Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth

Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth

by Laurie Buchanan


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Baggage! We all carry it with us through life.

It comes in a wide variety of styles, shapes, and colors—more than enough to accommodate the stuff that we accumulate through life. And no matter how we dress it up, it’s frustrating, inconvenient, and slows us down. In fact, it’s downright disruptive.

This book is about offloading emotional baggage—something that’s especially important when we realize that we don’t just pack for one; we pack for seven. Each of the seven selves— self-preservation, self-gratification, self-definition, self-acceptance, self-expression, self-reflection , and self-knowledge —has characteristics, wellness types, and shadows. Each plays a vital role in harmony, overall health, and well-being.

Chock full of real-life emotional examples, as well as “keys” at the end of each chapter offering actionable tips, techniques, and exercises designed to help you unlock baggage, examine it, and offload it permanently, Note to Self will help you discover a lighter, joy-filled you!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631521133
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

For the past fifteen years Laurie Buchanan, PhD has worked as a holistic health practitioner and transformational life coach. Embracing the philosophy that “whatever you are not changing, you are choosing,” Buchanan has helped hundreds of clients turn intention into action, bridging the gap between where they are and where they want to be—body, mind, and spirit. A longtime magazine writer, her articles and essays have appeared in Sibyl, Evolving Your Spirit, Power of Positivity , and other print and online publications. Globally, readers visit her blog, Tuesdays with Laurie (, to enjoy a healthy dose of positivity served with an “internal inventory” question posed as food for thought. A minimalist at heart, Buchanan lives with her husband in a 600-square-foot carriage house (circa 1865) in the Pacific Northwest.

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Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Life coach, holistic health practitioner, and life-long learner are but three descriptions of Laurie Buchanan PhD, author of Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth. A self-confessed minimalist, the author dishes out practical advice on how to live life to the max, full of energy and spiritual awareness. She succeeds in her goal to make a lasting impression on her readers, one that is “positive, uplifting, constructive, and healing.” Each chapter is chock full of pertinent quotations from a wide-array of sources, along with tips that lead to action steps, and visual summaries. A list of 365 questions at the end can inspire journal writing for a year. As one reviewer mentioned, leaders of retreats and spiritual seekers will be sharing well-thumbed copies in round-table discussions for years to come. Without reservation, this guidebook deserves five stars.
Holly More than 1 year ago
Note To Self is a seven step guide to unloading all your baggage to become a much better you! With seven selves (self-preservation, self-gratification, self-definition, self-acceptance, self-expression, self-reflection & self-knowledge) in which they all play a vital role in our health and well-being. This book explains each of those seven selves and how we can get rid of baggage in each one of those areas to become a much lighter, healthier and better you! I was unsure about this book when I first received it but after just reading the first few pages of it, I have come to love this book. You think how can a book help with just seven steps but once you start reading it, it becomes crystal clear on how it is possible without it being too boring or losing interest while reading it. I would recommend this book to anyone who needs help losing their baggage or just something to help them to be a better person! Thank You to Laurie Buchanan, PhD for writing a book that appeals to people like me that want informative information that is easy to read without getting bored of the book! I received this book from BookSparks : Holiday Madness Blog Tour in exchange for a honest review!