Hi, I'm Lauren!

I'm Lauren, I'm a life coach and I've had Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) since 1979. I've overcome my internal battle with T1D, defeated my people-pleasing tendencies, embraced my inner awesomeness, and now I live an amazing life on my own terms.

I can help you do the same. 

Here's my story.

Stuck in life

I used to feel totally stuck. I was miserable in my corporate job, drinking too much, frustrated living with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) and wondering where my life was going. I made decisions based on what I thought I should be doing, instead of what I truly wanted.

Working with a life coach, I discovered that my pain was created by my thoughts, not my circumstances. I learned to trust to my inner voice, put myself first, and pursue my dreams.

I became a life coach, gave up alcohol, and became an entirely calmer version of myself. I'm now happier than I ever imagined. Life isn't perfect (nothing is!), but I'm equipped with the tools to handle any emotion or situation that comes my way.

If you're feeling lost, stuck, directionless or overall unhappy,
I can help you find your way outto a better, happier version of you

Life Coach

As a psychology major in college, my passion was always helping others, but my people-pleasing tendencies got in the way of pursuing my dream in that field. Instead, I went to business school, assuming it would make my dad proud.

After a successful 20-year corporate career, I finally got the courage and confidence to say YES to myself, pursue my passion, and become a certified life coach.

I have no regrets - my corporate experience taught me valuable lessons that I now employ in running my coaching business. I've also learned how to do scary things, how to say NO to others, and YES to myself and my dreams.

What do you want in life? Don't know? I can help you figure it out and go after it. I can help you create a new you.

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T1D Life Coach

I was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) at the age of 3. Getting T1D changed the trajectory of my life. Growing up with T1D, I lived in constant fear of shots, blood sugar swings, and my food being taken away.  I never felt very far from frustration, anger, self-pity, self-judgment, and resentment. I felt life was unfair and that the world was against me. I would compare myself to others with T1D wondering why I struggled so much when they seemed so fine. I would then beat myself up for having such negative thoughts and feelings about the world, myself, and about other people.

Overall, I assumed that suffering was a necessary part of having T1D. You got diagnosed, and then you suffered. That's the story I told myself over and over and over.

But I was wrong.

Suffering with T1D is completely optional.

Through coaching, I learned that it wasn't the diabetes itself  that was making me mad, but rather how I was thinking about it.  I learned to see T1D as a circumstance, that has no impact on my emotions, and that I got to choose how I think, feel, and react. 

I learned how to challenge and rewrite the narratives I had created for myself. By practicing greater self-compassion and acceptance, I was able to shed the shame and self-judgment that had weighed me down for so long. Ultimately, I felt empowered to shift my mindset around T1D, which transformed my life into the amazing life I have today. 

Are you tired of suffering living with T1D?  You are ready to feel better and live an amazing life? It is possible and I can help.

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