Lauralee’s message is so valuable. Each page aims to shed light into the dark corners of hopelessness and her faith is that it will spill over a woman found crouching there and fill her with the life she so deserves.
Lauralee resides on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland Australia with her husband Lee and two daughters! She loves a good coffee and believes the fact that God created coffee beans is proof that He loves us, Lauralee delights in a dab of marshmallow oil behind her ears and butterfly kisses from her children.
Her background is a blend of Health Science and Outdoor Education her passion lies in the journey (crevice if you will) between inspiring others towards, and then the attainment of, living an astonishing life. As an author, she has learned that writing cannot be forced but rather must be inspired. It is through this inspiration that she writes this blog and has written her book ‘Beautiful, Courageous You’.
Lauralee writes because it is healing for her and brings hope to others… ‘my journey is still that, a journey, some days I am living a life of astonishing joy and other days I am left astonished at the elusive nature of joy – nevertheless my joy is full whether I ‘feel’ it or not. My soul is anchored in a joy so deep that it cannot be moved no matter what storms rage across the ocean of life.’
In her words, Lauralee has had an ‘upsy-daisy kind of life’, but praises God that through it all she has a heart bursting with Hope! Most of what she writes about is a real and raw journey through suicidal depression, anxiety & grief, her writing is purposed in a way that is not to bring you down but to bring you UP and fill your heart to brimming over with Hope.
After the loss of twin baby girls and then a baby boy, her joy was gone as she slipped into a pit of despair, never did she think it would be possible to survive such tragedy, let alone that her life would return to one filled with peace and happiness. This is Lauralee’s story, and her hope is that you, the reader, will consider her well ‘qualified’, by her personal journey, to offer comfort and hope into your life.
Come with her. Refuse to see yourself defeated, it is time to rise up and take steps towards the Beautiful, Courageous YOU that you were created to be.