Listen to Your Body

Every summer, like clockwork, the skin on my right-hand starts to peel. Not the ‘I’m going to rejuvenate into shiny, new skin’ type of peel, more like ‘I’m going to shed and look awkward.’ I might be oversharing, but it was the first clue from my body that my stress level was out of control. […]

Sharing My Why

“If there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it”– Toni Morrison For years I have been dreaming of this blog, and then one day, I heard Toni Morrison’s quote and thought, Lauren, it’s time. Start writing the blog that you wanted to read. I […]

Finding your Eat, Pray, Love Moments

Eat, Pray, Love, by Elizabeth Gilbert, came out in 2006, and the movie debuted in 2010, just in time for my divorce. It may sound a bit woo-woo, but do you believe that the universe brings you resources, whether they are books, articles, movies, talks, etc., when you need them? For me, this was the […]

Do You Bumble? Creating a Mindset for Dating

Tinder, Bumble, Match, Coffee Meets Bagel, Hinge, eHarmony, and at a low point, OK Cupid. I tried them all, ladies! I met my ex-husband organically at a bar. When I entered into my next round of dating, I was totally clueless and excited about the opportunities. Are you telling me that I can swipe through […]

Journaling 101

A decade ago, I started journaling. It helped me navigate one of the most challenging periods of my life, my divorce. The suggestions in this post can apply to anyone feeling lonely, misunderstood, working through a problem, and of course, going through a divorce. If there was ever a time for journaling, it is today. […]

How to Start Journaling

Step one. You bought a journal. Step two, you put pen to paper. Step three…you are lost. Fear not, I have some journal prompts that will help you write, dictate, or type pages. Tell me about your day, this past week, or month What do you want to gain from journaling? Is this a new […]

Let’s “KonMari” Your Life: A New, Organized You

The first time I read “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo, I cried. I finished the book on a plane flight, and tears were flowing down my cheeks. This may sound a bit insane, but you don’t know how much joy organizing brings to my […]