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Expectations and Judgement

Last night I watched the new Beauty and The Beast movie, yes, I know I am way behind. It got me thinking about love, life and happiness. As I sat and watched the film, nostalgically reliving my childhood, I could not help but think about how we treat, perceive and love people. The movie focuses… Continue reading Expectations and Judgement

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Mindfulness

Live in the present. Today I am enthralled with the concept of mindfulness. It is the concept of being completely consumed with the present with a heightened awareness of your surroundings. This state of mindfulness should not be confused with a time when you notice every little thing that is wrong, because it is not… Continue reading Mindfulness

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Bad Days

DON’T CAMP THERE. It is no secret that some days are just tough. Some days you wake up and have gained a pound or you spill coffee on yourself when you are already running late. How you let that affect the rest of your day, though, is what matters. You are allowed to be frustrated,… Continue reading Bad Days

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How do you eat an elephant?

KEEP MOVING FORWARD. Today I am feeling empowered and ready to take on the world. My husband and I have an insane number of things to get done before we can even make progress on our business venture, but I am feeling overwhelmingly positive. While we both have moments where we become overwhelmed by the… Continue reading How do you eat an elephant?

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Ask Yourself

WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY? Months ago my former boss and I were talking about fundraising and how so much of this profession revolves around the question, “what have you done for me lately?”. This has stuck with me, but in a different way. I wonder what would happen if we were to ask… Continue reading Ask Yourself

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Last Day

OUR PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS Over the past several months I have struggled with a perpetual need for balance and control over my own destiny. After much thought, prayer and conversation with my husband. We have decided to step out of our comfort zone and start our own business. Today is my last day in my current… Continue reading Last Day

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#TuesdayTea

YOUR TUESDAY THOUGHTS. “There is pleasure in the pathless woods.” – Lord Byron This was the quote from my tea today and it got me thinking. Every day we make decisions. We decide when to get up, what to wear, what to eat, so on and so forth. These decisions mostly come easy, but not… Continue reading #TuesdayTea

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Live the life you love

Your daily reminder to be unapologetically you. Today I am filled the with overwhelming sense of peace. I am living proof that life is not perfect, but that perfection is not what makes it each day so beautiful and wonderful. Your life is made up of choices. Each day you can choose to work hard,… Continue reading Live the life you love

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The Power of “YET”

I stumbled across this Ted Talk today about the "power of yet" and had a great realization. In today's fast paced world we all have a tendency to want things right and right now. I have found that, since I have grown up with technology at my finger tips and endless opportunities all around me, I… Continue reading The Power of “YET”

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Meet Lauren

Who is Lauren? Hi, my name is Lauren, I am a 27 year-old marketing professional at a nonprofit organization in Missouri. I was born and raised in Ohio, but life has blessed me with the opportunity to live in several places. Over the past 17 years I have lived in 4 different states and learned an immeasurable amount… Continue reading Meet Lauren