Looking Ahead With Lauren: Follow Your Arrow

I, like most of the world, tuned in to the Grammy’s the other night. While most people were obsessing over the power couple, Jay-Z and Beyonce, I was most inspired by two other females. Can we give P!nk some props for her amazing performance and crazy athletic ability? My next inspiration which inspired this article […]

The Language Of Yoga: Finding Your Dharma

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The world can be a pretty difficult place to navigate. It’s tempting to say that it’s tougher now than it has been in the past, but that’s probably not so true. People have felt bewildered by the things going on around them for eons – war, famine, disease, how to pick a good spouse – […]

Does Social Media Give Us ADD?

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I am becoming increasingly aware of my ridiculously short attention span. I am also aware that technology is probably the cause. In my last post, I discussed ditching social media for being more social and saving our relationships. But what about saving our sanity? I’ve been noticing more how I skim most articles. How I […]

Breaking Bad: 4 Ways to Snap Out of Negative Thinking

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1. Go outside. A little sunshine and vitamin D will go a long way. Getting out in nature draws us into the present moment no matter how hard we resist. It separates us from our stress and hits the “reset” button on our brains. Leave your iPod at home and just let yourself be with […]

Holiday Ugh? How To Survive And Thrive During The Holidays

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“If you think you are enlightened, go spend a week with your family.” ~ Ram Dass It’s that time of year again! While many of us can appreciate and enjoy the tradition and festive cheer, not all of the feelings that arise during this season are festive. What is it about the holidays that can […]

Yes, You Can: 10 Ways to Build Inner Strength

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“Boom-boom! Pow! Can you feel that? Boom-boom! Pow!” There are days when these lyrics remind me more of the overwhelming stress that can hit us from all sides like bombs exploding once-stable air. Like when you find out you have lost your job with no option in sight “Boom!” your spouse leaves because that he/she […]

Change Your Entire Life with this Simple Technique from Thich Nhat Hanh. It’s Kind of Amazing!

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“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.”  ~ Thich Nhat Hanh I was visiting a friend in New York City this past weekend as we discussed various elements of all things spiritual.  Discussion of teachers, techniques, paths and so forth culminated into […]

Ducking Grief

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Next month will mark six years that my best friend’s daughter Miya died. Yet, she is very much alive in the hearts and minds of those who knew and loved her. Loving Miya was the only option; she wouldn’t have it any other way and this is exactly what we loved so much about her. […]

In Defense Of Highly Sensitive People

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There’s a myth that being sensitive is being weak. The beauty of myths is that the truth is usually the opposite of that which we assume to be real. In the case of the highly sensitive person, this holds true. I was born a highly sensitive person and am far from weak; my life path […]

The Way of No Debt (This is really good!)

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If you have ever struggled with deep crippling debt or feel totally spent from trying to make ends meet each week, I urge you to read this article; written by the always brilliant, Leo Babauta. He will help you face your never-ending debt fears; and guide you onto the path of real recovery and relief […]