Agent Woman Lauren Montgomery
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A woman who embodies the spirit of truth, authenticity and ingenuity. She lives her potential, embracing her unique gifts and shining her light to consciously create a better world. As an Agent of beauty and inspiration, she is a woman admired by our founder, Jena Covello.
Meet Agent Woman, Lauren Montgomery. Lauren left a buying job at Balenciaga to start Monty’s, a clean line of delicious plant based dairy staples. We’re huge fans of her cashew cream cheese, which is made by fermenting just four simple ingredients. If you haven’t tried the “everything” flavor, you’re missing out!
Name: Lauren Montgomery
Instagram: @thefulllaurenmonty @montysnyc
Daily Uniform: A vintage workwear or Rachel Comey Jumpsuit
AM ritual: Wake up, drink pour over coffee with a touch of vanilla and a side Moon Juice SuperYou supps, palo santo the whole house, take a few deep breaths outside on the patio, sit in meditation for 20, skin care routine and gua sha for beauty benefits and to relieve tension in my face and neck, and check on my cheese if I have something fermenting overnight. Lastly, grab a bowl of my overnight protein oats from the fridge and dive into emails!
PM wind down: Finding a new hillside/ overlook in LA to meditate or having a session with my meditation coach/therapist. Dinner, catch up with my boyfriend, and put my phone away.
Something that helps you stay in a positive mindset: My spiritual practice and spending time in nature! I feel very up and down right now with the stresses of work, a lot of change and adaptation to newness. My meditation practice keeps me grounded and coming back to myself; it helps remind me of my power, what’s in my control and the peace that comes from within that is unwavering, no matter what is going on around me.
A life changing realization that you’ve had: My value is not what I create. I am love. I am here to spread love, be love, and to affect change through my being, no matter how small or large. My consciousness changes the world, and that is what is in my control.
A wellness expert who has significantly helped you: Meg Josephson, my meditation coach, and Kate Schutt, my life coach. Strong incredible inspiring women and expanders.
Favorite wellness/beauty book: Byron Katie’s, A Mind at Home with Itself. True transformation starts from within.
Go-to stress remedy: Nature getaway, digital detox, finding a new perspective!
Supplements you can’t live without: I don’t take many. I truly believe food is medicine! However, I do love @moonjuice and the @sakaralife probiotic.
Three things you’re really into right now: All the face oils. Agent Nateur’s cleansing oil and Everyday are my faves. Making homemade grain free breads (for my cream cheese and butter!), and forest bathing/immersion are things I am into now & always! ☺
Top three Instagram accounts for inspiration:
Your ultimate indulgence: Vanilla cake with fresh Monty’s buttercream and dye free sprinkles!
Three things you’re grateful for:
My mind and body, my family, and the healing power of plants! I am infinitely grateful for being able to explore the inner workings of my mind every day, for that awareness, walking, hiking, cooking... my body allows me to do so many things that I love in this life. My family and community, the support system outside of myself, and plants: all the incredible nutrient dense living foods that support my energy and wellbeing.
Must-have Agent Nateur product: holi (cleanse) and holi(stick) deodorant!