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20: Surthrival with Marnie Grundman

by | Jan 3, 2021

Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling
Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling
20: Surthrival with Marnie Grundman

Marnie is an unbelievable force for good who now speaks out for other young runaways and missing people 

Marnie Grundman has been featured on over 100 major television and radio shows in Canada, the United States and Europe including TEDx, Breakfast Television, Global News, CP24 News, The Marilyn Denis Show, Young Justice, Here and Now CBC, News Talk 1010, CJAD, and the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse. 

A child who belonged to no one, missing at the age of 13, she spent years living on the streets where she experienced the worst of humanity first-hand. In her darkest hours, while living in an apartment complex sauna, she was sure that everyone who knew her had forgotten that she even existed. It was in those desperate hours that she decided she was paying up front for a better life that lay ahead. 

What began as a story of healing led to one of triumph, of the power of the human spirit, of one woman's surthrival against all odds. Marnie has since become an advocate for the missing, working to change the perception of runaway children so they might finally get the help they desperately need. 

While her number one mission is to break the stereotypes related to runaways and people experiencing homelessness she also speaks on a variety of topics designed to motivate people to reach beyond the stars.

Some key points from our interview:
* How she came to realise that due to her Mother's mental health that her behaviour towards   her wasn't personal
* How she managed to break the cycle in negative parenting when she became a mum
* How she recognised that healthier choices can become habits through practice
* How she learnt to stop listening to her inner 14 year old who's first reaction was to bolt when times got tough
* How she realises that everyday she makes the choice to be happy

"You can survive anything and everything" – Marnie Grundman

You can more info about Marnie here: https://www.lovemarnie.org/

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"Unbroken: Healing Through Storytelling" features  individuals who have all triumphed after adversity and have not just bounced back in life, but forward and are now making a difference for others.

Hosted by Madeleine Black, the show will share stories of all the amazing people Madeleine has met on her own journey as an author/speaker and these stories will heal, motivate, inspire and bring hope when they share their wisdom and knowledge with her.

She really believes in the power that comes when we share our stories, that in fact we are not story tellers but story healers. Tune in to discover what helped them to stay unbroken and together we will discover that none of us are broken beyond repair.

You can find out more about Madeleine, her story and her memoir, Unbroken,  from her website: https://madeleineblack.co.uk/
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