As much as this year has brought sadness and tragedy it has also brought gifts, revelations and new ways of being in the world.
For me, I’ve learned that my heart is the guiding light to building a web of connection and community that will literally last a lifetime. I’ve learned it’s ok to let my lighter, playful side out. I’ve allowed myself to laugh more, take more emotional risks, and that, even if I fail, I grow by trying.
My practice of yoga over the years has taught me to let go of attachments, to soften when it feels hard and that I must hold both the light and the dark at the same time to be whole and human. I’ve learned to release judgement of myself and others as much as I can and that my journey is both unique to me, and at the same time holds the general human story of misfortune and blessings we all experience.
What have you learned abut yourself or life from this year and your practice of yoga?
So, it’s with nervousness and vulnerability I announce that moving forward I will be resuming my legal birth name, Lauren. Justine is an amazing alter ego that I cultivated to protect me from life events that, as a young person, I wasn’t ready or able to handle on my own.
I know it can be hard to change how you address someone you’ve known for many years, but I am excited to get to know Lauren and rediscover the innocent, light, compassionate young person I remember myself to be.
I don’t know what 2021 will bring, but I am ready for more success, more joy, more love and more fulfillment as I have been given the gift of being a conscious human being on this planet, aren’t you ready too?
With a light heart,
Lauren Justine Fuller

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince