About

"can we speak in flowers.
it will be easier for me to understand."
--Nayyirah Waheed

(And you could add clouds, trees, birds, mountains, oceans, and many more beings from our beautiful world to get a more full sense of how important natural beauty and these relatives are to me. I believe we are related to all things.)

"I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being." 
--Hafiz

(This speaks to my purpose, and my constant belief in and wish for you.)

I've been miserable beyond belief, horribly stuck, completely lost inside, totally hopeless, maddeningly self-loathing, and terribly scared at many times in my life (sometimes all at once)... and I've made it through those stormy periods to emerge okay, and even more than okay - full of gratitude, hope, love, and compassion for the struggle it is to be human. 


One reason I'm here is to help others leave their similar dark and unhappy places to return to their shining light and purpose, and experience the joy of being utterly themselves and really living. 


I am honored to hold space for people, witness their pain and confusion especially if they're not feeling seen or heard. I feel so privileged when they ask and trust me to guide them back to their hearts and souls and fire inside.


I am also a reveler in possibilities. I've been accused of being too Aquarius, too much a dreamer - guilty as charged. Gladly. Our lives can change in an instant, for many reasons, and the happiest are when we get a spark of an idea of something new or different, something possible that didn't seem so in the moment before it. I love working with people on creative projects, from as small as rearranging a drawer, to creating a book, to starting a blog, to selling jewelry, and the list goes on. Sometimes you just need someone to be there with guidance and encouragement to take each step toward that seed of an idea, a possibility, help it grow, and watch it bloom.


Compassionate Presence
Curiosity
That Calm Beyond Fear
Gratitude
Spirit Celebration
Fierce Connection
Hope's Breath
Jubilant Flow
Never-ending Awe
Deepest Caring
Stillness
Effusive Joy
Reverence
Ancient Honor
Creativity
Paradox, Humor & Change
Grace
Radiant Love

(if these words resonate with you, welcome to me)


I am a certified life coach, hold a Masters degree in counseling, a certification in graphic design, and maybe, more importantly, I'm a writer, author, poet, photographer, artist-creator, master project-manager-organizer-declutterer-mover, dreamer, and lover of possibilities. 
Much gratitude for being here.
--Lauren

(And because you asked my last name rhymes with "ovary.")