Lauren Steinheimer

healthcare writer. tarot reader. dog mom.

Hey friends! Hope you’re staying safe and merry (as possible) during this very, erm… different holiday season. I started a self-love newsletter at actpot.substack.com and would love it if you continued to follow me there. I wrote my first post about why I started a new thing at this time. I’m planning a weekly or …

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Taking care of four dogs can be costly (if chewy.com had a rewards program, I’d be VIP-status). That’s part of the reason I put off buying pet health insurance for so long. But last week, I took the plunge. I felt like The Universe was nudging me to purchase a pet insurance plan before it …

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Mt. Shasta trail running

It’s the day before the winter solstice. My garlic is planted and I got my first snowy run this morning. There’s something totally magical about frolicking (because that’s how I run) among fatty flakes floating gently toward the ground. Until your jacket starts to soak through. Then it’s time to go home. Yesterday I moved …

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Weed Run For Food 2017 First Female Steinheimer

This year’s Thanksgiving was amazing. So much better than last year, when I spent my entire Thanksgiving driving alone (with my dog, of course) across the most desolate corners of Oregon and Nevada on my way back home to New Jersey, resting briefly at a truck stop for a depressing dinner of greasy pizza. Thinking …

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Today, October 10 is World Mental Health Day, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to stray from the topic of running to write about another major theme in my life. Maybe it is slightly related to running because maybe my passion for the sport started as a relief from stress or an escape from …

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Headwaters Trail Runs 30k and 50k start

Four years is a big deal in the mind of a restless wanderer. There aren’t many people, places, or races that can keep this girl around for that length of time. But last Saturday I successfully suffered through my fourth running of Headwaters Trail Runs 50k. That’s some major commitment. I didn’t even go to the same …

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