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In this episode, Sara Im shares her story of being forced into a labour camp when the Communists took over Cambodia in the late 1970s, and how she survived 4 years in a labour camp, working 16 hours days, starving, and getting little sleep. Her story shows her tremendous resilience, and we dove into what kept her going in her darkest hours, and through her escape. This is an uplifting, inspirational story of human survival, the strength we have within, and the power of love, hope, faith, and a purpose bigger than yourself.  Tune in to learn more, be inspired, and know that you too can build your resiliency muscle.

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About the Guest:

Sara Im grew up in Cambodia where she overcame four years of captivity and mass genocide that claimed two million lives. 

Through her own resilience and God’s help she escaped, fled to America, graduated college, and wrote an award-winning book called “How I Survived the Killing Fields.” and now she inspires others to have hope, courage, and a positive perspective in life.  

Her impactful message has been heard at corporate events, conferences, churches, schools, TV, podcasts, radio, and more.

She is the owner of Smart Healthy Living, a wellness business, and director of Christian Professionals Network of Tampa Bay.

In her spare time, she enjoys participating as a member of Women Speakers Association, Toastmasters International, and Better Living for Seniors.

Sara resides in Florida where she just celebrated her 33 years of marriage with her husband.


About the Host:

Melissa is an Integrative Health Practitioner and Master Practitioner in NLP and Timeline Therapy and a Board Designated Hypnotherapy Teacher Trainer, helping people get to the root cause of their health issues and then get lasting results. Melissa neither diagnoses nor cures but helps bring your body back into balance by helping discover your “toxic load” and then removing the toxins. Melissa offers functional medicine lab testing that helps you “see inside” to know exactly what is going on, and then provides a personalized wellness protocol using natural herbs and supplements.  Melissa’s business is 100% virtual – the lab tests are mailed directly to your home and she specializes in holding your hand and guiding the way to healing so that you don’t have to figure it all out on your own.

Melissa is the winner of the 2021 & 2022 Quality Care Award by Business From The Heart and is also the recipient of the Alignable “Local Business Person of the Year “Award 2022 for Whistler.

Melissa has been featured at a number of Health & Wellness Summits, such as the Health, Wealth & Wisdom Summit, The Power To Profit Summit, The Feel Fan-freaking-tas-tic Summit, the Aim Higher Summit and many more! She has also guested on over 60 different podcasts teaching people about the importance of prioritizing our health and how to get get started.




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