Feeling blue during the holidays — here’s some uplifting antidotes!

Check out my new article at YourTango.com:

11 Useful Antidotes For Loneliness, Grief & Being Generally Overwhelmed By Life


Try one or more of these 11 ideas to help you short-circult the overwhelm of Loss, Grief, Loneliness and Stress.  Move more gracefully through the holiday season into a New Year=New You for 2018!!


11/5/17 Akashic Records & Your Relationships Workshop – Pasadena

Join Barbara on Sunday 11/5/17 at Church of Truth (Pasadena) for a special workshop:


Evolving Your Soul with “a Little Help from Your Friends”

Learn what the Records are, what they’re not & how their Divine Light frequency provides Soul-support to empower, enliven & enlighten your life & relationships!

Holiday months are often stressful as we spend time with family — our personal “Soul-Mates” (i.e. Soul-level companions) who help us learn and evolve in this lifetime!

In this interactive workshop, explore how your Relationships provide high-octane “fuel” for Soul Growth and Conscious Evolution… Discover how your “Soul Mates” are helping you evolve via your Soul-level Patterns… Experience a special guided meditation (created for this workshop by Barbara) attuned to the Records… 

Where:  Church of Truth, 690 E. Orange Grove Ave, Pasadena CA 91104

When:  Sunday 11/5/17 – 1:30pm-4:00pm **

** NOTE: this is Daylight Savings “fall back” one hour day

Workshop Fee:  $20 Donation Suggested

Download Flyer:  11-5-17 COT Akashic Relationships talk/workshop flyer

More info:  https://www.meetup.com/AkashicLA/events/244467232/

In the meantime — Listen to Barbara’s talk about the Akashic Records & Relationships at New Earth Expo LA (presented 4/6/14  – 30 minutes) — you can listen online or download as MP3:


6/10/17 – Akashic Readings at Center for Spiritual Living – La Crescenta 9CA)

Join Advanced Akashic Records Certified Teacher BARBARA SCHIFFMAN and AkashicLA Advanced Practitioner alumni to get an Akashic mini-reading!

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@ Center for Spiritual Living – La Crescenta

>> 4845 Dunsmore Avenue, La Crescenta, CA

When:  6/10/17 Saturday – between 10am-4pm

Readings are $40 for 30 minutes.  Cash or credit cards accepted.

Alumni joining Barbara to do readings include:

Siri Satnam Singh, Christina Ng and Stephanie Harris.

Reading space is limited!  To guarantee yours, call Barbara to pre-schedule/pre-pay.

Barbara will also have copies of her books for sale at special rates!

Details and location info:  https://www.meetup.com/AkashicLA/events/238328863/

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:

Color Us Creative SoCal

Los Angeles, CA
297 Creative Souls

Want to discover new ways to boost creativity and relieve stress while having fun?Coloring and crafts are not just for kids… In fact, Coloring Books for Adults are now top …

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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 Sophiahttp://www.solarasophia.com
Karrol Rikka Altarejoshttp://www.karrolrikka.com
Jack V. Johnsonhttp://www.soulfulpath.com

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 Amazon.com — 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:   http://www.jodichapman.com/365waystoconnectwithyoursoul/



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: http://tinyurl.com/Soul365

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 Amazon.com – http://tinyurl.com/HDCalendar-2015



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

Get info:  ColoringBooksforYourInner Child