Episode 20: Use the Pain of Past Hurts to Find Healing

Remember when being hurt meant that someone didn’t let you play with their toy, or maybe you weren’t picked for a team during PE. Those were the days, huh? 

Now when you’re hurt, it’s usually something a lot more painful and long-lasting, like the death of a loved one, a relationship that gets strained beyond repair, or unexpectedly losing a treasured part of who you are. Finding healing for hurts like these is not easy, and it doesn’t happen overnight. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to find peace for yourself. 

On this episode, Lauren, a 4word mentor living in Miami, graciously talks about how the death of her grandfather was made even more unbearable by years-long rifts within her family and how she is working to help her loved ones find unity.

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Guest Bio:

“[She] who refreshes others will [herself] be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25b

Lauren’s purpose in life was always rooted in this. At an early age she strived to make a difference in the world through her writing and public speaking, representing multiple organizations on a local, regional, and national scale. Her work with girls and women started in her youth and continues in the present, as her passion is in helping others identify their true selves and embrace the now. With a degree in Communications, most of her professional life has been spent in South Florida working in marketing and business and brand management. She currently works for one of the top real estate attorneys in the state of Florida managing marketing, business development, and the client experience. Lauren also services a select clientele through her own company: Reinvint. They focus on reinventing businesses and brands with hope that in the process God uses the company to reinvent lives. Outside of mentoring with 4word, she is also an advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association working with both state and national government officials.