LIVING HEALING AND TAEKWONDO
The story of one mother’s healing journey
to the other side of fear by way of awareness,
gratitude, a little magic, and a black belt passion.
Part memoir, part self-help, all inspiration.
Laura combines her eighteen years as a healer with her passion to help people, to create a book to inspire your own inner warrior.
I thought about writing this book a few days before I was scheduled for a procedure to have a lump removed from my upper arm. In other words, incase I died on the table by some freak accident, I wanted my kids to have my version of the secrets to living, wanted them to know that life has meaning and purpose and I wanted them to know my stories. Well, I never did get around to making that book happen in the four days before surgery, but since I did make it out alive I thought I would give it a try. As I stood in the spare room folding laundry one Saturday morning in July of 2007 I had the usual to do list running through my head. I was still perspiring from my morning run during which my multitasking brain had taken over. Along with figuring out my family’s life schedule for the week I was fairly certain I had also figured out world peace. My son came quietly into the room having just woken up rubbing his eyes and ducked under the T-shirt I was folding to wrap his arms around my waist and bury his head under my arm. How lucky I was that I remembered to stop what I was doing (both physically and mentally) and hug back, feeling his hot sleepy forehead against my side. Clearing my mind of the many things that had cluttered it just a moment before and really feeling that hug. Giving enough squeeze back that he knew I was “listening.” I didn’t let go until he was ready. We should all say good morning like that. This was a precious moment. They are all precious. The stories you are about to read describe the journey that helped me to live each moment as precious. This is my taekwondo.
LAURA PROBERT, MPT, is a physical therapist, healing coach, teacher and writer. In addition to her private practice, she teaches classes and workshops on corrective exercise, myofascial release, healing and taekwondo. She and her son earned their black belts on December 17, 2011. They practice at Gentle East Taekwondo with Master John L. Holloway. Laura lives with her husband Todd, their two children, Jonathan and Danielle, and their two dogs, Rocky and Reina in Maryland.
For more information about her physical therapy practice, Bodyworks Physical Therapy, visit Laura's website: www.bodyworksptonline.com.
And for some taekwondo inspiration visit www.taekwondospirit.com.