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So far Lauri has created 72 blog entries.

Looking for physical health, happiness and well-being?

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: Exercise, Family, Health, Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Nature, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Samantha is a very busy single mother of 3 young kids. She works part-time, and barely has time to work out. She claims to eat healthy, although she is so stressed and frazzled, and looks like she is going to crack at any moment. If meditation is suggested to her, she will give a look of [...]

The Secret Ingredient to a True Friendship

By | October 9th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The secret of great writers is they show not tell. Here's a simplistic example: Instead of writing "she is pretty," the writer describes her in a way make us feel she's pretty, such as, "She has long, dark silky hair and big brown eyes that sparkled." This is the same for life! A person of character and [...]

5 steps to a more invigorated, healthier you

By | October 5th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When it comes down to it, we all have the same goal: to live a fulfilling,healthy life surrounded by people we love.  So what prevents us from living this life? We often stumble all over ourselves and complicate it. The key is to reduce the clutter and chaos and prepare ourselves for the inevitable bumps along the [...]

Why could it be important to forgive a rapist?

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Monica was a junior at the University of Virginia majoring in political science. She was athletic, ambitious and diligent. A straight A student, she was active in school activities, and worked out daily. People liked her. She was cheerful and greeted people like they were her best friend who she hadn't seen in weeks.  One day she [...]

Is it karma or life lessons that determine our outcome?

By | September 25th, 2017|Categories: Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Relationships, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As Sarah walked down the beach one evening, lavishing in the summer breeze, she saw a handsome couple and their 2 teenage children walking towards her. She thought to herself, "how fortunate for them to be able to stroll down the beach enjoying each other's company." Sarah had been divorced for a few years, and  still missed the dream of [...]

If You’re Eating Right, Calories Don’t Matter (at least nearly as much)

By | September 21st, 2017|Categories: Exercise, Health, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of the most common questions I received when I ran JOOS, my company that distributed cold-pressed organic juices and conducted cleanses, was, "how many calories in a juice?" As soon as I heard that question, my first thought was this person is programed to follow a calorie counting diet, which typically means an eating plan high in [...]

A Must Do Every Single Day for Peace of Mind and Longevity

By | September 18th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I started practicing yoga when I worked at Columbia University in the early '90s. The teacher had silky long grey hair. Her skin glowed. My first thought when I met her was that I wanted to move with the grace and ease she did when I would be her age. She made one statement that I [...]

Don’t be fooled! It May Be Disguised as Food, but It Actually Isn’t

By | September 14th, 2017|Categories: Health, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Nutrition, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Mehmet Oz may be controversial, but I unequivocally agree with one of his views: when you read food labels with the nutritional ingredients listed, chances are it's not a real food. Most supermarkets don't give you the nutritional breakdown for a piece of celery. We inherently know it's good for us. Many researchers question if it's [...]

What’s holding you back from experiencing peace of mind?

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Family, Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s happened to all of us…a bad travel experience! My daughter, Julia, had a very bad one. Everything that could have possibly went wrong, did. Her flights were late. She had a 24 hour layover in Miami and was forced to sleep in the airport security because she was travelling alone and under 18. She lost [...]

Against all Odds, He Persevered…and that means you can, too!

By | September 6th, 2017|Categories: Life, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Spiritual, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Many Japanese Americans landed in interment camps during World War II, and although Wat Misaka was never taken prisoner, he still encountered hate and prejudice.   Misaka had another strike against him: he was only  5'7".   The difference between a champion and a quitter is that a champion isn't bogged down by excuses, which Misaka could have [...]