Living Hope- Steps to Leaving Suffering Behind

Living Hope- Steps to Leaving Suffering Behind June 22, 2016



Could you still find joy in life if you had lost all the loved ones in your family to tragedy that included fire and murder? Lynne did and she is here to tell you how she is still Living Hope.

As an infant, Lynne Cockrum-Murphy survived a tragic house fire that claimed her father and two sisters and left her with severe burns over much of her body. She lived most of her life with a severely depressed and alcoholic mother, who shared with Lynne at five years old her thoughts of suicide. She lived through her stepfather being crushed to death in a logging accident and her mother being murdered in a bar-room robbery.

The only reason Lynne Cockrum-Murphy survived the fire is because her father carried her out first before running back in for her sisters, where they all perished.



Tragedy stuck three year old Lynne 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 life from those tragedies forward to today.

After all she has been through Lynne is radiantly happy and living a life of pure service to the world, don’t you think she can teach us a thing or two?

Lynne’s transcendent spirit knew there must be something better ahead.



Hear how Lynne endlessly searched 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.

During Lynne Cockrum-Murphy’s interview on the Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos Show she shares how she found 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 her book, Living Hope, as she tells her own remarkable story that takes her from surviving to thriving.

CLICK THE LINK at the END of this article TO HEAR this amazing Show of thriving despite tragedy.


In Lynne’s 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 you there is a way to inner peace.

Listeners will discover how they can:

  •   end the karma that has them on a hamster wheel of suffering.
  •   escape the powerlessness that has them in its grip.
  •   live through loss, poverty, depression and find the joy in their soul.
  •   learn to trust –even after being betrayed and deceived.
  •   make life-affirming decisions.
  •   leave behind their “smallness” and rise into their greatness

What People are Saying about Lynn, her story and her amazing work:

“In her memoir, Living Hope, Lynne Cockrum-Murphy shows that when we become more committed to our growth than we are to the pain caused by traumas in our lives, we truly open the door to healing ourselves and reaching our potential.” Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries

“Dr. Lynne’s story is one of hope and inspiration for suffers of PTSD and Traumatic Stress. I highly recommend both her book and consultation services, if you can get in to see her!” Kathy Mohr-Almeida, Ph.D., Traumatologist

“A must read for anyone seeking to shift their emotional pain to inner peace and emotional freedom.” Connie M. Leach, Ed.D. Career and Life Coach



CLICK THE LINK TO LISTEN to one woman’s spiritual journey to overcome grief and tragedy:

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About author/ guest Lynne Cockrum-Murphy– 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 Host: Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos is a TV/Radio Producer/Host of Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod® and Author/Lecturer of International award winning bestseller, Surviving Cancerland: Intuitive Aspects of Healing which promotes patient advocacy and connecting with inner guidance for health, wealth, and love, contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams & Premonitions, PATHEOS Blogger and Columnist to Women Voices Magazine: SOUL and HOME, and Wellenss Women 40 and Beyond: Dream Queen. Kat taught Special Education and Psychology at USF. If you wish to be a radio show host, interviewed by Kat or wish to learn more about her go to to make your dreams come true.

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