In the Frunchroom: Kathy Benson

One of the guarantees of a Frunchroom show is you’ll see and hear a mix of the old and new, the familiar and the fresh, neighborhood voices and surprising perspectives. Most importantly, The Frunchroom is a place where the line between fan and performer is blurred.

Kathy Benson represents many of the contrasts of our show.

Kathy is a bereaved & blessed, fit & healthy, ally and advocate, mom, writer, group fitness instructor, and coach. She has been married to her college sweetheart Bob, from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, since 2000. They moved to Beverly from Kathy’s hometown of Evanston in 2003.

Kathy and Bob have two living children, a fifteen-year old son Sean and a nine-year old daughter Abby. Their baby girl Molly died the day she was born in 2008. Kathy has been blogging at since 2007. She is passionate about helping people to cope and find joy when life doesn’t go as we hope, dream and plan (whether due to due to infertility, loss, illness and/or other circumstances), as well as to work towards their health and fitness goals. She loves to exercise and eat healthy (most of the time), which is therapeutic and keeps her in shape.

You can connect with her on Instagram at @bereavedandblessed and Twitter via @bereavedblessed.

Her story will be about grief and loss and reconciling the growth that comes after it. Join Kathy and the rest of our readers this Thursday, July 25th at 730pm at Beverly Arts Center.

RSVP on Facebook here

About Scott Smith

Chicagoan, husband, father, writer.
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