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    Tortilla Española con Trufas. No words to describe this &hellip. #RETOX #eeeeeats @talla_cadaques
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    #foodporn #nutrition #recipe #laurenimparato #vegetarian #spain #espana #mindfulness #yoga #food #travel #cooking (at Catalonia, Spain)

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    &ldquoTo live a long life base your diet on bread, wine, vegetables and happiness. Ask for what you want but take only what you need. And always stand your ground and defend who you are and what you believe in.&rdquo #RETOX Lessons from Catalunya for you today from me and my new bestie.
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    #monday #inspiration #yoga #mindfulness #meditation #happy #happiness #laurenimparato #spain #catalunya (at Catalonia, Spain)

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    Brunch #2 for 2 at the #RETOX ESCAPE BARCELONA, followed by ensaladas, café y cava. 🥂
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    #eeeeeats #eggs #barcelona #spain #nutrition #notvegan #glutenfree #recipe #laurenimparato #detoxretox #detoxtoretox #food #yoga #sweat (at Barcelona, Spain)

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    Barcelona. April 2014. Join me there again 1-3 July for the #RETOX ESCAPE. Pricing goes up Monday! shop.iamyoustudio.com for all details. 📷@lolewomen #tbt #laurenimparato #detoxretox #detoxtoretox #lolewhite #barcelona #spain #peace

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    Turn Your Dream into Reality

    There is reality, and there are dreams.  Sometimes we chase our dreams, others we get smacked in the face with them out of the blue, not even realizing what has happened, or how we got there.  I realized last week for the Spanish launch of RETOX with Grupo Planeta the largest Spanish publishing house in the world, that turning dreams into reality is actually quite simple, if you let it be.

    As I arrived in Madrid, somewhat ready to take on 60 interviews, 6 shoots and 2 events in a few days, I got an urge to play hooky – which never, ever happens to me.  So I asked my team for 30 minutes off, and upon them agreeing I picked up a few copies of RETOX at my favorite downtown book store and raced over to the Plaza Mayor.  It was calling me.

    You see, this Plaza and I go way back this plaza and RETOX go way back.  It is my Spanish office, especially café Liana in the far left corner. One day at my office on one of my business trips to Spain, I stared into space, the deep murmur of Spanish voices in the background, and that it was time for me to write a book.  But with no connections and no friends in the space, I had no idea where to start.  So I picked up a book on how to get a book deal, and read it in the Plaza Mayor, cover to cover.  That book sent me to another book on how to get a literary agent, which sent me to another book on how to write a book proposal.  I read them all, there at Liana in the Plaza Mayor, with the sweetest waiters on earth never bothering me with anything except offers for more water.   There, at that same café in that same plaza, I started to write, and write, and write… write the pages that eventually turned into the book, RETOX, you see today.

    I am sure my friends thought that my free time in Europe between teaching was spent partying or shopping, but instead it was spent doing the grunt work to turn my dream into a reality.  And when I entered the Plaza last week, it hit me.

    Dreams often seem lofty reality often feels dreary.  But the process of turning your dream into a reality is quite simple: First you have to release what is holding you back.  Then you have to harness the liberated energy.  And finally, you have to go create.

    Release. Harness. Create.

    #RETOX

    As I sat in Liana reading my first books, both the English version and its Spanish sibling, a flood of energy overcame me, so much so that I got goose bumps.  I had visceral release of energy,  the good energy that paired with excitement after gifting copies to the Liana team and seeing the book in every window and every store, the bad energy I have been holding on to over the months of working like a dog to make this all happen, and the other… that other sweet pure energy you feel when you finally realize you turned your dream into reality.

    I decided to harness all that energy over the 7+ years that have brought me here and use it to create new dreams and new realities, for you, me and everyone who needs a little dose of #RETOX in their lives.

    With the Spanish Ole High!

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    Lauren

    www.RETOXbook.com

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