a personal reflection by Lauri Ann Lumby This morning’s blog is coming from a deeply personal place and arising out of a place of fragmented vulnerability….so apologies ahead of time for momentary incoherence. 😉 2017 has been quite an interesting year so far. The most exciting things have been my soul-discovering trip to Ireland and … Read moreOnly God
It is said that “the truth shall set you free.” I have continued to find this to be true. But knowing that in expressing our truth we shall find freedom and actually expressing our truth are two different things, especially when expressing those truths leaves you naked and vulnerable in the face of an often … Read moreMy Secret Pain – the Call of Beloved Partnership
The Dark Night of a Relationship is an important stage in any long-standing, committed relationship. This is a stage that no one tells us about, neither would we believe it could happen to us as we stand doe-eyed awaiting the celebratory nuptials. The Dark Night of the Relationship is real, it is necessary and when committed … Read moreDark Night of the Relationship
In the twenty-plus years I have been counseling individuals and couples, I have identified the number one reason relationships fail: Looking for the other person to complete us. Co-Dependency In the recovery world, co-dependency is limited to addictive/compulsive patterns of enabling. Here, co-dependency is expanded to include any behaviors, attitudes and relationship dynamics which are rooted … Read moreThe Number One Reason Relationships Fail
Buy it Now! Happily Ever After – the Transformational Journey from “You Complete Me” to Beloved Partnership presents a new model for intimate partnership along with the process for getting there. Happily Ever After recognizes that as long as we are looking outside of ourselves for completion our relationships are doomed to fail – supporting … Read moreHappily Ever After: my latest book available now!
To all my magnificent single sisters: This one’s for you! The Plight of the Modern Woman in Search for the Modern Man Intelligent, independent, courageous and strong, Beautiful, generous, thoughtful and kind. Laughing with you over the Holy Grail. Speaking your language of Tarantino, fantasy, adventure and sci-fi. Tossing down pints and whiskey shots. Cursing … Read moreThe Plight of the Modern Woman in Search for the Modern Man
I don’t remember what initially caused our lives to intersect, but since coming to know Wendy E. Slater, I have found in her a soul-sister, fellow shit-disturber, priestess, goddess and healer. When I was flat on my back with a raging ear infection last fall, Wendy showed up with her Shamanic gifts and helped support … Read moreWoman on Fire – The Poetry of Wendy E. Slater
I want to be clear, right from the start, this blog is NOT about men and it is not against men. This blog is about a characteristic and behavior pattern of Western culture that I have come to call “the unholy masculine.” Both women and men are guilty of embodying characteristics and engaging in behaviors … Read moreHow the “Unholy Masculine” is Killing Us.
The Dark Night of a Relationship is an important stage in any long-standing, committed relationship. This is a stage that no one tells us about, neither would we believe it could happen to us as we stand doe-eyed awaiting the celebratory nuptials. The Dark Night of the Relationship is real, it is necessary and when committed … Read moreHelp for the Dark Night of the Relationship
Damn, You Don’t Complete Me! Many relationships entered into in our youth are established upon the illusion that the other person will complete us. We look to the other to fill the emptiness and longing we feel inside. Eventually, we realize that the other person is not completing us as disappointment and resentment rush in. … Read moreYou Don’t Complete Me!