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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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Jerry Maguire lies. This movie has provided the single most damaging phrase to our hope for intimate partnership – “You complete me.” When we are looking outside of ourselves for someone else to complete us, we are indulging the compulsion … Continue reading
This afternoon, one of the students of my “What’s Your Magic – Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts” course, asked me to further elaborate on the “gift of celibacy.” “Who would EVER think of celibacy as a gift?” you might ask. Find … Continue reading
As we usher in the new world, a new model of intimate human relationship is being called forth. In the new world we move beyond co-dependency (looking for the other to complete us) to interdependency, or what I call Beloved … Continue reading
10 Characteristics of Healthy Love Leave it to Abraham Maslow to be generations ahead of the curve! In his groundbreaking work, Toward a Psychology of Being, he perfectly articulates the difference between co-dependent love (what he refers to as “deficit … Continue reading
The purpose of my e-course Happily Ever After, is to support those who long for a new paradigm in human intimate relationship – one that is not rooted in co-dependency, as our past models have been, but one rooted, instead, … Continue reading
Last week I wrote about the number one reason relationships fail. (Read that post HERE). Today, I am writing about the second more common reason for relationship failure: Unmanaged Anxiety Anxiety is Normal! First of all….anxiety is normal and we … Continue reading