Archives for July 2014

On Sushi, Wine, and Major Life Changes

*Sidenote: Life with Lauren is about to get a little facelift. It’s been a few years, and it’s much needed! I’ll still be posting regularly, and it’ll come back looking fresh to death* I’m scared of a lot of things. These things include: Cockroaches Rollercoasters Burglars Spiders Sharks My parents’ basement Other assorted, menacing things […]

Can't Sleep? You Need a FitBit. Seriously.

I requested a FitBit for my birthday, mostly because I work from home and was concerned that I’m sitting in front of a computer for too long every day. I knew the FitBit would help track my steps and give me a better sense about just how active (or not) I really am during the […]

The Dating Rules You Have to Ignore (Seriously, They're Stupid)

There are all kinds of unspoken rules when you’re dating, and personally, I think (for the most part) they’re dumb and outdated. Let’s get rid of them. Some of the rules you hear about a lot include: If you’re the lady, you let the guy text you first Guys are supposed to pick the plans […]

We Can All Use a Reminder to Just Step Back and Soak it All In

If you watched the ESPYs last night, you caught a highly moving and emotional speech from ESPN anchor Stuart Scott, who’s fighting cancer for the second time. If you missed the speech, you can watch it here.  I’m embarrassed to admit that I spent a large chunk of yesterday in a foul mood. I was […]

Tweak Your "To Do" List and Feel So. Much. Better.

I’m a big fan of making “To Do” lists, and have to make one every night before I go to bed so I can sleep better. But recently I’d been STRESSED and my go-to list wasn’t doing much to help.  I realized I was plowing through plenty of tasks each day, but still feeling this looming sense […]