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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.

Fragrant

… … I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred. I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant. (Ralph Waldo Emerson) …

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Morning Haiku #2

… … Rose finch ornaments Caterpillar seeds swaying Aspen trees in spring …

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Sunrise Sitting at Sixty

… Today I am celebrating turning sixty. … Laurie M. Hawley (April 16, 1954 – Just Beginning) … Aspens are my favorite trees. I think this poem written by Thomas Moore is exquisite. … And the wind full of wantonness … Continue reading

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Morning Haiku

… Clear and cloudless sky With no distraction above I spot the beetle …

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Take a Shot

… … You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take. (Wayne Gretzky) …

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Branches Beckoning

… … Branches beckoning in the breeze Their outstretched fingers Eager to catch each drop of rain as it falls …

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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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Morning Observations: Geese

… … Monday: A sole goose flying overhead honking frantically; to hear her created angst in me. Tuesday: A sole goose flying overhead greeting the morning with an occasional honk. Wednesday: A sole goose flying overhead calmly, gracefully, silently. How … Continue reading

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Clouds at Sunrise: A Metaphor for Life

… Clouds to the West at sunrise …  What a big difference a few seconds make. … How is this a metaphor for your life? …

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The Life That Is Waiting For Us

… … We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come. (Joseph Campbell) … Continue reading

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