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I'm so happy you're here. I'm Lauren Dow, an author and feeler of the big feels who is now giving this whole podcast thing a try.

Lauren Dow Talks is a product of the work I’ve been doing through my writing of reinforcing self-love and advocating for mental health. It’s a safe space to grow, share your story, and simply relate to another human being so you can say, “I’m not alone in feeling this way.”

I don’t know what I’m doing, and most of us don’t. But I’d love for us to grow, learn, and feel together.

Learn more at laurendow.com and follow me on Instagram @laurendowwrites.

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I'm so happy you're here. I'm Lauren Dow, an author and feeler of the big feels who is now giving this whole podcast thing a try.

Lauren Dow Talks is a product of the work I’ve been doing through my writing of reinforcing self-love and advocating for mental health. It’s a safe space to grow, share your story, and simply relate to another human being so you can say, “I’m not alone in feeling this way.”

I don’t know what I’m doing, and most of us don’t. But I’d love for us to grow, learn, and feel together.

Learn more at laurendow.com and follow me on Instagram @laurendowwrites.

    Lauren Dow Talks Changing Your Life By Shattering The Glass

    Lauren Dow Talks Changing Your Life By Shattering The Glass

    In order to change, we have to shatter the glass.

    In this week's episode, as we get ready to near the turn of 2022, I'm doing a little reflecting on what 2021 has brought. So. Much. Change. But not just change in terms of where I live or the things I've done, but I'm talking about change within myself. But in order for any of us to really change, we have to be willing to shatter. Let's dive. 

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    • 12 min
    Lauren Dow Talks Happiness and Living a Full Life

    Lauren Dow Talks Happiness and Living a Full Life

    Happiness. Isn't that the ultimate thing we are all trying to achieve? For the longest time, I assumed that the opposite of depression was to find happiness. The truth was that I was in fact, seeking a life of vitality. I wanted to live a full life.

    In this episode, I'm talking about the misconception of depression and happiness, and how we have the ability to have the fullest, most beautiful life. But it starts by learning to find it within the mundane and monotonous days that are our typical lives.

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    • 13 min
    Lauren Dow Talks Having Bipolar Disorder

    Lauren Dow Talks Having Bipolar Disorder

    Well here's a thing. I am bipolar. Or is it that I have bipolar?

    After taking a hiatus, I'm back! But it's not without explanation. In this episode, I'm sharing with all of you my recent diagnosis of bipolar disorder. I discuss the grieving, the healing, the stigma, and the change that happens in your life when you ask for help.

    Thanks for joining me, thanks for staying with me, and thanks for giving me a reason to keep coming back.

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    • 13 min
    Lauren Dow Talks Balance, Quitting, and Breathing

    Lauren Dow Talks Balance, Quitting, and Breathing

    We're always trying to find the perfect balance in our lives. A routine, a rhythm, a flow that manages every aspect of our lives ever so perfectly. Our jobs, our marriage, our children, our finances, our creativity, our fill-in-the-blank. But that's not life. Life is not a perfect balance because we are imperfect human beings.

    Today I'm talking about stripping everything away and asking ourselves some really important questions. Today, I'm talking about balance, about what makes us inhale and exhale, and what would happen if we stepped back from certain aspects of our lives entirely.

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    • 16 min
    Lauren Dow Talks Trusting Yourself (Featuring a Song by Lauren)

    Lauren Dow Talks Trusting Yourself (Featuring a Song by Lauren)

    Do you trust yourself? Like really trust yourself? On this episode, I’m doing things a little differently. I’m going to share with you about my experience with therapy and friendship as I navigated through learning what it meant to stop seeking validation from others expectations and really learned to start trusting myself.

    I’m also going to share with you a song I wrote and recorded in the spare bedroom of my mother’s house. It’s vulnerable, and oh so pertinent to learning to trust yourself as you go after what it is you really want in life. And what I want, is for you to love yourself more than you ever have before to live the best life you could possibly live.

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    • 13 min
    Lauren Dow Talks Narcissism, Mental Health, & Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Jesse Cody

    Lauren Dow Talks Narcissism, Mental Health, & Hiking the Appalachian Trail with Jesse Cody

    Trigger Warning: The episode discusses mental health topics of depression and suicide. If you don’t feel comfortable or safe to listen, check out one of the other episodes or grab a safe, loving person to listen to this with you.

    Jesse Cody is my new friend who brought me into his tribe of do-gooders as he likes to call them. He’s about to take on a 1,300 mile hike where he’ll be partnering with The Youth Mental Health Project to help bring awareness and raise funds for their incredible and important program.

    Together, Jesse and I have an open, and honest conversation about narcissism, struggling with mental health, and attempting to take his own life. As two suicide survivors, we both had a lot to say about the freedom we found in sharing our stories and openly telling the ones we love about our experience. But we also share how we learned to use our pain to evolve, change, and grow into advocates for mental health.

    Jesse Cody is the wilderness explorer behind the mantra “Hike the Good Hike,”  Over the last 6 years, Jesse has been developing Hike the Good Hike’s mission to use hiking to help bring attention and funding to organizations working to support people struggling with mental health.

    Learn more about Jesse at hikethegoodhike.com and follow him on all social media platforms @hikethegoodhike.

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    To learn more about my latest novel, In Body I Trust, visit laurendow.com

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