Board-Certified holistic health practitioner, life coach, and award-winning author, Laurie Buchanan, focuses on purposeful living. Her first book, Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth won six literary honors including the coveted Foreword INDIES Book of the Year.
Her second book, The Business of Being: Soul Purpose in and Out of the Workplace, maps personal transformation at the intersection of business and spirituality and teaches how to enhance “profitability”—body, mind, and spirit.
Embracing the belief that “Life is an expression of the choices we make,” Laurie is a teacher and student of purposeful living, an intentional choice to live your best life—always.
With tremendous respect for the earth’s natural resources, her 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, Laurie is an active listener, observer of details, payer of attention, reader and writer of books, kindness enthusiast, and unabashed optimist.
She enjoys yoga, long walks, bicycling, and photography. She loves laughter, red licorice, and all things Idaho. A minimalist by intent, she lives 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