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 moments 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.
I love working with people on creative projects, from as small as rearranging a drawer, to creating a book, to starting a blog, to moving across the country, to totally reinvent themselves, and the list goes on.
I believe in wildly improbable goals and dreams, and help others to let go of the white knuckle hold  on 'being realistic' and not rocking boats. 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. That's me. 


I am a certified life coach, hold a Masters degree in counseling, an editor and curator, 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.") 

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