In episode 89, Jill and Chris talk with Marcia Moran, author of Stroke Forward.
In 2014, Marcia was a successful entrepreneur, owned a business consulting practice and was going strong. Suddenly, at the age of 54, she suffered a major stroke. Marcia worked for several years to become whole.
Over time she learned to walk again, but Marcia struggled with aphasia, a language disorder. In August 2017 she discovered a technological breakthrough that minimized her speaking disability. Marcia created Stroke FORWARD because she felt there is a need to share hope to stroke survivors and their caretakers. Learning to become her own health advocate one step a time and exploring holistic methods for healing are keys to her recovery. She became a health and wellness coach to stroke survivors and their caregivers.
Marcia holds both a B.S. in Political Science and a MBA. She also earned a certificate in Well-being Foundations of Personal Transformation from the Personal Transformation and Courage Institute in Virginia. She volunteers at Brain Injury Services, supporting their Speakers Bureau program.
During this episode we discuss:
- What are the symptoms of a stroke
- What exactly is a stroke
- What is neurofeedback
- How she learned to walk again and talk again