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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."

These Are the Conversations I Live For

The Art of Good Conversation

There is a Chinese proverb that reads, “A single conversation across the table with a wise person is worth a month’s study of books”. Good Conversations. I live for these. These may just be my favorite part of life, for there are few things better than sharing yourself with a …

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For The Doers Out There: Nathan Agin Gives Me a Life Audit

Nathan Agin life Audit

The first line in my about page is, "I like to DO stuff". Sometimes, this little addiction can be get me into trouble. There's never too much that I can bite off, and I'm normally left with far too much to chew. And while I always find a way, it can get a little stressful at at times. If I had it my way, I'd never have to sleep, but that's just not possible. So, when Nate Agin came to me from NonStopAwesomeness and offered me a Life Audit to help me streamline my day, I couldn't say no. It's a service he offers on his blog to clients, and after hearing about some of the results he's helped people to achieve, I knew it would be valuable.

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The Groundbreaker Roundtables: WHY I TRAVEL edition

Why I Travel

Welcome to the Groundbreaker Roundtables, a regular series on The Mad To Live where a group of some of the most world-traveling, life-inspiring, dream-pursuing DO-ers from all walks of life share their personal opinions, stories and insights based on a question stemming from a quote, video, photo, etc. They get only 150 …

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