Young adults feel a lot of pressure these days. Get into the best college, win the soccer tournament, and land the dream internship if you want to be “worthy.” Sound familiar? With all this stress, it’s no wonder that students are saying they feel depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed at an alarmingly high rate. What is especially worrisome is that many of these students are too afraid to seek help. Clearly it’s time for a change. Lauren Cook provides an intentional space where young adults can learn about mental health in a safe way. Here’s what you can expect:

Lauren also emphasizes the need for self-care. We need to put on our own oxygen mask first before we can help others. By focusing on gratitude, optimism, mindfulness, and remembering how to play, Lauren reminds us how to prioritize our own well-being from a proactive stance.

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“If you’ve ever had questions about your own mental health or helping someone that you’re concerned about, this book is the perfect launching point. Lauren Cook is gifted when it comes to providing this valuable information in a transparent yet compassionate way.”

-Ross Szabo, Speaker and Author of Behind Happy Faces: Taking Charge of Your Mental Health–A Guide for Young Adults





Do you ever find yourself saying, “I’ll be happy when…” or “I can’t wait until (this or that) is over?” Most of us are caught red-handed wishing our time away and we don’t even realize it. We think we will be happy when it’s finally summer, that chemistry test is over or when we reach a certain milestone. But hold on… happiness is not something to hope for in the future. It is something to have right now–Today!

Lauren interviewed hundreds of young adults and she found that ultimately, teens wants happy relationships with their families, friends and community at large. As a member of the Millennial Generation, Lauren is here to help both young adults and their surrounding loved ones foster those healthy and happy relationships. She offers practical tools that you can use on a daily basis to create and nurture strong bonds that are self-sustaining for years to come. With hundreds of anecdotes and space for the reader to write about their own journey with happiness throughout the text, The Sunny Side Up! is sure to deliver for you and your family.

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“Choose happiness! I was smiling and nodding my head at this book’s fresh and honest wisdom from the very first page. Lauren’s thoroughly researched take on how young people can get out of their own way and live a life with grace, gratitude, acceptance—and a heck of a lot of fun! —is required reading for a new generation. Lauren Cook is a welcome new voice to shake us out of our doldrums.”

Lisa Bloom, New York Times bestselling author of Think and Swagger

Lauren has teamed up with The Strong Movement founder, Ailis Garcia, who is a fellow believer in women helping women. Lauren and Ailis are passionate about supporting young women find their strength and their ability to shine. You can’t help but feel happy, confident, and strong when you rock this shirt!




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