Friday, December 6, 2013

Love, People

Featured on Love, People

~Breath is Your Guide~

"As a massage therapist and lifelong athlete, Laura truly respects the importance of taking care of one's body.  Laura's beliefs and practices are deeply rooted in the value of breath in movement in order to nurture balance, fluidity, and calm in the body.  In 2011, Laura was blindsided by a diagnosis of Systemic Lupus, an autoimmune disease in which the body's defense attacks healthy tissues resulting in chronic inflammation.  Determined not to be defined by this condition, Laura continues to enjoy an active and healthful lifestyle of running, Yoga, and swimming fueled by plant-based nutrition.  Breath continues to be her guide as she carefully listens to and checks in with her body to maintain homeostasis and harmony.  She hopes to train for her seventh marathon at some point.  By sharing her story and experiences, Laura hopes to inspire and empower others who live with this condition to stay strong and healthy in the body.  Laura hopes to intiate a support group here in Maine, and to be an active voice in support of a cure for this misunderstood disease."