Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Mississippi Flooding: Dr. Laurie Pappas Offers Real Hope In The Midst Of Tragedy

The Mississippi River flooding is the next horrific event in what has become a long line of environmental catastrophes. Author Laurie Pappas believes that learning to overcome these challenges, as difficult as this may appear to be, begins with choices made by the individual and offers practical guidance in her new book 'The Loving Heart'

Natural catastrophies take a serious toll on those of who must suffer through them - serious injury, the death of loved ones, loss of homes and possessions, businesses destroyed, the displacment of families, financial ruin, the cost of rebuilding - the list goes on and on. These challenges can easily overwhelm even the strongest of us. Yet, amidst this chaos, there is another way of looking at such events. Dr. Laurie Pappas offers a different perspective in her recent release,'The Loving Heart'.

"These events," stated Dr. Pappas, "have, once again, brought despair to human beings who urgently need a way to cope with the adversity that life can bring. Viewing a situation in terms of its opportunities rather than its agonies can help anyone, anywhere to deal with hardship. What if there was actually a grander purpose in all crises? What if disasters such as this could make us stronger and wiser? What if we could learn something profound or useful from our experience? I believe that it is the nature of the Universe in which we live to challenge us to improve ourselves and discover hidden pockets of knowledge and power that we didn’t even know we possessed. If we open to this possibility, not only can we navigate rough waters more easily, but we can also develop amazing new versions of ourselves – ones more masterful and empowered, self-aware and compassionate."

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. She now offers a series of teleclasses dealing with the subjects contained within her written works.

“Teleclasses,” continued Dr. Pappas, “on such subjects as forgiveness, surrender and the Mirroring Principle, help us to mend the fearful, anxious and angry states of mind that accompany us each day. The concepts taught help us to uproot any disturbing thoughts we may have, and replace them with calm, peaceful ones, freeing us to extend hopeful, caring thoughts into regions of the world that so critically need our nonviolent, harmonic energy.”

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):

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 laurie@lovingheartconnection.com. 'The Loving Heart: Navigating the Journey from Conflict to Peace' and the accompanying workbook, 'The Loving Heart Companion', are available at her website, Amazon.com, Rittenhouse, Nacscorp and Expresso Book Machines.


Dr. Laurie Pappas is an educator, spiritual counselor, speaker, writer and life coach. Dr. Pappas is a recipient of the 2005 International Peace Prize, Key of Success Award, and Woman of the Year Award, bestowed by the United Cultural Convention of the United States of America for outstanding personal achievements to the good of society as a whole. 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