Each month, a ton of new spiritual and self-help books hit the market. It’s easy to get overwhelmed or miss out on some new releases.
We created Elevated Existence Monthly Book Picks to help our readers narrow down their search, and make sure they don’t miss some great options!
The books for this month were chosen by our editor’s as their picks for June 2016. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.
“5 Habits to Lead from Your Heart: Getting Out of Your Head to Express Your Heart,” by Johnny Covey — Author and coach Johnny Covey presents a new way to change how we perceive experiences; how to make decisions; and how we interpret events. When we filter things through our head and not our heart, we are more likely to act out of fear or self-preservation, and harmful habits can form. But habits can be changed, and Covey will share how to lead from the heart, live courageously and create the life we want.
“The Courage to Be Creative: How to Believe in Yourself, Your Dreams and Ideas, and Your Creative Career Path,” by Doreen Virtue — Bestselling author Doreen Virtue’s newest book, “The Courage to Be Creative: How to Believe in Yourself, Your Dreams and Ideas, and Your Creative Career Path,” explains how to gain 10 forms of courage that lead to creativity, including the courage to be ourselves. Each chapter offers exercises so readers can discover their natural talents as writers, artists or other creative careers, as well as scientific research on the creative process and real-life stories.
“How to Control Your Anxiety Before It Controls You,” by Albert Ellis — Respected pioneer of psychotherapy, Albert Ellis, shares the technique he created called Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) to stop anxiety in its tracks. The key is admitting that things and people do not make us anxious — our unrealistic expectations produce needless anxiety. This classic book not only helps distinguish between healthy and unhealthy anxiety, as well as how to understand and dispute the irrational beliefs that make you anxious; how to use a variety of exercises including rational coping self- statements, reframing, problem-solving methods and Unconditional Self-Acceptance (USA) to control anxiety; and apply over 20 maxims to control your anxious thinking as well as your bodily reactions to anxiety.
“I Can Make Your Sleep,” by Paul McKenna — More Americans are suffering from insomnia than ever before. Leading hypnotist, Dr. Paul McKenna, has made a series of scientific breakthroughs to improve sleep. Through a remarkable 20-year study of tackling insomnia, McKenna developed a unique, easy system to improve the quality of sleep. He offers easy exercises and simple changes in thinking and behavior to have a significant impact on sleep habits. Learn to fall asleep when you want to, what to do if you wake up in the middle of the night, how to stop your mind from racing and feel calm, and more. It also comes with a guided hypnosis download to deeply relax and rest the body’s natural sleep mechanism.
“Life Between Heaven & Earth: What You Didn’t Know About the World Hereafter and How It Can Help You,” George Anderson — New York Times bestselling author and medium George Anderson shares a new understanding of heaven and how messages from the afterlife can assist us in the here in now in his newest book, “Life Between Heaven and Earth: What You Didn’t Know About the World Hereafter and How It Can Help You.” Through nine stories of those in sessions with Anderson, survivors of those passed reveal spiritual treasures and lessons to be learned about heaven and earth that can restore, revitalize and heal.
“Tears to Triumph: The Spiritual Journey from Suffering to Enlightenment,” by Marianne Williamson — What if instead of trying to numb our pain and sadness, we chose to embrace it and ask what it’s trying to teach us? Bestselling author Marianne Williamson takes on the topic of suffering in this new book. With teachings based on “A Course in Miracles,” Williamson shares why suffering is a part of our experience, and how we can not only survive it, but also transcend it. She examines the heart of all great religious teachings on the topic, and shares how to apply spiritual principles to help us through our pain.
“Whatever Arises, Love That Course: Insights and Practices to Open the Heart and Live as Love,” by Matt Khan — In this audio with 8 hours of teaching, Matt Kahn shares a 12-part journey to explore how profoundly our life can transform when we surrender to the love that is our true divine nature. It includes practices to open the heart, master the skill of conscious communication to uplift our relationships, insights on how to unravel the patters of ego with compassion and ease, and more.
“When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times 20th Anniversary Edition,” by Pema Chodron — This newly designed, 20th-anniversary edition, with a new afterword, Pema Chodron addresses how we can live our lives when everything seems to be falling apart. She shares how moving toward painful situations and becoming intimate with them can open up our hearts in ways we never before imagined. Offering traditional Buddhist wisdom, she offers tools to transform suffering and negative patters into boundless joy.