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Hi I'm Lauren

I grew up in Pennsylvania. I'm a dietitian. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work as a dietitian at an eating disorder facility. My role is to educate both men and women on proper nutrition and ways to avoid physically detrimental behaviors. I help them find ways to stop being self-critical and to begin not only to accept their bodies but also to see what worth they really have. Many come from broken homes or backgrounds of long-term abuse or trauma, and they are in need of hope and healing. Although I can’t preach about my faith at work, I strive to help them see their worth through showing compassion, listening, and offering loving counsel. While food is my first passion, I also love music. I enjoy singing and dancing. And I love hiking and reading. These are all things that make me happy because I feel closer to God when doing them.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a small rural town in central Pennsylvania. I grew up with many who were strong in their faith and they came from many backgrounds, including Methodist, Lutheran, Catholic, and Jewish. I grew up with strong examples of what it means to be Christlike and faith-filled, both in my own church and family and in the lives of my friends of all faiths. I've attended various religious services because of this. I decided for myself at an early age that I believe the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know for myself that the Church that was once on the earth when Christ lived is restored again. We have living prophets to guide us. They are witnesses of Christ and His true disciples. The Bible and Book of Mormon are actual records of the words of Christ and bless my life in so many ways. When I follow the principles of the gospel, I feel confident that I am living life the right way, and it brings peace to my life.

How I live my faith

My faith means everything to me. It provides strength, light, and understanding to be able to endure any trial. It directs my purpose and helps me focus on what matters most. Christ is the center of the Church, and I make it the goal for His way to be the center of everything I do. This includes how I spend my time, how I interact with others, and how I choose to work. I strive to help others feel welcome in any given setting. When I focus on putting the Lord first and giving service to others, I am happiest.