Laurie BuchananLaurie Buchanan, PhD
Board Certified with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, I’m a holistic health practitioner, transformational life coach, speaker, and author.

My areas of interest include energy medicine, inner alchemy, and spiritual awareness.

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 photographing the great outdoors. 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

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  1. Alison – It sounds like we navigate through life with a similar internal “GPS system.” I look forward to sitting down with a cuppa tea and making myself familiar with your blog.

  2. Johannisthinking – I don’t know if you’ll find this tip helpful, or not, but it’s something I do for myself and suggest it to my clients. I call it “The Ashes Exercise.” When I’ve got something “dark” going on inside, I write the whole thing out by hand (not on the computer). I write the who, what, when, where, why, and how of it. Then I roll it up, scroll-fashion, and take it outside with a lighter, and a non-flammable container (I use the pot I boil spaghetti noodles in). I light the scroll on fire over the container and say to the Universe: “My shoulders aren’t big enough to carry this burden any further, but yours are. Hence, I’m turning it over to you. It’s yours now, so I don’t have to give it any more thought. Thank you.” Then I light it on fire and let the ashes fall into the container. Once it’s all said and done, I mix those ashes with potting soil and use them in my plants to grow something beautiful out of something ugly. And it’s a wonderful reminder that I no longer have ownership – I turned it over to the Universe.

  3. Marian – I’m so glad you found Speaking from the Heart by way of J.T. Weaver. I’m heading over to your blog now — thank you for leaving a bread crumb trail 🙂

  4. ImagineNewDesigns12 – I’m glad you enjoyed “Tuesdays with Laurie.” May the New Year be filled with simple, slow moments that nourish your soul.

  5. Harkiran – I am certainly in no position to give the type of advice you’re requesting. However, I strongly believe “Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.” If the relationship you described is unacceptable to you, then it needs changing. I wish you well in whatever decision you make.

  6. Tosha – I don’t know why you have the winter blues (maybe SAD – Seasonal Affected Disorder), but I do know that Vitamin D (known as the Sunshine Vitamin) provides value to many people throughout the winter months.

  7. Ernst — Ich kopieren Ihre deutschen Wörtern und führen sie durch ein kostenloses Deutsch-Englisch-Übersetzer im Internet um zu verstehen. Ich schätze, dass du mein Blog zu genießen. Vielen Dank!

    I copy your German words and run them through a free German-to-English translator on the internet in order to understand. I appreciate that you enjoy my blog. Thank you!

  8. Ernst — ich bin so froh, Sie versucht es und fand es hilfreich. Stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie die kostenlose online-Übersetzer benutzen; Sie sind genauso gut.

    Ernst, I’m so glad you tried it and found it helpful. Make sure you use the free online translators; they are just as good.

  9. N. Netto – With the name “Laurie,” it was easy to use the play on words in my blog’s title. I’m glad you enjoy Tuesdays With Laurie. Tuesdays With Morrie is a great book!

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