Lauri's Lemonade Stand

Welcome to the Lemonade Stand, A Positivity Podcast for Women with a focus on serving mature women into the next chapter of their lives in a determined and fun way (cause it’s my favorite age so far!). I am Lauri Mackey, a Certified Holistic Health Coach who promotes three elements of holistic health: psychological, physical, and social well-being. I believe that if you can find and maintain balance in these areas that you have the greatest capacity for happiness in your life. Life experiences and knowledge has made me a cheerleader of hope, a promoter of physical fitness and maintaining a healthy diet (I favor a whole food, plant-based approach), and then showing up in the world with the greatest capacity to serve. This service is why I started this podcast - to bring together the world’s leading experts on having fun, showing up as our authentic selves, and just plain finding tips, hints, ah-ha moments, and life lessons to help in our journey. “Sucking Lemons” moments happen to all of us, but this podcast is here to teach us how to make our own “Sweet Lemonade”.
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Oct 16, 2017

Is Sex as a Vegan different?  According to Ellen?  Yes! Check out her new book called “Vegan Sex” as well as her other books on the market like “Eat Vegan on $4/Day”, “Paleo Vegan”, and “Vegan Fitness for Mortals”.  From her past winning 2 Emmy’s as an Investigative Report and New Anchor to an accomplished endurance and sprint runner (she can hold a plank for over 6 minutes!), this devoted vegan was “Sexiest Vegan over 50” in 2014!  I don’t know that I could every keep up with Ellen, but I’m sure going to try!  You can learn more about Ellen at  


Oct 9, 2017

Positive Psychology is NOT “Happiology”.  Teresa has been through her share of trials in life, not the least of which was overcoming a very real of flying.  (If you have this same fear, there is excellent news inside this podcast that can help you start the healing process immediately)  Teresa talks about her trials and more importantly what helped her through them.  Fear is a normal human emotion, but chronic fear causes anxiety.  Sadness is a normal human emotion, but chronic sadness can lead to depression. Positive Psychology can help!  Tune in today to this podcast and then visit Teresa and Rick at where new courses will be opening up in the next two months!

Oct 2, 2017

Writer Babes Unite!  Deb (Not Debbie!) Cooperman steals the show in this interview as she teaches us women how to simply become through developing a writing practice.  Even if you do not embrace writing and it sounds horrific or frightening to you, you can truly benefit from the knowledge, wisdom, wit and fun that Deb has to offer.  She has been called a Pollyanna with the mouth of a truck-driver and believes in Yoda and The Force, as well as Mr. Rogers…who doesn’t want to get to know someone like this??  Learn how to get past your fear of writing, get your stuff out on page unapologetically, and bust through your “not good enough’s” in this week’s episode of Lauri’s Lemonade Stand!

Sep 25, 2017

The third and last of the G3 series for 3 Mondays in September, we are highlighting speakers to the G3 Women’s Conference held every November in beautiful Sonoma, California!  Our goal is to meet you there so you can meet all of them in person, but if you can’t make it, you will learn all about these beautiful women, what they are up to, and how you can connect with them on their websites and social media.  (Hint:  You can get a discount code to your ticket by using G3Lauri at checkout! Today features Amy Kurtz who is a Holistic Health Coach and Wellness Advocate as well as the author of Kicking Sick - she is a doll!  Then tune in to a special 4-minute audio of testimonials from last year’s conference…truly inspiring!  Can’t wait to see you in November at G3 Sonoma!

Sep 18, 2017

The second of the G3 series for 3 Mondays in September, we are highlighting speakers to the G3 Women’s Conference held every November in beautiful Sonoma, California!  Our goal is to meet you there so you can meet all of them in person, but if you can’t make it, you will learn all about these beautiful women, what they are up to, and how you can connect with them on their websites and social media.  (Hint:  You can get a discount code to your ticket by using G3Lauri at checkout! Today features Shasta Nelson who can speak to anything having to do with making and retaining girlfriends…sign me up!  And the wonderfully talented Sheryl O’Loughlin who was the CEO of Clif Bar and is now the CEO of Rebbl Company and the author of the book, Killing It:  An entrepreneurs guide to keeping your head without losing your heart.  Can’t wait to see you in November at G3 Sonoma!

Sep 11, 2017

The first of the G3 series for 3 Mondays in September, we are highlighting speakers to the G3 Women’s Conference held every November in beautiful Sonoma, California.  Our goal is to meet you there so you can meet all of them in person, but if you can’t make it, you will learn all about these beautiful women, what they are up to, and how you can connect with them on their websites and social media.  (Hint:  You can get a discount code to your ticket by using G3Lauri at checkout! Today features Makeda Pennycooke (yes, that is her real name!  Named after an Ethiopian Queen I dare say!) who focuses on coaching women passed their fears and into their greatness, Meredith Masony who is a blogger, you-tuber, and author about all things “Inappropriate” and that people might not dare to say or talk about - she’s saying them at, and yours truly where I give you some more insight into LLS and what I’ll be focusing on at the conference.  Can’t wait to see you in November at G3 Sonoma!

Sep 4, 2017

Real. Down to earth and well, real. Calla Devlin is the author of “Tell Me Something Real” with her latest book, “Right Where You Left Me” coming out on September 5th, 2017 (the day after this podcast goes live!). Calla was simply a delight to have on the show as we learn her relationship with Kelsey Crowe, how she gets down and dirty with her writing, what motivates and drives her to create young adult fiction that one review said is “good for all humans”, and her fun writing connections in Iowa. I loved visiting with Calla and know that you are going to adore her as much as I did! Listen in to our fun conversation and if you are an aspiring writer, there’s some good advice and tips inter-woven throughout. Enjoy!

Aug 21, 2017

Mind blown!  Yep, that’s pretty much the gist of my conversation with Lauren during this interview.  She just downright knows her sh**, is proud of it, and best of all is willing to share it with the world!  In her latest book, “Maybe It’s You”, Cut the Crap, Face Your Fears, Love Your Life, she gives you the straight up framework to truly make this happen by finally being honest with yourself and others.  It is seriously hard core!  If you find that it isn’t hard core enough for you and are dying for more (or just a different style of learn said framework), check out her latest offering called Inner.U at  And if you just want some good love advice?  Listen in to find out if all three of YOUR H’s are screaming YES!  (Details inside)  Ready to change your life?  This episode will most surely do it…bring it on!

Aug 14, 2017

A thought leader in the field of positive body image and self-love, Jes is indeed what she claims to be…irreverent, a bit of a trouble-maker, and passionate about her drive to fight against fat-shaming, have women be proud of their bodies, and the movement to change the world by loving our bodies.  A Tedx Tucson speaker (watch her 16:27 minute talk on her website she gives 10 things you can start doing RIGHT NOW to start loving your body.  Listen in on our conversation and be prepared for a straight up mind shift!

Aug 7, 2017

St Louis Veg Girl, Caryn Dugan is on a mission:  “A Plant on Every Plate” and for the last ten years has been striving to do just that.  From being diagnosed with melanoma just 10 weeks to the day of her father passing away from cancer Caryn knew that she had to change her ways from Spam and bologna to a more healthful diet, but how??  It’s a long story and we go deep into the heart of it right here on the podcast.  You can follow Caryn at or visit her on all of her social media on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Enjoy today’s episode as we give out great online recipe resources and our favorite cookbooks to help you go whole food, plant-based and so that we can help Caryn get “A Plant on Every Plate”.


Jul 31, 2017

Strong is the New Pretty is the perfect mantra for all of us!  It also happens to be the title of Kate’s new book that features girls in their natural habitats doing things they love that are silly, loud, messy, fearless, independent, confident and fierce.  Kate T Parker and her photography have taken this notion and put it into art form…a tangible way for us to look at and feel the gamut of emotions from playfulness and outright fun to a sense of pride and creativity.  I would recommend this book for women of any age and would definitely use it to gift towards a graduating Senior or just a girlfriend who might be having a hard time in their life to remind them of their strength and power.  This episode deep dives into how Kate got into photography in the first place to the culmination of this incredible book.  You’re gonna love today’s episode!

Jul 24, 2017

Becoming Genuinely You could not be a more apt description of what Gina Gardiner can offer you. From work relationships, romantic relationships, and most especially the relationship with yourself, listening to Gina’s wisdom and insights that she has garnered over years of experience is a balm to your soul. She is genuine, she is witty, and oh so wise and can definitely help you in finding the happiness and success you so desire in your life through small, actionable steps. Enjoy today’s episode and her lovely accent that I so adore!

Jul 17, 2017

Intimidated.  Yep…that was me when I first learned about Living Room Conversations.  After speaking with Joan, however, I have gained a healthy respect for learning how to have civil discussions about topics we might not always agree on.  Stop un-friending your “friends” on Facebook because you have a difference of opinion.  Stop losing family relationships and real life friends because you have a different political/religious/health view.  IT CAN BE DONE!  I don’t know that I was convinced of this until I tried what suggests and hosted my own Living Room Conversation around food in my own home!  Listen to the podcast and see what I mean…I bet you that you will also realize the need for this in our homes, our friendships, our communities, our nation, and yes, even the world.

Jul 10, 2017

Money, A Love Story may have been Kate’s first book, but Kate is up to so much more these days including launching the new Origin Collective (visit and working on another book to come out in 2019!  I think the best thing I learned about Kate is that she is FOR REAL!  She is not claiming to know everything, but is sincere in sharing what she has learned in such a loving and supportive way that others are following!  Learning about Kate has made me a fan and a follower and I hope to some day add friend to that list!  Check out more about Kate on her website, and enjoy this fun, uplifting, inspiring episode!

Jul 3, 2017

Emotional Eating has met it’s match!  Samantha Russell, or “Sam” as she likes to be referred to is an Eating Psychology Coach who works with women of all shapes and sizes in addressing their emotional eating challenges.  YOU ARE NOT BROKEN.  Therefore, you don’t need to be fixed.  Healing is her preferred method and she has a knowledge base, kindness, and skills to help you on your journey.  Listen the podcast, take advantage of her Freebies on and then I dare you to not want more from this incredible woman.

Jun 26, 2017

World 24-Hour Champion in mountain bike racing (along with numerous other mountain bike wins) and Whole Food Plant-Based Eater, Sonya Looney believes in being Brave and Doing Epic Shit.  In fact, it’s her slogan that she has used as her personal mantra for years!  Pushing past boundaries, being courageous in all aspects of life, her daily gratitude practice, her anti-inflammatory diet, not to mention her amazing love life with her dear husband Matt will inspire and empower you.  You might not feel up to riding a 24-hour, multi-day, 50-mile, or 100-mile mountain bike race after listening to this podcast, but there is no doubt you will smile and feel better for having listened.  Want more Looney?  Visit or visit Sonya on all of her highly active social media sites!


Jun 19, 2017

Love that Simi Botic felt honored that if my dog snored under my desk during the interview (hubby out of town and puppies were with me on recording day) that she would be deeply honored.  It shows the true character of Simi as what I learned of her to be…a woman of character, kindness, and beauty.  Her story from corporate attorney to her own craziness around body image to the deep desire to help other women has me wanting to just hang out with her more often.  Luckily, you can hang out with her here on LLS for the next hour…enjoy!


Jun 12, 2017

Miss America 1985 has kissed her share of frogs!  Now, I don’t mean that as a physical truism of course, but Sharlene Hawkes is author of the book, “Kissing a Frog” - Finding Comfort Outside of Your Comfort Zone which I have read and highly recommend.  Quoted as saying, "I decided when I was a girl I would never not do something because I was afraid”, she has lived by this law her entire life claiming nothing goes as planned, but she is the better for it.  Find out how you can replace the word “change” with “adventure”, that anything can be learned given “time and patience” and how you can take your stagnant pond to a growing, thriving ecosystem of amazing life!


Jun 5, 2017

Steampunk Romance is Nancy’s new groove of writing and I am in love!  I read her first quest into this new series called Beauty and the Clockwork Beast and can’t wait for her next steampunk in 2018.  But don’t wait to read this and other Proper Romance novels like my favorite, My Fair Gentleman in stores now!  Nancy’s imagination and her ability to take your emotions (ALL of your emotions) to another level is astounding.  The mystery and suspense, the love and passion, the humorous and grit will all leave you on the edge of your seat and when you’re done?…begging for more.  Dive into the world of all things Nancy Campbell Allen in this week’s amazing interview of this incredibly talented author.


May 29, 2017

Hot Seat Time! Listen to this week’s episode with Kate Arms from Signal Fire Coaching as she puts me in the hotseat for one of her FREE 60-Minute Powerful Coaching Conversations that she offers on her website. Kate left me feeling completely at peace, grounded, and at the same time driven. She took me from my scattered thoughts of inefficiency to giving me ONE insight WITH an action plan to make it happen. She even gave me a date to get it done by. Pretty sure I’m going to hire her as my coach in case you’re wondering after you listen to the interview. See how Kate can help you realize your dreams…I’m not kidding or blowing smoke!  Within one hour of speaking to Kate I had already recommended her to two other people I care about. Enjoy this episode (and my vulnerability) as you watch Kate guide me towards my dreams one step at a time.

May 22, 2017

Multipotentialite?  #YOLOGOSOLO?  What are these terms?  What do they mean?  Jennifer is a Women's Empowerment Coach, an Integrative Wellness Life Coach, a Grief Support Specialist, she's certified in Myers Briggs Type Indicator, and is even a certified Laughter Yoga Instructor.  Listen to this week’s episode and learn about these terms and listen to Jennifer teach me about not only Solo Travel as a way of self-discovery and empowerment, but how to do laughing yoga!  It was so fun!


May 15, 2017

Single?  That leaves you in one of three categories:  Newly Single, Dating your wine box and Netflix account, or sorta dating.  Or maybe you’re sick of dating and want to settle down?  Kira Sabin with The League of Adventurous Singles is here to help you create your own Owner’s Manual just for you!  Doesn’t that sound amazing?  Create an owner’s manual and then be willing to stand by it in any relationship.  I’m not single, am happily married, but am still considering the Owner’s Manual course to define some of my wants and needs and how to make them clear if the occasion calls for it.  Plus, Kira has some amazing adventures planned that you won’t want to miss out on!  Listen, enjoy, and learn to rock that single status!


May 9, 2017

Coralie Alison will charm you with her beautiful Australian accent, then draw you in with her knowledge, and then empower you to make a difference against this epidemic of sexualization of women and girls by corporations on a global basis.  Coralie is the Director of Operations for Collective Shout.  Collective Shout is for anyone concerned about the increasing pornification of culture and the way its messages have become entrenched in mainstream society, presenting distorted and dishonest ideas about women and girls, sexuality and relationships.  Listen and find out what you can do today to help this important movement.

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May 1, 2017

Happy Days and Laverne and Shirley…don’t you just love those shows?  I own the entire 8 season collection of Laverne and Shirley and one thing I noticed was that whenever The Fonz cameo’ed on Laverne and Shirley or vice versa, BOTH sitcoms aired the program for that season.  Elizabeth Johnston of Own Your Creativity was a guest on LLS on Episode #10 and just a month ago I was able to be interviewed on her podcast and thought - lightbulb!  Let’s pull a Laverne & Shirley and share our episodes!  So here you have it…an in depth discussion about Lauri’s Lemonade Stand as aired on Elizabeth’s podcast, Own Your Creativity on March 10th, 2017.  Enjoy!

Apr 24, 2017

Mindfulness - what does that mean?  It’s a buzzword found in the media quite often and I wanted to know more about it.  Denise Watson is the guru of mindfulness…not only in physical well-being such as mindful eating and yoga, but in the spiritual and emotional well-being…like in mindful eating and yoga!  Not only will you enjoy this interview as Denise bares some of her past that brought her to her mindfulness ways, but she offers a special discount code to you, my Lemonaders on her  Tune in and get the code and prepare to change your thoughts around eating and being mindful…yes, I’m going to eat my lunch with my non-dominant hand today (see interview for deets!).

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