Author Archive | Lauri

The Space Between

When I was in grad school, we had to do an interesting assignment. We were given a list of “ingredients” that needed to be included. (Your piece must be between 4 and 5 minutes and you must weave together moments of stillness with movement, you must support your body with your arms at least once, […]

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The Unsatisfieds

Yesterday I said “I love my life now and I love where its heading” to my coach. Today, I’m in a good old-fashioned shame spiral. I’m taking everything the wrong way and disaster-tripping about the future. I said that sentence once 8 years ago to another coach… (I wonder if I backslid immediately that time […]

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The Power of Just Do It

Let me start by saying that, since I became a coach, I’ve pretty much hated the Nike slogan and phrase “Just Do It.” In early coaching classes we learned about all the dangerous “shoulds” out there and how people “should all over themselves.” Those shoulds lead to living the life that we think we’re supposed […]

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Workhorse Anonymous (Part 2 of 2)

Hi, my name is Lauri and I’m a recovering workhorse. It’s Saturday morning. I’ve had coffee and breakfast. I’ve also checked email. I’m sitting back attempting to relax. It’s Saturday after all. And yet … that all too familiar feeling kicks in. The one that says, “I should be doing something.” Doing something to build […]

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Those Darn Spiritual Teachers (Part 1 of 2)

Money is a powerful spiritual teacher. Relationships are a powerful spiritual teacher. Money & relationships together … DAMN. It’s almost too much spiritual teaching at one time for one mere human to take. Things like money & relationships create friction for us. From that friction, we grow. The friction is nowhere near comfortable. (And it […]

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Resilient Underdogs

I’m on my last day of vacation. We went on a cruise to Costa Maya, Mexico, and Cuba. We enjoyed South Beach Miami. We were in our hotel room watching the last seconds of the Super Bowl – what a game! I mean, I don’t even really care about those teams (other than wanting someone […]

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Comfort Schmumfort

Are you too comfortable when you speak? Considering that public speaking is most people’s number one fear (scaring us more than death itself) that may seem like a strange question. Believe it or not, it is possible to be too comfortable – depending on our speaking goals. We can be in three zones when it […]

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SPLAT!

I was just making lunch. An egg on top of a bowl of rice, chicken and veggies. I like to flip the egg over in the pan without using a spatula – flipping it like people flip pizza. My mom and I used to have contests doing this. We’d try it out and report back […]

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The Big Difference

Hillary Clinton lost the Presidential election in large part because she spoke from her head. Everyone’s raving about Oprah because she spoke from her heart. (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, take a look at Oprah’s speech during last Sunday’s Golden Globe awards.) It’s not (just) what you say, it’s (also) how you […]

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