New Year, New You!

Could you use some inspiration and tools for making the New Year your best and healthiest yet?  Check out our new transformational Coloring Journal seriesRECIPES FOR LIVING!

Available at Amazon, this book series is like “Chicken Soup for the Soul” plus Journaling and Coloring.  Each volume includes essays and tips from experts in Body, Mind &/or Spirit Wellness — some are members of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce (US and Canada); some are Akashic Alumni who have been trained by Barbara Schiffman.

Get info at Amazon – and enjoy these “life cookbooks” to create the year you desire.


August 2nd is National Coloring Day!

Coloring stimulates creativity, mindfulness — and fun!

August 2nd is being celebrated as National Coloring Day for the 2nd year — so of course we should celebrate the fun and creativity adults are enjoying via coloring, and also experience the relaxation and focus it provides!

Join Color Us Creative So-Cal Organizer Barbara Schiffman for an informal evening of coloring in Burbank CA — she’ll get the evening started with a guided meditation to enhance creativity, relaxation and mindflness.

More info and to RSVP:

Burbank: August 2 is National Coloring Day — let’s get creative together!

Tuesday, Aug 2, 2016, 7:00 PM

Location details are available to members only.

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August 2nd is being celebrated as National Coloring Day for the 2nd year — so of course we should celebrate the fun and creativity adults are enjoying via coloring, and also experience the relaxation and focus it provides!Join Color Us Creative So-Cal Organizer Barbara Schiffman for an informal evening of coloring at her home — she’ll get the ev…

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Listening to our own Inner Guidance (excerpt from “Your Akashic Records Coloring Journal”)

Your Akashic Records Front Cover number 4When we don’t listen to our inner guidance, we often hesitate and procrastinate or at least
doubt our ideas, actions and choices. Some people feel like victims instead of the
designers of their own lives. Others blame people and circumstances for making life
difficult for them and wonder what they did to deserve being “punished” by life.
But there is nothing any of us could ever do, at the Soul level, to deserve punishment for past deeds, flaws or failures in this life or past lives. Our Soul is always guiding us forward, through the challenges, opportunities and pleasures life offers.
Life is Humanity’s “school” for personal and spiritual Evolution. As author Richard Bach
said, “Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: if you’re alive,
it isn’t.”

The truth is that no one else can live YOUR life! According to our Akashic Records, we choose the basic elements of our individual life-stories so we can explore new things as well as connect more strongly with our Soul’s point of view lifetime by lifetime. It takes multiple lifetimes to fulfill this huge mission, but we and our Souls have all the time in the
world – literally!
Each human is an essential thread in the tapestry of Humanity as we move through time and space. We learn and evolve faster by facing challenges (and also big opportunities!) than when things are easy. Going with the flow of Life recharges our energy, creates synergy and serendipity, and helps us receive Soul-support..

~ Barbara Schiffman

Appreciating Divine Delay (excerpt from “365 Ways to Connect with Your Soul”)

BGR-b:w baby risaToday is my daughter’s birthday — December 4th. I’m posting this excerpt about Divine Delay because, decades ago, her birth was a week later than expected, and that final week of pregnancy was very hard on me.  I looked like I’d swalllowed a beachball, and I was exhausted — more than ready for her to emerge.  A distinctive case of Divine Delay…

But she arrived at last — healthy, feisty and inspiring — and continues to be so even now.  The extra time she needed to “percolate” within me before entering this world shaped who she is — astrologically, emotionally, physically and spiritually.  And she was worth the wait!

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As technology speeds up our lives, our desires for instant results also escalate. But at the Soul-level, we truly have all the time in the world and there’s no need to rush.

I’ve come to appreciate what I call “Divine Delay.” This phenomenon has common elements apparent mostly in hindsight, though I sometimes become aware of them while they’re occurring.

One is a sense of confusion when my determination to make things happen gets thwarted at every turn. Another is disappointment when people I trust begin letting me down. My frustration also builds to a high boil even when this makes the situation more of a struggle.

But then something occurs to reveal it is actually a good thing what I wanted did not happen — or at least not yet! This releases my tension and I can allow forward movement to flow.

I first began noticing Divine Delay when I needed to value a real estate asset in my mom’s estate. As her executor, I struggled for two whole years to resolve what was in fact a rare situation — until I “accidentally” found a real estate attorney who was familiar with it! In the interim, the asset gained value so it was actually a good thing we hadn’t filed Mom’s estate taxes earlier as they would have needed to be redone.

It’s truly a matter of Soul-perspective. When roadblocks feel like setbacks, they are often just detours. When I listen to my Soul, or at least “go with the flow,” a Divine Delay’s benefits usually get revealed.

Divine Timing often requires Divine Delay. The positive results of my particular delays have demonstrated that even when events are moving s-l-o-w-l-y for no apparent human reason, my Soul’s always working “behind the scenes” to generate results worth waiting for.


This has just been published as a chapter in “365 Ways to Connect With Your Soul,” an inspiring new collaborative anthology — to which I contributed 3 chapters!

Get more soul-inspiration from some of the other authors who are sharing their wisdom on our 365-Soul BLOG TOUR! Tomorrow’s touring bloggers are:

Solara Sophia
Karrol Rikka Altarejos
Jack V. Johnson

This wonderful book about connecting with your Soul became an Amazon #1 Bestseller within hours of its release on 11/17/15!  Over 200 amazing authors contributed chapters to “365-Soul,” including my dear friend Cat Williford.

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Many of the authors also donated bonus gifts you can receive after ordering your copy at — including my exclusive “Refresh Your Life” ecourse. This ecourse is especially fun to do at the beginning of a New Year — like 2016!  It includes exercises, guided audio meditation MP3s, an inspiring video, and more…

Get book order & bonus gift details at:



365 Ways to Connect w/Your Soul – now at Amazon!

I’m so excited to be a contributing author to this new collaborative anthology with inspiration on ways to connect with our Souls every day of the year!12219575_10203849024265206_3171219826281760774_n

I have 3 chapters in the book — about Divine Delay, about how Challenges help us create our “Life Pearls,” and about how Nature’s Four Elements keep us balanced and soul-connected!

Created and published by Jodi Chapman and Dan Teck of 365 Book Series, over 200 authors have shared their wisdom, including some of my friends and colleagues — Cat Williford and Karen Palmer.


It became an Amazon #1 best-selling book in multiple Self-Help and Spirituality categories on its first day!  Yay!

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Get info on the book (and bonus gifts from the authors) at:

Order it at Amazon:

If you love it as much as I do, please review it for us!  We’d love to know which chapters speak to you and your Soul.  Enjoy!

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Coloring Journals for Healthy Living!

front-thinpaperback_795x1003 (1)Adult Coloring Books are hot!

Check out the amazing images in coloring books and get the ones that make your heart sing.  Then schedule a Coloring Date (at least 30 minutes at a time) with your Inner Child to relax, focus, release stress — and just have fun!

Check out my new HEART’S DESIRE COLORING JOURNAL CALENDAR 2015 (September-December) – only $5.99 at –



Find other Coloring Books for Your Inner Child at my new Amazon Store!

Get info:  ColoringBooksforYourInner Child




Free Meditation MP3 – Self-Love

I created the Self-Love Meditation available via the media player below (with guidance on what to include from my Akashic Records) for the Burbank Law of Attraction Meetup Group’s 2/10/15 meeting:


I love the Burbank LOA Meetup group — if you’re in the Burbank or LA area, please check it out here and join us at a monthly gathering (usually on a Tuesday in Toluca Lake/Burbank) — it’s my monthly personal “positive energy tune-up.”

This Meetup is organized and led by the truly lovely Ramona and Mike Mucciolo — their love for each other, for all of us and for the LOA teachings of Abraham-Hicks are a rich inspiration to all!

Whether or not you’re in LA, you can also “share the love” via their Burbank LOA Blog at:


2015 Akashic Certification Trainings ~ new formats

Barbara’s delighted to announce that in 2015 she is able to provide Certifications for Akashic Practitioners at 3 levels via Linda Howe’s Center for Akashic Studies (CAS):

  • Beginning Practitioner (Akashic Access Basics, working with others & non-humans, & much more) next Beginning weekend = 2/28-3/1
  • Advanced Practitioner (Energy Healing, Past Life Healing & Ancestral Clearing) next Advanced weekend = 3/28-29
  • Healing Practitioner (emotional & spiritual healing concepts & processes)next Healing weekend = 4/25-26

Check out the new 2-day weekend formats — and lower cost for Beginning Certification!

Also available >> Double & Triple Certification Discounts + registration bouses!

For full 3 weekend/3-month schedule + more info:  Akashic Records Trainings

Questions or to register:  Call Barbara at 818-415-3479

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Making Memories & Legacies – Genuine You excerpt

Excerpt from my new Genuine You Ecourse:  Refresh Your Life

Life’s Meaning Comes Through Making Positive Memories ~~ & Remembering Them!

In 2002, I was captivated by an NPR Radio segment in which Bonnie Pitman, Director of the Dallas Museum of Art, talked about the Museum’s100th anniversary.  She was keeping the Museum open for 100 consecutive hours — round the clock — for Dallas locals who couldn’t visit the Museum during normal business hours.  They could drop in for free at any hour and enjoy its beautiful art, furniture and environment.

At 3AM one night during this special anniversary week, Bonnie saw a Grandmother leading 2 little grandkids (under 8 years old) into the Museum.  She followed them to a room where opulent furniture was on display and watched the kids, in pajamas and robes, lay small blankets on the floor outside the ropes protecting a French royal bedroom set.  Then Grandma opened a storybook and read “bedtime stories” to her grandkids.

Before they left the Museum, Bonnie asked Grandma why she’d brought such young kids to the Museum in the middle of the night when they should be home sleeping.  Grandma said she did this to “create a memory for life” — for her and also for her grandkids.

This inspired me to begin watching for opportunities to “make memories” in my life, especially as I was watching my own mother deteriorate from strokes in her final years.  I enjoyed one such “living memory” in 2014 by spending a month in Montana just after my daughter gave birth to twin boys!  (Maybe it’s a Grandma thing?)  I knew this would be a once-in-a-lifetime occasion and was grateful for the time and freedom to take care of my daughter (cook, clean, run errands, hold babies so she could sleep) so she could get used to being a first-time mom (twins are ten times the work)!


Although I was very busy teaching, writing and coaching, I sensed I would regret it for the rest of my life if I didn’t take this opportunity to make a Big Memory, for me and for my family.  The photos my daughter took of me holding the babies during their first months of life prove I was there even if the twins won’t remember those days.

But the photos and memories are engraved in my mind, along with old photos of the family vacations I took with my parents and brothers when I was young.  Now that my parents are deceased, I cherish those old black&white photos which captured our time together — especially one taken at the Parrot Gardens in Florida where a huge parrot stood on my head!  I don’t remember the moment — but I do have the photo as proof!

So ~ what kind of Memories do you want to create for yourself — and your loved ones — while you can?


If you enjoyed and were inspired by this excerpt from my Genuine You online class REFRESH YOUR LIFE, I hope you will join me to learn fresh ways to make memories, create your legacy and help Your Future Self call you forth.  Check it out — plus 9 others from inspiring teachers and coaches — at:

BIO: Barbara Schiffman, C.Ht., ARCT, is a Life&Soul Coach who helps people enjoy their lives and evolve their souls. A certified hypnotherapist, Akashic Records Advanced Certified Teacher and Healing Practitioner, she’s also authored several books including “The Akashic Muse” and “Living in Balance for Boomers” (available at