January 2015


Welcome to Passionate Living Newsletter

Hello, I’m Laura B. Young

Welcome to the launch of my Newsletter “Passionate Living.”

A Newsletter for those who dare to want the fullest life possible:

“But where was I to start? The world is so vast; I shall start with the country I know best, my own. But my country is so very large.  I had better start with my town.  But my town, too, is large. I had best start with my street. No: my home. No: my family. Never mind, I shall start with myself.” - Elis Wiesel, Souls on Fire, 1973

In today’s uncertain world, there is a thirst for meaning and purpose.  For most of us wanting a more passionate life usually means that we have some thinking, feeling and behavior habits that need a course correction. Meaningful change is a process, a journey that usually feels uncomfortable and risky for most of us. Do not allow the discomfort to stop you however.  Accepting who and where we are right now is a first important step.  It provides us a dance floor on which to dance, so to speak.  As we reflect we may not like what we find however we have to start somewhere and acceptance is a beginning.

Often in life when in despair over life’s struggles, not knowing which way to turn, we sometimes forget we are not alone. I would like to be a person in your life who gives you a “safety rope” of guidance and boundless encouragement assisting you as you tackle your journey and you increase your courage to get beyond “stuckness” into an incredible life.  Allow me to offer you a respite along your path.  In each newsletter I will be sharing information both personal and professional to give you important tools to navigate life’s thresholds.

So you ask: where do I start?

I believe there are abiding possibilities for each and every one of us, no matter where we start. Examine your life, your story, and become familiar with your usual pattern of doing things when you decide on a change.  Give yourself permission, to do it your way, be true to yourself.

I have been privileged to witness the great joy that occurs when clients have crossed the chasm of doubts and fears inherent in times of transitions, and have claimed their worthiness to have more of their dreams and desires fulfilled.  My work has been, and continues to be, devoted to helping people become, in one sense or another, more of what is possible for them.

Every time we meet, I will be here to encourage and uplift as you take the necessary steps to make life full and passionate.

Blessings, Laura

Greg's Plate

In each newsletter there will be a segment called “Greg’s Plate”. Greg, a multifaceted creative man who lives passionately, will bring to our attention other aspects and layers that will show us how to live life fully.  Using a broader brush Greg will share some of his life passions which he calls his ‘plate’.

Greg believes that we are all here to risk and be deeply involved in life.  In order to do that ,we need to be multi-dimensional and not allow our life to be a ritual day in and day out.  A more in-depth history of that which Greg brings to us by way of his life experiences will be available on my website LauraByoung.com on his page “Greg’s Plate”

In the meantime a brief synopsis of what he has on his "plate” for us and will address for us from time to time.

Tips and recipes for taste and presentation for us passionate foodies

Success in gardening from seeds to greenhouse experiences

The challenges of the computer age and solutions

The fun of scuba diving


In any given newsletter one area or all may be addressed.