Lauren McLaughlin on the Victoria Moran Podcast

The Wonder of Slowing Down, With Rev. Lauren McLaughlin

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With her unshakeable confidence and a voice like Lauren Bacall’s, the Lauren featured on this episode belies her chronological age: eighty-two. Rev. Lauren McLaughlin is a Unity minister, spiritual teacher, and author whose work centers on gratitude, the shifts we experience in every decade of adulthood, and the necessity of slowing down to genuinely experience life. Among the nuggets she shares are:

  • “Being an American is running up an escalator.”
  • “We want more and more and more, so we do more and more and more.”
  • “Slowing down opens us up to wonder.”
  • “Whatever we appreciate appreciates: it gets better.”
  • “Gratitude is realizing how well cared for we are.”
  • “If you’re not afraid, you can do almost anything in this world.”
  • “People ask what’s the meaning of life. What’s the meaning of your life?”

About the Guest

Lauren McLaughlin is an Ordained Unity Minister. She is also the author of THE SPIRITUAL AWAKENING SERIES – a series of family-oriented novels with a spiritual twist. Lauren’s signature teaching is DEEPENING GRATITUDE. Her passion is peaking the interest of awakening souls and guiding them to their next step on the journey to enlightenment.


Pretend that you live in a society in which women are valued more as time goes by, and create a mini-culture around you of people who actually do that.

—from Younger by the Day

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