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Around the Campfire with Laurie: Avoiding the Perfectionist Trap: How to Embrace the Discomfort of Growth

Posted by on April 11, 2017

Whenever we are faced with a challenge, a competition, or a new task, I think most of us fall somewhere along a spectrum. On one end of the spectrum are the Perfectionists. The Perfectionists strive to be perfect, constantly working themselves into knots to be…

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Around the Campfire with Laurie: Growth Lies Outside of Your Comfort Zone…Even For Adults

Posted by on December 7, 2016

My entire body froze. I could hear my heart pounding in my ears. I tried not to make eye contact with anyone and willed myself to become invisible. It didn’t work, and once again, the teacher said, “Laurie, come up to the front of the…

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Around the Campfire with Laurie: Technology is Not a Safety Net or Lesson in Connection, Being Human Is

Posted by on April 26, 2016

We live in a world where the perception is that technology keeps us connected, safe, and happy when the truth is that technology today has presented the biggest road block for successful connection, a false sense of safety, and has lied to us about what…

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Around the Campfire with Laurie: Finding the Good (Positive Perspective), Even in Frustrating Situations

Posted by on January 19, 2016

Whether you have read the book or seen the movie, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad, Day,” or can just tell by the title, some days are just tough. When things don’t go our way, don’t go as planned, or don’t go…

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Around the Campfire with Laurie

Posted by on November 10, 2015

Would you call Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Oprah, or Dr Seuss, failures? What would you say if you knew that they all technically “failed” early on in their career? While Henry Ford is known for his innovative assembly line and American-made cars, his early businesses failed…

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