Lauri Markkanen’s girlfriend Verna is an idealistic young woman from Finland. Since Lauri himself comes from Vantaa, Finland, it makes sense his girlfriend also hails from the same place. Verna maintains a very detailed blog that covers vegan food. If you are interested in vegan and vegetarian food, check it out. Verna talks about this subject in detail. She also writes consistently and keeps the blog chugging along. That’s very hard to do, as I’ve observed from many player wives and girlfriends who start this kind of project. There are few rewards in terms of readership, and the creator usually burns out after a few months. Will she keep it up?
Verna also identifies strongly with wasting nothing, practicing yoga, and animal rights. Lauri Markkanen’s girlfriend inhabits a kind of spiritualist stereotype in the most pure form. Most of her personal ideology revolves around nurturing and healing in all ways. She says in healing yourself you become a healer of others, you are healing the planet. Sounds great, Verna! Heal the world with vegan recipes! Verna also becomes very enthusiastic about statement goals such as not buying clothes for a year to save on waste. She committed to this in March of 2017 and called the fashion industry wasteful and bad for the environment. However, she will still buy second hand and fully sustainable clothes. It’s a sweet idea because it shows thoughtfulness and initiative.
Lauri Markkanen’s girlfriend writes at length about empowering herself on her blog. I think she uses the blog as a kind of cathartic journal for self-reflection and introspection. She certainly concentrates a lot of thought and time in herself and her own personal development as a person. Does it help? I don’t know. Will she be able to heal the world? Maybe. Will she consume a ton of vegan food in 2017? There is no doubt! I’m curious if she will move to America since Lauri will soon be drafted into the NBA.