Tuesday, September 13, 2011

9-11 Anniversary - Dr. Laurie Pappas Believes Terrorism Can Be Turned Into Opportunity

Is peace even possible in a world in which thousands of innocent civilians are slaughtered in the interest of fundamentalist agendas? Is there any good left in the world at all? Many of us might answer 'no'. Yet Dr. Laurie Pappas believes that even an event as horrific as the 9-11 tragedy can become a catalyst for lasting, positive change. She demonstrates this in her latest book, 'The Loving Heart'

All human beings naturally believe what they see. Yet what they see is not fact, as all human beings actually see only what they believe they see. If the tragedy of 9-11 is seen from a perspective based on separation, discrimination or political agendas, it would appear to be an event that separated the entire world into two camps - those who seek to kill and destroy against those who seek peace. Dr. Laurie Pappas, author of 'The Loving Heart' believes the 9-11 tragedy can be seen in a different light. It can instead be seen as a powerful catalyst to bring the peoples of the world together at last. She offers practical advice on overcoming conflict and creating personal peace in her book, 'The Loving Heart: Navigating the Journey from Conflict to Peace'. A long time spiritual counselor and life coach, she is now offering a limited number of no-charge consultations to those who wish to take the first steps towards creating personal peace.

"As we embark upon the 10th anniversary of 9/11," stated Dr. Pappas, "our thoughts turn to those whose lives were lost on that fateful day.   As we mourn, once again, for the family members left behind and for our country, may we be more aware of the good that still lives in our world, and the incredible gift that each of us has to turn tragedy into opportunity.  If 9/11 symbolizes the misunderstandings that can arise amongst peoples of the earth, then let us use this anniversary as a time to reflect on how to peacefully resolve our disagreements, one person at a time.

"I believe that every human being wants to live peacefully, and I know in my heart that our spiritual nature calls us to lay down our arms and find a better way.  If we want the world to follow suit, we must each set an example for others to clearly see and use as a model.  We must each look for ways to eradicate the fears and insecurities within us, which cause us to lash out at others.  Personally, I know there is a way.  Professionally, I’ve seen hundreds of students and clients move past their anger and misperceptions into a mind-set of peace and harmony.  I’ve seen relationships improve; love and connection where there used to be conflict and division."

"And so," continued Dr. Pappas, "let this be a time of reflection for all of us – a time to come together in hope, resolve and unity; for we are all children of this earth, children of Divine Spirit, children of love.     
Dr. Pappas presents her life changing 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.

Dr. Pappas is offering a no charge consultation to the first three people who contact her with a request.  Those who sign up for her email list receive daily inspirational messages to help them reprogram their minds to achieve greater happiness and peace. Participants also receive articles about once per month and a calendar of Dr. Pappas's classes. More information is available at her website.

Dr. Pappas also offers phone and in-person spiritual and metaphysical counseling, in addition to life coaching, classes, workshops, speaking engagements and teleclasses. More information on all the resources she offers 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 and is a frequent contributor to SelfGrowth.com and EzineArticles.com.


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