About Laura

Laura received her MA from Regis University in “Storytelling Through Creative Movement.” In 2011, she began a blog to offer encouragement to others through faith, experience, humor, and authenticity.

She is an award-winning author who has been published by several book publishers including Chicken Soup for the Soul and Xulon Press. Her first book,”Dolores,Like the River” (Westbow Press 2013) spent twelve weeks on her publisher’s best-seller list. For more information on her publications, see her publications page.

She is an avid dancer and has competed in, performed and taught Irish Ceili (party) dance. She holds several gold and silver medals in Irish Dance, as well as prizes for competitions in clogging and tap dance. She has danced from California to Ottawa.

Laura ministers through the arts of liturgical dance and oral storytelling at ladies retreats, workshops, churches, and festivals in her home state of Colorado as well as around the country. She uses her training in dance, writing, and storytelling to help others find ways to self-define beauty, accept their entire self including their bodies, and into the power of forgiveness and reconciliation in relationships.

She and her husband, Keith, live in Lakewood, Colorado. They love to travel, garden, watch all things BBC and spend as much time as possible in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Colorado.

Laura has one son, two step-children, three grandchildren, three granddogs and two grandbirds.

If you are interested in having her present or lead a workshop,at one of your events, as a speaker, storyteller or dancer, please contact her at lauraleepadgett@gmail.com.

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