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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.

Wisdoms: No. 1

    There’s a big difference between the person who does nice things for people because he cares about what they think of him and the person who does nice things for people because he genuinely cares about how they … Continue reading

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Should Cam Newton Not Be Disappointed?

    Today people are bad mouthing Cam Newton, and I, a huge Denver Broncos fan, find myself defending him. Yes Cam could be less cocky, and yes he should have handled the post Super Bowl interviews more graciously. But what … Continue reading

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Rain Rhapsody

… … Wonderful to experience the rhythm and tempo of the rain during my sitting this morning. First, soft and gentle, its drops tapping a few blades of grass here and there. Slowly, as the breeze strengthens, so does the … Continue reading

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Columbine

… …. With all the rain, the columbine are flourishing this year.  … … …

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Sunrise Clouds

… … Sunrise Clouds … … … …

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Sitting in the Rain

… … Scratches of bird song, barely but sweetly audible, in the drumming of drops on pavement, on roof tops, on the hood of my orange rain jacket. …

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The Wisdom of Brené Brown – Empathy

… … Brené Brown on Empathy …

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Denver Daring Discussion of Guidepost #2 in The Gifts of Imperfection

… … On June 17th, the Denver Daring Group will be discussing Guidepost #2 – Cultivating Self-Compassion: Letting Go of Perfectionism – in Brené Brown’s book “The Gifts of Imperfection.” If you live in or near the greater Denver area, … Continue reading

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Mindful Observation

… … The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. (Henry Miller) … …

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Mindful Joy

… … For the past several days, Gertie has not visited during my morning sitting. Though she’s a squirrel and a recent friend, I could not help but worry and feel a deep sadness at not seeing her. This morning … Continue reading

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