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Lauren

California
When I found out that my heart was failing in October 2007, I found myself with a large list of phone calls to make and return, and continue to do so with each new piece of information. enter: this blog. come here for the latest. About me: I am 27, I live in NYC, and I am on a non-stop quest for... Full Bio
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A Thank You by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health My name is Pamela Del Vecchio – I am the mother of Lauren Del Vecchio-Zaleski. On July 19, 2013, I held Lauren in my arms as she took her last breath. When she left this wor ... Read on »
In loving memory of Lauren Zaleski by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health My name is Thomas, I am Lauren’s (the author of this blog) husband. It saddens me to say that Lauren passed away on July 19th. I am honored to have stood by Lauren’s side fo ... Read on »
Mind Over Medicine by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I love when I discover a member of the heal yourself tribe!  And of course, who else would lead me to this glowing goddess but Kris Carr in her latest newsletter.  I saw the ... Read on »
Recovery Mode by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health It’s been a couple weeks since my surgery and I’m finally feeling like myself again.  The swelling is down, I am allowed to shower, and I am no longer in pain 24/7. The proc ... Read on »
Printing Organs by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health 3-D Printing for Organs! It’s articles like this one that inspire me and give me hope. I’ve been reading more and more like this one every day –growing organs, printing orga ... Read on »
What Lies Beneath All Disease by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Inflammation. I live a constant battle against this little bitch.   It’s so important to know how our body’s basically bug out because of it.  Here, the healing goddess Kris ... Read on »
Refuel… Pacemaker Surgery Surprise by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Picture this.  You wake up one morning to a strange beeping sound.  It is an unfamiliar beeping, and you get out of bed to search for the culprit.  I looked around my apartm ... Read on »
Creating Your Own Rituals by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health This week marked the ending of the Kumbh Mela, the world’s largest religious gathering (80-100 million people this year).  It is a Hindu pilgrimage where believers gather to ... Read on »
The Unlikely Healers by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I’ve been thinking a lot lately about all of the people that have contributed in some way to getting me better.  There are SO many.  I’ve always expressed myself here, how i ... Read on »
Healthy Hearts by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Just like the Healthy Heart Project, I can never get enough of heart trinkets, lucky charms and talismans.  Looking at them makes me smile –even better when I can wear them! ... Read on »
Life After… by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health The past seven to ten months have been transformative in many ways.  It is clear by the scarcity of my posts that I’ve been weary to talk about it, unsure of what is really ... Read on »
For Kris Carr on her 10 year “Cancerversary” by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health Yesterday was a very special milestone for a woman who has influenced my life greatly.  It was 10 years ago yesterday that Kris Carr was diagnosed with a rare Cancer, Stage ... Read on »
Alive by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health To my beautiful perfect healthy heart. Good thoughts, love and light.  We can do this. Read on »
Everything is New Again by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health First post of 2013 and I’m so ready for a new year. I write with positive news fresh off a visit to my amazing Orthomolecular doctor.  It seems that our efforts over the pas ... Read on »
Thankful Every Day by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health The word thankful doesn’t even cover it.  Aside from this heart and health journey of mine, the past several months have included loss and witnessing the awful hurricane tha ... Read on »
Warrior Style by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health It’s been a while.  When there are long periods of time where I stay away from writing here it means either things are going really rough or things are going better than I c ... Read on »
Keeping It One Hundred by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health This summer was quite a challenge.  There were a lot of obstacles and just when things would wind down from one, I would turn around and git hit with another. To recap, my s ... Read on »
20 Miles A Day: Heart Doc Today by Lauren Posted in: Blog Posts in Heart Health I’m back!  Meaning, Lauren is back.  My mind is clear, I’m feeling positive and hungry for life, ready to keep fighting.  Of course, I am feeling physically better for the f ... Read on »