Lauren Goodman

Entries by Lauren Goodman

Let's Talk About Mental Health, Not "Evil"

(24) Comments | Posted December 17, 2012 | 7:00 AM

Friday's tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut was unthinkable. How a young person can take the lives of so many other young people is not something any of us are prepared to make sense of. The events in Newtown sparked a lot of Internet discussion on gun control and the media's representation...

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Going Solo: Literally Lost in Translation

(0) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 12:09 PM

I had a bit of a moment this weekend and was really missing home. I'm very aware that a big part of moving alone to a new city is accepting that some days are going to be crappier than others, but that doesn't make it any easier to force myself...

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Going Solo: Visiting Museums Isn't the Only Way to Sightsee

(0) Comments | Posted October 13, 2012 | 7:51 AM

I recently returned from a trip to Portugal with my sister. We planned this trip a while ago, when I was sure I would be moving to Madrid, as an opportunity to travel but way more as a way to see each other and hang out after an extended period...

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Going Solo Madrid: Confessions Of A Dance Party Voyeur

(3) Comments | Posted August 21, 2012 | 3:05 PM

I think anyone who has tried it will tell you that moving to a new place by yourself can be very, very lonely. As obvious as this is, it was probably the scariest thing about moving to Madrid. Though I've typically been one to enjoy my downtime, the last year...

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Going Solo: I've Moved to Madrid and I Don't Speak Spanish...Eep!

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 7:50 AM

A Torontonian who thinks her city is the centre of the universe; Lauren left Bloor Street, brunch, and the capital of Canada behind to take a crack at living in Madrid. Her blog is about learning to speak Spanish, re-learning how to make friends, and flaunting her learnedness in eating...

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