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Sep 16, 2019

Today’s podcast guest a true inspiration. Despite battling cancer twice, Lauren Chiarello has managed to live a life filled with gratefulness and joy. She is the founder of Chi Chi Life, which allows her to blend her three passions: fitness, fundraising and events, and cancer advocacy. As you’ll hear from our conversation, Lauren loves life and bases so much of what she does around building community and fostering positive energy.


There are so many important and beautiful life lessons to be learned from Lauren, but here are some of my key takeaways from our chat:


  •   Learning to step out of your comfort zone allows you to tap into a strength you may not have realized you had.
  •   Positive thinking impacts the way you live your life.
  •       The power of community is astounding; knowing you’re not alone helps you move through life’s hurdles.
  •       Healthy living is about offering yourself kindness and compassion.


Lauren Chiarello is the founder of Chi Chi Life, which melds her passions: fitness, event production and fundraising, corporate wellness and cancer advocacy. A graduate from Villanova University with a degree in Accounting and Marketing, Lauren has 13+ years of experience fundraising and producing events for non-profits, for-profits and agencies, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.


Lauren is a 2x Hodgkin's lymphoma cancer thriver who supports, motivates and teaches rockstars who value the importance of strengthening the mind and body. She teaches Barre, Pilates and TRX classes at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, exhale and Flex Studios. Lauren has completed multiple half and full marathons while fundraising $125,000+ for cancer charities. 


To hear more about her amazing charity events and retreats, you can connect with Lauren viaYou can connect with Lauren via  and Instagram @chichilifenyc.