Author: Lauren Rose

Anxieties of Teens & Adolescents

10 Sep 2015 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

“Anxiety is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times. Many people feel anxious, or nervous, when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. Anxiety disorders, however, are different. They can cause such distress that it…

Walk A Mile In Someone Else’s Shoes

10 Jul 2015 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

Relationships are something I personally struggle with on a daily basis. Maybe because I go above and beyond necessary standards to perform the phrase “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes”. My parents brought me up on that phrase and without realizing it, almost every…

Enjoy Life With “KIS”

10 Jun 2015 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

No I didn’t misspell the title, I’m talking about KIS or “keeping it simple”. When I was in elementary school, my friends would sign my yearbook with KIT: “keep in touch.” So this is me signing your adult yearbook to say, “Great to see you!…

Building on Boundaries

10 May 2015 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

Following last month’s theme of boundaries, I think it might be interesting to focus on boundaries in today’s world. In the aforementioned editorial, a boundary is defined as “unofficial rules about what ‘should’ not be done; limits that define acceptable behavior. My most recent experience…

Cure Those Annoying Allergies

10 Apr 2015 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

April showers bring May…. Allergies! At least for me they do! Let’s forget about the all-year-round allergies I was also blessed with (cats, dogs, feathers, dust, mildew, etc.) And let’s focus on what you are probably feeling during this April month: sneezing, water eyes, sniffling,…

From SAD to GLAD!

10 Mar 2015 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

Wow, how many inches of snow did we get this winter? 42 inches? That is the height of a small child. Let’s hope the snow is really done this year, as we are slowly seeing temperatures rising (knock on wood!) and we are getting more…

A Faux Pas on February 14th?

10 Feb 2015 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

It’s every single person’s favorite time of the year… February! And I’m not just talking about the whole month, I’m talking about one, specific day that even if it is not highlighted in your calendar, you’ll know exactly what your plans are for that day….

Back-From-Break Blues

10 Jan 2015 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

Back-from-break blues? SAME. I feel your pain. Nothing says, “Good morning Lauren, are you ready to jump back into reality?” more than a late alarm, cold shower, missing shoes, missing keys, broken heat, and unpaid bills. That is what I woke up to Monday morning…

Ring in the New Year with some Holiday Charity

10 Dec 2014 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

95.4% of households give to charity. I am actually very happy with this number, and I fall into this percentage. Ever since I was young, my mom was always very insistent on volunteering during the holidays of Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s not that the other…