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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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Passion

As a young, undergraduate actor, I kept auditioning and auditioning and auditioning – and not getting cast. I would get up and try again and again and again … and still, I did not get cast. I remember overhearing someone at a theatre party saying, “When is someone going to take a risk on Lauri […]

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Our Hidden Gifts

I’m sitting in a circle teaching a new group of theatre students on the second day of class this term. More than anything else, I want them to believe in themselves. To know that they are enough, exactly as they are, and that any techniques that they learn during their time as theatre students are […]

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Finding My Rhythm Again (and again and again)

Before meeting my partner and Soulmate, I woke up at 6am every day. I had a dedicated morning practice including yoga and meditation and I exercised every morning. I got more done before noon than most people do all day. I was energized, focused and clear – that’s how I found him in the first […]

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Fogust Blues

Fog. It’s Fogust in the Inner Sunset. I guess its Fogust everywhere in SF, but I don’t really care about everywhere. I care about the fact that I’m buried in fog in the Inner Sunset. I heard on the news that the bay area is having a heat wave. Really? Everywhere except for the Inner […]

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