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 […]

Does Social Media Give Us ADD?

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I am becoming increasingly aware of my ridiculously short attention span. I am also aware that technology is probably the cause. In my last post, I discussed ditching social media for being more social and saving our relationships. But what about saving our sanity? I’ve been noticing more how I skim most articles. How I […]

Coming Back to Self and Opening to Grace

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Do you ever think that life is totally bizarre? Are you ever curious as to why things happen and why you are faced with certain life experiences? I sure am! Life happens and we cause some situations while other situations we have no control over. I am truly beginning to understand that every situation in […]

Holiday Ugh? How To Survive And Thrive During The Holidays

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“If you think you are enlightened, go spend a week with your family.” ~ Ram Dass It’s that time of year again! While many of us can appreciate and enjoy the tradition and festive cheer, not all of the feelings that arise during this season are festive. What is it about the holidays that can […]

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. […]

Letting Go: How to Live With the Loss of a Loved One

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Note from Leo: This is a guest post from my friend, Suraj Shah, who wrote this post as a favor to me after a reader asked about how to deal with the loss of a loved one. Suraj writes regularly about dealing with loss on his blog, Live With Loss. I’ll hand it over to […]

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 […]

Does it Ever Pay to be Angry?

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We rarely enjoy getting angry, it’s like drinking poison or being stuck in glue, it can arise out of nowhere and often out-stays its welcome. Anger can make enemies out of friends or family, and depression is often its bedfellow. Our physical body gets tight, breath shortens, while mind and emotions get twisted. Anger is […]