The word narcissism gets thrown around a lot these days, but I don't think people truly understand what it means. We often associate narcissism with people posting a significant amount of selfies on social media. What people don't realize is that everyone on this earth has narcissistic tendencies; but that doesn't make you a narcissist.… Continue reading Even Salt Looks Like Sugar
Sometimes it is too late to say sorry, because an apology in and of itself, isn't always enough. I've probably said "I'm sorry" more times this year than I ever have in my life. I've always been very good about treating everyone around me with the utmost respect. I'm not a troublemaker, I'm not overbearing… Continue reading Is It Too Late Now to say Sorry?
It's taken me a while to get to a point where I've become self aware of my actions, thoughts, feelings and decisions. One of the most important lessons that I've learned by going through all the tough stuff is to really think about my decisions and choices I make before I make them. It's so incredibly… Continue reading The Power of Healing
In case you didn't know, September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. After the year I've had and experiencing those suicidal thoughts myself, it gives September and what this month represents a whole new meaning to me. I'm not going to get into the details of my story (you can read about that here), but saying… Continue reading Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
I've watched countless number of friends get tattoos, and a little part of me always wanted on too. There was just one problem: I absolutely H A T E needles. By now, I think most of you know that I'm a diehard Mets fan. If you didn't know, SURPRISE! It's true. About two years ago,… Continue reading Ya Gotta Believe
I came across this quote today, randomly, and I don't think I've ever read truer words. "Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough." I think back to the last few weeks and I'm honestly taken back about how true this is. Life is one crazy ride. No one knows what each… Continue reading What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger
If you don't already know, my name is Lauren. In February of this year, I watched my life begin to change. I had just started my first year of teaching 7th, 8th and 9th grade special education, that September. I was the new girl in the building and lets just say it didn't go as… Continue reading Hello, it’s me.