What Do You Dream for 2014?

I’m so NOT good at resolutions, and to be perfectly honest, sometimes I find myself feeling more overwhelmed on Jan. 1 and even more anxious for the year to end, come Dec. 26. Like, every year. But I’ve made some decisions. Some plans. I’m taking some time the rest of this week to really lay […]

Figuring Out The Art of Re-Invention

It’s really difficult to come back from some of the crazy, curve ball black eyes we get in life sometimes. Throughout most of my life, I was able to bounce back from just about anything. I never worried, I didn’t ever second guess myself. I was always positive that the “next thing”, that proverbial opening […]

Finding Your Childhood Audacity


Or… Remembering Your Inner 10 Year Old’s Bravery. Do you remember your first lemonade stand? I do. Vividly. Where I grew up, we had well water. An Artesian Well, which to me always sounded so sophisticated. Our runoff went into the creek across the street, while my neighbor’s runoff came out of a pipe at […]

The “What The Hell Is Going On With Lara?” Post


It’s so funny how when your life changes, people on the “inside part of outside” of your life change too. Many of my colleagues and friends have stuck with me, stayed in touch, actually interacted with me, but to be honest most have not. And you know what? That’s okay. Because my life, my passions, […]

Hey, 2011… Good Riddance! (Or: What I Say Every December 31st)


I’m by no means a “resolution” making type person, but I do know when I’ve had enough and am ready for a new chapter, and changing the calendar is always like turning the page in the book of my life for me. Kind of like when I was a kid and school supply shopping was […]