Laura launches into discussing the ways her body image was formed by the women in her family - the reality of indulgence right alongside body shame, and these themes are replayed in our families as well as institutionally. As Laura recounts they way her body was seen by her family as a young girl, she also discusses the generation that our mothers and grandmothers grew up within and how the values of that time were really the origination of modern American body image issues. Those Mad Men days really rattled our sense of self and people seeing us.
Ultimately, Laura argues that being authentically herself right now has brought her more joy, more fulfilling relationships and a stronger understanding of her direction in life. After telling us about her early career in comedy, tv writing and the endless hustle of Hollywood. She chats about her recovery from alcohol addiction and falling into a practice of meditation as a relief from the anxiety of the Hollywood grind. Laura leads us through a meditation on the show and shows us just how easy it is! Take a meditation class with Laura, you won’t regret it!
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