NOTE TO SELF by Laurie Buchanan, PhD & GIVEAWAY



Just in time to help us deal with the stress of the Holidays, BookSparks’ introduces a new line of She Writes Press books:


Baggage! We all carry it with us through our lives.

Wouldn’t you just love to change somethings in your life? Perhaps a bad habit, or two, or three? Lasting change is difficult. Many of our habits are deeply part of who we are, but it’s never too late to change. With some effort and determination, you’d be surprised at what you can achieve.

NOTE TO SELF: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth (She Writes Press) by Laurie Buchanan, PhD is about dumping emotional baggage – something that’s especially important when we realize that we don’t just pack for one; we pack for a bunch. In NOTES TO SELF, 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 dark sides. Each plays an important role in our overall health, harmony and well-being.

NOTE TO SELF is full of real-life emotional examples, as well as “keys” at the end of each chapter offering tips, techniques, and exercises all designed to help us unlock baggage, examine it, and dump it permanently. The point is to  lighten our load – discover a lighter, joy-filled you!

FYI: Chances are you’ve read self-help books, attended workshops, meditated your way into unconsciousness, but once you sift through all the mumbo-jumbo, one concept guarantees to annihilate your worry, stress and anguish. What is it? Once and for all! All it takes is a little gratitude. Maybe a lot. Think about that when you’re sitting down to the Thanksgiving table today.

NOTE TO SELF might just be the best gift you give to yourself, or someone you love this Holiday.


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. Buchanan lives with her husband in a 600-square-foot carriage house (circa 1865) in the Pacific Northwest. You can check out her out on Facebook, Twitter @TuesWithLaurie or her blog                                                                                                                                  .



Thank you to She Writes Press for providing a copy of NOTE TO SELF for an honest review. We have one copy to give away. Just tell us something you’re grateful for this Thanksgiving! We’ll announce a winner Monday. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!



6 thoughts on “NOTE TO SELF by Laurie Buchanan, PhD & GIVEAWAY

  1. I am grateful for my health. I had some scares earlier in the year that proved false, and as I watch the health of my husband and others close to me decline I realize just how fortunate I am to be able to care for them.

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