I spent two decades investigating, experiencing and reporting on a wide range of “women's issues” and for a long time specialized in writing about romance, sexuality, self-esteem, relationship dynamics, health and spirituality.
In my very colorful career in media I was Editor-in-Chief of two national magazines -- Playgirl as well as Single Living Magazine -- and was Manhattan Bureau Chief and then Managing Editor of Women’s News.
It was always my dream to write books. I taught myself to do that by editing saucy novels for a small publishing company, and then penning a few of my own. In 1991, my first book was published on the same day my son was born. The book has been out of print for years. The son is AWESOME and is in college training in media, broadcast and accounting.
I've written 14 books of my own, and have ghosted and edited about 35 others.
But the most amazing thing that has happened in my career is that in 1997 I got the call to ministry and at 40 years old went back to school as a seminarian. In 1999 I was ordained as an Interfaith Minister and from there I truly reinvented my life. Not only did I experience a radically wonderful career change, I met my soulmate in seminary!
Soulful love, unique weddings, inspirational writings, and women's spirituality & empowerment have been a major focus as a writer, advice columnist, teacher and spiritual counselor.
My stongest calling has always been to wedding ministry. In fact, the call me "The Wedding Goddess." I have married hundreds of wonderful couples in the past 12 years and have helped many brides and grooms as a spiritual counselor and through my work with the Bridal Survival Club. It has been a true honor to take part in people's lives as they prepare for a wedding--it is such a precious (and stressful) time.
I have been also touched deeply to bless babies and pets, memorialize loved ones who have passed on or sit by the bedside of someone who is dying. These experiences of service have fed my soul and taught life lessons that have transformed me.
In 2008 I was offered a special opportunity to blend my skills as a media professional with my calling as a minister when I was offered the job of Family and Inspiration Editor of Beliefnet, then the largest inspiration and spirituality site on the Internet with over 3 million monthly unique visitors monthly.
I discovered that working as an online editor for a big website offers a huge opportunity to touch people's lives.
I was excited to accept the offer to become a Senior Editor, covering relationships and sexual health, for Everyday Health, a leading provider of online health information with over 25 million unique visitors monthly.
So now I spend my time on the launch of a new expert-driven website to help people have healthier relationships, marrying people on the weekend and writing books in between.
This website was designed to bring together the many hats I wear and hopefully inspire people in some way. So come on in. Hope your enjoy!
Rev. Laurie Sue Brockway
Women's Spirituality and Self Esteem
Pet Prayers and Blessings