On being outspoken.

April 9, 2012

People tell me I always have an opinion. “Ask Lauren, she’ll have an opinion.” “I bet Lauren has a point of view.” “I’m sure Lauren will want to weigh in.”

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Best Friends Forever: The Evolution of True Friendship

March 21, 2012

Remember, in high school, when you met that one girl (or guy) with whom you just clicked? You both liked the same music, the same burrito bowl at Chipotle, the same smoothie at Jamba Juice, and therefore you were soulmates — attached at the hip. You wove together friendship bracelets and swear you’d never ever take yours off.

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New Facebook Pages for Brands: What does it mean for Community Managers?

February 29, 2012

Facebook has gone and done it again! They’ve made some changes that will affect brand pages by March 30th. I’ve taken a little time (an hour or so) to try and digest some of the changes and interpret them through the Community Engagement lens.

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So, I guess I’m a grown up. When did that happen?

February 23, 2012

No, seriously. When? I had this realization the other day when I was washing the dishes and discussing weekend plans with my boyfriend. I just might be a grown up. And I’m not really sure how I feel about this.

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Simplify and Balance. My two favorite words right now.

February 3, 2012

The past two weeks have been wonderful. As you may know, I began a “cleanse” which is really turning into what I hope to be a lifestyle change. Clean eating makes me feel so good. And my workouts? The best ever. I’m thoroughly enjoying truly taking care of my body.

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Whole Living

January 22, 2012

The past two months have been a blur. Christmas in Sonoma. Phoenix between Christmas and New Years. New Years Eve in San Francisco. Weekend with my brother. My dad in town for my Big Birthday. Then Chicago last week for work.

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Sometimes, you just need a good cry.

January 9, 2012

I hadn’t cried in a while. It’s not that I couldn’t, it’s just that it takes the right place, right time, right mix of crap in life to make me really cry.

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On being present.

January 1, 2012

It seems to be this way every year — I wake up and it’s suddenly January. Christmas lights have been taken down, cinnamon candles snuffed out, gingerbread cookies meeting their fate at the bottom of a Glad bag. And the holiday season — my favorite season — has come and gone in a daze.

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Change: A Love/Hate Relationship

December 15, 2011

There must be a new year coming up because change is in the air.

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Volume I.

December 6, 2011

One year ago today, an extremely nervous man knocked on my door. He had earphones in and a notebook with the cover turned inside out so the pages were visible.

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13 Days

November 16, 2011

Today marks day 1 of the longest time I’ve been away from San Francisco since I moved two and a half years ago.

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Fall Nostalgia

November 7, 2011

It’s officially fall in San Francisco. Yesterday, I froze. I’ve been fighting off fall in terms of traditional garb because in San Francisco, fall comes a bit late. Summer isn’t summer and the beginning of fall is the warmest time of the year.

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