Hello, welcome to my new site! My name is Lauren, and I’m someone who is passionate about being kind to oneself.
As someone who grew up painfully shy, dealt with binge eating and orthorexia for many years, and still deals with anxiety, social anxiety, and self-doubt (who doesn’t, right?), I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what I need to help me overcome my mental and emotional struggles.
What I’ve found is that so many of us have these issues. Many of us feel alone or don’t know how to manage them. And most of us are so damn hard on ourselves.
I think a lot of it is our culture and environment. We’re taught to ignore our emotional needs for the sake of hard work – blood, sweat, and tears. Working our lives away is encouraged, and anything less than that is seen as simply complaining, not being tough enough.
… at least, that’s my interpretation. That’s been my experience. And that’s how I used to feel about myself. But not anymore. At least now most of the time.
I plan to start doing YouTube soon to accompany this blog. I want to just share my experiences in a way that’s honest. Not on any high-horse or place of authority – but just sharing what has worked for me and letting others know they aren’t alone. That they deserve self-respect and self-love.
So we’ll see where this goes. <3