#BlogTour #GetCentered – NOTE TO SELF: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth by Laurie Buchanan



Dates: November 7—December 7

With the impending stress of holiday madness upon us, we all need a way to stay centered and be connected with the flow. From November — December, I have joined in “The Survivor’s Guide to Holiday Madness” blog tour with BOOKSPARKS to feature some illuminating new winter reads.



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

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!

Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth
2016 Idaho Author Award recipient


Laurie Buchanan, PhD
Board Certified with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, I am a holistic health practitioner, transformational life coach, speaker, and author.

My 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,” I am a teacher and student of purposeful living.

With tremendous respect for the earth’s natural resources, my goal is 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, I live a beautiful life with fewer things—simple, yet full.

Tuesdays with Laurie
By combining concise word pictures with vivid photography, my hope is to point readers to their indwelling spring of unlimited potential and possibility.

Be inspired!

“Laurie’s posts are concise and profound. Like a French sauce—perfectly ‘reduced,’ boiled down to essence.”  

Shirley Hershey Showalter, author of Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World



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