Looking Ahead With Lauren: Resolve to Be More Social and Less Social Media

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My generation is a strange one. We basically lived through the beginning of the boom of the Internet and social media. I didn’t have an AIM account until middle school (remember those days anyone?). I didn’t have a Facebook until I was a senior in high school. In fact, I always resisted jumping on the […]

Go With Love This Year & BackBends

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein 2014, it’s a new year and I’m so happy and grateful to be here. For me, January 1 always marks the start of another exciting journey into the unknown. Optimism for the inevitable road ahead; giving and receiving love […]

This New Year: Practice Presence, Gratitude, And Compassion

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Embracing the New Year will likely be no different for me this year than last or the one before that. With one exception. I intend to improve upon my practice of mindfulness, gratitude and compassion.   In the past; resolutions, goal setting, promises and plans generally resulted in nothing more than dissolved resolutions, broken promises […]

No Regrets

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“Don’t let the past steal your present.” – Teri Guillemets It is that time again. New Year’s Eve. Celebrations. Toasts. Midnight Kisses. Tinsel. And….New Year’s Resolutions! Many of us look back at the old year with regrets. We berate ourselves for the people we didn’t reach out to, the trips we didn’t take, the habits […]