About me

Hi! I’m Laura Horton-Ludwig.

Since 2005, I’ve helped thousands of people connect with their own inner wisdom and build a life that’s authentic and joyful for them.

I’m a Unitarian Universalist minister with advanced training in spiritual direction through the Jungian-oriented Haden Institute, life coaching through the Institute for Life Coach Training, and shamanic work through the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.

I regularly teach spiritual practice workshops and often draw on the MBTI and Enneagram in my work with clients. (I’m an INFJ and a 1w2 with a lot of 4ishness in me too.)

I have experience in trauma-informed care and coaching, afterpastor ministry and family systems theory, and anti-racism/anti-oppression work, and I’ve studied with Susan Beaumont, Larry Peers, and Deborah Pope-Lance.

If you’re longing to follow your heart’s desire but feeling overwhelmed, unsure, and tangled up, I can relate because I’ve been there too. 

For many years, I felt scared to let the world see who I was on the inside–in love with beauty and laughter, heartbroken by the suffering of so many beings in this earth, intensely curious about the worlds beyond the world we know–because I didn’t want other people to think I was “too much.” But over time, with lots of spiritual practice and support from my own mentors, I’ve discovered that it feels so much better to just be myself. It also lets me connect with the people I’m best able to help.

Though my journey has been complicated by its share of trauma, loss, and longing, I’ve also experienced deep healing. That’s what I wish for you too. 

These days, I’m happy to be living with my husband and our dog and cat in a woodsy neighborhood in Williamsburg, Virginia, along with bunnies, deer, hawks and owls, and the occasional possum. When I’m not working, you’ll probably find me reading a fun novel or cooking up a tasty one-pot dinner.

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Me with my work-from-home buddy Taylor. She passed away in the fall of 2023, but she is very much alive in my heart!

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