Lauren Rosenfeld - The Empty Nest
Lauren gives me hope every day that I can survive this whole motherhood thing. Her nest is empty, her kids all still like her, and her personal and professional lives are thriving. This episode is a love letter from an empty nester to all of those still in the trenches.
Lauren Rosenfeld is a badass Jewish mother and a sassy Zen Buddhist. She meditates daily. She cusses frequently. She fights patriarchy and white supremacy. She dances in grocery aisles when the music moves her -- because as much as she loves all y'all, she really doesn't care what any of y'all think. And she sincerely hopes you are currently doing your own version of dancing in the grocery aisles.
Professionally, Lauren is a life coach, a teacher, a speaker, and an author. She teaches individuals and groups about using mindfulness and spirituality as tools to help us live more meaningful and powerful lives. She holds graduate degrees in Judaic Studies from and Education. She is the author of two books, Your To Be List: Turn Those Dreaded To-Do's into Meaningful Moments and Breathing Room: Open Your Heart by Decluttering Your Home. She is currently writing a third manuscript about what science and spirituality teach us about who we are and what we are made of. She is mom to four adult children. These days, when she is not working, she can be found gratefully snuggling with her husband James in their empty nest (a hard-earned achievement twenty-two years in the making, so don't be jelly).