Life in Balance

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…

Writing for Healing

10 Sep 2018 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

This month I wasn’t sure what I was going to talk about. It crossed my mind to talk about school starting, since many of us can relate, whether we have kids ourselves or know someone who has kids. But kids aren’t the only students taking…

Are you a Worrywart?

10 Aug 2018 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

Are you a worrywart? Yes, I have to say I’m a worrier. But when I looked up the definition of “worrywart,” I thought to myself, “No, no, this doesn’t sound like me.” According to, a worrywart is “a person who tends to worry habitually and often…

Is Being Too Nice a Bad Thing?

10 Jul 2018 Posted by Lauren Rose in Balance

This is not the first time I’ve acknowledged this, but I hate how nice of a person I am. I know that sounds crazy, but the nicer I am, the more I feel like I’m taken advantage of. I’m not talking about myself in a boastful manner…