When you were born, the world changed. No one exactly like you had ever been here. A chain of events triggered your birth, and there was a specific moment when you came to be. And at that moment you…Read More »
The first time I caught a glimpse of a small pile of stones on a trailhead, I vaguely noticed them. When I saw this marking a second time, I realized they had been strategically placed.
A small pile of stones…
Being a planner and having “issues” with control are traits that often come packaged with being a firstborn child. Since I was born ten months after my parents’ honeymoon, my mom said I started running things when I was…Read More »
I am a stepmom.
If it sounds like I’m introducing myself at an AA meeting, that isn’t so far from how it feels. These words require work for me to own, and they don’t come easily out of my mouth….
It happened AGAIN. A couple of weeks ago, I was on a plane headed to one place, when the pilot driving the plane told us we needed to go somewhere else. Because of a previous delay, the crew had…Read More »
We are FINALLY in the home stretch. Just two months to go before the release of my new book. For the next 8 weeks, I will be gearing up for the big day by doing 3 things:
- FORMING a…
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She had green eyes, brown hair, and a soul that far surpassed her years. I loved her immediately.
On the day we met, her father brought her to my apartment with the goal that she would approve of his choice.
The setting was World War II.
The place was Berlin, Germany.
After countless horrific deaths, the Allies finally began to gain ground to claim their victory. During the final months of the war, the British conducted daily bombing raids over Berlin….
Meet LaurieHi, I used to be Laurie Polich, but now I'm Laurie Polich Short. Some of you older youth workers might remember me from my Youth Specialties speaking days. But a few things have happened since that time...I got married, became a step mom, and most recently published two books. Read more on the "About Laurie" page
They come barging in uninvited, take over our lives,…
Anyone else notice how fast this Summer is going?
What people are saying about Laurie
“Laurie exceeded all our expectations. Weeks later I still had people commenting about how much Laurie’s speaking meant to them.”
“Laurie Short is a terrific speaker, great to work with, and uniquely gifted to connect right away with adults and students. Our whole conference loved her!”