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There is a story burning in my soul.
A story about nightmares coming true.
A story about a carefully crafted life that crumbled.
A story about thick masks that ripped away.
A story about a mind, body & spirit suffering darkest fear & pain.
A story about a family asking why…

I know the story well, because it’s my story. And it’s time to send it out into the world to you.

Burnout and breakdown no longer define me. The twisted weeds that strangled me are thinned. The light is shining and joy is spilling over in a way I never knew and never thought was possible.

The journey was messy and scary.  It was also very good.  I was stripped down, yet I was reborn. I learned so many life changing truths. And I want you to know them, too. I want you to see yourself in the warning signs, in the pit of despair, and in the healing.

Join me on this page in October as I share daily doses of a story that I hope will change your life as it has changed mine.

Be Still and Be Well.
Laura

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There’s so much I look forward to this time of year...cozy movie nights under piles of plush throws, flickering fires, dreaming about the new year around the corner, just to name a few...And now there’s this: The first ever Seeking The Still Gift Guide is slated for release next Thursday, Nov 30. It’s for those of us that love givng gifts that matter. And I promise it’s even better than an extra hot, super sweet cup of pumpkin spice latte!
Cup: @nder
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There’s so much I look forward to this time of year...cozy movie nights under piles of plush throws, flickering fires, dreaming about the new year around the corner, just to name a few...And now there’s this: The first ever Seeking The Still Gift Guide is slated for release next Thursday, Nov 30. It’s for those of us that love givng gifts that matter. And I promise it’s even better than an extra hot, super sweet cup of pumpkin spice latte!
Cup: @nder

I can’t even imagine a better combination of places to have on a sign. Way to go @flymidway
#adventureawaits #momentslikethese
#theworldismyplayground
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I can’t even imagine a better combination of places to have on a sign. Way to go @flymidway 
#adventureawaits #momentslikethese 
#theworldismyplayground

Sun + Fluffy Rug = Pug Heaven
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1 month ago

Sun + Fluffy Rug = Pug Heaven
#pugpuppy 
#pugsitting

As we dipped pretzels, my girls and I discussed the women’s event we’re planning tomorrow at @messiahchurch. “Is there a message, too?” she asked. “Yes, we’re flying in a speaker from Omaha,” I replied.
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“One day you’ll be the person churches fly in to speak, Mom!”
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WHEN YOUR DAUGHTER SEES YOUR DREAM UNFOLDING...AND JOINS YOU IN IT. #priceless
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What’s your dream, Messy Miracle? Are you ready to lay down fear and follow The One who beckons you onward? Please do tell.
Laura
#seekingthestill
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As we dipped pretzels, my girls and I discussed the women’s event we’re planning tomorrow at @messiahchurch. “Is there a message, too?” she asked. “Yes, we’re flying in a speaker from Omaha,” I replied. 
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“One day you’ll be the person churches fly in to speak, Mom!”
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WHEN YOUR DAUGHTER SEES YOUR DREAM UNFOLDING...AND JOINS YOU IN IT. #priceless
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What’s your dream, Messy Miracle? Are you ready to lay down fear and follow The One who beckons you onward? Please do tell.
Laura
#seekingthestill

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Heidi McIntireWho are you flying in from Omaha?! 😀

1 month ago
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Michelle LarkinThese look decadent!!! Nice work, Fleetwood girls! She's right... you'll be flown in for speaking, I'm certain.

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Allison Meyer GrojeanSo true.

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Sarah Harm RentfroSo priceless!

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As we dipped pretzels, my girls and I discussed the women’s event we’re planning tomorrow at @messiahchurch. “Is there a message, too?” she asked.
“Yes, we’re flying in a speaker from Omaha,” I replied.
“One day you’ll be the one churches fly in to speak, Mom!”
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WHEN YOUR DAUGHTER SEES YOUR DREAM UNFOLDING...AND JOINS YOU IN IT. #priceless
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1 month ago

As we dipped pretzels, my girls and I discussed the women’s event we’re planning tomorrow at @messiahchurch. “Is there a message, too?” she asked. 
“Yes, we’re flying in a speaker from Omaha,” I replied. 
“One day you’ll be the one churches fly in to speak, Mom!”
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WHEN YOUR DAUGHTER SEES YOUR DREAM UNFOLDING...AND JOINS YOU IN IT. #priceless

Once upon a time, I Googled “easy way to separate pumpkin seeds from the pulp.” I’ll save you the trouble. There is no easy way. But once a year I do it anyway. I gag. I scoop. I saw back and forth through the orange ridges. And as I weed slimy seeds from gooey mess, I can’t help but think about finding treasure. Nothing about finding treasure is easy. There really is no treasure map in life. No short-cut. No trick. No magic method. BUT...the truth is that you can have your hands covered in slop and still smile at the sounds of your family making memories. The mess and the miracle. They exist side by side. Together always. And yes, I carved this pumpkin!
Be Still,
Laura

#MessyMiracle #findingtreasures #simpletruth #writerslife #soulscripts #thatsdarling #makingmemories #momentslikethese #momentsthatmatter
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Once upon a time, I Googled “easy way to separate pumpkin seeds from the pulp.” I’ll save you the trouble. There is no easy way. But once a year I do it anyway. I gag. I scoop. I saw back and forth through the orange ridges. And as I weed slimy seeds from gooey mess, I can’t help but think about finding treasure. Nothing about finding treasure is easy. There really is no treasure map in life. No short-cut. No trick. No magic method. BUT...the truth is that you can have your hands covered in slop and still smile at the sounds of your family making memories. The mess and the miracle. They exist side by side. Together always. And yes, I carved this pumpkin!
Be Still,
Laura

#MessyMiracle #findingtreasures #simpletruth #writerslife #soulscripts #thatsdarling #makingmemories #momentslikethese #momentsthatmatter

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1 month ago

Halloween Fleetwood style.

A sweeping up-do and dry shampoo can hide days worth of unwashed hair. There’s always more to the story than what you see.

Tonight I’m dreaming of a world where we get curious and bold enough to look beneath the surface of things. To answer a greeting with more than “fine” or “busy.” And to make space for others to do the same.
Be Still,
Laura
#MessyMiracle #messymonday #messyhairdontcare
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1 month ago

A sweeping up-do and dry shampoo can hide days worth of unwashed hair. There’s always more to the story than what you see. 
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Tonight I’m dreaming of a world where we get curious and bold enough to look beneath the surface of things. To answer a greeting with more than “fine” or “busy.” And to make space for others to do the same.
Be Still,
Laura
#MessyMiracle #messymonday #messyhairdontcare

The furriest among us have much to teach about the value of rest. My nervous breakdown and subsequent struggles have largely been the result of a lifetime of overdrive, control and perfectionism. The antidote is simple, but not easy. It involves opening of hands, heart and lots of rest.

Cheers to your weekend. May you make time for lots of nothing. Bask in the light and savor the still.
Be Still,
Laura
#weekendsareforrelaxing #lifeisnotanemergency
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2 months ago

The furriest among us have much to teach about the value of rest. My nervous breakdown and subsequent struggles have largely been the result of a lifetime of overdrive, control and perfectionism. The antidote is simple, but not easy. It involves opening of hands, heart and lots of rest.      

Cheers to your weekend. May you make time for lots of nothing. Bask in the light and savor the still.
Be Still,
Laura
#weekendsareforrelaxing #lifeisnotanemergency

A half-changed leaf reminds me that there is beauty in the process. The messy middle is where you spend the bulk of your life. What if you noticed that it was beautiful?
Be Still,
Laura
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2 months ago

A half-changed leaf reminds me that there is beauty in the process. The messy middle is where you spend the bulk of your life. What if you noticed that it was beautiful?
Be Still,
Laura

I started freaking out because I leave tomorrow for @declareconf and it just sank in that today is also day 1 of the @whole30 So what do I do? Text @thepursewhisperer of course! I came home to this not AND the food in my fridge/pantry. I ❤️ my sis! #writersofinstagram #writerslife #sisterslove #whole30 ... See MoreSee Less

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I started freaking out because I leave tomorrow for @declareconf and it just sank in that today is also day 1 of the @whole30 So what do I do? Text @thepursewhisperer of course! I came home to this not AND the food in my fridge/pantry. I ❤️ my sis! #writersofinstagram #writerslife #sisterslove #whole30

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Sarah Harm RentfroCoach mode sank in immediately.😊 You're gonna rock it!

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Laura Fleetwood from Seeking The Still was live.

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Your Daughter doesn't need a PERFECT mom. She needs YOU!2 months ago
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Dear Messy Miracle Mom, You were warned of terrible twos. You're bracing yourself for teenage trouble. But why doesn't anyone talk about this strange space in between? Do you feel like you're messing up? Or maybe you feel really alone? That's why we're here. Check out the link for more info. #MessyMiracleMoms #SeekingTheStill ift.tt/2fZzZQh ... See MoreSee Less

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Dear Messy Miracle Mom, You were warned of terrible twos. Youre bracing yourself for teenage trouble. But why doesnt anyone talk about this strange space in between? Do you feel like youre messing up? Or maybe you feel really alone? Thats why were here. Check out the link for more info. #MessyMiracleMoms #SeekingTheStill http://ift.tt/2fZzZQh

This has been a dream of mine for a long time. I truly believe our daughters will change the world. Let's help them! #CheckBackTomorrow #Launch #SeekingTheStill ift.tt/2xG8PFv ... See MoreSee Less

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This has been a dream of mine for a long time. I truly believe our daughters will change the world. Lets help them! #CheckBackTomorrow #Launch #SeekingTheStill http://ift.tt/2xG8PFv

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Margie SchlinkerThis is a great program for moms and their teenage girls. It has such helpful information! God bless Laura for taking this bold step.

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Messy Miracle Moms is for you if: - You want to cultivate a mother/daughter relationship based on honesty, love, trust, and mutual respect. - You want to give your daughter tools to become an independent, confident, caring teenager and adult. - You are willing to invest time and energy in building a healthy relationship. - You want to connect with other moms facing the same issues. #StayTuned #LaunchingSoon #SeekingTheStill ift.tt/2xNBg6B ... See MoreSee Less

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Messy Miracle Moms is for you if: - You want to cultivate a mother/daughter relationship based on honesty, love, trust, and mutual respect. - You want to give your daughter tools to become an independent, confident, caring teenager and adult. - You are willing to invest time and energy in building a healthy relationship. - You want to connect with other moms facing the same issues. #StayTuned #LaunchingSoon #SeekingTheStill http://ift.tt/2xNBg6B

You are at a crossroad, dear one.
To My Friend Who Feels Overwhelmed With Life...it's time to do something new.
Full post here: www.seekingthestill.com/overwhelmed-friend-whos-afraid-shes-going-crazy/
Laura Fleetwood
author + speaker + messy miracle
www.seekingthestill.com
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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Messy Miracle unite. I love my Sunday evening gals. We go deep and wide.

At this critical time in your daughter's life, you are likely over-committed, highly stressed, surrounded by superficial relationships, and trying not to feel guilty about the fast-food dinners you serve your family several times a week. The good news is that you are not only your daughter's chauffeur and homework police. You are a woman who was MADE FOR MORE than simply surviving the day. And you are also the MOST IMPORTANT human being in your daughter's life. Stay tuned for more info! #LaunchingSoon #MessyMiracle #SeekingTheStill ift.tt/2xEZUWv ... See MoreSee Less

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At this critical time in your daughters life, you are likely over-committed, highly stressed, surrounded by superficial relationships, and trying not to feel guilty about the fast-food dinners you serve your family several times a week. The good news is that you are not only your daughters chauffeur and homework police. You are a woman who was MADE FOR MORE than simply surviving the day. And you are also the MOST IMPORTANT human being in your daughters life. Stay tuned for more info! #LaunchingSoon #MessyMiracle #SeekingTheStill http://ift.tt/2xEZUWv

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