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It’s February… a time to celebrate love, whether it’s a romantic partner, your bestie or your kids. Sadly, this time of year can also end romantic partnerships.

I once experienced a breakup on Valentine’s night... seems like a million years ago. I’ve been over it for a long time, but I sure wished I had some support back then...you can imagine how devastated I was.

I was in my late 20’s and had been with my boyfriend for 7 years. After our Valentine’s dinner I felt an overwhelming sadness fill my heart.  As we pulled into my driveway, I began to cry and he asked what was wrong.

I got up my nerve and said, “I thought by now you would’ve asked me to marry you.” His answer... “Oh Lauren, I really never planned on marrying you.”

Ugh... worst night ever!!!!!!!!

I’ve promised to launch my online coaching programs, and in the next few weeks that’s what we’ll be doing. And the first one is “Breakup to Breakthrough Bootcamp!”

It’s a 30 day support program for anyone going through a breakup. I so wished I had something like this when I went through my breakups and a divorce.

Now I can help you move through the process in a more positive way, while building your confidence and loving yourself.

Be on the lookout…“Breakup to Breakthrough” support is right around the corner!

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I recently read in a post that “anger is a poisonous way to expend your energy and a sure way to show your level of emotional intelligence and self importance to the world.”

I agree with this fully, but often, anger can also be a wake up call for change.

If you are feeling angry about a situation, relationship, job/career issue, or family dynamic, you may want to go within, to that highest version of yourself and ask, “what needs to change to untangle me from this anger?”

Listen, and honor the answer, even if you can't change anything right away… at least you’re acknowledging the anger.  

It's best to not project your anger onto someone, but don't try to spiritually bypass it by pretending everything is okay when it's not!

Here’s a good tip… if you're triggered and feeling angry, probably so is the other person. BUT I would NOT point out that they are… not unless you wanna see what happens when you throw gasoline on a fire… you better run if you do that!

I coach my clients to practice being aware when they’re triggered. You know what that feels like… your heart rate goes up, you stop breathing or maybe you breathe really shallow… you may even feel like someone kicked you in the stomach.  

The Amygdala, the “fight or flight” function of the brain, causes your blood to leave your brain and go to your hands and feet to either fight or run for survival!

You can’t think clearly... and the words out of your mouth can be lethal.  Later on, you may not even remember what you said when you were so angry.

So before you bypass, suppress, resist or project your anger onto someone, calmly let the other person know you are triggered.

Explain that you need to remove yourself to get to the source of your anger, and reassure them you’ll discuss the issue when you are calm and thinking clearly.

It takes at least 30 minutes for the blood to flow back into the brain and for the cortisol to move through the bloodstream, so take a chill pill and wait this out!

This is a really valuable tool…. I use it in all my interactions, and my partner and I ALWAYS use this tool.  

We've been together a long time, and I have no regrets in any disagreement or difference of opinion that we’ve ever had… BECAUSE we don't discuss them when we're in a triggered state!  

Can't say it was the case in my past relationships, but I’ve learned! Being triggered is SO disruptive, and allowing anger to run your relationships may ruin them, and you find yourself playing the shame and blame game.

So start practicing now. It takes at least 21 days to put a new behavior/pattern in place of the old behavior/pattern.

You have nothing to lose and something new to gain! 

Much Love,

Lauren

P.S. As always if you have any questions feel free to email me at lauren@life-spotter.com.

Get Your 90 Minute Session for $99! (a $145 value)

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Hey there, ready to light the fireworks and kick off the new year with a kick butt session?

I'm offering a 90 minute session for $99 (a $145 value) and you have 3 months to use it from the time of purchase.

Go HERE to purchase today!  Don't wait... the deadline to buy is January 31st.

Let’s set your intentions for the new year or get rid of baggage from last year. Whaddaya say?

I say hell yeah... I’ve got a good feeling about 2018!

Lauren and Zoe (she is still with us in spirit for sure!)

Buy one For You & Yours!

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Yep, tis the season to be jolly, so why not do something nice for yourself and/or someone else? Let’s face it...we all did our best being good little peeps this year, right?

I say you and yours totally deserve this!

As my gift to you, I'm offering a 90 minute session for $100 (a $145 value.)  

It’s the perfect gift to get a jump-start into a new year.

Go HERE to purchase today! (The purchaser will receive the gift certificate and then can email it to the gift receiver or print it for themselves.)

You will be that person people remember for giving the best gift ever!

One session per person please, but you can buy one for yourself and one for every person in your tribe! They’ll be good for 3 months from purchase.

Merry Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Mele Kalikimaka, Joyeux Noël…. in all the languages, I hope it’s the best holiday ever!

Much love,

Lauren and Zoe (she is still with us in spirit for sure!)

Zoe Crossing the Rainbow Bridge

  We helped our sweet 4 legged fur baby crossed the rainbow bridge on November 22nd, 2017. She was only 12 years old but BOY... did we pack in a lot of living in those 12 years!       She was diagnosed with kidney failure a little over a year ago which is common in aging dogs. Then in April this year, I was told she had chronic renal failure and we would have to give subcutaneous fluids every day to keep her alive.       You can read more about this on my blog...    My 12 Year Old Pupster -Zoe’s Scary Story!        We opted out of western treatment and took on a holistic approach, giving her the quality of life she deserved. We change Zoe to a raw dog food diet and put her on homeopathics. Read more about what happened next…    Zoe Pup’s Update!        This gave us 7 more wonderful months together. She was vibrant, spunky as always and happy to be with people...she was a very social dog for sure.       We had a wonderful, VERY active social life together as well as a career working in the healing arts. She was an amazing therapy dog to me, my clients and pretty much everyone she met. She had so much love for people... I think because she thought she was a person!       I noticed she had begun to slow way down, so I made an appointment to see Dr. Lassin at PAZ vet in south Austin the Friday before Thanksgiving at 6:30pm.  What vet sees you on a Friday night at 6:30?  You know it’s a cool place when they offer you water, espresso or a Lone Star. REALLY?!       What I love about this place is that they set up a warm environment.   You don’t feel like you’re in a vet clinic and it is more relaxing.  As LJ our vet tech said when I commented how wonderful it was to be there, “if the parent is relaxed the pet is relaxed!”       They administered fluids and ran tests that night. Saturday morning the doc called and wanted us back in at noon for more fluids, to talk test results and options.        We did not speak it out loud... but Dave and I both knew Zoe was on her last legs, and we wanted to make the most of what time we had left with her!  So we rode our bikes with Zoe in my basket to the farmers market, then to the vet clinic. Then we took her on a little bike tour around town.   We took her over to the Larry Monroe bridge and took pictures.  For more info    Click Here    .        We stopped and had lunch at a little outdoor cafe on the east side and as always she got lots of attention and loving petting.  We had a 12 mile bike ride with her and it was the best day ever!       Sunday and Monday were really hard for us and my heart was swollen with grief.  By Tuesday she pretty much stopped eating. We could tell her tummy was upset but she would not take the meds that could have settled it, or anything else for that matter. It was her way of  saying… ”Mom, I am ready.”  In all honesty, I was not... but we did what we had to do!        We had Dr. Kimberly from Compassionate Vet come to our house and helped us cross her over the rainbow bridge. It was the most peaceful and graceful transition I had been through. I’ve had two other 4 legged furry children that we assisted through their transition, but it was at a traditional vet and not as lovely as this was.  She is buried next to Bela the cat and joined all the other soul angels in heaven!        Now that she is a doggie angel...she will still be working with me and my clients, comforting us from afar!         We love you more... Zoe!  R.I.P.

We helped our sweet 4 legged fur baby crossed the rainbow bridge on November 22nd, 2017. She was only 12 years old but BOY... did we pack in a lot of living in those 12 years!

 

She was diagnosed with kidney failure a little over a year ago which is common in aging dogs. Then in April this year, I was told she had chronic renal failure and we would have to give subcutaneous fluids every day to keep her alive.

 

You can read more about this on my blog... My 12 Year Old Pupster -Zoe’s Scary Story!

 

We opted out of western treatment and took on a holistic approach, giving her the quality of life she deserved. We change Zoe to a raw dog food diet and put her on homeopathics. Read more about what happened next… Zoe Pup’s Update!

 

This gave us 7 more wonderful months together. She was vibrant, spunky as always and happy to be with people...she was a very social dog for sure.

 

We had a wonderful, VERY active social life together as well as a career working in the healing arts. She was an amazing therapy dog to me, my clients and pretty much everyone she met. She had so much love for people... I think because she thought she was a person!

 

I noticed she had begun to slow way down, so I made an appointment to see Dr. Lassin at PAZ vet in south Austin the Friday before Thanksgiving at 6:30pm.  What vet sees you on a Friday night at 6:30?  You know it’s a cool place when they offer you water, espresso or a Lone Star. REALLY?!

 

What I love about this place is that they set up a warm environment.   You don’t feel like you’re in a vet clinic and it is more relaxing.  As LJ our vet tech said when I commented how wonderful it was to be there, “if the parent is relaxed the pet is relaxed!”

 

They administered fluids and ran tests that night. Saturday morning the doc called and wanted us back in at noon for more fluids, to talk test results and options.

 

We did not speak it out loud... but Dave and I both knew Zoe was on her last legs, and we wanted to make the most of what time we had left with her!  So we rode our bikes with Zoe in my basket to the farmers market, then to the vet clinic. Then we took her on a little bike tour around town.   We took her over to the Larry Monroe bridge and took pictures.  For more info Click Here.

 

We stopped and had lunch at a little outdoor cafe on the east side and as always she got lots of attention and loving petting.  We had a 12 mile bike ride with her and it was the best day ever!

 

Sunday and Monday were really hard for us and my heart was swollen with grief.  By Tuesday she pretty much stopped eating. We could tell her tummy was upset but she would not take the meds that could have settled it, or anything else for that matter. It was her way of  saying… ”Mom, I am ready.”  In all honesty, I was not... but we did what we had to do!

 

We had Dr. Kimberly from Compassionate Vet come to our house and helped us cross her over the rainbow bridge. It was the most peaceful and graceful transition I had been through. I’ve had two other 4 legged furry children that we assisted through their transition, but it was at a traditional vet and not as lovely as this was.  She is buried next to Bela the cat and joined all the other soul angels in heaven!

 

Now that she is a doggie angel...she will still be working with me and my clients, comforting us from afar!  

 

We love you more... Zoe!  R.I.P.

Karmic Debt Recovery Workshop Fall 2017

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Click Here to get your early bird ticket now for just $140; Regular price $165 and goes up on Septemeber 18th!

"Break free from the clutches of your karmic debt in this streamlined workshop designed to give you the freedom, clarity, & energy boost your soul craves!"
 

Here are some symptoms that tell you...you got some Karma that needs cleaning up!

  • Your worries in life tend to be around basic needs, such as food or shelter, and around a sense of belonging (or lack thereof). 
     
  • You’re not the best at asking for help, or receiving it when it’s offered up, and you find yourself spending too much time trying to convince others, or even yourself, that you’re capable.
     
  • Or stress is like second nature for you at this point and maybe you don’t even remember the last time that you slowed down and relaxed. 
     
  • Expressing your emotions may not be the most comfortable thing to do but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot going on inside. 
     
  • Or perhaps you don’t always say what’s on your mind because you’re trying to keep the peace, even to the detriment of your own inner peace and sometimes your head and your heart just aren’t on the same page.

If this sounds, feels or looks like you, join me - Lauren Johnston - Intuitive Life Coach, Hypnotist & Resonance Repatterning Facilitator - and - Kelly Curtis - Intuitive Coach & Angel Channel for a workshop that combines the personal tailoring of a one-on-one session with the collective power of in-person, group synergy work, all aimed at removing the obstacles between you and the person you want to be.

This workshop is designed to repair your individual karmic debt, allowing you to create any and all of the positive shifts you've been working so hard to create, but just can't seem to make a reality. Such as:

  • Prioritizing your needs and boundaries and a sense of safety being yourself out in the world.

  • Heightened confidence and courage and a sense of calm amongst the stress and chaos.

  • Release of perfectionism and the need to go-go-go all while quieting the chatter of the brain. 

  • Confidence to speak up andshare freely on every level and shift having to “do” for everyone into a place where you can just “be.”

  • The freedom & energy boost that comes with letting other people handle their own affairs, emotions & decisions.

The Karmic Debt Recovery Workshop includes:

  • A one-on-one karmic debt consultation with Kelly A Curtis to uncover where your unique karmic debt originated and is showing up in this life.

  • An in-person resonance repatterning and hypnosis session with Lauren Johnston to heal up and balance out your karmic debt, leaving you more aligned with your highest self.

  • Personalized tools, including recordings and worksheets, you can use moving forward to help keep the healing process moving along and prevent future karma from building up.

  • Bonus opportunities and materials only available to you.

Learn how and why you picked up your specific type of karma, how to keep karmic debt from returning, and soothe your soul through the power of focused energy work.

The one-on-one karmic debt consult will take place over the phone prior to the day of the in-person workshop so we can maximize our time as a group. Details will be sent along with your registration email. 

Deadline to register is September 28th!

 

 

 

What does the 4th of July mean to you?

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What does the 4th of July mean to you? For me, it’s about freedom and of course fireworks.


I love to feel free and I LOVE fireworks!

So think about it, what is holding you back from feeling free, I mean REALLY free?

Is it an unresolved relationship?

A dead end job?

Negative self-talk or obsessive thinking?

Stress and anxiety?

Guilt inducing habits that you know you are ready to leave behind... if only you could?

Are you carrying around frustration and anger against yourself, someone else or a situation you found yourself in?

These are just to name a few and I bet you know that you are sick and tired of it, right? I mean seriously, how long do you want to hold onto the stuff that makes you feel captive against your own will?

Soooooooo, I’m lighting some fireworks under you and giving you my Spectacular Summer Offer….that  you just can’t refuse!

Until I say so, I am running my packages, program and individual sessions with a spectacular discount!

Package of 4 sessions- 90 minutes each for $500; regularly $600, a $100 savings. With 4 months to use them.


Accelerated Transformation Program which is four-90 minute sessions done in 4 weeks with home assignments, email check in if needed. This is a fast paced program to get the results you want  when you want them. Limited offer of this program is $500; Regularly $700, a savings of $200. This offer does NOT include a free tune-up session, due to the deep discount.
 

And, for those who are "New To Me", I’m offering a one time $100,  90 minute session; regularly $175, a savings of $75. If you know someone you think would be interested to try out my work, let them know about my “New To Me” offer!

 

I have in-person, phone and Zoom video sessions available.
 

Let’s get your freedom on and celebrate with some spectacular kick butt fireworks!

W/ Love and Celebration,

Lauren & Zoe