The Dance of Your Life

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“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not […]

Have a Transformation to Your Relationship to Work!

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“It seems the harder I work, the more luck I have.” -Thomas Jefferson Our body operates like a machine, utilizing laws of physics and a systematic lever system to make movements. We are made up of structural bones, muscles that move bone, ligaments that connect bone to bone, and tendons that connect muscle to bone. […]

Living Whole-Heartedly

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The happiest people I know have something in common: they are whole-hearted in how they engage in their lives…whole-hearted in relating with others, in work, in meditation, and in play. They have a capacity to give themselves thoroughly to the present moment. Yet for many, it’s challenging to engage with this quality of presence. Take […]

Living Independently With Love

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(This post was originally published one year ago today. Yet, forever relevant!) Good Morning on this glorious wet and misty Fourth of July 2012 in Michigan. The heavens have been hearing our parched cries for rain – thank goodness! We are beyond blessed to live each day as we choose. To express our power and […]

10 Tips for Body Confidence in the Bedroom

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Whether you’ve been with your partner three times or 300 times, had two dates or 20, getting naked in front of another can be a conflict-ridden experience. Heck, getting naked in front of a mirror can be a conflict-ridden experience. We may try to convince our partner that sex is more intimate with the lights […]

How Being Present May Have Saved My Marriage

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Walking under trees. Summer’s faded into fall. My marriage is broken. I seek solace under wind rustled leaves of red and yellow dappled browns. Scratch of black branches seems to whisper a message, “quietly, quietly.” I don’t understand. I look longingly to the trees wishing for answers, wishing those branches were arms that could hug […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: What’s Your Love Style?

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We all love someone, yet we love in different ways. Even the most miserable or hurtful people deep down have love for others. In the words of one of my favorite movies, “The Last Kiss”, “Every a**hole in the world loves someone, it is what you do to the people you say you love that […]

Let Go or Be Dragged

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This quote appeared to me today. Not a surprise. It’s been an interesting time since I returned from India last week. I’ve had numerous people contacting me regarding things that have finally come up for them and that need to be released. We’ve been told for the past several years that with the coming of […]

Getting Your Family On Board with Life Changes

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‘Men learn while they teach.’ ~Seneca the Younger It is a curious phenomena that when we try to change our habits — simplify our clutter, eat healthier, start exercising — the other people in our life don’t instantly want to be changed in the same way. It’s as if they had their own minds! Horrible […]

How to Deal with Fiery, Passionate Relationships. ~ Shelly Bullard

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No one on the planet lights my soul on fire the way my man does. It’s a fiery relationship—for better and for worse. I get so activated in his presence. I light up. Quite literally, I buzz. A fire roars deeply and passionately in my heart, for him. And sometimes that fire takes over—a burning […]