Hey, it’s Lauren. I would put an exclamation point there, but they are over used, and would not quite capture my golden retriever incarnate enthusiasm anyways. So we will settle for a period, but not a lackluster one.
It has taken me a few years to come to terms with who I am — a non linear thinker and relentless builder. Words are my creativity. Movement is my meditation. Thoughts are my inspiration.
A California athlete raised on the promises of culture and self made dreams, I studied Romance Languages & Literature at Princeton, then wrote my now published thesis on the wine industries of Spain & Italy. Translation: while my classmates were burrowed away in the bowels of the library running some sort of regression, I was prancing around La Rioja and Tuscany doing research on the business, history, production, and tastes of wine. Upon graduating, I chose to work at Morgan Stanley, always having a dream of conquering a Wall Street trading floor, pinstripes, pearls and all. After helping to start businesses for the firm in London, Turkey, New York, and Latin America, something else caught my eye — a gaping hole in the market for a currently non-existent health & wellness industry… and within it, a first of it’s kind real life wellness brand.
So I quit my lucrative, makes-sense job I somehow got after studying literature (and wine), and built a health, wellness & fitness company, which was first to market for the majority of its offerings across yoga, mindfulness, nutrition, digital fitness, and wellness travel. After a decade of building and operating a multi-vertical business with my own two hands, writing a Best Selling book in four languages, and helping people across the globe, I stepped away. It did not make a lot of sense to anyone except my gut-instinct at the time, but I was ready for my next challenge.
Apparently moving on from your business child is not that easy even if it is the right thing to do. But after a daily dose of sweat, tears and alcohol, I finally came back to life, back to realizing what I do, and want to do, best.
So here we are, Between the Waves.
While consulting businesses and entrepreneurs on building their brands, managing their pivots and jumping the curve, I am writing my second book, publishing my first children’s book, and jumping into the ocean of thought here with you.
Between the Waves is a real life look at otherwise esoteric thoughts, meant to open our eyes, feed our mind, and inspire our life.
Thanks for riding these waves with me. No explanation point needed.
(Photo by the legendary Mick Rock)