We had the good fortune of connecting with Samantha Lawrence and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Samantha, how has your work-life balance changed over time?
My definition of balance has changed over time, because I have changed over time. I used to think that balance was this magical thing you could create when you gave equal energy to work and life. However, I’ve realized that balance is a lifestyle and a state of being, and it can be created on your own terms. When I became a Mom, I felt like I was neglecting my kids if I was working too much, and neglecting my dreams and career if I was prioritizing my kids. To me, it is much more about the integration of worlds instead of perfect balance. Rather than trying to even out the scales of responsibilities, I prioritized creating routines and rituals based off of my values so that I could show up in all categories of my life. I’m so grateful that I get to do what I love every single day. Working only drains me when I don’t uphold boundaries for my energy. When I’m in my best state of mind with my clients and focusing on my own wellness, I show up as a better Mom. When I am present and mindful with my kids, I show up better for my work. Balance is not just about time-blocking or self-care. Balance is about evaluating what is working and what needs to shift in order to live as your best self.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am a holistic life and business coach, yoga teacher, and wellness educator through my business, The Bright Life. I have a unique background and experience in the holistic realm. My coaching business has fluctuated throughout the years as I have gained more tools for healing, business, and wellness. Ultimately, I support women who are stuck in burnout reclaim their gifts, create their own rulebook for wellness, and step into purpose for bigger impact. After dealing with high-functioning anxiety for most of my life, I immersed in the mind, body, spirit connection in order to create a lifestyle that supports me away from over-achieving, perfectionism, stress, and self-sabotage. I have a unique approach to manifestation because I believe that we have to get out of our own way before we can make our vision and goals become reality. I uplift women by co-creating a lifestyle that is aligned, fulfilling, and addresses the WHOLE person through integration and joy. Through holistic healing techniques, intuitive listening, Ayurvedic and yogic wisdom, subconscious reprogramming, and feminine leadership, I help women create their brightest life possible. I offer 1:1 coaching, programs, events, and workshops to support the journey toward conscious living.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
This is a hard one! I love Rails End Brewery in Broomfield, CO. My favorite places to take visitors on Pearl Street in Boulder are the Boulder Book Store, Wonder for juice, and Japango for some delicious sushi on Pearl Street. Rayback Collective for some food trucks and delicious menu of drink options. We would naturally go on lots of hikes up Flagstaff, Royal Arch, and up at Estes Park, Evergreen, or Nederland to get away in the mountains. I love the local shops and antiques on the main street (Public Road) in Lafayette, CO – especially the Read Queen bookstore. (Can you tell I’m a book nerd?)
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d love to give a shoutout to MY coaches this year..Jacki Carr and Sarah Small. 2020 threw all of the curveballs, and these incredible business owners and coaches expanded my knowledge on entrepreneurship and supported me through all the peaks and valleys.
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