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CLEARING HER RELATIONSHIP WITH MONEY  When Paige volunteered to tape this EFT session, she was seriously overspending and underearning. She felt trapped in a way of life that wasn't satisfying to her even though on the surface she looked successful.

I talked to her 6 months after we taped this session and she had quit her job, sold the contents of her apartment, and used Kickstarter to successfully fund an art project where she traveled all over the east coast for 3 months. She said, "The funny thing is that I have more money in my bank account now than I ever did when I had a job. I'm no longer spending money out of fear."

She's now off to northern California to do a 3 month art residency where she'll be teaching and making art with the community. She's extremely happy and excited about this opportunity.

Way to go, Paige!!!

If you're experiencing stress in your career, health or relationships, I  can help you get your life back on track. Please contact me for a free sample session at 651.225.0858 or at

My body's talking to me

My wonderful Energy Medicine teacher, Marcia Rowland, recently lent me a book called, "The Healing Power Of Illness." It's about how the conflicts we haven't resolved at a conscious level show up in our bodies as illness or even accidents and have a message for us. There's something so freeing about taking ultimate responsibility for our lives and giving our selves the space to inquire about what's true.

One of my methods of doing this is to write with my non-dominant hand. I write a question with my right hand and let my left had write an answer. I always get amazing information. Yesterday I got the message that I need to change a few things in my life or I'll keep getting bladder infections. The minute I understood and accepted the truth of what my left hand had written, my body felt like a weight had been lifted from it. 

What's the truth your body is trying to tell you???

Will Everything Turn Out Okay?

I worked with a deaf woman today and had a lovely time getting to know her. She brought an interpreter along who was lovely as well. We used EFT Meridian Tapping to release her stress around a major life decision that would soon happen. She was worried that it wouldn't turn out well. This woman has had mega-challenges in her life, and yet has come through them with her beautiful spirit intact.

So we tapped on, "Even though I'm worried this won't turn out well, I completely and deeply accept myself." After a few rounds of tapping, she went from a discomfort level of 9 (on a scale of 0 - 10) to a 3. It was great to watch the transformation.

Now she knows how to use Tapping and can use it on herself whenever she gets stressed out thinking about the upcoming changes. I'm grateful that I get to share this powerful tool with others. 

Releasing Anxiety

I worked with a new client recently who suffers from a lot of anxiety. We looked at what seems to trigger it and did some EFT on her general fear of being anxious and the impact of that on her relationships. We worked on the most recent event where she felt anxious, and reduced the discomfort level of that significantly. 

We looked at what tools she already has that she can use at the onset of the anxiety, and gave her some new tools as well. 

I'm learning more about Energy Medicine (I'm 70 hours in to a certification for Donna Eden's Energy Medicine program -- love it!) so I told her about holding the neurovascular points on her forehead to bring the blood back to her forebrain when her amygdala (primitive brain) tries to send 80% of the blood to the arms and legs to prepare to run or fight in response to feeling anxious.

Try this for yourself:  bunch your fingertips together and place them on the bumps in the middle of your forehead, a few inches above your eyebrows. Hold the bumps with your fingertips for 3 minutes while breathing deeply. See if you can feel the pulses. 

Voila — calmness!

Fear of Flying gone — poof!

She hadn't flown in years because of her fear of heights. But my client didn't want to miss a big family reunion happening across the country from where she lives. She booked the flight then panicked when she thought about actually getting on the plane. When she asked me to do an EFT session on her fear of heights, I wasn't sure we could get her a result it in just one session, which was all we had time for. But I told her we'd give it a try.

We discovered that her fear started when a carnival ride she was on malfunctioned. The strap that was holding her in (on one of those rides that shakes you upside down) broke and she held on to her date for dear life. Luckily he helped keep her safe until the ride ended, since their screams couldn't be heard above the screams of the other passengers.

She survived that ride but lost confidence in any feelings of safety while off the ground. We went through the experience frame by frame, like a slow-motion movie, tapping on the feelings that came up until she could play the entire movie in her mind with no discomfort. 

We then moved on to using visuals. I had prepared several photos from Google images of airplane exteriors and views from inside the cabin looking out the window. She passed that test. Then we moved on to YouTube videos of a calm flight. she was still okay. Then the real test!  A movie of horrible turbulence, which even made me a bit queasy when I first saw it. Again, no reaction from my client.

Her plane takes off tomorrow morning and she promised to have her husband of 17 years (her date on that fateful carnival ride!) take some video of her up in the air. 

I'll keep you posted!


A Wise Person's Gathering

Yesterday I hosted a Wise Person's Gathering for a young woman who's 25 years old and feels confused about her career path. There were five of us there to brainstorm with her and give her our best connections. What a gift to see her go from scared and blocked to excited and hopeful. It took very little effort on the part of the rest of us, and made such a big difference. 

Do you know anyone who needs a creative boost in their life who you could host a Wise Person's Gathering for? It will give you a boost too — when we encourage others to go for their big dreams, we get encouraged too!

When you want to run away from your job

A client emailed me this morning with this:  

"I'm having one of those days where all I can think about is getting out of the life I'm living...

mostly because of my job and my feeling of unimportance. 

I want to run away."

Here's what I emailed back:

"Some tips, if you feel like trying them:

Be a spiritual beacon for everyone around you, sending out pure love and acceptance in a 40 foot radius. 

Take a co-worker to coffee and find out more about them. 

Do a task with the intention of doing it immaculately or twice as fast as you did it yesterday or with the intention of healing something.

Clean up the kitchen without being asked to.

Think of 4 more things that would be different than the way you’re currently doing things."

I asked her to let me know how it goes. 


Stress Relief Video: Kathleen's Six Intense Things

When I coached Kathleen about the pain in her body and what it might be connected to, she talked about all the intense situations currently going on in her life. We counted them and they added up to six. We used EFT meridian tapping to release the stress around having all that stress!

Kathleen went from a 7 (on a discomfort scale of 0 - 10 with 10 being the most discomfort) to a 4 in one round, and was actually laughing by the end of it when she realized the absurdity of constantly bracing for the next intense thing.

What happened after the camera was shut off was a memory of being in a childhood car accident where she would have been thrown from the car if she hadn't braced herself against the car door. We did more tapping on that and turned up a more private stressful incident from her childhood that made it hard for her to trust that she'd be okay. 

Kathleen was truly courageous in facing the issues contributing to the pain in her body. She was very open to using EFT on her own to keep releasing the stress and to restore herself to health.

Saying "I Quit"

One of my clients came to our session last night and said, "Guess what — I quit my job!" Her face had a big smile on it and there was creative energy pouring off her. She hired me several months ago to help her figure out where her career was going. We did several sessions on releasing her stress around a particular co-worker who was tormenting her. 

When we first started coaching, we did a Core Values Assessment — and "freedom" turned out to be one of her top values. We then talked about the possibility of her starting her own business. 

When she got a bad review from her job last week she packed up her desk, wiped the personal data from her computer, and walked out a free woman. 

Well, she's decided to go for her own business. Her boyfriend is a little nervous about it, but she has so much creative energy, has stopped some destructive habits and is surging along. We talked about what resources she'll need and made plans for how she can get them. She was contacted by several headhunters recently, so she has a fallback position if she needs it. But she won't need it. 

Welcome freedom!


At The Woman's Club

Last Tuesday I got to lead a Stress Relief workshop for 100 people at The Woman's Club of Minneapolis. The building the club is housed in is a historic, very elegant place full of wonderful people and excellent food! 

I heard a lot of stress around issues like physical pain and illness, worry about family members, and grief over the death of a spouse. I taught them how to use EFT meridian tapping and we saw a lot of the stress dissolve or at least lessen. 

I love sharing this tool with people because it's so simple to learn and use on a daily basis. I use it in the shower first thing in the morning because my head wakes up crazy!  I also use it right before I go to sleep at night on anything that felt stressful or unresolved during the day. 

Works like a charm.

Major melt-down

I worked with one of my favorite clients today who was in the midst of a major melt-down. She dared to take a vacation with her girl-pals and came home to everything in her household being out of control. She was weeping and apologizing at the same time, but I told her, "This is my favorite material to work with because there's stuff here that's blocking your career success." 

And I meant it. I love melt-downs. It means that we're ready to make a change — our old way of looking at ourselves is costing too much and we're no longer willing to pay it.

We did an EFT tapping session around the statement, "I don't deserve joy. If I'm not constantly in control-mode, others will be endangered." 

Whew, it felt good to let that one go! She committed to doing a daily self-care routine that she agreed would be much more beneficial to her family and clients, since she would feel calm and peaceful and invite them to do the same.

I love my job.


Cruelty At Work

I worked with a client recently who wanted help stepping back from her crazy all-hours job so she could focus on her family. Our coaching helped her choose a consulting position and now she has the perfect blend of flexibility in her life. 

But some former co-workers she still does business with have a condescending attitude towards her. She felt very frustrated by this so we did some EFT meridian tapping around it. She got to release her fears about not being high enough in the pecking order. By the time she left, she was smiling and decided it didn't really matter because these former co-workers had no real power over her. 

Good for her for choosing to be a leader in the corporate world — you can have it all if you make the choices that are right for you.

What is stress relief coaching?  

At some point in our lives, we all experience stress -- it could be in our career, our health or our relationships. There’s often a feeling of loss and helplessness that makes it difficult to take the actions that will lead to feeling better. Coaching can help release what's blocking you so you can move through stress and get back on track with your life.

You might hire me because you are:
• dreading going to work every day
• dealing with a chronic health issue like weight gain
• experiencing conflict in a close relationship

I gently help you deal with external and internal blocks using tools that have worked with hundreds of clients.

Laurie is a stress relief coach who has helped hundreds of clients with their career, health + relationships. She's also an international workshop leader.



How does coaching work?

I offer a free sample session so we can decide if we're a good fit. If we are...

... you can choose to do single sessions on an as-needed basis: $250 for up to 2 two hours. 

Or you can do a series of eight sessions: $225 each, including a money-back guarantee.  

In these session, we do a Core Values assessment. Your Core Values are a snapshot of you, and can be used numerically to make decisions. As your coach, I look at your list before each coaching session to see if the choices you're making line up with your values. If they don't, I call it to your attention so you can reconsider.

We also do a Perfect Life Vision wheel. This helps you know where you currently are in relation to what you most want. Knowing how you'd design your life if you had no constraints helps us develop your Success Contract.

Your Success Contract is three goals you want to be held accountable for meeting, with an end date for meeting them.

Our coaching sessions are all about what happens when you take actions toward your goals and perhaps get stuck. For example, my client Dorothy found that when she voiced her dream to someone who was less than enthusiastic, she felt deflated and unable to take further action. We were able to look at the underlying belief ("I'm stupid and naive") and look at all the successes she'd had in spite of having that feeling. We did some EFT Meridian Tapping and cleared the blocks out. This allowed her to move past other people's opinions and do what she wanted to with her career and her life.

We celebrate your success.

If you're experiencing stress in your career, health or relationships, I  can help you get your life back on track. Please contact me for a free sample session at 651.225.0858 or at

You are such a gift to me. You are my guide — personally and professionally. Thank you from my heart.


If you're experiencing stress in your career, health or relationships, I  can help you get your life back on track. Please contact me for a free sample session at 651.225.0858 or at