Episode 89: Part 1- A MISSING Child at 50 with Marnie Grundman

Episode 089 Missing: A True Story of a Childhood Lost

Imagine being dropped from a two story window by your own mother.  I knew within the first few pages of MISSING: A True Story of A Childhood Lost by Marnie Grundman, 50, that I wanted her story featured on the podcast. How does a woman grow into a successful entrepreneur, artist, loving mother and grandmother and advocate after suffering such horrific abuse as a child?

Meet author Marnie Grundman, 50, who lived on the streets as a runaway from age 13 to 17. Her book, MISSING: A True Story of a Childhood Lost is her story of survival after escaping an upper middle-class home diseased with emotional dysfunction, abuse, mental illness and addiction. It is a story of suffering, of rising up against all odds and discovering an appreciation of life. 

Like many empty nesters, Marnie discovered that she had buried her identity in motherhood. It was time to face her own childhood story, find meaning and purpose in it and advocate for young children who may fall victim to the many dangers of living on the street.

Related episodes of painful personal stories that have turned into passion projects for midlifers:

Telling The World Your Painful Secret w/Shen Chefalo

Adult Children Of Alcoholics At Midlife w/Therese Marie

When Your Aging Body Betrays You w/Tony Anderson

Artist and entrepreneur Marnie Grundman began writing as a way to release herself from the wounds of her past. She shares her life and experiences in hopes of inspiring and empowering others who have felt lost, broken and less than.

 

“This is not a book, but a cry from the child inside you to open your heart to yourself.”

Once upon a time I was a missing child…..

MISSING: A True Story of a Childhood Lost is a story of a young girl’s survival, a woman’s surthrival. It is a story of suffering, of rising up against all odds and discovering an appreciation of life. Follow Marnie through her journey from stolen childhood to empowered woman as she details firsthand the power of the human spirit to heal and love.

Artist and entrepreneur Marnie Grundman began writing as a way to release herself from the wounds of her past. She shares her life and experiences in hopes of inspiring and empowering others who have felt lost, broken and less than.

“She is living proof that no matter what life hands you, you have within you the spirit to rise, to rewrite the outcome of your story, to create a life filled with love and happiness.”

Marnie Grundman, 50, is the renowned author of MISSING: A True Story of a Childhood Lost. A child who belonged to no one, missing at the tender age of 13, she experienced first-hand the worst of humanity. However, she didn’t just make it through; she rose above the darkness, becoming a beacon of light, of empowerment, for others to do the same.

“She is living proof that no matter what life hands you, you have within you the spirit to rise, to rewrite the outcome of your story, to create a life filled with love and happiness.”

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 need. Her compelling articles, engaging talks and interviews, and page-turning memoirs have become a shining light to the lost, the struggling. Marnie teaches people how not to live their damage, how to heal and overcome, how to rise up and reclaim a life of happiness.

A Montreal native, Marnie is a proud mother of 3, grandmother of 2, and truly grateful for all of the blessings life has given her.

Connect with Marnie:

http://www.MarnieGrundman.com

https://twitter.com/MarnieGrundman

https://www.facebook.com/marniegrundmanauthor/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/marniegrundman

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