Hi, I'm Lauren

 I scream loud when I jump into cold water. I have too many red lipsticks and coffee mugs. My favorite writers are all named Annie. In Jesus, I find every reason to hope and deep down in my heart, I know that nothing good ever comes cheap. I have insecure days when I worry about the future. Other days, I have trouble breathing from laughing so hard.

I started this blog after a tough breakup when I was struggling against the disillusionment and bitterness of heartbreak.  (Disclaimer: this blog is not about "kissing dating goodbye" or throwing past exes under the bus.) Yet I realize how dating culture can feel more like a fast-track to ruining your heart than it does the path to success. Single with a Happy Heart is about practicing radical self-care and experiencing growth right where you are, regardless of relationship status. 

I've tinkered with online dating, held my breath through blind dates, and had my fair share of "what-not-to-do's".  But in the puddle-hop from relationship to relationship and back again, I know that things can be different from this manic, endless cycle. The beautiful part is that whether dating or single, you get to choose what is good for your heart.