RITUAL SONG CRAFTING
"Ah, Laura, I’m typing through my tears. I wept through your entire song, smiling, nodding, wiping my eyes. I intend to listen to this a few dozen times so I’m not a weepy mess at the service! It’s beautiful. Profound, loving, with a bit of humor tucked in. I can’t come near to expressing how moved I am, how grateful. It’s perfect. Really. Perfect."
--Carolynn Ranch, retired Unity educator,
pictured with late husband Rev. Vic Jenkins.
SMALL GROUP LEADERSHIP
"How incredibly fortunate I was to see your Morning Writing listing two decades ago… It was not only the group and how quickly we connected at a deep, respectful level, but you, dear Laura, specifically were such an inspiration to me, for me, as we all gathered weekly on our journey. Your openness, expansiveness, rich and lived and creative imagination, intuition, and discernment were like Hansel and Gretel’s bread crumbs marking the new path I sought and was finding for the next years of my life."
--Gretel Wandesforde-Smith, retired English teacher
"Your session has been the best feedback session I’ve been in. You have a really natural ease of giving feedback that really normalizes the process and isn’t unnecessarily harsh or hand-holding. Really a gift.
Much of what you named were areas of question or unease for me and your feedback was really helpful and on point! "
--Jamari Michael White, ancestral lineage healer
--Tracia Barbieri, choral director
RITUAL SONG CRAFTING & PERFORMANCE
"The song you crafted for my dad's memorial was the crown jewel of the entire event. It was perfect on so many levels, and I'm honored to have received your creativity, humor, eloquence, and wit in this way."
"Singing with you and the Free Range Singers, I have found a place where I can freely express myself through song in a community of acceptance and compassion. With your loving leadership, I have been able to gain the confidence to sing openly and wholeheartedly. When I am singing, my spirit feels alive with a current of divine energy."
--Mary Kate Kaltenbach, art teacher
SUPPORT FOR SPIRITUAL CREATIVES
"The support you gave me as I was working to build stability and confidence in my music making practice was invaluable. You helped me build a daily ritual that directly led to a number of personal and creative breakthroughs. I've since recorded and released two EPs and a full-length album, and I just finished my first cross-country tour! I'm so grateful for the path you helped foster."