How to Make a Change for Good

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“When you stop trying to change others and work on changing yourself, your world changes for the better.” Most of us have been there – we decide this is the year we’re going to lose those pesky pounds, get fit or quit smoking. We try. We’re determined to make these healthy changes. Yet, we fail. […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Goals For 2012

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Happy New Year everyone! 2012 is here. Some think that this is the last year we will ever see. Whether you believe that or not, you should still make this new year count! I am welcoming you to my new weekly column, tentatively titled “Looking Ahead With Lauren”. I will bring you all the things […]

50 Life Secrets and Tips

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#1 Memorize something everyday. Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options. #2 Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions. Those who are heavy-set with material desires […]

Get Back On The Mat: 21 Day Yoga Challenge

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Here’s a koan for you: What is yoga without practice? The world seems to be filled with yogis who’ve let their practices slide, with rolled-up mats and meditation cushions collecting dust in closet corners. Or maybe it’s just me. I think of myself as a yogi, but my bolsters, blocks, and wedges beg to differ. […]

Come On, Get Happy

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I’ve mentioned in a few posts that I’ve been reading “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin. First of all, I’m a sucker for a lot of “self help” books, especially ones that teach you how to be happy or how to obtain happiness. I consider myself a pretty happy individual, but much like Rubin says […]

Challenge Your Fears

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“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” – Les Brown Is there something in your life you are not going for or creating?   Can you think of reasons and excuses, maybe even really good ones, for why you are not ready or are not challenging yourself […]

Take Out The Trash

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Eliminating Clutter in the Mind and in Life As we head into 2010 there are probably many New Years Resolutions floating around. Either on a piece of paper, already crumbled somewhere or even in our heads. Lose weight, take more yoga classes, eat no sugar etc. On a walk the day after Christmas I began […]