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I Was Vulnerable For the Wrong Reasons

I Was Vulnerable For the Wrong Reasons

Traveling opened up the window for my vulnerabilities to jump out of. It forced me to confront issues like an oncoming truck. If I didn’t move myself from the middle of the road, I would collide with the semi and that’d be the end of me.

“In Body I Trust” by Lauren Dow – Now Available!

“In Body I Trust” by Lauren Dow – Now Available!

My hands are shaking as I write this. My armpits are sweating and I can feel my heart beating a little bit harder than it was before my fingers hit the keyboard. In Body I Trust, my first novel, is now available for you to order!

Take An Emotional Day of Rest

Take An Emotional Day of Rest

Sundays are usually the days since I’ve moved to Tampa to go over to my mom’s house and give her a day of emotional rest. See, my amazing, incredible, strong, powerful, faithful mother is also a wife to a man who was diagnosed with dementia a few years ago.

Mental Health Awareness Month: You’re Not Alone

Mental Health Awareness Month: You’re Not Alone

This month is something special to me. Not only is it Mental Health Awareness Month, but the theme this year is “You’re Not Alone” and MY GOSH if that hasn’t been the absolute message I’ve been trying to share with so many people since I first shared my recovery story.

Hey, It’s My Birthday! 31 Lessons I’ve Learned in 31 Years

Hey, It’s My Birthday! 31 Lessons I’ve Learned in 31 Years

Wowza… I’m 31. Would you look at that? I look at myself in the mirror and see wrinkles outlining the corners of my eyes and the curvature of my cheeks. I see gray hairs sprouting through my roots and my skin becomes more like my mother’s with every passing day.

Why My Life Never Changes: Finding Freedom In The Disarray

Why My Life Never Changes: Finding Freedom In The Disarray

“With everything going on right now,” I watched my new friend lean closer towards the phone so they could truly articulate with their body the severity of what they were feeling, “I just want to know when I’m finally going to touch the ground.”

Ditch The Negative Self-Talk and Make Space For the Good

Ditch The Negative Self-Talk and Make Space For the Good

I’m going to be incredibly vulnerable with you…The last two months have been incredibly difficult. Scratch that. 2021 was deemed as the year of saving grace. The one where we could wash away the sins and chaos of 2020 and start fresh. But let’s face it, that’s not real life.

Failure: The Belief That Stands In Our Way

Failure: The Belief That Stands In Our Way

What is it about failure that causes us to feel so debilitated? The concept of not meeting the expectations we ultimately set for ourselves based on society’s standards.

The Big Bad Wolf: Imposter Syndrome

The Big Bad Wolf: Imposter Syndrome

I recently have been reading Presence by Amy Cuddy, a book I stumbled across in one of the Little Libraries in Denver. And my gosh it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time in my life.

In Body I Trust – Now Available for Preorder!

In Body I Trust – Now Available for Preorder!

The day has finally arrived for you to officially preorder your copy of In Body I Trust and I couldn’t be more excited to share this moment with you. What you may not have known, is that your preorder will help save lives.

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