We had the good fortune of connecting with Lauren Franklin and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Lauren, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process behind starting my own business was birthed from looking for a better way to stay true and honest with myself, actually. I’m someone who likes to practice what they preach, so RELINQUISH has always been and continues to be a great way for me to remind myself to live life freely and on my own terms. Inspiring others to do the same is a bonus and has helped me to establish a community and accountabilty.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
RELINQUISH! That’s the best word/verb/action/advise I share with others!  So much of my life was spent trying to fit into societal norms or boxes or keeping up with the Joneses and quite frankly, I ran out of time, patience and energy because that’s not MY journey. When we RELINQUISH we’re able to let go of all the things that no longer (or never) served us; We can walk our very own unique journeys by trusting our own personal truth.

I’ve realized the more I Relinquish, the more I inspire others to do the same. I’m producing a different type of energy and that’s why I make clothes, coach, write, speak and connect with others!
When we Relinquish, there’s more life, more love, more peace and more joy! We all deserve that! Plus, life is so short, we gotta make the most of it! Therefore I am and will always be, all about that Relinquish Life!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Many friends have come to visit us here! Its always great to share time and give us another reason to go visit some of our favorite spots. Weather permitting, we’ll spend some time outdoors like Stone Mountain or one of the Chattahoochee River trails. We’ll schedule some time for rest and relaxation and hit Heavenly Foot Massage. We’ll brunch at our favorites – Negril Village, Ms. Icey’s Kitchen & Bar, Flying Biscuit and the likes. We’ll catch up over tea and coffee at the cozy Hodgepodge Coffee House or Community Grounds Coffee Shop. And we’ll enjoy the vibrant night life of the city visiting various clubs/lounges.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
So much love and support come from my tribe and I am forever appreciative of them! Shoutout to my best friend and husband – Thaddeus for always believing and seeing things in me. To my momma who’s always super supportive and loving. To my best friends Kina, Zimone, Leyou, Brina, Courtney for always rooting me on and pushing me to go further!

Website: RelinquishLife.com
Instagram: @TheRelinquishLife and @LaurenRelinquish
Twitter: @_RELINQUISH_
Facebook: @RelinquishLife
Youtube: @Relinquish Tv or https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQyrF20UC5Z6MMYkE2T5h2g

Image Credits
Relinquish Photography, Zach Thomas Photos, Court Shots

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