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...

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...

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...

Walking My Talk: The Road to My First Ever FB Live

Thursday April 5th I did my first ever Facebook Live. WooHoo! Because it was a “first” I experienced a lot of the things that my clients go through all the time. So, I thought I’d take some time to tell you about my journey. Here’s how it went: The road began with...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...