Episode 117: Pushing Through

Featuring Meghan and Laurie Young

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Laurie Young stepped into her daughter Meghan’s world by joining her on a trek to Annapurna base camp in Nepal. Together they pushed through every challenge that presented itself while learning that limits are flexible and the mother/daughter relationship is more fluid than we think.

Trekking in Nepal is a demanding physical endeavor for most, but Laurie had a traumatic fall when she was celebrating her 60th birthday in Italy. Thanks to her daughter Meghan, part of her recovery a year and a half later became training for a hike to Annapurna base camp. They promised themselves that they would listen to their bodies, and it took them further than they thought possible.

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Featured in this episode: Meghan Young and Laurie Young

Hosted by Gale Straub

Music is by Lee Rosevere, Kai Engel, and Josh Woodward using CC by A license. 

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • How a mother/daughter relationship evolves over time
  • The ways a big goal can help one in recovery for a traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • The ways TBI symptoms can manifest
  • Why Laurie and Meghan wanted to hike to Annapurna base camp together
  • What training for altitude and strenuous hiking was like
  • All the unexpected things that happened on the trip
  • Why Meghan wanted her Mom to feel the accomplishment of achieving their goal
  • How their trip had its challenges but was ultimately a privilege
  • What mother and daughter learned about each other abroad

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Meghan and Laurie Trekking in Nepal

Meghan (L) and Laurie (R)

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