Looking Ahead With Lauren: Handling Stress

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We all handle stress differently. Some people crumble under press and others thrive. I think I am somewhere in between. On the outside, I can handle stress pretty well. Yet, like everyone, at times I have my moments. The other day I broke down and cried, screamed in my pillow and well… basically, freaked out. […]

7 Ways to Make Conversations Meaningful Using Minimalism

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Our relationships are one of the most important aspects of living a meaningful life. Conversing with a close friend can be one of the most meaningful experiences we have. And yet we often don’t value these conversations like we should, we don’t pay enough attention to the important people around us. Just like we use […]

The Power Of A Listening Heart

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People don’t need fixing or lecturing. The most basic human need is to feel understood. When we are listened to we feel heard and cared about…..it allows us safety and helps us to understand ourselves better and to expand into who we really are.  —Brenda Strausz Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative […]

Your “To-Do” List When Going Back To School

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This weekend, while shopping for some household items, I ended up in the midst of some serious back to school shopping, moms and daughters/sons getting ready for college dorm life. Listening in on their conversations about whether or not they needed a toaster, what color rug goes with the lamp, the size of fan, reminded […]