In both my business and personal lives, people are still just finding out about my drama of the past year. The fact that I’m dealing with a difficult situation isn’t exactly something that I reveal upon introduction: “Hi, nice to meet you. I’m Laura. My brother killed himself in November. I’ll be leading the re-branding efforts on your account, looking forward to getting started!”
Monthly Archives: August 2010
Living in any urban or urban-ish environment (sorry to those of you who clearly live in the rural boonies, AKA outside of restaurant delivery zones), takeout is a dietary stable and key to otherwise not dying of starvation. But as a vegan, you see your takeout options go from limitless, to who the f$%& can I call for some food?? Luckily, I have learned that it’s actually not as hard as you think it is to maintain the vegan diet on a takeout meal lifestyle. Here are some tips I’ve picked up.
Over the past month or so, I have really been focusing on reducing my stress and anxiety levels and achieving balance in my crazy life (hence, this blog!). To help me along this process, I decided to make an effort to take regular yoga classes, based on countless doctor recommendations, friend recommendations and research recommendations about the benefits of yoga. Continue reading
For those of you who know me, it will come as no surprise that I am not what one would call a “morning person”. To me, there is nothing I enjoy more than sleeping, and any time I am forced to come out of this blissful state is not very pleasant – for me, or for anyone with the misfortune of being near me. If I was able to let my body adapt to its natural rhythms and sleeping preferences, chances are you would rarely, if ever, see me out of bed before 10 a.m. OK, 10:30 a.m. Continue reading
I have a love / hate relationship with technology and the ability to always be connected. While I love my iPhone and can’t imagine life without it (pathetic, I know) … at the same time there is something about the expectation that I will be connected and available 24×7 – both in my personal and professional lives – that is infuriating to me.
I came across an interesting essay in yesterday’s New York Times, “Coping with Crises Close to Someone Else’s Heart” by Harriett Brown. Brown’s piece describes the often puzzling changes that occur in personal relationships after one side of the friendship goes through a tragedy or traumatic personal event. I certainly related to her observations – not only as a “suicide survivor”, but also as a friend to people who experienced personal crises of their own.