to its name because it is about people who have overcome traumatic events in their lives. These survivors share their inspirational stories of hope. The show also features experts to give guidance and answer any questions that may come up.
On the podcast Marlene and the experts tackle topics like emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual well-being, and much more. Through the survivor stories, the podcast shows that it is possible to overcome trauma and live a fulfilling life. The podcast explores the different experiences, emotions, lessons, and aids that have helped survivors to heal. Hopefully, this will help assure the listeners that they are not alone and give them something positive and inspiring to take away.
About The Host
“Marlene McConnell is an author, podcast host, self-love teacher, speaker, 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 podcast 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.
Since experiencing and overcoming trauma, healing, learning, and growing mentally, physically, and spiritually, she set out to inspire others through owning her journey and sharing lessons learned. She shares her inspirational author talk at support groups, workshops, and conferences. She speaks about restoring a shattered worldview, the power of choice, building resilience, accessing post-traumatic growth, the journey back to self, and practical steps to healing. Click the button below to enquire about Marlene speaking at your event.”