A cross between Dr. Dolittle, Nanny McPhee, and a type-A Buddhist, I’m a reader and writer of books, kindness enthusiast, and an unabashed optimist.

A minimalist by intent, I live in a 500-square-foot home in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and our four-legged companion, Henry. We live a beautiful life with fewer things—simple, yet full.

I invite you to visit my author website at lauriebuchanan.com.

“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