Meet Laura

Photo by Val Cavalheri

Photo by Val Cavalheri

I’m here to help you get back to doing what you love!


“Without awareness there is no choice.”

John F. Barnes

Awareness is the key to healing.

I’ve spent my 21 year career as a student, healer and an athlete learning the tools, tips and tricks that will help you wake up and develop a practice of awareness. 

Healing is about peeling off the layers of mental, emotional and physical injury and trauma that cover up your soul and keep you from living the best, healthiest, most joyful life you can live.

 Awareness can help you heal physical pain and injury, relationships, business ventures, exercise goals…basically anything you want for your life.

I’ll teach you what I know about this powerful door to healing and the many paths to it. Everything that happens to us happens through our awareness…it’s a matter of being awake to the stuff of life. I’ll show you how body awareness connects you with your inner healer and gives you choices about your health and life.

Learn about awareness right now!

Start by listening to this free 7 minute body awareness audio lesson that I recorded to help people understand how the body is the GPS for the soul.


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“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.”
Brene Brown

My journey has been about stepping into my power, claiming my self-worth and finding and expressing my unique voice. Being brave has been necessary and facing and moving through my fears has been a powerful process.

Dealing with the things that are keeping you stuck or holding you back from your desires helps you heal. I’ll show you how to integrate mind, body and soul in a way that gives you new techniques to deal with fear. 

Being brave is about feeling. You have to be awake to feel. Feeling is healing. It takes guts to feel. I’ll help you feel what you need to feel to heal. I’ll hold a space for you to do the work of feeling and healing you need to do to make a change.
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“Discipline your mind…the body will follow.”
Master John L. Holloway

My Tae Kwon Do master teaches us that whatever we want physically starts in the mind. Most people feel out of control of their healing until they learn tools to help them do it. I’ll teach you about the places you are stuck and what keeps you from healing, whether it be physical, emotional or spiritual. They are all connected. 

I will help you connect with your inner warrior, the intuition that will guide you to the answers you seek about your health and well being.

Drawing on over two decades of experience in the healing arts, I will help you heal the layers of trauma and injury that keep you stuck. We’ll get to the pain and fear that limit you. We’ll use a fierce discipline of awareness to illuminate the stuff you don’t know you don’t know about the mind body connection. I’ll redefine healing for you in such a way that hope and inspiration become your fuel. 

I’ll teach you how to use unique and effective tools so you’ll walk away feeling empowered about your health and wellness and you’ll be able shift your pain. You will no longer feel out of control of or powerless over your own healing.

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“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
Howard Thurman

I am not a life coach, but what I’ve learned about healing is this: creative flow comes from clearing a space inside of you so that you can connect with who you really are. When you do healing work, you begin to get in touch with what lights you up. You might be surprised to find a writer, poet, artist, dancer or singer underneath the layers that have piled on top of your light.

When you connect with what you love, you move toward healing. When you heal, you are able to connect more with what you love.

More of my favorite quotes:

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
Mary Oliver

“When you are serious, determined, positive and on-purpose, magical shit happens.”
Torrie Pattillo

Laura’s Bio:

Laura Di Franco, MPT is a licensed, holistic physical therapist, published author, poet, awareness teacher and third-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She’s serious about integrating mind, body and soul as a path to healing and her mission is to show you how.

Laura was born to lead a revolution of Brave Healers who are writing, speaking, sharing and publishing words that heal themselves and the world. 

Laura started her career at the National Rehabilitation Hospital in 1994 and went on to work in and manage several outpatient physical therapy clinics. She opened her private practice in 2008 when she had a desire to provide more holistic care to her clients. She’s trained under dozens of healers to make her resume of continuing education varied and comprehensive. That’s the year she started blogging. 

In 2012, after earning her black belt in Tae Kwon Do, she published her first memoir and has been inspiring people with her words ever since.
 She’s the author of Living, Healing and Taekwondo, and the Warrior Journal series. You can find her stuff on Amazon here. Laura’s a contributor for The Huffington Post, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal, The Wellness Universe, Personal Growth, and many more online sites. Her blogs have been featured in Tiny Buddha, Black Belt Magazine, and The Global Love Project, among others. Find a comprehensive list here. Laura hosts a popular group on Facebook called the Brave Healers Mastermind and Refuge. 

Laura’s healing programs, classes, workshops and books will help you redefine healing and take your journey to the next level. She’s able to combine the tools she’s learned for healing with the tools she’s learned for creative flow to create programs that are powerful, unique and integrated. She’s helping to move the knowledge of mind-body connection from idea to action and teaches it in an immediately applicable way.

When she’s not igniting transformation in her clients you’ll find her writing, hanging with her kids, dogs or a horse, hiking in the woods, practicing her axe kick, or taste testing dark chocolate. Find her on Facebook @KickAssWarriorGoddess and

Want to connect? Here’s how:


My Blog

My Intuitive Writing for Healers workshop

My books


INSTAGRAM (My daughter made me)


Healing Resources

During my journe,y I’ve tried many different healing modalities. There are so many different ways we can help ourselves peel the layers and get to the bright shining light that is at our core. I have compiled a list here for you so that you can think about all the possibilities for healing. These are all things I have tried and like, for one reason or another. Many sites have practitioner directories so that you can find someone near you!

John F. Barnes Myofascial Release                             

Total Motion Release founded by Tom Dalonzo-Baker

NeuroKinetic Therapy founded by David Weinstock

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)                        

Acupuncture (I enjoy 5 Elements acupuncture more than Traditional Chinese Medicine-TCM)

Transformational Breathwork                                     

CranioSacral Therapy founded by John Upledger  

Torrie Pattillo, Soul Alignement Coach                     

The Haven Writing Retreat                                          

Need some help waking up, being brave, and healing your shit?
Join my tribe and get in on the INSPIRATION!

Listen to me talk about what I do in some wonderful interviews:

Jennifer Gardner/And Yes Podcast:

Donnie Bolvin/Success Champions: Hasn’t posted yet

Georgia London: Be Boldly Brilliant:

Kathryn Yarborough:

Alenka Tercic/Dream Life Creator:

Julia Ostara/Thrive True:

Robin Bela/Living Your Purpose Online Summit:

A Teaspoon of Healing Podcast:

Esther Boykin, MFT – With That Being Said

Nathan Ohren – Journal Talk 

Kristy-Lea Tritz of – Listen HERE

Viv Oyolu of Dream Corner – Listen HERE

Kate Horwood of – Sign up for her free “Your Best Body Yet” summit HERE.

Connect with your inner warrior today.  Work With Me!