Zora Messing Natanblut is a first-time author who has overcome her own disability to share her experience with the world and is excited to continue sharing her message on podcasts as well as both online and in-person speaking events and summits.
Zora focuses her interviews and talks on overcoming the challenges around having a “disability,” caring for someone who has a disability, and inspiring others to take action to live more fulfilled and happy lives.
Topics Zora Speaks On:
- “Dis” the “Dis” from “Disability”
- It is possible to succeed in spite of a disability
- How to believe in yourself and go beyond your disability
- Challenge yourself to success
Zora is a retired physical therapist with 30-year experience in craniosacral therapy and the Alexander Technique. She has an M.A. in Jewish Education and a PhD in Holistic Health. Her unique life experience and professional expertise give her a depth of insight, understanding and compassion towards people in general, and especially people with disabilities. She is the author of, Who is Zora? Sight Unseen, where she shares her personal transformation from suffering, anger, fear, resentment, and self-judgment to her growing self-acceptance, freedom, fearlessness, love, and gratitude. The main message of her book is to “Dis” the “Dis” in Disability and see a person for who they are. They are not their disability. Zora is a mother of three and a grandmother of six. She lives with her teenage sweetheart of fifty-nine years and shares her time between Florida and Pennsylvania.
Zora was born legally blind, a secret that was kept from her by her parents and never spoken about in her family. She discovered it herself at age eight in school. Zora hated being labeled “disabled” and suffered through having to read and go to school where she was bullied and called things like “four eyes.” But Zora was not one to let others get the best of her, and she set out to prove to herself, more than anyone, that she was ABLE!
She persisted in getting her PhD in Holistic Health and became a holistic physical therapist who has helped hundreds of clients reach beyond their disabilities to achieve new possibilities. What she’s been able to accomplish has inspired her mission to “dis” the “dis” in disability. In her new book, Zora shares her personal transformation from suffering, anger, fear, resentment, and self-judgment to her growing self-acceptance, freedom, fearlessness, love, and gratitude.
You’ll be inspired to make changes in your own life to bring more happiness and fulfillment. Each chapter has action exercises to bring these lessons to life, including:
- Making peace with the past while living in the present
- Setting your sights high enough for transformation to occur
- Relinquishing old, outdated stories to expand your perspective
- Recognizing that with age comes wisdom, insight, and healing