So my name is Lauren and I created Dear L.J. to be a space to give advice and get advice on Life’s happenings.


Whether we like it or not Life is happening all around us. Sometimes it’s the BIG issues that get us down like relationship conflicts, self doubt, and figuring out purpose in life (I deal with these in particular on the Reg). And then there’s the small issues like how not to eat pizza every single day and never remembering which side the freaking gas tank is on. Or my favorite, going down an Instagram rabbit hole and realizing you just wasted 3 hours of your life comparing yourself to an “Instagram model” that has a Ph.d in Facetune and filtering. The guilt after that one…Yikes.

The mundane routines or overwhelming to-do-lists can make it daunting to just get out of bed sometimes. And why haven’t they invented something that brushes your teeth for you while laying down yet?? Oh yeah that’s the dentist. So fine, I need a robot dentist that brushes my teeth every morning because its just too much sometimes.

Getting back on track, in my experience, life always feels lighter when we have an outlet that allows us to discuss it, ponder it, vent it, and my favorite – just laugh at it.


Big or small these happenings are happening to us and I am here to offer advice and provide resources that can get us through it. Notice I say “us” a lot because I want this Blog to be a place that unites “us” through life’s difficulties and successes.

In my 33 years of living this human experience, I have been through some pretty intense parts of life’s happenings. They include my own divorce, bone-chilling betrayal, painful heartbreaks, personal failure, personal gain, beautiful redemption, and the realization that the most important part of life for me are the people in it.

I’m excited to discuss these happenings with all of you in the hopes that my experiences can in some way help or guide you on your journey through life’s ups and downs and all around.

So click around, read my posts, shop my closet, and ask me ANYTHING on the Ask Dear L.J. page. Please feel free to get inspired, shine bright like a pear shaped diamond, and LIVE for your BEST You. Instagram and I say YOU Deserve It!

I can’t wait for “us” to figure it all out Together!