She received her Bachelors Degree in Biology from The College of Wooster in 2002, Massage Therapy License from the State Medical Board of Ohio in 2005, Leadership Coaching Certification from Leadership Systems Inc in 2008 and Cognitive Coach Certification in 2014. Her advanced training in CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release Therapy allow her to incorporate the Body-Mind Connection in a way that brings about full body healing.
She has owned and operated her own business since 2008, and in that time, she has been able to create a thriving practice where, as a solo therapist, she generates between $8K-$10K/month without doing more than 20 hours of hands-on work per week.
She lives with her husband and two precious, well-loved pups in Ohio. Laura strives to live her life fully present, conscious and connected. Her daily mission is to help you do the same.
But if you want the real story…
Duct Tape Can Fix Anything… Except a Broken Heart
After I graduated college with a degree in Biology, I was off to see the world. I worked at a field station in the Bahamas teaching Marine Ecology to High School and College students. Every day was like living a dream. I felt one with the world around me… anything was possible.
Then, tragedy struck. My world fell apart when my two best friends went missing in a scuba diving accident that I was supposed to be on. My world changed and I was lost. That tragic day was also the same day I clearly heard my ‘intuitive voice’ for the first time. It said ‘Don’t Go’. That moment changed my life forever and it is one moment I wish I could go back and change.
The greatest lesson from the island is that the most important things in life are my FAITH, FAMILY and FRIENDS. Second to that was the super duper important lesson: duct tape can fix almost anything- except a broken heart.
Massage Found Me
After the island, I wandered aimlessly for awhile. I had a few more ‘jobs’ that didn’t do much for my soul. Then, I fell into the Massage Therapy profession. Honestly, I believe it found me. It also lead me to my husband, Casey. We were partners the first night of massage school where he got ‘palpate’ (i.e. grab) my ischial tuberosity (the bone right under your butt!). We started dating a few weeks later and the rest is history.
The massage program was a great continuation of my undergraduate biology degree. It allowed me to combine my interest in human anatomy and physiology with my ability to connect with people. Initially, I signed up to learn how to give a good back massage. I walked away finding my internal purpose and calling… and my soul mate!
More Than Just Massage
When I first entered the massage business, I was ready to give a great massage. I knew the origin, insertion, innervation of every muscle. I knew the massage protocol forwards and backwards. What I wasn’t ready for was the stories.
I heard my clients stories of stress, anxiety, worry, fear, sadness, grief, depression. It was like I could press on specific muscles and specific issues would arise in their consciousness as if, by allowing the muscle to release, the emotional component also released.
I was literally experiencing the power of the Body Mind Connection in my hands!
Coaching Found Me Too
After having so many amazing encounters with my clients, I knew in my soul that I wanted to help people by reducing their physical stress AND bringing their awareness to the habits & patterns in their life that were causing them stress in the first place. I wanted to find a way to address the body and mind as one (because… they are one, after all!).
The Universe showed up again by bringing me a Leadership Coach to my table. I was just asking him questions and helping him put together how his body was carrying his emotions physically.
He looked at me and said, ‘You should be a coach!’
LIFE LESSON: If the Universe sends you a direct message, you listen and take action!
Living LIFE Connected!
That brings me to today. I believe every single human being is filled with a beautiful energy that is meant to be shared. This concept of ‘Live LIFE Connected’ is based off of the choices I have made to live my life to the fullest. First, learning how to look inward and get my body and mind on the same page is key to how I, as an energetic being, move forward on a daily basis. Second, I find a this beautiful energy in connecting to the environment around me. I’m always amazed how nature constantly is filling me up and providing me with an eternal source of energy. Finally, when my internal energy is aligned with the external energy, connecting with community is the most AWESOME way to spread joy and love. It is when these three things are combined in my life that I feel completely purposeful and fulfilled.
Like anything else, it’s a journey. I am a work in progress and strive to live connected in my daily life (some days are better than others!). We are all blessed with a spirit that moves through us and around us. I’m sharing my story with you in hopes that you can unleash the beautiful being inside you and live LIFE connected!