Hey there! Welcome to my blog. So glad you stopped by! My name is Lara Izokaitis and if you get around me long enough, you’ll quickly find out that I am most passionate about one thing-TRANSFORMATION.            

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Because just like a caterpillar turned butterfly (Caterfly), my life has been radically transformed by the love of Jesus Christ that I just can’t help but want to share with others the hope of having this same freedom.

This is why for the most part, you will be hearing me write about four main categories of transformation and these include: (1) Identity; (2) Dreams; (3) Relationships; and (4) Health.  Now of course there needs to be a “Miscellany” category because honestly…what would a blog do without one? ; )

My aim is to post once a week. To make sure you don’t miss my newest posts, you can subscribe via RSS, or email (caterfly17@hotmail.com).  I also hang out some with my friends, Twitter (@laraizo) and Facebook , so come join me there too!  If you want to read more about how to discover more about who you are, how to live free, and love who you were created to be….then you’ll want to get yourself a copy of my book, “Caterfly Identity” available on Amazon and my website.

If you are new to my site, you might want to start with some of my most viewed posts like, “How to Win a Guy in 10 Days” (oh wait, I haven’t written that one yet, because…well, still trying to figure all that out! ; )

Oh…and another important thing you should know about me is that I am a warrior, a Lupus-Warrior, that is (sounded so Braveheart-ish didn’t it?-ha!) Another passion of mine is to help others, like myself, who go to war in their own bodies EVERYDAY battling this cruel and life-threatening disease (and other chronic illnesses) to offer support, encouragement, and love because if there is one thing that always brings healing, it is…LOVE<3 Click here to learn more about my story: #STUPID-LUPUS. #LoveHeals #Caterfly

Here are some of my articles you might want to start with:

Thank you again for stopping by and look forward to connecting with you soon!


P.S. Caterfly?

My life story summarized in one word-caterfly. Caterpillar turned butterfly…a life transformed by Jesus Christ.

***TO READ MORE ABOUT CATERFLY (And how you can DISCOVER who you are, LEARN how to live confident & free, AND LOVE who you were uniquely created to be, then….GET A COPY HERE:  “CATERFLY IDENTITY” OR HERE! OR if you would like to CONTRIBUTE in general, please click “DONATE” button below. THANK YOU & GOD BLESS!!***

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Lara Izokaitis speaks internationally about achieving dreams in the midst of adversity, and addresses beauty, identity, eating disorders and other real life issues young women face. Despite her own set of hardships as a young women raised in an immigrant community in the south side of Chicago, Lara watched her life dreams become a reality after signing a 5-year contract to play volleyball for the University of Kansas, and later landing a two-year modeling contract with one of New York City’s top agencies. Lara’s passion is to see women set free from the unhealthy standards of how the world defines beauty, and to see women live victoiously in the truth about who God says they are.

© Caterfly/Lara Izokaitis

5 thoughts on “About

  1. I needed to hear this tonight. I was sitting on the floor in front of the toilet puking right when you posted on facebook. I look up to you so much and feel like I can identify with your story in some ways. Please keep blogging. You really don’t know how your story will help someone else but it just made me stop and choose to work on my aa homework instead.

  2. Lara, you have no idea how much of your story is keeping me alive right now. I don’t know any other women who are strong or bold enough to share these things in such a personal way. Girls like me, we need you. We NeEd to see God in you cause he feels too far away for us at times. Even in your own absolve I am consaptantly blown away with how your words reach me. I love you and I truly miss you.

  3. Ashley…thank you so much…I value what you said and want you to know that I believe in you. God’s love for you is so completely beyond description. I pray that your grasp of that would grow and increase with each moment spent with Him. Be blessed and again thank you for your encouragement~ You are loved.

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