#028 Change your story, change your life with Lauren Marie Fleming

“When we deny the story, it defines us.  When we own the story, we can write a brave new ending.” – Brene Brown.
“Remember that you are a living, breathing novel, literally writing your own story. Your very own authentically personal piece of art. It’s pretty glorious.” – Victoria Erickson.
Today, you have the power to change your story…
In this episode of IMperfectly Healthy, I interview my friend, and fellow coach, Lauren Marie Fleming, on the power of your life story.
A storyteller since birth, Lauren Marie Fleming has written four novels, countless articles, and is the author of the self-help book Bawdy Love: 10 Steps to Profoundly Loving Your Body. Her work has appeared in VICE, Glamour, Curve, Nerve, BlogHer, xoJane, and the Huffington Post.
Lauren is a dynamic and engaging speaker, and has presented at prestigious conferences and colleges across the globe. She is renowned for her entertaining and informative workshops that combine practicality with passion.
Through her writing, retreats, and coaching, Lauren helps people embrace their unique story and tell that story to the world. A queer, fat, femme, Lauren is especially invested in helping amplify and support marginalized voices.
Lauren is devoted to helping you take the guilty out of pleasure, ditch the starving, tortured artist cliché, and create the life and career of your dreams.
In this episode, Lauren and I chat about:
  • how story telling became a powerful tool of transformation for her, starting at a very young age.
  • how to break free of our society’s expectations and “rules”
  • empowering yourself through the story you tell about yourself and your life.
  • why transformation is a series of steps taken over and over, day to day.
  • shifting your focus from changing/fixing to thriving.
  • embracing your uniqueness.
  • how self-love is a journey, not a destination.
  • how to hold two opposing truths at the same time.
  • how our identities and the roles we play limit our potential and authentic expression.
  • getting real about the legacy you want to leave on this planet.
  • how to zero in on your zone of genius, and stay in your own lane.
  • giving yourself permission to have and do what you love.
  • how a scarcity mentality creates over-indulgence.
  • the magic of giving permission to yourself and others.
  • how to work WITH your fears
To find out more about Lauren’s writing, retreats, and coaching, visit LaurenMarieFleming.com.
Lauren’s Fear Article
Lauren’s Journal Course
Lauren’s Book Bawdy Love
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