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, PhD. Bekeley: She Writes Press, 2016. 270 pages. ***** Bibliography

Not just another self-help book, Buchanan's message "whatever you are not changing, you are choosing" will resonate with all readers. She introduces us to each of our seven selves and helps us to offload the baggage associated with each of those selves. In this easy to read, easy to understand guide, it is chock full of examples, quotes (from some of my favorite people), activities, and real life examples. This is a book that you will refer to again and again. I am a self-proclaimed, self-help book junkie, and I learned so much from her introduction of the corresponding chakra to the self and the color associated with a healthy self. The affirmations at the beginning of each "self" section are an apt reminder to change negative self-talk.

The book concludes with 365 introspective and thought-provoking "Internal Inventory Questions" for a year's worth of journaling prompts. This list is invaluable for those who want to leave their baggage behind and discover a joy-filled life.

I highly recommend this book and suggest it and a journal as a holiday gift for everyone on your list.

A great companion book to The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron.

I received a copy to review.

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!
A minimalist by intent, she lives a beautiful life with fewer things---simple yet full. Visit Laurie's blog, Tuesdays with Laurie, at www.tuesdayswithlaurie.com

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