Welcome!

Thank you for visiting my blog! I’m Lauren and I’m a health writer, holistic wellness coach and speaker, and at 23 months old, I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. By 18 I was in a wheelchair and on chemotherapy, and at 29 I went into remission.

The decade between my most challenging years and my remission was spent in intensive self-study, where I used a root-cause, integrative, mind-body approach, to recondition my mind and body back to health.

Writing it all out here makes it sound so simple; it wasn’t, and it’s not. But it is possible, for anyone. As Glennon Doyle says “We can do hard things.” And I believe my purpose in life is to help others achieve their own health and happiness goals.

Whether you are suffering from chronic illness, raising children in a world of conflicting information, or you simply want to feel empowered and motivated to become the best version of yourself, let me help you do that.


My articles, talks, podcast and recipes – all created and curated lovingly with the hope of encouraging people to live their healthiest, happiest lives – are all available for free on this blog and you can read more about my story here. Thank you for visiting!

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Featured Articles

Quarantine Hasn’t Changed Me, It’s Just Shown Me Who I Really Am As A Mother

By Lauren Vaknine When lockdown began, I’d wanted to write an article about how parents with young children would be …
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WE ARE ALL RIGHT. WE ARE ALL WRONG.

Have you ever known a time of such divergent opinions? In his book, Limitless, brain coach Jim Kwik talks about …
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When You’re A Nutritionist & Health Food Blogger… And Your Son Gets Diagnosed With Malnutrition

There’s a reason I lost my shit the last time (because this has happened many times) a well-meaning fellow mum …
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The Art Of Giving Birth

My Article for The Green Parent Magazine “Believe me; if you are told that some experience is going to hurt, …
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Healing The Worms of Trauma

Remembering It’s been 6 months since the end of the postpartum arthritis flare-up, and in recent weeks, I’ve found the …
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EAT, PRAY, LOVE; THE IMPORTANCE OF READING IT AGAIN, AS A PROPER GROWN-UP

I am not a re-reader. I think that if I allowed my inherent nature to make of all of my …
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    ✨Are you telling yourself this story? Take a look at your role models (or as  @2pac  says, your Real models
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    ✨Who loves a giveaway? ✨ To celebrate our episode with  @sara .cosendai all about nurturing motherhood, we’ve teamed up with  @myhummyuk 
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    I know this post may be seen as controversial, but the very intention of it is to ask: why have
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     @podbean  wellness week runs from 30th Nov - 5th Dec and I’m SO excited to have been asked to be
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    Morning! ✨ I’m not American but there’s always room for thanksgiving and gratitude. This week I’m grateful for the opportunity
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    This was me, 8 years old, post-surgery, Arthritic and tired, with my sis  @lala .twinmamarealness ✨ At this age my mum
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    We may all experience unhappiness differently, but the root is always the same. ✨ I AM ENOUGH ✨ . .
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    The holidays are going to be on steroids at our house this year, for reasons that require no explanation! We

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“Wellness is not merely the absence of illness. It is the state of complete physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.” – Lauren Vaknine