Embracing the belief that “Life is an expression of the choices we make,” I’m a teacher and student of purposeful living.
With tremendous respect for the earth’s natural resources, my goal is to leave the slightest footprint on the planet, while at the same time making a lasting impression on its inhabitants—one that’s positive, uplifting, constructive, and healing.
A cross between Dr. Dolittle, Nanny McPhee, and a Type-A Buddhist, I’m an active listener, observer of details, payer of attention, reader and writer of books, kindness enthusiast, and unabashed optimist.
I enjoy yoga, long walks, bicycling, and photography. I love laughter, red licorice, and all things Idaho. A minimalist by intent, I live a beautiful life with fewer things—simple, yet full.
“Laurie’s posts are concise and profound. Like a French sauce—perfectly ‘reduced,’ boiled down to essence.”
—Shirley Hershey Showalter, former president of, and professor at, Goshen College, and author of Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World