Author Archive | Lauri

What Are You Grateful For?

Last Thursday was Thanksgiving here in the United States. I’ve spent the past several years posting something I’m grateful for to Facebook every day in November. While I have posted some this year, I’ve chosen not to post every single day. I’m choosing instead to be deeply present in the moment with the people and […]

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Our Turn

I’ve been a little quiet for the past few months. I haven’t been writing as much. I’ve been understudying two roles at Berkeley Repertory Theatre: Nora and Anne Marie in A Doll”s House Part 2. When I took this on, many people thought I was nuts. Understudying is hard work. Understudying the lead – a […]

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Yes, You! ;-)

When someone asks you to tell your story, do you respond, “Who me?” Many of my clients were once convinced that they had nothing to offer. Their Soul Suckers would tell them that their story isn’t interesting and that no one wants to hear what they have to say. They had a “Who am I” […]

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It’s Time To Be Seen

It’s 3pm on Monday. By this time tomorrow I will have a photographer inches away from my face (and my arms, my waist, my butt – okay probably not my butt, but you get the point) taking photos. Something about a camera draws up all the shit. The Soul Sucking bullshit. I’m doing this. I’m […]

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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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