Holistic Wellness Coach Lauren Vaknine was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) as a toddler, Lauren has already fought multiple battles on her journey. Lauren’s mother rejected the recommendation to pump steroids into her then 2 year old daughter. Instead, she took herself to the library, did her one research and embarked on a journey #1 of homeopathy & herbalism. “She took an individual approach.” It worked, but only in part. Lauren and her mother had to become scientists & detectives as her disability came and went throughout her early years. By 18 however she was in a wheelchair full of drugs , unable to sit, talk or eat. “I lost it!”, she admits. A new avenue introduced Lauren to IPEC Therapy, revolutionary technique that improved Lauren not just physically but emotionally too. An amazing advert for the power of the mind, Lauren went from a wheelchair to riding a bike in 3 months. The story does not end there. Thinking she was cured and keen to make up for lost time, Lauren ignored advice to maintain the disability & partied hard. The disability returned. Cue journey #2, with Lauren making big life changes with a new mindset. Now a qualified nutritionist, author and schooled in genetics, Lauren is 7 years in remission and is now helping others. Dragons, fear, mindset and “taking ownership” are all covered in this rollercoaster podcast.

Smash The Box is a personal development business. Everything I do is with the aim of inspiring you to find your purpose so you can make your mark on the world. One way I do this is by sharing people’s stories. Inspiring stories that the world needs to hear. Stories of breakthroughs, of adversity overcome, of achievements, successes, of setbacks and turnarounds, of realisations and lightbulb moments. This audio experience is a natural and perfect complement to the existing services of Life Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Breakthrough Workshops and Inspirational Talks – all of which forms something quite unique and special. If you are looking to find your purpose in life, in work, or both, then don’t just think outside the box. It’s time to Smash The Box!