THIS BOOK: Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth.
PUBLISHED IN: November 1, 2016
THE AUTHOR:Laurie Buchanan, PhD
THE EDITOR: Annie Tucker
THE PUBLISHER: She Writes Press — Berkeley, CA
SUMMARY: Transforming intention into action, Note to Self equips you to shed your baggage, bringing the gap between where you are, and where you want to be—body, mind, and spirit—empowering you to step into joy-filled living now!
THE BACK STORY: This actionable book is based on the 9-month Life Harmony experience I created for my clients.
WHY THIS TITLE?: Note to Self is a reminder to check one’s emotional baggage—frequently—and offload anything that’s not serving us well.
WHY SOMEONE WOULD WANT TO READ IT: Note to Self is chock full of real-life examples, exercises, and “keys” at the end of each chapter designed to help you offload emotional baggage and discover a lighter, joy-filled you!
“One of the best gifts I can give my clients is to share the wisdom of this book.”
—Susan Wisehart, MS, LMFT, holistic psychotherapist and author of Soul Visioning: Clear the Past, Create Your Future.
“While we are all passengers on a planet called Earth, we can choose to enhance the way in which we travel—emotionally, spiritually, intellectually, and physically. In fact, we can, through the pages of this book, discover new ways to travel that are lighter, more fluid, and life-enhancing. The author, a wise and dedicated traveler, is also the right kind of guide—caring, inspiring, uplifting, knowledgeable—for your journey of self-discovery. I recommend this tremendous book to anyone seeking the companionship of good energy and joyful presence.” —D.A. Hickman, author of The Silence of Morning: A Memoir of Time Undone.
“As you travel through life, Laurie Buchanan’s practical book NOTE TO SELF is a necessary item to have for your journey. It’s an important guidebook for taking inventory of the emotional baggage that clutters the way forward. Make a note to yourself to reread it every year.”—John DeDakis, novelist, rising coach, and former NCC senior editor.
AUTHOR PROFILE: Board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Laurie Buchanan is a holistic health practitioner and transformational life coach. her areas of interest include energy medicine, inner alchemy, spiritual awareness, writing, and laughter. Definitely laughter!
Embracing the belief that life is an expression of the choices we make, Buchanan is a teacher and student of purposeful living. With tremendous respect for the earth’s natural resources, she strives to leave the slightest footprint on the planet while at the same time making a lasting impression on its inhabitants—one that is positive, uplifting, constructive, and healing.
A minimalist by intent, she lives a beautiful life with fewer things—simple yet full.\
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.” —Laurie Buchanan
Running full speed along the people mover at the Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport, with my brief bag slung over my shoulder and bouncing against my back, my carry-on biting my heels, I realized that no matter how light I pack, baggage is not only frustrating but inconvenient and was slowing me down.
Hooking a left, I galloped up the escalators, narrowly avoiding people like me who had luggage draped over their bodies and following disobediently behind. I didn’t encounter any smiling faces.
I’m going to miss my connecting flight! was the thought that hammered my splitting head with every pounding step. The faint smell of jet exhaust and fast food, and the heady mixture of perfumes and colognes that hung like an invisible cloud over the throng of bustling people, didn’t help.
Breathless, I arrived at the gate, boarding pass clenched firmly between my teeth, only to be informed by the smiling airline agent that there was a delay. Apparently to avoid the checked-bag fees, passengers had overstuffed their carry-ons and couldn’t deplane quickly.
Tension and frustration in the gate area were thick. Tempers were getting hot. Those with short fuses were getting loud and argumentative.
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 still frustrating and inconvenient and slows us down. In fact, it’s downright disruptive.
Some airlines are implementing a “bags fly free” strategy. That’s great for traveling. This book is about becoming baggage free. That’s great for life, especially when we realize that we don’t just pack for one; we pack for seven.
“Each of us has the right and the responsibility to assess the roads which lie ahead and those over which we have traveled, and if the future road looms ominous or unpromising, and the roads back uninviting, then we need to gather our resolve and, carrying only the necessary baggage, step off that road into another direction. If the new choice is also unpalatable, without embarrassment, we must be ready to change that one as well.” –MAYA ANGELOU, American author and poet.
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Publish date November 1, 2016
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