At age 61,many women gladly trade in their fast paced lives for knitting before a fire, strolls in the park and relaxing on the veranda. This was not the case for Ms. Severin-Hansen. Faced with a dual crisis in her life, the author knew that caving into an unhealthy frame of mind was not an option for her. In 2011 she began her training in tae kwon do. It became her coping mechanism and path to healing.
From her near Dickensian opening to achieving her black belt goal, Ms. Severin-Hansen leads us through the intricacies of the world's most popular martial art. Drawing us along with her into this often misunderstood discipline, the author opens up to the deep seas of spirituality and indomitable determination exhibited by many artists of many disciplines.
Each individual is full of untapped courage, delight in simple pleasures and the indomitable spirit necessary to overcome life's obstacles. The vast inland seas within each of us speaks through this memoir. Not your ordinary self-help, feel good memoir, here is a song that rings true for all who believe that age is not defined by a number, but by the mind and soul of the person. Now age 65, Ms. Severin-Hansen is working towards her Second Degree black belt.