The New You & Lu!

Notice something different??? We have a new name! Welcome to the new YOU & LU.  Sometimes, change is necessary. It’s a sign of growth. A sign of hope. A sign of celebration. … and that’s EXACTLY why Lauren’s Lyst needed a re-birth. If you’ve been following along with me since the start, you’ll remember this space started solely as a personal diary documenting my quarter-life. Over the past year, however,…. Read more

Dear Resolutions, It’s Been Real

Dear New Years Resolutions. IT’S BEEN REAL. But, we’re breaking up now… Let’s be honest — we spent the first week of 2016 aiming to look like Blake Lively, while dreaming big like #girlboss Jessica Alba, all while eating SO. MUCH. KALE. And now… you just want a donut. We all want a freaking donut. So, I thought we’d be real with each other and figure out how to actually make our…. Read more

Looking Back on 2015

Happy Monday! I hope you’re all feeling rested post-holiday. My family and I just arrived in St. Barths, where we’ll be spending New Years again. It’s beautiful! I spent the flight over looking back on 2015. Over the last year, this little oasis of mine became my full-time work. That meant bringing on Katie as a my content director, and creating a bigger space for you to find inspiration. The…. Read more

My Merry Message

Merry Christmas [and merry everything], my sweet readers! My family and I are spending the morning together eating too many sweets [oopsie]. My note to you is short today. Simply, I wanted to send you my love. Whether you’re wildly happy, terribly heartbroken, overworked, or underworked — rest your mind and indulge in gratefulness. Find peace in knowing how capable you are; in knowing how purposeful you are; in knowing you’re not…. Read more

Gratefulness Begins with You

Happy Thanksgiving week! Food coma prep already started, so now I can focus on the holiday’s other purpose: gratefulness… [let’s be real — you thought about the food first, too]. As you indulge in stuffing and sweet potatoes this week, be someone others are grateful for. Smile at strangers whose spirits are broken. Call your family. Generously offer hugs. Forgive your friends. Share your happiness and promise your honesty. Begin right…. Read more