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About ahalifedesign

As a master certified life , certified creativity, and trained meaning coach, Laurie helps clients live their best life. She works compassionately with clients to dissolve limiting beliefs that prevent them from realizing their fullest potential and to take action. Laurie helps baby boomers reinvent themselves at midlife and beyond; she guides them through the transition and transformation they inevitably encounter in the second half of life. She works with baby boomers to discover abandoned aspects of self, explore passions, find meaning, and fulfill their life’s purpose. Laurie also helps writers, artists, musicians, actors, business entrepreneurs, and anyone who wants to be more creative, overcome blocks (i.e., overwhelm, perfectionism, procrastination, self-sabotage, fear) and other obstacles to achieving their dreams. Laurie lives in Denver, Colorado with her two rambunctious golden retrievers, Liza Jolie and Zydeco Ardoin. She loves the Rocky Mountains and the inspiration and diverse activities they offer. She loves literature, theatre, music, dancing, and art. Laurie is a consumate learner. She has a background in law, psychology, positive psychology, creativity, Buddhist studies, and meditative practice. She is fascinated by the human brain and recent developments in neuroscience.

Playing with What Ifs

… My first video reposted! Here’s a simple tool for igniting your creative spark or breaking through blocks. … … I love rewatching this video because it is the only one in which Liza Jolie was my co-star. Actually, she’s … Continue reading

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What Difference Do You Want To Make?

 …  … Most, if not all, of us want our lives to stand for something; we want to make a difference. What that difference is, however, may not be crystal clear.  If not, below are some questions that may prove … Continue reading

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Today I Mourn the Loss of the Children I Never Had.

 … Over the years, this is one of the blog posts that seems to have touched readers the most. For that reason, I am reposting it.   … February 2010 Recently, I wrote the following status on Facebook: “Today I mourn the … Continue reading

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Write from the Heart

  Recently I’ve been asking myself, “What should I write about?”  The first time I asked this question, I heard a soft voice whispering: “Write from the heart.” The response didn’t make sense to me. It addressed how to write but … Continue reading

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Morning Moon

… … Morning Moon – February 5, 2015 … … … … … … 

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Daring Jar Challenge

… …. Today I’m going to start my “Daring Jar.” Every time I play to my edge, dare to take on something even slightly out of my comfort zone, or exercise what Brené Brown calls “ordinary courage,” I’m going to … Continue reading

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Dream Big

… … Happy Martin Luther King Day. What is your Dream for 2015? Remember not to think small. Dream big. …

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Paying Attention Moment by Moment

…  … I took these photos during my sunrise sitting the other day – a lot can happen in fifteen to twenty minutes. We miss out on so much when we don’t pay attention moment by moment. … .… … … … Continue reading

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Denver Daring: The Art of Living Wholeheartedly

… … Oh my! Oh my! Last night I created my first MeetUp group: Denver Daring: The Art of Living Wholeheartedly! If you live in the Denver/Boulder area and are interested in Brené Brown’s work, I welcome you to join … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

… … Pursuant to ritual, I begin every new year by listening to these two inspirational talks by Steve Jobs and Brené Brown. I can’t think of any better words to live by. Wishing  you all a most remarkable 2015. May … Continue reading

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