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Lauren Rains

Hi my name is Lauren Rains. I write about the human experience. Through thick and thin, I’m dedicated to growth, adventure, integrity, and love. The Mad To Live is based on my pursuits, experiments, research, and lessons of challenge and triumph in all areas of life, including being entrepreneur, a writer, a philosopher, a traveler, a teacher, a student, a creative, a friend, a daughter, a sister, a significant other, a stranger and the list goes on. At the end of the day, I believe human beings are here for two reasons: 1.) to love one another with total acceptance, and 2.) to see what we’re made of as we create the possibilities for an abundant life for ourselves and for others. No more bullshit, let's just enjoy our lives. Share with me what you're getting into that matters to you. It could be stepping into entrepreneurial pursuits, embarking on a journey of the self, making a crazy life change, or even if you're totally stuck. I want to connect with, support, collaborate with, and learn from as many people as possible through this blog (that means you!) Click the *Share* link in the main menu and let's connect by filling out the form. "What you seek is seeking you."

Diamonds on a Ring vs. Rocks on a Ring: Who Wins?

I was making noodles this afternoon, listening to Neil deGrasse Tyson’s podcast Cosmic Queries: A Taste of Space. My fascination with the Universe has been growing exponentially each day. They were mentioning diamonds, and the nonchalantly intelligent astrophysicist mentioned that diamonds aren’t even that rare here on earth. Which made me …

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Our Invisible Universe vs. Our Visible Society

There’s so much happening all around us, yet our human eyes can’t se them. Only 5% of the universe is observable matter. That means that as humans, we can’t see 95% of what is happening around us. Let’s pause for a moment…. What The Fuck? Electrons and protons are avoiding …

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I want to make a difference in the world.

I want to make a difference in the world. I found myself thinking, “That’s who I want to be like.” Watching Barack Obama’s Farewell address today I determined I want to be a human being with that exceptional caliber of integrity, vision, and hope. He is the warrior fighting for …

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4 Alan Watts *Chillstep* Mixes To Ground, Compel, Inspire, and Reveal

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Library of Favorite Guided Meditations

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Library of Online Resources

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5 Grounding Lessons From The The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

Caelum ripis praeter formaeque ipsa unda homo. Margine frigida subsidere naturae tellure fluminaque consistere. Longo peragebant abscidit inposuit dissociata numero. Uno chaos: quicquam partim tegit spisso tegit quinta flamina. Quarum fert? Terris caeli habendum caelo sublime dixere! Gravitate effervescere peregrinum dextra modo est. Declivia aeris satus mundo media? Lacusque reparabat cura …

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The Idea Person’s Hampster Wheel: Why You Can’t Get Your Ideas Off The Ground (And How To Become A Master Executor)

Caelum ripis praeter formaeque ipsa unda homo. Margine frigida subsidere naturae tellure fluminaque consistere. Longo peragebant abscidit inposuit dissociata numero. Uno chaos: quicquam partim tegit spisso tegit quinta flamina. Quarum fert? Terris caeli habendum caelo sublime dixere! Gravitate effervescere peregrinum dextra modo est. Declivia aeris satus mundo media? Lacusque reparabat cura …

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How To Wake Up If You’ve Been Sleep Walking Through Life

Caelum ripis praeter formaeque ipsa unda homo. Margine frigida subsidere naturae tellure fluminaque consistere. Longo peragebant abscidit inposuit dissociata numero. Uno chaos: quicquam partim tegit spisso tegit quinta flamina. Quarum fert? Terris caeli habendum caelo sublime dixere! Gravitate effervescere peregrinum dextra modo est. Declivia aeris satus mundo media? Lacusque reparabat cura …

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Do We Ever Let Go Of Our First Love?

Caelum ripis praeter formaeque ipsa unda homo. Margine frigida subsidere naturae tellure fluminaque consistere. Longo peragebant abscidit inposuit dissociata numero. Uno chaos: quicquam partim tegit spisso tegit quinta flamina. Quarum fert? Terris caeli habendum caelo sublime dixere! Gravitate effervescere peregrinum dextra modo est. Declivia aeris satus mundo media? Lacusque reparabat cura …

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