2016 Idaho Author Award Winner 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!”
As part of the 2016 BookSparks Holiday Madness Blog Tour (#GetCentered), the next book up for review is Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth by Laurie Buchanan.
“When we inhabit our own life — stop doing things based on the approval of others — we offload baggage and trade up to joy.”
Baggage! We all carry it with us through life. And no matter how we dress it up, it’s frustrating, inconvenient, and slows us down. The author invites you to take inventory of your seven selves and then gives you tangible ways to apply more life-affirming intentions to your day. The chapters are organized so that the tips and exercises are easy to find.
The book gives the tools needed for crafting a personal plan to restart your life with your choice of affirmation, guided meditations, aromatherapy, diet and more. You can pick and choose or dive all in. I personally look forward to using the 365 inventory questions at the back of the book as a daily journal in the upcoming New Year.
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 (www.tuesdayswithlaurie.com), 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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I received a complimentary paperback copy of this book from BookSparks and the publisher in exchange for this post as part of the 2016 BookSparks Holiday Madness Blog Tour.