About Author

5 20 18 (2)Hi! My name is Lara, & it is pronounced LAH_ruh. I tell you that because people consistently say my name incorrectly. My name comes from the movie & book Dr. Zhivago. My parents named me after Lara’s Theme; a very beautifully haunting piece of music by Maurice Jarre.

I am a student of life, and an individual who loves to learn. I hope with the knowledge I have, I can educate, encourage, uplift, inspire, and influence others to be the best version of themselves.  Everything on this website either comes from me personally doing and using or from professionals who are in the field of which I write. May the information be accurate, true data, and will not lead you astray; hopefully, it will improve the quality of your life & you will want to work on improving self daily. I want to share what I have learned from the health & life experiences I have had to benefit your life.  Life is too short not to learn from other people, so here’s to improving all of our lives.

A bit of background on me

I started writing poetry in fifth grade and found a love of writing in general. I have a binder full of poetry I have written over the years.  Writing is therapeutic, and it has helped me with many different life lessons. And as far as I can remember, I have loved reading self-help/improvement books. Needless to say, I know the importance in healing self from the inside out and how detrimental it is when we ignore certain things or don’t improve our life.

The very first blog I started was in February 2009 on Blogger.com titled Natural Options/Alternatives by Lara. I started this blog due to all of the past health issues I had growing up and into my adulthood. I had candidiasis, an overgrowth of yeast in the intestinal tract, which led me down a very long road of multiple health issues. The older I become, the more I have listened to my body plus the more I have turned to natural and alternative ways to heal myself. Over the last few years, I lost over 100 pounds completely naturally by changing what I consume & the amount of exercise I do (which will be shared).

October 2009, I started blogging on WordPress.com with Lara’s Insights & Tips.  It was a personal blog where I shared insights, quotes, bible scripture, poetry, and reflections of what I have experienced in life.  It was where I wanted to show my father’s example and influence in my life as he was a man of the Gospel.  He taught me so much in how to be a good person and how to live the right way; actually both of my parents have.  In May 2013, I moved this blog to Blogger.  August 5, 2017 marks the date of Holistic Beauté Loop coming to life.

As far as formal education, I have an AAS degree in Medical Office Management. I had an esthetician (skin care & make-up) license, thus I have a love for taking excellent care of my skin and keeping up with the industry. I have taken many classes & some of them I received diplomas: bridal consulting, business, graphic design, fashion merchandising, color analysis, creative writing (rewards), voice performance, & holistic and natural health. I’m very much into all The Arts. Writing has always been a favorite because it is where I can combine my passions.

This maybe a personal website, but with hopes it will improve your life in some way, even if it’s just in a little way.

Much love & peace!