Reclaiming Sanity: Available Now!
Reclaiming Sanity: Hope and Healing for Trauma, Stress, and Overwhelming Life Events by Dr. Laurel Shaler (Published by David C. Cook, 2017).
With a girlfriend’s companionship and a professional counselor’s expertise, Dr. Laurel Shaler walks readers through personal stories and biblical insights that shed light on daily and traumatic stress. In Reclaiming Sanity, she shows:
- How to find freedom from the past
- Five myths about anger and how to overcome them
- The antidote for nagging worry and sleepless nights
- Ways to rebuild trust in others
- How Christ gives true strength
Offering effective action steps toward reclaiming sanity, Dr. Shaler guides readers through the healing process, whether they are dealing with a one-time traumatic event or years of hidden pain.
Read more about #ReclaimingSanity on the Bible Gateway Blog
Recent Posts from Laurel
“Love is Patient…” 1 Corinthians 13:4 Patience. In our fast paced society, it is so easy to become impatient. We want what we want and we want it now. When we don't get what we want - well, we get mad. But how do we break the bad habit of being impatient before anger...read more
Have you ever found yourself nervous - I mean really nervous? Despite Bible study, prayer, worship, and a little too much talking things over with your hubby or girlfriend...you still feel desperately worried. Despite reading and re-reading the words of Jesus in...read more
Jesus talks a lot about not being afraid. In fact, He devotes Matthew 6:25–34 to instructing us not to worry. He tells us that we don’t need to worry about our lives because God will take care of all the details. He also reminds us that, even when life gets really...read more
For most women it’s not hard to become a mom. Of course, that does not discount those who have been unsuccessful in their attempts to conceive. Still, for the majority of people, getting pregnant is easy. And it’s certainly common. Then comes 40 weeks, give or take....read more
Over the last couple of weeks, my allergies have been worse than I can remember. I have tried everything short of acupuncture. Natural cures? Check. Over the counter meds? Check. Prescriptions? Check. Nothing seems to work. But all this focus on the season change...read more
Insecurity. Clearly, this resonates with many of us. Whether it’s striving to be accepted or difficulty with knowing our true identity, it can be a real struggle. Yet, we can learn to silence it. Or, at least, turn the volume down on the voices (perceived and real)...read more
By day (and often by midnight when I am checking email and grading papers), I am a counseling professor and department chair at Liberty University.
I also love writing and speaking about the intersection of faith, culture, and emotional well-being, and have been published by Lifeway’s Journey, Extraordinary Women, Proverbs 31 Ministries, ERLC, Believe.com, and more.
I am a sassy Southern belle married to a mid-western Sailor. We’re adopting!
My faves are being active in church & community and spending time with family & friends. Oh, and anything sweet.