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Episode Info: Today on the podcast we welcome Stephanie Cowie. Throughout Stephanie’s professional life she was a Vice President at American Benefits Consulting and she also served as a Senior Employee Benefits Consultant for Fortune 50 & 100 companies in the U.S. for the past 22 years. Today on Courageous Wellness, she shares with us a more personal story -- of suffering a stroke in her spinal cord, prior to her 50th birthday. This spinal cord injury created paralysis for Stephanie from the waist down.   By sharing her very courageous story with us, we dive into Stephanie’s experience from being a temporarily abled body person to a person living with a disability. She not only shares with us concepts and language that are important to be aware of for individuals living with disabilities but also that we are all only ever having an experience of being temporarily abled.    Stephanie shares the ups and downs of navigating a new normal and inspires us with her intelligence and sense of humor surrounding how she navigates experiencing physical paralysis.  She remains an incredibly active and dedicated member of her community as the Co-President of the PTA at Greenwich High School, Vice-Chair to the First Selectman Advisory Counsel for People with Disabilities and has previously held a long list of leadership positions including the United Way of Greenwich and the Junior League.   Stephanie lives in Greenwich, CT with her husband Jim, their son Sean, and their English Golden Retriever Walter. Her interests include golf, spending time with family & friends, singing, playing basketball with her son, travel and volunteerism. We learned so much from Steph’s experience and are grateful to her for sharing her courageous wellness with us today.   To get in touch with Stephanie you can visit her StephBStrong Instagram and Facebook by visiting: @stephbstrong +   We want to hear your thoughts! Reach out at   Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and review Courageous Wellness! We release new episodes each #WellnessWednesday! You can also follow us on instagram @CourageousWellness    This episode is brought to you by Milk+Honey.  To receive 15% off your purchase visit and use code: CWPODCAST (all one word) at checkout! Milk+Honey is a line of non-toxic, effective, and safe bath, body, and skincare products made in small batches in Austin, Texas.    This episode is brought to you by Ned! You can receive 15% off our favorite Ned CBD products . They even offer an entirely female created line for periods called Natural cycles. Go to and enter the code CWPODCAST at checkout!    We are so happy to offer our listeners 10% off on all Four Sigmatic superfood coffee and elixirs! For 10% off Four Sigmatic products visit and use the code: courageous at checkout!    ...
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