I Got Yelled At By Two Strangers Last Week. What I did to deserve it, What I Said in Response, and what it taught me about the power of my thoughts
I have a problem. A curse, really. I’m your stereotypical Canadian. I’m very friendly – overly friendly at times. I apologize a lot for things I don’t need to apologize for, just to keep the peace. In fact, I once apologized to a woman who ran into me and stepped on my foot while I […]
“I’m sorry for being so difficult lately…” I said to my husband last week. His response couldn’t have been more amazing.
I have been feeling less than awesome lately. I do not like the version of myself that my husband and daughter have been getting. This version of me is overtired, over stretched, overwhelmed and completely, well, over it. This version of Lauren says yes too often, not because she wants to please, but because she […]
A Candid Look at What My Friend’s Death Has Taught me About How to Live
I sit here on a beautiful white chaise lounge in a natural lit living room with the Florida sun cascading through the windows. It is May 23rd. Today would have been my friend, Anna’s, 49th birthday. Instead of celebrating with her tonight, we celebrate the life she once lived, hoping that she is somehow here […]
3 Ways to Get Everything You Want This Mother’s Day!
Since becoming a mother almost a year and a half ago, Mother’s Day has taken on an entirely new meaning for me. Now it’s no longer just about making sure I get a card to my mother on time (she lives in Montreal) and calling her to wish her well (and to thank her for […]
Did you know I wrote a book? It’s called A 14 Day Nutrition Reset. And guess what: I wrote three more. Find out how you can help make sure I publish them!
A few years ago, Ted (my husband) went off to teach some pro cyclists how to do yoga at their training camp in Spain (aka his idea of Disneyland), and I stayed home with one goal: To write and publish my first cookbook before he got back (aka my idea of Disneyland). It was a […]
What you need to know about depression (and how I responded when I got a text saying, “I’m Kinda Losing it Today”)
Do you ever have those mornings where – for no explicable reason – you wake up at some ungodly hour, and no matter how hard you try, you can’t get back to sleep? That was me yesterday at 4am. After mediating a fight between the voices in my head (one said, “Get up! You have […]