Episode 28: The Healing Power Of Dance: Laura Padgett

Diana WinklerPhysical Violence

Dance is a form of expression with the body. Dance can be used for entertainment, exercise, artistic expression, and worship. We have a real treat for you on today’s podcast. Our guest is dancer, writer and storyteller Laura Padgett. We had an enjoyable time reminiscing about favorite dance performances, the challenges of dealing with our aging bodies, and healing from trauma. Laura’s delightful stories will keep you mesmerized as she tells us how she won a gold medal at The Highland Games! She also candidly shares her upbringing with an alcoholic parent, her struggle with her mother’s death, and forgiveness. We end with the option of using dance as a tool for healing and as a form of worship with our bodies. There was lots of laughter, joy, and even a little sass! Even if you don’t dance, you will love hearing Laura’s stories, so don’t miss it!

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Resources mentioned:

Days Of Elijah by Robin Mark Live in Dublin

El Shaddai by Amy Grant

The Sound of Silence by Disturbed

Letters To America- Story of mother’s ring

website: Laurapadgett.com

Bio for Laura L. Padgett

Laura is a multi-published, multi-awarded author and dancer. Her two nonfiction books “Dolores, Like the River” and “Jesus in Shorts: Twenty-five Short Stories of Life-Changing Jesus Moments” are among her many published works. With a passion for helping others see their worth and value through the lens of Jesus, she shares stories of God’s love and lessons in her journey of almost seven decades as a writer, dancer and teacher. Through her monthly blog, “Livin’ What You’re Given” found on her website at Lauralpadgett.com,  she speaks with humor and authenticity into the truth that we are valuable and have purpose at every age and every stage. She also has been published in “Chicken Soup for the Soul” as well as many online Christian publications. As she shares stories in written word and dance, she encourages others to find healing and inspiration for their life’s purpose in the Risen Christ. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and proud native of Colorado who lives in Montrose, Co with husband Keith. She holds an MA in storytelling through creative movement from Regis University.