These grain free recipes fit into busy lifestyles without sacrificing nutrition or flavor. Here, you'll find dishes that are healthy, practical, delicious… and sometimes bit unconventional (browse below, you’ll see what I mean).
12 hours agoby lauren_geertsenI went into the salon, showed my Pinterest hair board to the stylist and said, “cut it off!” Every time I have a major life change I’m compelled to cut my hair shorter. If life keeps changing I’ll have to move to the undercut or neck shave... Also, it’s bisexual visibility day so I’m being visible here, and cheering on the visibility of my bi friends here!
2 days agoby lauren_geertsenI don’t know who needs to hear this right now, but someone does: There’s a thing you don’t want to do. A boundary you don’t want to make, a truth you don’t want to tell, a comfort you don’t want to leave. This change will mean you can never “go back” to your old life, because you are going to take a step of no return. You believe the change will be painful, challenging. It probably will be. But not as painful as denying your soul the opportunities for its expansion. . . . At
5 days agoby lauren_geertsenSneaking marketing has us believing that self-care is something we can buy: a face mask, a bottle of wine, a scented candle. In actuality, self-care is the work of discovering who we truly are and taking the steps to share our unique gifts in the world. Can face masks and bubble baths help that process? I don’t think so. They can help us enjoy ourselves and rituals of self-reverence, but they aren’t going to do the work of deprogramming toxic cultural beliefs and sharing our gifts with the world. . . . THE BODY TRAP is an educational
1 week agoby lauren_geertsen[edited based on helpful and insightful comments! I had a blind spot in my caption earlier and appreciate it being pointed out] A few of you have asked me, “How can I respond when people criticize my appearance? For example, when my mom comments that I’ve gained weight.” Here are two options, shared by friends in this community: “Thanks for bringing it to my attention.” This can stop the conversation in its tracks. Or, “My appearance is the least interesting thing about me.” Do you have other suggestions on how to respond? . . . THE BODY TRAP
2 weeks agoby lauren_geertsenYesterday, @ddlovato shared this photo and said, “This is my biggest fear. A photo of me in a bikini unedited.” Her caption continued, and she celebrated her body and newfound body authenticity. I honor and celebrate Demi’s courage and honesty. I applaud that she posted the truth of her body while afraid. And… I also feel distressed that the greatest for of any woman is showing up in her body, in the world, without editing. I understand this fear. I once felt it too. It’s a valid fear given cultural brainwashing. But we’ve got to do
2 weeks agoby lauren_geertsenJust keep art-ing, just keep art-ing…. . . . At Lauren_Geertsen, I help women have relationships with their bodies that makes them confident and powerful. Get my FREE MINI COURSE with the link in my profile! .⠀ .⠀ #artlife#arts#creativity