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 November 2015. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.
“Brave Enough,” by Cheryl Strayed
This gift-size book by bestselling offer of “Wild,” Strayed presents a collection of quotes based on her writings. Each on a single page, there are more than 100 quotes and thoughts or “mini instruction manuals for the soul,” bringing readers toward love, compassion, forgiveness and endurance within.
“Energy Healing for Animals: A Hands-On Guide for Enhancing the Health, Longevity and Happiness of Your Pets,” by Joan Ranquet
Animal Communicator, Joan Ranquet, offers an essential guide for anyone seeking to enhance their pets health and longevity. This do-it-yourself pet therapy resource offers a variety of healing help for behavior issues, pain relief, anxiety and more. Her modalities include understanding the pet chakra system, EFT, Healing Touch and more.
“The Happy Vegan: A Guide to Living a Long, Healthy and Successful Life,” by Russell Simmons
Hip-hop mogul and entrepreneur, Russell Simmons, shares how his practice of meditation led him to be more conscious about his choices, including his diet, and let him to become a vegetarian, and then eventually a vegan. He offers research on mindful eating, the link between stress and poor eating habits, and tips on how to transition to a vegan diet.
“Inside the Miracle: Enduring Suffering, Approaching Wholeness,” by Mark Nepo
Bestselling author Mark Nepo offers a collection of poems, reflections and essays exploring how we can to face difficult situations, including illness, with compassion. He shares his own journey through cancer and the hard-earned lessons for everyday living as well as how to cultivate resilience.
“Life in Life: Live Longer, Strengthen Your Relationships and Create a Healthier Life — A Meditation Journal,” Laurie Ann Levin
Award-winning author and holistic psychologist Dr. Laurie Ann Levin created this journal to help readers spark a connection and begin a conversation with their higher self and a higher power. With thought-provoking passages and questions, it will open the channel for insight, intuition and truth, and can assist in healing past traumas in career, relationships, health and love.
“Medical Medium: Secrets Behind Chronic and Mystery Illness and How to Finally Heal,” by Anthony William
William has helped thousands of people heal from ailments that have been misdiagnosed, ineffectively treated or that doctors can’t resolve through a divine voice telling him what lies at the root of people’s pain or illness, and what they need to do to restore their health. In the book he reveals the root causes of disease and conditions such as Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disease, blood sugar imbalances, digestive disorders and more, and what we need to heal.
“Miracles from Heaven: A Little Girl and Her Amazing Story of Healing,” by Christy Wilson Beam
The true story of a little girl, her journey to heaven and a story of healing — soon to be a movie starring Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah. Annabel Beam had a rare and incurable digestive disorder that prevented her from living a normal life, often in and out of hospitals. One day she fell three stories, headfirst, into a hollowed-out tree when playing with her sisters — and survived. While unconscious inside the tree, she visited heaven, and when she got out of the hospital, she inexplicably recovered from her chronic ailment.
“How to Relax,” by Thich Nhat Hanh
Part of The Mindfulness Essentials series of how-to books by Thich Nhat Hanh, this book introduces beginners (and reminds seasoned practitioners) the essentials of a mindfulness practice in a pocket-sized book.
“Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being,” by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi
The genes we are born with do not determine our destiny. We have the ability to boost our genetic activity by making simple changes in our lifestyle. Our genes respond to the way we think, say and do, and we can have an impact on prevention, immunity, diet, aging and chronic disorders.
“Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand in the Sun and Be Your Own Person,” by Shonda Rhimes
Creator of “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Scandal,” reveals how saying “yes” changed her life and how it can change others too. A mega talent, Rhimes struggled as an introvert and would find herself hugging walls at parties and fighting panic attacks before media interviews. She avoided invitations and focused on her work and her three children at home — until one Thanksgiving her sister told her: “You never say yes to anything.” For one year, she decided to say “yes” to anything that scared her. She shares her journey of transformation from this decision.