Looking Ahead With Lauren: Stop Your Worrying Mind

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“If you worry about what might be, and wonder what might have been, you will ignore what is.” — Unknown I envy those people who seem to breeze through life without a worry or care in the world. Most of these people must be faking it right? I’ve always been a worrier, even when I […]

Celebrate Your Strength With Your Breath! Feeling Anxious? Try Breath Work

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“Practicing regular, mindful breathing can be calming and energizing and can even help with stress-related health problems ranging from panic attacks to digestive disorders.” – Andrew Weil, M.D. Since breathing is something we can control and regulate, it is a useful tool for achieving a relaxed and clear state of mind. I recommend three breathing […]

Declutter Your Mental Clutter

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Those voices inside your head won’t be quiet. All you can hear is your boss telling you to have those reports done by Friday or your daughter reminding you that there’s soccer practice this Saturday or a parent’s voice telling you that they’re going to need you to help them drop off their car at […]

The Habits That Crush Us

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‘Don’t panic.’ ~Douglas Adams Why is it that we cannot break the bad habits that stand in our way, crushing our desires to live a healthy life, be fit, simplify, be happier? How is it that our best intentions are nearly always beaten? We want to be focused and productive, exercise and eat healthy foods, stop […]

21 Day Yoga Challenge: Day 20 – 30-Minute Tension Release Side Bends

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Do you regularly feel tension in your shoulders, neck, back and more? We all seem to carry our tension in these areas, especially if you work at a job that requires you to stare at a computer for most of the day. We forget about posture, we sleep all different ways, and then we hurt. […]

Becoming a Witness – The Essence of Yoga

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I recently attended Ignite Your Power (IYP), an advanced teacher training with Baron Baptiste and Elizabeth Corley, the CEO of Baptiste Power Yoga Institute. It was a powerful experience. I learned more than I have probably learned in any other training; however, the context of my learning was not in yoga asana, it was about […]

Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders – Mother & Daughter Reunions: The Holidays

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Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders (A series of articles dedicated to nurturance) How do a mother’s own attitudes toward herself get passed to her children? Girls naturally identify with their mothers and this identification can become disturbed when a mother acts in ways that are destructive and lack self respect. When the issue is specific […]

My New Yoga Journey

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I’ve been interested in yoga for a while. You can read on and on about the benefits: increased flexibility and strength, better balance, a calm mind, less anxiety and worry, and much more. I always found it interesting that a workout could seemingly be so good for you in both body and mind. Being someone […]

11 Simple Ways To Supercharge Your Time In The Now

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“To be alive is to totally and openly participate in the simplicity and elegance of here and now.” ~Donald Altman Five years ago, my life was a mess compared to now. I was anxious, worried, afraid, and running away from my feelings–I was running away from the present moment. So, what happened? I started applying […]

Learning About EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)

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As I’ve spoken about before, I tend to be a worrier and a nervous and anxious person. Sometimes I even get panic attacks, which can be extremely scary and embarrassing. So I’m always looking for ways to stay calm and relaxed and release the anxious parts of me. Recently, I was able to learn about […]