Digging Into The Romance Of Roses For Every Day

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Another year, another Valentine’s Day. What are you most excited for? All the pink and red decor? A reason to dress up and be whisked off on a hot date? Staying at home in your PJs reading romance novels? Whether you’re in a relationship or single, buy yourself a rose this Valentine’s Day and remind […]

Go With Love This Year & BackBends

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein 2014, it’s a new year and I’m so happy and grateful to be here. For me, January 1 always marks the start of another exciting journey into the unknown. Optimism for the inevitable road ahead; giving and receiving love […]

The One Skill That Could Save Your Relationship

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Several years ago I worked with a client I’ll call “Vanessa” who described herself this way: “I’m a highly reactive and outspoken person with my partner. If he does something that annoys me, I have no filter between my irritated reaction and the words that come spewing out of my mouth. As a result, we […]

Take A Mindful Breath This Holiday Season

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How many times have we made up our minds that this holiday season “we are going to be good”. We begin to plot and plan and make up a thousand different scenarios in our minds about what we will and what we won’t allow ourselves to eat, only to find ourselves abandoning our best plans […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Why Confusion is Sometimes BS

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I can’t tell you how many times in my life I’ve said I felt confused. You may feel confused when learning something new (this is pretty legitimate, but you can always try harder and try learning it a different way), confused about your love life or career, or confused about where you’re going in life. […]

Eulogy for Grandma Harriet

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My son Benjamin Gluck wrote and read this beautiful eulogy at his Grandma Harriet’s funeral, who passed away this week. Always love, Allison Eulogy for Grandma Harriet As the cliche goes, you never know what you have until its gone. But what if you do in fact know that you have something important, and when […]

“What Is A Grandma?”

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My sweet daughter Samantha eulogized her beloved “Grammy” yesterday with grace and love; as only a grand-daughter could do.  Always love, Allison “What Is A Grandma?” A grandma is warm hugs and sweet memories. 
She remembers all of your accomplishments and forgets all of your mistakes. She is someone you can tell your secrets and […]

Change Your Entire Life with this Simple Technique from Thich Nhat Hanh. It’s Kind of Amazing!

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“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I was visiting a friend in New York City this past weekend as we discussed various elements of all things spiritual.  Discussion of teachers, techniques, paths and so forth culminated into […]

6 Ways to Let Go and Achieve Happiness

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We are all on a quest for happiness, but often times we have no direction on how to get there. But instead of trying to obtain something you don’t have, have you ever tried letting go? Here are 6 tips, on letting go, that will assist you on your quest for happiness. I personally have […]

Healing in Families

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If you let something go and it’s meant to be, it will come back to you is how the saying goes. I recently received a phone call from my sister who’s a few years older than I am and with whom I shared a bedroom for most of my childhood. I know a phone call […]