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  1. Jess Keys
    March 29, 2016 @ 1:25 pm

    I LOVEEE this post, Lauren! I've been so hard on myself lately and so needed this reminder–thank you so much!

  2. Kellyinthecity
    March 29, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

    I love the concept of "Big Self." Loved this post, Lauren, and loved these photos!!

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

  3. Dannie Moore
    March 29, 2016 @ 5:25 pm

    I love this whole concept! It's really important to care for oneself in the same way we care for others. It's kind of like "Treat Others the way you would want to be treated" only applying it to yourself. Treat YOURSELF the way you want to be treated.

    Great great post.


  4. Katie @ Live Half Full
    March 29, 2016 @ 6:09 pm

    This is probably my favorite post I've read of yours. Please share more of your yoga wisdom, there are lots of us who geek out over it as well!

  5. Lauren Nolan
    March 29, 2016 @ 7:16 pm

    I'm glad it resonated with you, Jess!! <3

  6. Lauren Nolan
    March 29, 2016 @ 7:17 pm

    Right?!?! It's not a new concept or anything, but this way of thinking about it made so much sense to me. And Julie is such a great photographer – there's more pics from this shoot coming soon!! xoxo

  7. Lauren Nolan
    March 29, 2016 @ 7:18 pm

    So glad you liked it, Dannie! 🙂

  8. Lauren Nolan
    March 29, 2016 @ 7:19 pm

    Thanks for the feedback, Katie! I'm learning so much right now that I want to share it, so I'm glad it's resonating with people!! I already have another one in the works – stay tuned!

  9. Lauren Nolan
    March 29, 2016 @ 7:19 pm

    Thanks Katharine!

  10. shaheen khan
    March 29, 2016 @ 8:10 pm

    Love this post Lauren and think you truly embody positivity! I literally tell Trevor that after every time we hang haha. A great reminder to not put so much pressure on ourselves and live a little happier in the present! Can't wait to see you tonight!

  11. MushroomStew
    March 29, 2016 @ 9:10 pm

    Ahimsa is such an important part of yoga — how cool that you're learning the concept so indepth. I'll have a lot of questions for you. When I took yoga when I lived in India it included the Aryuvedic side as well so we were required to eat according to our doshas and to take care of our body from the inside so as to improve our yoga performance and our well-being as a whole. It was such a moving and interesting experience and I've always wanted to learn more and never have!

    Thanks for this post — so excited to have someone to ask so many yogi questions to!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

  12. Katharine Lindsay
    March 29, 2016 @ 6:35 pm

    This is SUCH a great post! Ahimsa is definitely something to strive for and I love it!
    Beverly and Park

  13. Kris
    March 29, 2016 @ 8:46 pm

    I so love this post- both the concepts that are discussed and the way that you discuss them. Seriously. Makes ME excited about your yoga training just hearing about it.

  14. Maggie Zemanek
    March 30, 2016 @ 4:28 pm

    Great post!! I love those leggings, too 🙂

  15. Kira Obermeier
    March 30, 2016 @ 6:19 pm

    Umm, have you been living inside my head lately?! Seriously, you just described my life 😉 I wasn't following you back in your early-twenties stage, but I went through a similar shift (including corepower's teacher training program). What's interesting to me is that I tend to be hardest on myself when I'm focused on my little self. I don't have x job or x clothes or live in x place. It's all about what I don't have, and that makes me feel less than, thus resulting in an extremely hostile attitude toward myself. Love love love the concept of ahimsa and love the reminder to focus on my big self. At the end of the day is my big self someone I like? Someone I want to spend time with? Good questions for me, thanks for the reminder and for sharing this post Lauren!


  16. Lauren Nolan
    April 1, 2016 @ 6:46 pm

    That is so sweet, Shaheen! I'm not aaaalways positive hahah but I do my best!! xoxoxo

  17. Lauren Nolan
    April 1, 2016 @ 6:46 pm

    Thanks so much, Kris!! Glad you liked it!

  18. Lauren Nolan
    April 1, 2016 @ 6:47 pm

    I will ALWAYS geek out with you about yoga! Seriously, whenever you want!! Haha it's all so interesting, and there's always something new to learn.
    So great seeing you this week!!

  19. Lauren Nolan
    April 1, 2016 @ 6:47 pm

    They're so comfy, too 🙂

  20. Lauren Nolan
    April 1, 2016 @ 6:50 pm

    Kira, I'm so glad this resonated with you!! And I love what you said about how you tend to be hardest when you're focusing on what you DON'T have. Being grateful for what you DO have is half the battle, right?! Also, being cool with your "big self" makes it so much easier not to play into the comparison game. Everyone is on their own journey!