That’s it, I QUIT.

I grew up in a home where quitting was not an option. It was something so strongly engrained in me that I was usually afraid to start anything. What if I didn’t like it?  Would I have to keep going to adhere to the family image of not being a quitter?  And what if it did not work out?  Would I just keep doing the very thing over and over again that showed me that I was not enough, while hoping for another outcome?

In my 36 years of being alive, I have come to embrace that quitting is sometimes one of the best things we can do for ourselves. That’s why for the new year, I want to encourage you to look at all of the things in the 2019 that you can quit.

Wait, what?  OK, let me back up a bit.

Being a Love Renegade is a commitment to being unapologetically you as you create and grow a romantic relationship (and circumstances that you love) that reflect your heart’s wisdom and desire.

To be a Love Renegade and allow your best relationship—-which by the way does not have to look like mine and adhere to a heteronormative monogamous or more traditional model—-you must break the “laws of love.”  The “laws of love” point to patterns or relationships that must be broken/QUIT—-for you to experience what you want in your relationships and within your life.

As my husband Daniel says, “It’s a New Year’s Resolution, it’s a New Year’s REVOLUTION!”

What will you quit in 2019?  How will you #revoltforlove?  Will you…

…Break the Law of Control and quit trying to make everyone conform to YOUR standards and limitations?

…Break the Law of Sacrifice and quit relationships that drain your energy and catapult you into a cycle of martyrdom?

…Break the Law of Drama and quit making such a scene when what you really should be doing is creating an authentic connection with your heart and others?

…Break the Law of Perfection and quit editing yourself and trying to be just like everyone else?

…Break the Law of Absorption and quit giving into your own rigid way of doing things?

…Break the Law of Satisfaction and quit trying to impress everyone when you feel empty inside?

In 2019, it is my commitment to you to reach out when I have something to say and to let you know unapologetically when you are getting in your own way and blocking yourself from receiving incredible love.

I am accepting clients for my six month Love Renegades Private Coaching Program. If you would like to explore the possibility of hiring me in 2019, we can do this in the context of a Heart Connection Session. You can apply for one of these sacred sessions here.

In the meantime, wishing you a year of love, joy, prosperity, and truth.

Finding Closure in Odd Places

It was the summer of 2013, my husband, Daniel and I were living in a small town in Pennsylvania.. I could not help but notice that so many people voiced that they wanted to work with me but were not able to because of their religious beliefs. Instead of getting frustrated or going into a pattern of wanting to change someone else’s beliefs, I became curious. What was it about me that was attracting this particular objection to deep soulful work?  What was my issue with religion?

I knew I had some resolved “stuff” with my Catholic upbringing but I thought I had made peace with it. The responses I was getting from other people showed me a wonderful opportunity for healing. It was then that I made a decision to go on a Catholic retreat with the church I grew up in. I was not going because I was “coming back” to the religion I grew up with. I was not going because I was craving that particular kind of structure for spirituality. I was not sure why I was going but I felt compelled to go.

What I discovered there brought me so much healing—and in a completely different way from what was intended. I created closure.  You can find out more by clicking here to watch this video on the Love Renegades YouTube Channel.

 

The FallOut of Setting Boundaries

Although it might sound counter-intuitive, one of the biggest ways we can experience incredible love and appreciation in our relationships is to set and uphold healthy boundaries. If you are like me or many of my clients, setting boundaries does not come naturally. In fact, like many of us, you may have grown up in an environment where it was not safe to have boundaries. This may have made it hard for you to develop your own sense of self-confidence, self-esteem, self-trust, and self-worth.  In the video below, which you can find on our Love Renegades YouTube channel, I speak vulnerably and candidly about the process of setting boundaries. Watch it here.

It’s OK to be different.

It’s OK to be different.

“When the Rules of Love Fail you, don’t be afraid to break the laws of love.”

To elaborate, I made a short video for you. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/WqZFrp1Fg8M

If you have any feedback or questions, please reach out. ❤️

I truly love hearing from you.

From My Heart to Yours,
Lauren

When you master rejection, you master life

“When you master rejection, you master life.”

To elaborate, I made a short video for you. Watch it here: https://youtu.be/YjHsCDUCTzI

If you have any feedback or questions, please reach out.

I truly love hearing from you.

From My Heart to Yours,

Lauren

Guidelines for the Revolt For Love: The Revolution Community

WELCOME TO THE REVOLT FOR LOVE: THE LOVE REVOLUTION!

Ready to create your own personal Love Revolution and your own Universal Love Story? Welcome home!

This is a heart-centered community for insightful and intelligent people who feel drawn to choosing LOVE over fear and contributing to making our world a more loving place. This is a really tall order!! We will use this group to ban together as we look within ourselves, make wise choices, and create LOVE through our relationships—-especially within ourselves and our intimate partnerships!

Get started with my free mind map to help you Break the Laws of Love! You can get your own copy in our free Community here: https://bit.ly/2HwiUtT

Then introduce yourself to the group in a new post. Lurking may feel more comfortable, but letting others know that you exist is a practical way for you to make friends and LET LOVE LEAD THE WAY!

Let us know a little about who you are!! Tell us the following:

-Name and Occupation/Passion

-Where you live and what city you are from.

-What show you are currently watching or recommend? (If you aren’t into TV, let us know about movies, books, music that you are into! )

-BONUS QUESTION– What drives you to choose love over fear? (That how we #revoltforlove!)

Make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and comment on each other’s posts!!

Use this group to share what inspires you and opens your heart and PLEASE let us know why you are sharing it with us!  (In other words, don’t just drop a link or a meme! Let us know what you think or feel about what you are sharing!! In other words, share yourself with us!)

We are Love Renegades.  As Love Renegades, we are not so much about rules, but we do our best to practice common sense. Here are my common sense guidelines:

-DO NOT be a jerk and attack anyone for having different views than you. Disagreements are OK. Passionate conversations are encouraged. Bullies will NOT BE TOLERATED and they will be OUSTED from the group!

-DO NOT spam the group with ads.

Make friends, support one another, ask questions, share your insights and what inspires you! Topics on love, manifesting your dream relationship, enhancing the relationship you are already in, and heart-healing are welcome here!

I’ll be answering questions, sharing insights, facilitating discussions, and guiding you on how to create your own personal Love Revolution and Universal Love Story!

I am SO excited to help you REVOLT FOR LOVE! ❤️

Love,

Lauren

Do you have trust issues? (part 1)

I know it has been a while since we have connected. Truthfully, I have been in deep reflection. Even though I love my contemplation, I genuinely missed connecting with you! I did not reach out because I did not really have anything to say, but now I have something to share with you…It’s about trust. More specifically, self-trust, that sometimes elusive treasure that some of us never find.

Before I go any further, I want to disclose something. Trust—-particularly self-trust—has notoriously been a big deal for me. I used to be someone who was petrified of making a mistake. I used to be someone who was reluctant to move forward without proof. I used to check in with other people about what decisions I “should” make. These choices went right along with who was “safe” to love and what I needed to do to keep myself from being hurt.

Why did I do this?   Well, being a psychic little kid, I had a very *different* perception of what was going on. I would see things—-fairies, spirits, scary things, colors around people. I would know things—-things I was not supposed to know and did not know I was not supposed to know. I would feel people’s feelings in my body. I did not know what to make of my experiences, but one thing I knew for sure was that it was NOT what my family and friends were experiencing. I decided that I was wrong and I wanted to keep my perceptions a secret.  I was successful at this for many, many years…Until I wasn’t.

I will get into all of that another time, but for now: doesn’t it make sense why I would not trust myself?  After all, I had no external support or validation and I decided from a very young age that my experiences were wrong. This choice allowed me to constantly give my power away to other people—-my power away to my lovers, my friends, my family, and any authority figure.  Looking back, it was what was normal, but now living in that reality would be a perfectly self-created hell.

Ever since I chose to trust myself, I began to listen to myself intently. I saw that much of what I perceived was not the norm.  Instead of getting discouraged as I did as a small child and again as a person with low self-esteem, I now see that my unconventional way of seeing things—-not just seeing ghosts and auras—-is what really allows me to serve other people. Here is what I have found to be true about trust:

  • Trust has nothing to do with guarantees and trust comes with a different type of certainty.
  • Trust has nothing to do with whether or not things will go “according to plan.”
  • Trust is complete liberation and ownership of my life, my intentions, and my manifestations.

For me,  trust is about accepting my own inner wisdom, stating my intention, and moving forward with an open heart.

Have you ever wondered what your life and what your relationships would be like if you trusted yourself completely? What would you do more or less of?

“The Universal Love Story” Trailer!!

“The Universal Love Story” Trailer!!

“The Universal Love Story” is a Love Renegades original video series that combines documentary and reality TV to shed light on what it takes to create your best relationship and results that you love. Through each cast member’s story, you will become enlightened to the following:

-What is takes to break free of illusion
-Identifying universal patterns of self-sabotage that could be holding you back
-The in’s and outs of self-love and healing
-What it truly means to reconnect with your spiritual power
-Creating the love you want—-on your terms

Watch the trailer here:

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