The Death of a Goal Setter: Why I’m Rethinking my Definition of Success
I am a goal setter by nature. Get straight A’s – check. Move to California – check. Meet and marry the man of my dreams – check. Have a family – check (well, actually, in progress. But certainly off to a beautiful start!) By all intents and purposes, if you look at my life on […]
“Dude, I did the dishes for you!” A Candid Conversation About (and Invitation to Discuss) Modern Day Gender Roles & Their Ever Present Impact on our Relationships
As you may recall, I was supposed to upload a post a few weeks ago, as I do every other Wednesday. And I actually did. But then, when I went bed the night before it was scheduled to go out, I couldn’t shake this feeling that I shouldn’t post it. Not because the conversation or […]
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 […]