51 Articles by Laura McDonald

Laura McDonald

The Best Advice I Ever Got

The best advice I ever got wasn’t from a shrink, a friend or even my parents. It was from Julian, the back elevator operator and handyman for over 40...

Laura McDonald
September 26 2013

5 Lessons I Learned Teaching Yoga To Seniors

While on our annual summer vacation at the Jersey Shore, I ran into Karen, one of the many friends I’ve made here over the years. Karen is my mother's...

Laura McDonald
August 28 2013

How I've Dealt With Being Estranged From My Brother

I have lost my brother, again. Gratefully he is alive, but we have not communicated for many years. 

Laura McDonald
August 13 2013

A Mini-Meditation To Help You Start Your Day Off Right

I’m a busy wife, mom, and business owner, and (to put it mildly) I’m a total Type-A personality. I write up my to-do list each night before I go to...

Laura McDonald
June 12 2013

Can Love Grow After 20 Years Of Marriage?

Can love grow or does it fizzle out over time? After 20 years of marriage, this is something that’s been on my mind the last few years. Is it possible...

Laura McDonald
May 14 2013

What You Need To Know About Perimenopause

One of the beautiful aspects of aging is becoming a bit more patient, introspective, even more productive on many levels. I’m able to let go of the...

Laura McDonald
April 9 2013

7 Healthy & Quick Meals To Start Your Day

I admit I’ve never been a big breakfast eater. If I had it my way I’d get up, have a cup of coffee with a splash of skim milk, then another cup of...

Laura McDonald
March 26 2013

Who Needs The Gym When You Have A Park Bench?

You don’t need any equipment for this one—just use your body weight as resistance.

Laura McDonald
March 21 2013

Why Yoga Makes Me Feel Sexy

Yoga makes me feel sexy. When I’m moving my body with awareness and intention, when I move into positions that open my mind and body in ways that I...

Laura McDonald
February 19 2013

A Trainer Explains: Top 13 Ways I Get Back In Shape

There’s a perception that trainers get to work out all day. Oh, those lucky trainers! Up early in the morning, get the kids breakfast, walk the dog,...

Laura McDonald
February 5 2013

5 Benefits of Exercising Outdoors When You're Freezing Your Ass Off

Are you tempted to dive under the covers and hibernate when cold weather hits? It certainly seems like a good excuse, but exercising in the cold...

Laura McDonald
January 27 2013