The Cost of “Keeping It Together” 

Once upon a time, I spent my life achieving, controlling, and plowing through challenges to prove my worth.  I was the quintessential first born – a perfectionist, over-achieving, people-pleaser.  

Those strengths served me well and were also my undoing.

I looked in the mirror at the familiar face with the empty eyes.

Anxiety, stress, and insomnia became dark shadows that covered my days and terrorized my nights.

I realized I couldn’t remember the last time I felt joy.

Daily panic attacks slayed me &

I began to withdraw from life.

Never Alone

And so began a long winter of my soul. I kissed my husband and girls goodbye, stepped out of the car and into a hospital for an evaluation. 

I spent a lot of time on the bathroom floor and reached out to truly grasp my Savior’s hand for the first time.

I felt him whisper, “Do you want to feel peace and joy again?  You can’t work your way out of this one on your own.  Be Still and Know that I am God.”

Writer, Speaker, Encourager

LAURA   FLEETWOOD

How Others Describe Me

Trustworthy, talented, caring, insightful, compassionate, brave, deep thinker, complex, yet very funny and normal:)

I Am Mostly Known For

Writing, speaking, faith, empathy, and having a loving spirit.

People often ask for my help with:

Coping with anxiety, putting faith into practice, spiritual and emotional concerns, learning about themselves, all kinds of struggles.

Also Serving You

STEPHANIE
BERNOTAS

Brand & Social Media Manager
Stephanie takes my words and makes them beautiful for you. If you need help with such things, you should hire her, too!

 

MY FAMILY

The Ones Who Support Me, So I Can Help You
It’s challenging to be a wife, mom, have a full time “day job” and also pour into Seeking The Still. These lovlies allow me to do it anyway. That’s how important you are!

 

Come As You Are

It’s the only way to begin.