• Lauren Bloom is an interfaith minister and attorney who focuses on professional and personal integrity. Her career has been devoted to helping business professionals earn and maintain the trust of their clients, cutomers, colleagues and associates. An internationally-recognized expert on business and professional ethics, Lauren has appeared as a keynote speaker across North America and in Europe.

    Lauren lives in Springfield, Virginia outside of Washington, D.C.

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    Thank You, International Book Awards!

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    What a thrill to learn that Dancing at Angel Abbey is a winner in the 2016 International Book Awards! Just got word that my novel won the New Age Fiction category, and will be recognized among many wonderful books in … Continue reading

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    What Is An Angel?

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    We’ve all seen angels portrayed as beautiful beings with long curls, flowing robes and gleaming white wings. They appear in stained glass windows and statues, or pose gracefully on holiday cards. Angels even show up on TV and in movies … Continue reading

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    The Angels Wept

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    The news of the past several weeks has been heartbreaking. First, the mass shooting in Orlando, then the suicide bombings abroad, then the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, then the police shootings in Dallas, then  the courthouse … Continue reading

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    Angels and Lawyers – Really?

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    Dancing at Angel Abbey tells the story of how the life of one unhappy young lawyer, Kate Cunningham, is transformed by a series of serendipitous coincidences orchestrated by Archangel Gabriel. Given the reputation of the legal profession, some readers might … Continue reading

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    Welcome to Angel Abbey!

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    So, a funny thing happened on the way to the office … after many years of writing nonfiction, I got the idea for a novel about an unhappy young lawyer and her friendship with an angel. (Really?) It was so … Continue reading

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    How Wall Street Killed Eric Garner

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    Last night, I witnessed the chokehold death of Eric Garner.  My fondness for television shows like Castle and Criminal Minds has familiarized me with dramatic death scenes.  But this was no staged drama.  It was the last moments of a real person’s life, … Continue reading

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    From Donald Sterling, “I’m Sorry” Was Too Little, Too Late

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    It’s hard to imagine how Donald Sterling, former owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, could have disgraced himself any more deeply after recordings of appallingly racist remarks he made in a conversation with a friend came to light.  There’s unpleasant, … Continue reading

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    It’s Earth Day, BP – Clean Up Your Mess!

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    A few weeks back, I wrote a post wondering if BP would do a better job with the Gulf oil spill than Exxon did with the Valdez spill in Alaska.  This Earth Day is a great time to take stock … Continue reading

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    What the heck is going on at GM?

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    The new CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra, is having a difficult week.  Congress has taken an interest in the alleged ignition switch problems in GM cars that reportedly have been linked to over thirty accidents and thirteen deaths.  Ms. … Continue reading

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    “Art of the Apology” Has Been Released!

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    It’s a thrill to be able to say that Art of the Apology: How, When and Why to Give and Accept Apologies has been released!  The book is available for purchase at Barnes & Noble stores or online at the … Continue reading

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      --Rabbi Harold Kushner, author,
      When Bad Things Happen to Good People.

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