HI! I’M LAUREN.
Welcome to my online home! Here I share with you everything I’ve learned (and continue to learn) about holistic health and wellness. The topics I explore range from the super geeky to the spiritual – drawing on my knowledge and experiences as a medical doctor, psychology graduate, cancer patient and yoga teacher.
Whilst this blog started out as a cathartic way for me to share my “cancer journey” (as well as plenty of bucket list adventures), more recently – basically since I received this amazing news – it’s expanded to include anything that grabs my interest and, hopefully, yours too. My personal experience with cancer has highlighted the many ways in which lifestyle choices can affect our ability to deal with once-in-a-lifetime health challenges, as well as the day-to-day challenges we encounter in modern life. I hope that by sharing my story I’ll inspire you to keep embracing life during any tough times, hopefully helping you to become more resilient to whatever life throws your way.
(P>S. If you’re interested in my full story please grab a cuppa and head over to this page)
“It has been one of the greatest and most difficult years of my life. I learned everything is temporary. Moments, feelings, people, flowers. I learned love is about giving. Everything. And letting it hurt. I learned vulnerability is always the right choice because it is easy to be cold in a world that makes it so very difficult to remain soft. I learned all things come in twos. Life and death. Pain and joy. Salt and sugar. Me and you. It is the balance of the universe. It has been the year of hurting so bad but living so good. Making friends out of strangers. Making strangers out of friends. Learning mint chocolate chip ice-cream will fix just about everything. And for the pains it can’t, there will always be my mothers arms. We must learn to focus on warm energy. Always. Soak our limbs in it and become better lovers to the world. For if we can’t learn to be kinder to each other how will we ever learn to be kinder to the most desperate parts of ourselves.” – Rupi Kaur