Money

Transparency of pricing

I recently had a frustrating conversation with a company trying to hard sell me their services — which I want — without giving clarity as to their pricing. This company’s pricing is not on their website, and when I asked about that, my service rep said that it’s because that’s proprietary information. Imagine sitting down… Read More Transparency of pricing

Personal Development

Dear Lauren, here’s how to reduce stress

Dear Lauren, I see you working on your third bowl of ice cream of the day. I know you’re stressed out about finances and a toddler who is deep into the temper tantrum twos, and I know that sometimes food is the only thing that gives you a little bit of relaxation. But any sort… Read More Dear Lauren, here’s how to reduce stress

Personal Development

Pushing past discomfort

I recently came across a Youtube video of the comedian Joe Rogan talking about getting in shape (profanity alert). The video is entertaining, but more importantly, it’s chock full of great information. Over the next few days, I will dissect and reflect on a few key points in this video that created light bulb moments for… Read More Pushing past discomfort

Music

What does a feather bath and yellow hair have to do with Albania? – Music favs of August ’17

Music fills my soul. It powers my day and produces a feeling of ephoria in 5 seconds flat. So today, I’d like to share with you some of my favorite songs at the moment.   “Awoo” by Sofi Tukker ft. Betta Lemme I first found out about this song by watching their TED talk. The song is… Read More What does a feather bath and yellow hair have to do with Albania? – Music favs of August ’17

Musings

Settling down is not the same as settling.

I’ve noticed a trend among young women who think that “settling down” is the same as “settling.” I am here to set the record straight. You are settling when you: Marry someone who looks good on paper, but with whom you are not head over heels in love. Marry someone because you’re afraid no one… Read More Settling down is not the same as settling.