Hi! I'm Lauren Hunt. Thank you for coming to this page to find out more about me.
For many years I have been on a search or quest - to discover how I can best serve other people- a search for my "calling" and purpose. But it was also a search for healing. You see, I had a big hole in my heart after my older brother passed away when I was 14.
Grief led me down a dark road for a while, into substance abuse, self-hating behaviors, and unhealthy relationships. In my late teens, I gained 30 pounds and felt horrible about myself. I was diagnosed with depression and hospitalized for being suicidal.
My soulful inquiry into life as a young adult and how to find my joy again led me from one coast of the USA to another and through a wide range of fields of study including hatha yoga, eastern philosophy and religion, sustainable agriculture, ecology, psychology, holistic health, nutrition, meditation, laughter yoga, and most recently wellness coaching and the field of positive psychology. Through all of my studies I have learned many valuable tools for self-care, self-awareness, self-love and healthy living.
I lost those extra 30 pounds, gradually, by making small changes in my diet, turning off my TV and moving my body, and committing to my sobriety. I have maintained an active lifestyle since.
Along my journey I not only discovered many wonderful tools that have helped me to heal my life and find greater happiness, I also learned a lot about myself.
I uncovered my "super powers." And that is what my purpose is - to share these powers with you.
I discovered that I love having deep meaningful conversations with people. I have this amazing ability to LISTEN to others without judgement.
I also have a natural ENTHUSIASM for life that is quite contagious.
Another super power of mine is that I have a BIG HEART that radiates compassion, empathy, love and understanding.
I have this amazing ability TO BUILD COMMUNITY by bringing people together through my workshops and events.
I also have the super power of VISION. My imagination and dream for a peaceful world, stronger communities, and healthy people is so big. I believe it is possible to change the world- one person at a time.
My Certifications and Trainings Gathered Along the Way
In May 2001, I received a Bachelors of Arts Degree from Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona. My degree was in Environmental Studies with a focus on Sustainable Agriculture. This is also where I began my studies in nutrition and holistic health.
Below are the other certifications that I currently maintain:
Other things I do