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Living Hope with Lynne Cockrum-Murphy

September 11, 2016

Aired Sunday, 11 September 2016, 10:00 PM ET

The only reason she survived the house fire is her father carried her out first before running back in for her sisters where they all perished. Lynne Cockrum-Murphy was three years old and living in an idyllic family in Northern California. Raised by a mother whose life was shattered by the tragedy, Lynne’s childhood was jolted again when her step-father died in a logging accident a few years later and culminates in the murder of her mother years later. That could have been the end of any hope of happiness, but it wasn’t. Living Hope follows her life from those tragedies forward to today.

With a transcendent spirit that knew there must be something better ahead, she kept searching for answers and with much time, trial and error, wise teachers, communal support, deep research and reading, and personal introspection, she ultimately triumphed over her pain and suffering, finding the steps to a joyful, deeply fulfilling life that includes a loving partner and a calling to help others. It’s those steps she interweaves in Living Hope as she tells her own remarkable story that takes her from surviving to thriving.

Lynne’s common sense and compassion are evident throughout Living Hope, as she guides people with actions, steps, tools, even a reading and movie list to help them achieve the happiness and joy that changed her life. Hers is a model of hope, action and success that a joyful life is possible no matter how heartbreaking the past. The message in her book addresses the basic needs of the 8 million Americans who suffer from PTSD.

In her case, instead of giving in to family dysfunction, she moved beyond the events of the past and writes about dealing with trauma, loss, abuse, family alcoholism and shows there is a way to inner peace. Living Hope is critically acclaimed by experts, ministers, coaches and therapists. Rapid sales of the book show the deep need and the enthusiastic response from people looking for a way out of depression, fear and a sense of doom.

Author the Guest Lynne Cockrum-Murphy

Lynne Cockrum-Murphy is an intuitive consultant specializing in helping those who seek assistance with their spiritual path, in addition to facilitating physical healing, emotional growth and removing blocks to a life of joy, meaning and purpose. She has a doctorate in Education, is a licensed substance abuse counselor, an Access Bars® instructor, and an advanced level certified ThetaHealer® and course instructor. She continues to teach for Northern Arizona University and maintains a private practice in Phoenix, Arizona where she lives.

About the book:

Living Hope: Steps to Leaving Suffering Behind
By Lynne Cockrum-Murphy Ed.D. L.I.S.A.C
ISBN: 978-1-62747-147-3
ISBN: 978-1-62747-148-0
Published by Sojourners Publishing LLC
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