Looking Ahead With Lauren: Rock That Confidence

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How do you feel about yourself today? Eh? Do you consider yourself confident or struggling to get there? Confidence is tricky. Not enough and you can get stuck in a rut in all aspects of your life. Too much and you’re considered a cocky jerk. Yet, we all need confidence to score that job, find […]

Fall Fashion: Clothes Are Not The Enemy!

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“The truth is, every woman thinks she sees a bulge, even when there isn’t necessarily one there.” – Nancy Ganz, shapewear designer. Ladies, (if you haven’t already), put down your new novel and pick-up the fall edition of your favorite fashion dictator: Style, Vogue, W, Allure, Marie Claire, Glamour or Elle. And you WILL need […]

The Futility of Comparing Yourself to Others

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One of the biggest reasons we’re not content with ourselves and our lives is that we compare ourselves to other people. Picture it: you see photos of what someone else is doing on Facebook and think your life isn’t exciting enough. You see someone else who has a cool job and think you’re not doing […]

Take Back Your Summer: Accepting The Body You Have Now

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It’s normal to fantasize about a “better” version of yourself. As more heroic, smarter, powerful, successful, generous, kinder than you are. (Or more cutthroat or vengeful than you are.) These fantasies can serve as ideals of who we want to become — and thus can be blueprints, showing us how to get from how we […]

“What’s For Fitness Today?” – Our 30 Day April Challenge Recap!

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For the month of April, we brought you a tip every day to help you look AND feel your best! We hope that we inspired and motivated you with our mix of fitness and workout tips and inner wellness guidance. Feel free to come back to this post and read articles again when you need […]

Don’t Be A Slave To Fashion.

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“I think that people are too interested in what other people are wearing. The sense of competition is totally demoralizing. You’ve got to think of yourself and not how everyone else is dressed.” – Diana Vreeland, former editor of Harper’s Bazaar/Vogue Now that you’ve read the previous article on discovering your body’s characteristics. Let’s start […]

Watching Our Weight And Missing Our Life

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How many years have you been watching your weight? Following diet rules, counting points, and measuring portions? Referring to yourself and food as “good” or “bad”? Hating your body? Many of us at midlife have been dieting since we were teenagers–the days of Twiggy and Tab. That’s a lot of years of our lives. A […]

Baby Boom Women at Midlife – Deconstructing Barbie

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Despite the progress that has been made in women’s stature over the decades, research indicates that many women continue to feel devalued, subordinated, and marginalized within a patriarchal society. According to the research, women are more vulnerable to external pressure from society than men, and as a result face more questions at midlife about issues […]

Ultimate Self-Care

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Saying no can be the ultimate self-care. 
Black, Claudia Rosie (not her real name) came into my office looking miserable. She slumped in her chair and could hardly hold her head up. She broke into tears as she described her exhaustion from the demands of her job, keeping up with the household, her husband, and […]

Your Astonishing Light

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Please don’t miss this beautiful article written by Brenda Strausz- Read and savor her inspiring words I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being. ~Hafiz As a therapist I observe time after time that almost every client who walks into my office suffers […]