Thriving After Health Trauma With Kathreen Francis (Meagan’s Sister!)

Everything was looking up for Kathreen Francis. In her late 40s, she was finally past her “broke single mom” phase: she had a solid career, a supportive partner, her kids were older, and she was beginning to enjoy all the things in life she’d never had time for before. But at age 50, Kathreen was seriously sidelined when an aneurysm in her brain burst, leading to a month-plus hospitalization and several surgeries. While Kathreen eventually made a full recovery physically, her emotional recovery took longer and there were many bumps along the way. In this episode Kathreen talks frankly about some of the holistic practices she leaned on as she learned to embrace life again, how she has moved past fear as she has taken back on physical challenges, her experience with yoga teacher training, and why she believes her current age (54) is the best time of her life.

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Kathreen and Meagan on a backpacking trip in northern Michigan (after the aneurysm!)


Kathreen Francis is a happly middle-aged mother of 4. She’s a lover of yoga, Michigan’s scenic beauty, history, and archaeology, and is a volunteer docent for the Michigan History Center in Lansing, MI. When Kathreen finally dies one day, she hopes it’s with a book in her hands.

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