Welcome! I’m Laura, the writer behind This Northern Native. I’m an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, Cosmetologist, and Wife, with a passion for words, caffeine and the great outdoors. I have a small obsession with the wilderness, tiny homes, and all things tex-mex. I’m a firm believer in the trans-formative power of gratitude, self love, and creative expression. I was born in the woods of Maine (hence This Northern Native) but my wanderlust took me to Dallas, Texas in September of 2016 with boyfriend, now husband Dustin. Someday soon we plan on making the East Coast our forever home, but for now we’ll be experiencing all that Texas has to offer us. When I’m not blogging, you can find me reading magazines, as well as submitting submissions for publication. I have also been fortunate enough to have my short stories featured in a major print publication: Maine Magazine.

If you’re curious about my travels throughout New England & beyond, seeking beauty advice, recommendations, or just to get a glimpse of what it’s like to live here in Dallas, I hope you follow along on all my adventures.. Here’s a little idea of what’s featured on This Northern Native…

About This Northern Native

This Northern Native is a lifestyle blog dedicated to delivering honest, real, and raw content for women from all walks of life. On this blog I will showcase major realness, and shed light on every day issues women face today. My hope through this blog is to encourage, and push my readers to be the best damn version of themselves possible. On This Northern Native will find a mashup of all things focusing on: every day lifestyle, my travels through the East Coast & beyond, beauty, and all things health/wellness. I created This Northern Native in hopes of empowering and inspiring women from all walks of life, while pushing for you to become that 3.0 version of yourself, every single day. We all have a story to tell, this is mine.