Lauren Holm

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You Want Progress In Life? Stop Learning... Start Implementing

Your success in life is directly proportionate to your ability to take action and get stuff done.<p>But…<p>That is most likely the opposite of what you’ve …

Sometimes, I forget that I am young

Sometimes, I forget that I am young.<p>I forget that I have only been blessed with a quarter of a century. <br>I forget that mistakes are part of trying.<br>I forget that fear is motivation, not food for anxiety.<br>I forget that friendship takes kindness, and openness. <br>I need to forget those who have made me less kind and less open.<br>I forget the way a first kiss feels. <br>I forget to smile sometimes. <br>I forget what it’s like to be wooed, except by myself.<br>I forget that it’s better to woo yourself than to expect …

Spirituality

Back to Basics: Living with "Voluntary Simplicity"

All Kristen Martini wanted was a simpler life. Not a simpler way to make a goat cheese omelet. Not a simpler way to drop five pounds. Not a simpler …

18 Habits To Start In Your 20s (That Will Pay Off For The Rest Of Your Life)

<b>1. Start saving money.</b> Put away $20 a week. Pay yourself with every paycheck. Keep a jar of change on your desk. Give yourself a dollar every time …

Here's what to do when you're feeling small. Reframe your power.

Update for my peoples: Clarity on my new thing. It has a name. And you may want to make some space for it.<p>…to the dark, the spacious, the sweet, the …

Meditation

Destroy before you create. So scary. Sooo effective.

If you’ve known me for a while, then you know that every year I cheerlead for Marie Forleo’s business training programs. Everyone on #TeamDanielle …

45 Questions To Guarantee You’ll Never Have A Boring Date Again

I have a secret game that I play in every conversation I have. Until now, no one knew about it… but I’m about to dish the deets. ;)<p>I try to get every …

9 Incredibly Productive Ways You Can Spend Time Online

<i>Producer’s note: Someone on Quora asked: What are the most productive ways to spend time on the Internet? Here is one of the best answers that’s been</i> …

22 Pieces Of Advice For Every Girl Trying To Find Her Place In The World

1) Go places. See the world. You’ll be glad you did.<p>2) Date boys who make you laugh. Date boys who are happy and who share that happiness with you.<p>3) …

The Sobering Reality Of Depression

I consider myself a pretty happy, content person. Life is usually good. I have a loving family, incredible friends and attend an amazing institution …

10 Simple Things That’ll Make You Productive Every Day

Do you always find yourself thinking what to do for the day when your boss is not around, or you are just caught in the middle of idleness? Guess …

Something my soul needs...

I still have faith that I will meet a mate.<br>Faith, no. No, not faith. <br>Faith is poured from the mouths of people devoted to something.<p>I have hope. Or, I hope. As a noun, it’s a pretty little package, edges neatly wrapped, folded just so. Like someone measured out the size, this length, this width, this piece of tape, this string.<p>Hope. verb. to want something to happen or be the case. No guarantees. No money back. No exchanges.<p>Believing that something could happen. Believing that someone out there …

What It’s Like To Have A Wanderlust Soul

When you have a wanderlust soul, you live one decision at a time.<p>You can tell them by their eyes: the faintest glimpse of an ocean’s tide rising and …

59 Things To Do Before The End Of Summer

Have a bonfire on the beach, in your back yard, at your mom’s house. Find a nature trail, a spot on a map, a new town you haven’t visited. Go on a …

Step 325: Know how to find the right apartment

From the ole inbox: A friend (or two) of mine and I wanna get our own place. Aside from cost (rent is TOO DAMN HIGH), what do we need to look out for or know?<p>An excellent question! Here we go:<p><b>Before you are ready to move:</b> Make sure to keep an updated document of your current and past addresses, landlord phone numbers and other info you’ll be asked on a lease application, including first and last names of other residents, current employment information and so on. Bonus: lots of these things are …

You don’t have to tell me you love me

You don’t have to tell me you love me. You don’t have to write it down, or say it as we sigh into each other. You don’t have to scream it to the world, or spell it out in texts.<p>You don’t have to say I Love You.<p>I don’t really believe it from the mouths of men. You love me. You LOVE me. You love the way your hands fit between the curve of my waist and my ribs. You love the way my bottom lip is lush and damp. You love the way I can flip over an egg and make it perfectly sunny side over.<p>You love …

love. fear. sex. ( + the power of radical listening)

<i>To speak of wilderness is to speak of<br>wholeness. Human beings came out of that<br>wholeness.</i><p>— Gary Snyder<p><i>Beyond our ideas of right-doing and</i> …

50 Incredible Quotes Everyone Needs In Their Life

Wake up every morning and tell yourself that you’re a badass bitch from hell and that no one can fuck with you and then don’t let anybody fuck with …

23 Things You Always Put Off (That You Should Finally Do This Year)

<b>1. Donating all the old clothes that no longer fit you or you haven’t touched in years.</b> Rearrange your closet in the process so that your favorite …

5 Books You Should Read In Your 20s

<b>1. Read During a Big Life Change (Good or Bad)</b><p><b>Suggested Book:</b> Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes — William Bridges<p>Transitions is a book I …

101 Little Things That Make Life Just That Much Better

101. Rainy Friday nights with nothing to do.<p>100. Movie nights with friends and lots of junk food.<p>99. 3 day weekends.<p>98. First flowers of spring.<p>97. …

You Already Know Him

He’ll drink slowly and smoothly and out of a mug. It’ll be early and he’ll like the morning. He’ll make extra and he’ll grind and scoop and pour and …

How I Fell In Friend-Love With My Person

It was my boss’s birthday party, and the bar was dark and crowded. I was nervously picking at my co-worker’s plate of cheese and olives, and trying …

101 Things I Will Teach My Daughters

1. Chocolate is only a temporary fix.<p>2. A properly-fitting bra is not a luxury. It is a necessity.<p>3. Your happiness is your happiness and yours alone.<p>…

Love Undetectable: Andrew Sullivan on Why Friendship Is a Greater Gift Than Romantic Love

<i>“A principal fruit of friendship,”</i> Francis Bacon observed, <i>“is the ease and discharge of the fulness and swellings of the heart, which passions of all kinds do cause and induce.”</i> Thoreau would “sometimes awake in the night and think of friendship and its possibilities.” St. Augustine described …

Tell The People You Love That You Love Them

I love being horribly straightforward. I love sending reckless text messages (because how reckless can a form of digitized communication be?) and …

The Power Of The Little Things

It’s always the little things. The unsung heroes that are not distracted by glory. The characters you disregard who have been secretly stashing …

The Calligraphy Post

A few days ago I bought a course “Introduction of the Art of Modern Calligraphy” by Molly Jacques, which you should definitely check, and I fell in love with calligraphy.<p>Now I find this useful infographic with the basics of calligraphy, including tools. In case you want to try your skills you should try to do those exercise.<p>In both cases, (the classes from molly and this infographic) they ask you simple tools to begining your training:<p>Pen Holder<br>• Nikko G pointed, 303 and 404 Nibs (but you can …