Facing My Addiction

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In one of the most raw, honest episodes of TGAWG yet, I talk with TV personality, interior designer and life stylist Lauren Makk.
I met Lauren back in 2015 when I was working on a daytime syndicated TV show called Fablife. Lauren, one of the co-hosts and resident interior designer, stood out to me at the time as someone who is very much, "what you see is what you get," something I definitely admire, especially in that industry. Six plus years later, she's still that way.
In this episode, Lauren shares:

  • Her journey to sobriety, complete with twists and turns.
  • What life looked like when she was drinking. The excruciatingly painful moment when she knew something needed to change.
  • And what she's learned about herself in the one year since putting down the bottle.

Resources:
Alcoholics Anonymous
Booze-Free Craft Cocktails
(More to come!)
About Lauren: Lauren Makk is an Interior Designer, Life Stylist, and popular TV Host seen on the Emmy Award winning Trading Spaces on TLC, Home Made Simple for the Oprah Winfrey Network, and Big Block Overhaul for HGTV. Lauren has also starred alongside Tyra Banks, Chrissy Teigen and Joe Zee as she co-hosted the hit talk show “FAB Life”, for ABC. More recently, Lauren has paved a way for a new generation of design leaders and makers as she was cast as judge on “Shop Class”, a kids design completion show on Disney + and “Design Star: Next Gen” for Discovery + - both streaming now.

A native of Oklahoma City, Lauren has lived everywhere from Philly to Honolulu, building businesses and creating design magic. More recently, Lauren has gotten married to the love of her life -Alvin Lozano, and moved to Nashville where they are raising their blended family of 5.

Never one to shy away from personal topics, Lauren has been candid about her major weight losses (and gains), and is coming clean about getting cleaner. Today Lauren is celebrating a full year of sobriety.

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