Author Archive | Lauri

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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Begin Again

It’s January 1st, 2018. Not 2017 … 2018. 2017 is a thing of the past. Dead. I am excited and hopeful. I haven’t been this excited about a new year since 2016. 16 is one of my favorite numbers. I met my partner in 2016. In 2017 a lot of good things happened, along with […]

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Holi-Daze

Many of us stumble through the holiday season embodying more of a daze than peace on earth. We can get seduced into prioritizing the hustle and bustle of finding the perfect present or the best parking spot over the things that really matter the most to us. As you move forward through the rest of […]

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Look Inside

Years ago, just after discovering how to teach voice for theatre students my way, I got some bad news. I learned I was no longer going to be teaching the class that I’d grown to love so dearly. As I struggled with the change, my coach blurted, “You keep talking about your purpose as if […]

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Dark Day of the Soul

Last week I had a Dark Day of the Soul (like a Dark Night of the Soul – and mine happened during the daytime.) I’d gotten another in a massively growing collection of “no’s” this year. This one challenged me so deeply that it rocked me to my core. It wasn’t even the biggest “no” […]

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Realization While Walking

I have taught my students how to analyze a script, how to embody a character, how to fill the auditorium with their voice. I have helped my clients transition jobs, leave relationships, find new relationships, get promoted, breathe deep and move audiences to tears by speaking from the heart. The most important thing I have […]

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The Intuition Gym

It’s quiet here. Still. In the place of following my inner knowing. Dancing to the beat of my own drum. Sometimes this quiet freaks me out. Sometimes it feels really amazing. I’m noticing that dropping into my heart-body can make this “free writing” thing a touch harder. I’m not in a ranting place. My brain […]

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At a Loss

I’m at a loss for words. Monday October 2nd we woke up to news of the horrible shooting in Las Vegas. Monday October 9th we woke up to smoke in the air across the San Francisco Bay Area and much of California. I’m writing this on Friday the 13th and find myself wondering, “What will […]

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