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Courtenay Turner

Every individual has something inside that drives them. A spark deep within that builds to a flame of personal achievement or passion. What it looks like, or the fuel behind it varies for each person, but the base behind it is all the same. This week on The Malliard Report Jim welcomes a guest that has a raging inferno inside and has overcome obstacles that very few will ever know. On this episode Jim welcomes Courtenay Turner to discuss her achievements, her philosophies, and what drives her.

“…Courtenay Turner was born with congenital rubella. Her mother had the German measles during first trimester of pregnancy. Some of the ramifications including but not limited to unilateral blindness, severe bilateral hearing impairment, hypotonia affecting the limbs, heart complications, asymmetrical bone development, stunted growth, for fine and graphic motor coordination and several other afflictions. Doctors told her parents the best they could hope was to find an institution to put her in for life. From the baby nurse who put her in a wet sandbox, to her grandfather building a balance beam and exercises that her mother developed, or childhood gymnastics and other individualized sports, Courtenay is a prime example of how movement is integral to development and healing! She attributes her ability to overcome lack of motion parallax depth perception, for vestibular sense, hypotonic muscles, and poor coordination to the movement practices she has emerged from infancy through adulthood. Shields to inspire others to find ways to inhabit their physical home and moving in ways that heal their mind, body, and spirit.”

Courtenay is truly an inspirational guest, and her story is certainly one worth hearing. Make sure to check out her podcast, see her story, and even get in touch with her over on her website For the latest and greatest in Malliard news, make sure to head over to where you can catch past shows, live shows every Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST, snag some merch and much more. Reach out to Jim on all social media platforms @malliard.