This is a space where I will share my regular musings on the power of GRATITUDE in dealing with the struggles in life. While I write personally about my journey with chronic pain and illness, my writing goes beyond that as I believe wholeheartedly that embracing GRATITUDE helps us to live a joyful and intentional life despite all struggles and suffering.

9 years ago I was at a rock-bottom of my life and found myself with a serious alcohol problem as my answer to living with chronic pain and illness. By putting one foot in front of the other I was able to pivot and change the narrative of my story from a victim mindset to a victor way of life. My mission and passion are in showing others how living life ON PURPOSE through intention and GRATITUDE, we can find joy and purpose no matter WHAT our struggles are.

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Lauren Blanchard Zalewski

Lauren is an author, speaker, chronic illness thriver, community concierge, and passionate champion of all things GRATITUDE. A perfectly imperfect hot mess who spreads the message of GRATITUDE for dealing with all of life's blind turns.