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Cover of the book Note to Self: A Seven-Step Path to Gratitude and Growth
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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.

“This debut self-improvement guide offers a systematic approach to wellness that draws on readers’ senses of self-preservation and self-gratification, among others.”

—Kirkus Reviews


“Everyone has baggage. It varies in styles and shapes, but it is always frustrating, inconvenient, and disruptive. In Note to Self, Buchanan dives deep into unloading this emotional baggage we all carry around.”



“Don’t read this book. Do it instead! Based on the seven chakras, this is a self-help book that will help you let go of emotional baggage and reclaim your highest and best self.”

New Spirit Journal

“Helping readers appraise their lives realistically, Buchanan then suggests how to make transformational adjustments.

Library Journal

“This honest and open guide gives readers the knowledge, techniques, and real-world examples they need to discover a happier version of themselves.”


“Full of real-life, emotional examples as well as an action to take at the end of each chapter, this book will lead to a better, happier you.”


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