Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Peace Is A Choice: Dr. Laurie Pappas Offers A Practical And Effective Approach To Peace In 'The Loving Heart'

The death of Osama Bin Laden and the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton give the world a glimpse of the two extremes of human possibility. Author Laurie Pappas believes that peace, both indvidual and on a global scale, begins with choices made by the individual and offers practical guidance in her new book 'The Loving Heart'

The extremes of human experience have been clearly demonstrated in the events making headlines over the last few weeks - the death of Osama Bin Laden and the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. On one hand, the world celebrates death; on the other, love. Dr. Laurie Pappas puts forth the idea that the future of our world depends upon the choices made by every individual.

"The death of Osama Bin Laden," stated Dr. Pappas, "and the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton give the world a glimpse of the two extremes of human possibility. Why are we mesmerized by a love story and relieved and maybe even ecstatic over the demise of a notorious terrorist figure? Because "love" is our healer, our balm, our peace-bringer. It is the absolute core of who we all are, and in its presence we are whole again. Bin Laden represents the part of each of us that is abhored - the wounded, hostile, diseased piece of each of us that needs healing. Every human being holds within, both extremes of possibility, even though most of us are able to reside somewhere in the middle. The closer we move toward our "loving" nature, and the farther we move away from fear and anger, the more peace abounds. If we learn anything from the symbolism of these events, may we realize that we each have the ability to choose and develop the loving side of our nature and to put to rest its opposite. This choice lays the groundwork for the future of our world."

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):

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 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. 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