Blending business and spirituality, The Business of Being demonstrates how to stand in alignment with your core values; it explores how to thrive, soul-side out, in and out of the workplace.

“Complete with recipes, the imaginative highlight of The Business of Being is the vibrant account of the founding and running of a French restaurant called La Mandarine Bleue. This book is a lucid, step-by-step guide to personal and professional success — with vichyssoise mixed in.” — KIRKUS REVIEWS

“This gem of a book is really three books in one: a savvy guide to building a business, an engaging story of a boutique restaurant, and a coaching guide to living an intentional life. Chock full of quotes, stories, and examples, The Business of Being will help you be the person and the business you want to be. And in doing so, it shows you how to change the world—and have fun doing so. Bravo!” —RITA SEVER, author of Supervision Matters: 100 Bite-Sized Ideas to Change You and Your Team


Transforming intention into action, Note to Self equips you to shed your baggage, bridging the gap between where you are and where you want to be—body, mind, and spirit—empowering you to step into joy-filled living now!

“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 shape, but it is always frustrating, inconvenient, and disruptive. In Note to Self, Buchanan dives deep into unloading this emotional baggage we all carry around.” —POPSUGAR

“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


NOTE TO SELF BOOK AWARDS2016 Nautilus Silver Award2016 Idaho Author Award2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Gold Winner2017 International Book Award Gold Winner2017 International Exce