Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dr. Laurie Pappas Offers A Practical Approach To Creating Peace On A Global Scale In 'The Loving Heart', Announces Teleseminar Schedule

Dr. Pappas believes all people wish for peace, but very few really understand how to create that state of peace. In her latest book, 'The Loving Heart: Navigating the Journey from Conflict to Peace', she offers practical instruction for both individuals and the larger world community

Combat in Afghanistan, war in Libya, fighting between Israelis and Arabs – all these occur under the guise of creating peace and freedom, but can true peace ever come about as the result of endless armed conflict? Of course not; yet many believe it can. Individuals often prefer to hand the responsibility for peace off to groups such as the military or a government. But what can we do personally - right where we stand now - to make a difference? Dr. Laurie Pappas, author of 'The Loving Heart: Navigating the Journey from Conflict to Peace' offers the only real path to creating peace, both on a personal level and on a global scale. Not only does she offer real answers, she also provides practical instruction on how to eliminate anxiety and fear, and to create hope, happiness and ultimately the state of peace.

"The conflict in our own minds," stated Dr. Pappas, "contributes to the conflict in our global world because we’re all connected by earth and spirit. Peace begins within. American democracy is the envy of many in the Middle East and elsewhere; understandably, for American democratic society is as good as is gets. But could we do better? True freedom is found within the mind when we learn to see each other through the eyes of forgiveness and compassion. This is the message of the Dalai Llama, whose voice has been desperately needed during his reign."

Dr. Pappas presents her approach in 'The Loving Heart: Navigating the Journey from Conflict to Peace'. The book is supplemented by a workbook entitled 'The Loving Heart Companion'. Dr. Pappas has included over 30 years of observation and wisdom gained from personal experiences, as well as working with students, clients, family members and colleagues.

“Peace,” continued Dr. Pappas, "is an elusive term. We talk about it, think about it and pray about it, but it often seems to escape us. I wrote these books to provide an understanding and a practical pathway to the 'peaceful living' enigma. Not only do these books offer user-friendly exercises to add practicality to the concepts described, but also personal stories, which demonstrate the effectiveness of utilizing such exercises. When the reader is finished studying the books and doing the exercises, they will then possess a 'tool box' filled with effective instruments for peaceful, harmonious living. At any time of need, they can access their tool box and return to a state of peace."

Dr. Pappas offers phone and in-person spiritual and metaphysical counseling, in addition to life coaching, classes, workshops, speaking engagements and teleclasses. Her teleclass schedule for Spring 2011 is as follows (all times EST):

Wed. April 27 - All You Want to Know about Forgiveness -12:00-1:15 pm

Thurs. May 5 - Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, What Can I Learn From You? - 12:00-1:15 pm

Wed. May 11 - The Supreme Art of Surrender - 12:00-1:15

Thurs. May 19 - How to Meditate - 12:00-1:15

Wed. May 25 - The Ultimate Recipe for Dealing with Difficult People - 12:00-1:15

Thurs. June 2 - 8 Secrets to Beating the Blues - 12:00-1:15

Wed. June 8 - Developing The Knack of Loving Ourselves - 12:00-1:15

More information on teleclasses and her books is available at her website. Specific information on teleclasses is available by email. Dr. Pappas is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at 'The Loving Heart: Navigating the Journey from Conflict to Peace' and the accompanying workbook, 'The Loving Heart Companion', are available at her website,, Rittenhouse, Nacscorp, Expresso Book Machine and most book retailers.


Dr. Laurie Pappas is an educator, spiritual counselor, speaker, writer and life coach. She lives and teaches using ancient psycho-spiritual principles. She is the co-founder of the Metro Detroit Center for Attitudinal Healing, a non-profit center, whose activities she directed for 16 years. She has been counseling for 22 years. She has taught classes and workshops and trained support group leaders, in addition to writing articles for a large metaphysical newspaper.


Laurie Pappas PhD
P.O. Box 250206
Franklin, MI 48025