A Message from Laura
Could you use some hope in your life? If you’ve ever felt hopeless, you are not alone. If you’re looking for hope, you’ve come to the right place.
In my work I meet people everyday who are struggling to keep their head above water; emotionally, mentally, spiritually, relationally. There are hurting people everywhere. Interestingly, when I talk to folks about the concept of hope, I find that most equate it with a feeling, which is in line with the standard dictionary definition. The problem with feelings is that they change as fast as the weather. They are illusive, indefinite, insecure.
In my experience, hope is much more than a feeling; it is an actual cognitive process.
Analysis in the fields of both psychology and physiology supports that our beliefs affect our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health. What if you began to view life as you know it, through a lens of hope? How might your perspective change? How might your emotions shift? How might your life change course? What if hope became absolute, secure, infinite?
My interest in the concept of hope began more than two decades ago, when I found myself going through a personally difficult time. It felt as if I was drowning in a sea of disappointments, heartache, and fear. Waves of worry threatened to engulf me, and I was desperate for something steady I could cling to, while I rode out the seemingly unending storm that was my life. HOPE became my anchor, as I turned to God for answers, for safety, for security. Where do you turn when life feels overwhelming?
Emerging research in the study of brain science, as well as mental health is consistently revealing that hope is much more than a fleeting feeling, or a nice ideal. I believe hope can be developed as a core belief that creates a framework for thinking, and in turn shapes the very choices we make every day. Choices that lead to healing. Choices that foster faith. Choices that invite love. Choices that build resilience. My deepest desire as a writer, speaker, and therapist, is to communicate how hope can be the anchor that holds you steady in a life fraught with uncertainties.
Need a lifeline? My blog, “Voice of Hope” is designed with you in mind; as a place you can visit as often as you want to find shelter from life’s storms, as well as the strength and courage to choose a well-charted course for your life – a course that leads to a life of security and peace, no matter what storm is on the horizon.
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”
With infinite hope,