I was in my New York City apartment, clearing out the place that I’d lived in for a decade. Talk about setbacks … packing can be grueling! 

But moving homes also gives us the chance to reflect on how far we’ve come. And I have to say, going through my bookshelf was pretty trippy. 

I thought, “If someone just saw the books on my shelf—and knew nothing else about me—they’d think, Whoa, what the heck is up with this chick?” 

My books were on healing addiction, channeling and more … and they had been around the block! 

They all had tattered covers. I’d dog-eared the heck out of their pages and underlined HUGE chunks of text. Whew! I had done some serious studying. 

But as I gathered up the books, I felt overwhelming compassion for the version of myself who had read all those books. 

The young woman who’d thumbed through all these pages was earnestly seeking guidance to turn setbacks into success … and she found it!

Guidance Is Always Available

Today’s episode of Dear Gabby is all about guidance, whether it comes from books, cards, spirit guides … or our own intuition. 

The beautiful souls who called in to today’s show were seeking guidance. They were facing (perceived) setbacks or just feeling completely overwhelmed. 

It was my honor to gently guide them to turn their setbacks into success—with a little help from their friends. (One woman’s spirit guide showed up in such a major way. You’ll hear me channeling!) 

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • A beautiful prayer to honor any holdups you’re experiencing in life … and to trust that those holdups have a purpose
  • A cool way to decorate your home so that positive affirmations are always front and center 
  • Why surrender is a crucial part of the manifestation process
  • A guided meditation that will help you surrender your goals to the care of the Universe and physically relax your grip (this exercise feels so freeing!)

Happy Days Ahead!

Throughout this episode, I felt a tremendous sense of gratitude, knowing that my next book, Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Peace and Inner Freedom, will offer guidance to anyone facing setbacks. 

The book comes out on February 22, 2022. But, I want to give you a little sneak peek today. Below, I’ll share three healing techniques from the book that will help you calm your nervous system, and tackle any setbacks with more grace and ease.

Healing Techniques

These techniques have been tremendously helpful to me in overcoming my own setbacks. I leaned on them heavily when I was suffering with postpartum anxiety, and I’m not exaggerating when I say that some of these practices saved my life.

These healing modalities have calmed me down and given me hope on some of the darkest days of my life: 

  • Shin Jyutsu Hold 
  • Emotional Freedom Technique/Tapping 
  • Relaxing your tongue 

I’m really honored to arm you with these tools. 

They’re all things you can practice right now at home, or even at your desk at work. I know they’ll be healing for you … and I know that Happy Days will serve you, too. 

In fact, I hope it becomes a tattered, dog-eared, permanent part of your own book collection. I’d be honored to have a spot on your shelf. 

But more importantly, I hope the healing techniques I share in Happy Days become part of your spiritual toolkit and offer you guidance and peace anytime you need them.

Get More Gabby

The following are helpful resources and books I mention in the episode. 

MIRACLE MEMBERSHIP: Want even more support? I created the Miracle Membership to help you design a spiritual practice you can stick to—so you can feel connected, supported and inspired every day. Each week I deliver lessons, guided meditations and community connection. I also have a 21-day challenge planned for you each quarter! The Miracle Membership is easy to access on your phone, computer or tablet. Click here to join. 

My new book, Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace, drops on February 22, 2022! This is my most important spiritual book yet. In it, I open up about my journey from trauma to recovery. I share the exact tools I used to heal, so that they can be accessible to you too. The book is available to preorder now—and if you order it by February 7, you’ll get all kinds of perks …. including a FREE VIP ticket to the Live Online Event Experience, which will bring the book to life! So here’s a PSA: If you think you’re going to buy Happy Days at some point, do it now so you get all these added freebies. 

If you need additional support, please refer to this list of mental health resources. I’m proud of you for being here. 


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