Author: Lauren Rose

What’s It Like To Be An Introvert?

10 Jul 2019 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

I have wondered if people really do understand what it means to be an introvert. Many times I find myself trying to explain why I don’t want to go out with employees after work or why I need some quiet time at a family party. Sometimes I…

How To Receive Bad News

10 Jun 2019 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

Receiving bad news is one of the worst feelings – it’s often unexpected; it can be damaging or life changing. When it happens, I can feel my throat get tight, and I try to swallow but I can’t. My stomach feels empty and drops, as if I’m…

Letting Go Of Friends Is Okay

10 May 2019 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

Have you ever grown apart from a friend, and realized you were grieving, as if it was an actual break-up? In the past, I’ve had to let go of close friendships for multiple reasons, and I found myself completely confused with the way it made me feel….

Love Is Work

10 Apr 2019 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

As everyone knows, or hears, marriage is not always easy. Yes, there are so many easy, fun, and fulfilling parts of marriage, but there are equally, if not more times of differences, disagreements, and a whole lot of work. I’m no marriage expert, so I can only…

Anxiety & Asthma – Are they related?

10 Mar 2019 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

Like many Americans out there, I suffer from anxiety. Some people have a little bit of anxiety, while others have a lot. Mine is a consistent experience, mixed in with all the issues and situations I go through (or suffer through), situations that I attach my anxiety…

The Defense Against Getting Defensive

10 Feb 2019 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

There’s one aspect of my relationship with my husband that we have been working on since the day we got together, and that is “getting defensive.” I get defensive in conversations with my husband, I get defensive in conversations with my family, and I get defensive in…

Is There a Right Way?

10 Jan 2019 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

What’s the right way to reach your goal? Is there a right way? I’m no doctor, but I do have my own theories about how I can reach my 2019 goal. I vow every January that I will lose weight and get healthier; be more active. Every…

Holiday Blues

10 Dec 2018 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

Christmas is a favorite holiday for many, including myself. Every year, once Thanksgiving hits, I’m already searching for the perfect tree and bringing down all the decorations from the attic. I look forward to being in the Christmas spirit; listening to Christmas music, wrapping gifts, decorating the…

Procrastination: Is it that bad?

10 Nov 2018 Posted by Lauren Rose in Self-Care

Procrastination. It could be my middle name. I procrastinate all the time; every task. I’m late for everything. When packing for vacation, I’m always forgetting something because I wait until the last minute to pack. I’ve grown up with the understanding that procrastination is a bad thing….

Paying It Forward

10 Oct 2018 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

Have you ever heard of the phrase “paying it foreward?” It’s a concept where someone does something nice for someone else, where the reason for doing so is completely selfless and done just to benefit that other person. It’s this idea that altruism, a concern…