A Letter To A Perfectionist

Dear Perfectionist, Hi my name is Lauren and I am a “recovering perfectionist.” I say recovering because I can still spend at least 30 minutes trying to create the perfect messy bun! (And if that’s not an oxymoron, I don’t know what is!) Let me just fill you in on how much of a perfectionist […]

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Ring In The ‘You’ You Are!

Now more than ever, social media is saturated with messages about resolutions and goal setting; messages saying you failed this year, but 2019 will be your year; that you need to lose the weight; or that it is time to start intentionally creating a “better” you. I don’t know about you, but I start feeling […]

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Five Things To Do Before Picking Up Your Phone

If I had to guess you probably use your phone as an alarm (I mean who still has an actual alarm clock?). And instead of just letting your phone wake you up, before your feet even hit the ground, you fall into the black hole of checking your messages, opening every social media app, and […]

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Four Ways To Ensure Your Resolutions Stick In The New Year

That time of year is upon us. Maybe you are taking the time now to write your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2018. Or maybe not. Maybe you have given up on the yearly tradition of writing all those self-improvement goals on a slip of paper that you know will not last through the […]

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Has God Given Me Too Much To Handle?

Earlier this summer I lost it, like really lost it. I became so overwhelmed with school, swimming, work, comparison, self-worth, and a whole bunch of other icky feelings. I was ready to delete all of my social media accounts. I was ready to stop competing in a sport that I had devoted 15 years of […]

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Choosing Grace

After an incident involving a car, a dent, and a truly remorseful driver, I had the choice to let anger consume my being and potentially place a wedge between myself and someone close to me or I had the choice to choose grace. My first reaction to hearing the news? Angry doesn’t quite cover it. […]

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Living As A Pastor’s Kid

For me, there has never really been a “before” Christ moment. I was baptized at a young age; at an age where I didn’t even know what “giving your life to Christ” even meant. I grew up going to church and I don’t think I’ve ever missed a Sunday unless I was swimming. The church and […]

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