Author Archive | Lauri

Instrument of Love

  A friend sent me this video. She said it made her think of me. The themes in the speech include using your voice, letting your life sing, and helping to bring harmony. The world is not in harmony right now. We are not in harmony when we speak. Two questions dropped into my head. […]

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Choose Magic

Oh my. I’m in Philz coffee again before rehearsal. It’s been over a month since I sat down to write.  There’s a voice in my head saying I’m a bad entrepreneur … There are other voices that say I’m a good teacher, actor, coach, friend, partner … all the things I’ve chosen instead of writing. […]

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NOW (& Later)

I’m sitting in Philz coffee in Berkeley, typing away before my rehearsal tonight. In the midst of balancing theatre, my business and my life with my partner, I hear this thought in my mind’s ear… “I love my life now, and I love where it’s headed.” I remember saying this to a coach years ago. […]

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Finding Comfort in the Space

I’m feeling the space again today. There’s a quiet. A stillness. Sometimes the stillness is awesome. Today the quiet is uncomfortable. I’m used to having just enough time to get just enough done. I’m not talking about the crazed, panicked, overwhelmed version of barely getting things done – I let that go many years ago. […]

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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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