Dear Husband…

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My Sweet Husband, I have learned so much about you and I this past year and especially in these last several weeks since I fell and hurt myself badly. That fall was actually 8 weeks ago today. Let me back up though to almost a quarter of a century ago. Twenty-four years ago, this month, […]

Looking Ahead with Lauren: How to Nurture Your Relationships

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Relationships are not always easy. We all have many different types of relationships and people in our lives. We may have parents, grandparents, siblings, extended family, significant other or spouse, friends, best friends, co-workers, etc. I’ve always had an easy time making friends and enjoy the company of lots of different types of people. I […]

Rise, Shine, and Shag!

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Hmmm…What to share with our readers this morning? Of course my brain is buried in my computer searching and reading Sundays best and most interesting offerings around the globe. When suddenly, almost magically, the ping of my inbox calls attention to a wonderfully enticing gift – Rise, Shine and, Shag! Hurriedly (of course), I read […]

The Must Have To-Do List

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Another September, another year of sending off our children to school, whether it is kindergarten or college. For me this is my 17th year, as I “send off” Colin to his 4th year of college. With the annual send off there is always a list involved — school supply list, book lists, clothing list, dorm […]

We Need Each Other, Don’t Forget That

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I think as people, human beings, we need each other. Sometimes perhaps just for a short time. Once the time is over, when we no longer need each other, something forces you to split ways. I always wonder about relationships. As a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, sometimes I wonder why people […]

No Motivation To Do The Mattress Mambo?

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No motivation to do the mattress mambo? There could be a lot of reasons your libido is low. One common culprit in women is low estrogen levels. Estrogen, which is the primary female hormone, plays multiple roles in the context of female sexuality. It stimulates neurotransmitter systems in our brain that control desire, arousal, mood […]

“Be Yourself. Everyone Else Is Taken!”

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You may have seen this little message years ago as an email from a friend. I stumbled upon it this morning and liked it so much, I wanted to share. Happy Monday! Lena “You don’t have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them. Slowly read straight through, and you’ll get the point.” –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––- […]

Celebrate Your Strength – Learning to Love the Flaws

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As I wrote in my most recent book, Living as a River: Relating to someone as a “self”–on the basis of how we see them right now–is like seeing a video reduced to a single frame, or seeing a ball hurtling through the air in a freeze-frame photograph. It’s life-denying. It’s a static way of […]

Making Room For Joy: Confront Your Toxic Relationships

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Affirmation:  I give thanks that: I faithfully cleanse myself of any toxicity or disharmonious energy! I am grateful for the way toxic people behave for they show me how not to be! Loving myself gives me the strength to walk away from a toxic relationship! End your affirmation by saying: “I give thanks that this or […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Valentine’s Day – Looking Back and Forward

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I’ve always loved Valentine’s Day. Over the years it has meant different things to me, nonetheless I’ve still enjoyed it. As a kid it meant making valentines for all the kids in my class, receiving valentines, getting candy and other goodies from my parents and grandparents. It meant having a special note or treat in […]