NOTE: Every month, bestselling author of “The Universe is Talking to You,” and founder of Elevated Existence, Tammy Mastroberte, chooses her picks for new books, audios and card decks in the spiritual and self-help field. None of these picks are sponsored or paid for — they are her honest picks that she shares with others!
“Energy Healing for Empaths: How to Protect Yourself from Energy Vampires, Honor Your Boundaries and Build Healthier Relationships,” by Lisa Campion
In today’s crazy world, understanding if you are an empath and highly sensitive is more important than ever so you can protect yourself and create a healthier life. We are ALL effected by the energy around us, but some of us more than others.
Energy healer and psychic trainer Lisa Campion created this book as a guide to help you cultivate the energy management skills you need to cope with energy vampires and narcissists, increase your own vitality, and fully embrace your unique gifts. She shares the three types of energy vampires, basic energy management skills, psychic self-defense and more!
“Four Gifts of the Highly Sensitive: Embrace the Science of Sensitivity, Heal Anxiety and Relationships and Connect Deeply with Your World,” by Courtney Marchesani
This is another great option for those of you who are sensitive and empathic! It utilizes the science of sensitivity to help you maximize your gifts of empath, intuition, vision, and expression, and is by integrative health coach Courtney Marchesani. It includes a sensitivity quiz to help you recognize where your strengths lie, and her Mind-Body Method to help you heal from the past and current trauma affecting your sensory processing, as well as employ coping skills to manage what can be an overwhelming onslaught of intense emotions and sensations.
“Good Morning Intentions: Sacred Rituals to Raise Your Vibration, Find Your Bliss, and Stay Energized All Day,” by Britt Deanda and Tara Schulenberg
I talk and teach about the importance of a morning ritual and have for years, so I love the focus of this book written by two yoga and meditation teachers and entrepreneurs. They share 21 rituals to help you make each morning really matter and set you up for daily success. It includes energy-boosting exercises, breathwork, simple meditations, and intention-setting practices, and I’m sure you will find something to add to your morning routine (or it will inspire you to start one!)
“High-Vibe Feng Shui: 11 Steps to Achieving Your Best Life,” by Ashley Cantley
The title of this book caught my attention because I love Feng Shui and when you add high vibe to it I feel like you can’t go wrong! This offers a fresh interpretation of the ancient art of Feng Shui by certified practitioner Ashley Cantley, who outlines an 11-step program to break down the foundational ideas and practices of Feng Shui. It includes guided exercises for creating intention, tapping into intuition, cleaning and decluttering, and balancing and enhancing energy in your home.
“How to Heal Yourself from Depression When No One Else Can: A Self-Guided Program to Stop Feeling Like Sh*t,” by Amy B. Scher
This book is the third in the series “How to Heal Yourself,” series by my go-to energy therapist Amy B. Scher and this one is focused on Depression — from feeling exhausted or blue to not being able to get out of bed.
Amy teaches depression is the literal depression of self and shares a proven approach of using energy therapy for releasing emotional stress and trauma to one of the most widespread mental health challenges of our time. You will learn how invisible emotions may be negatively affecting you, how to let go of the emotional baggage (even if you don’t know what it is!), how to use emotional healing techniques to clear stuck emotions and subconscious beliefs from the mind and body, get answers from your subconscious mind and so much more!
“In the FLO: Unlock Your Hormonal Advantage and Revolutionize Your Life,” by Alisa Vitti
I interviewed Alisa Vitti years ago when her book “WomenCode,” was first released, and I was excited to see she had a new book out! This book offers a “biohacking” program for women, teaching them how to use their natural 28-day cycle to optimize their time, diet, fitness, work, and relationships.
Women have an important biological rhythm they experience every month that affects productivity, weight, sex drive, energy, and mood, and it’s essential to be aware of and take care of this rhythm. This book offers a 4-week solution to manage your energy and time according to your female biochemistry, and includes a variety of tools including meal plans and recipes for each phase, charts for phase-specific exercise, work tasks and relationship activities, a daily planner and a toolkit to navigate period problems and hormonal birth control.
“Judy Hall’s Complete Crystal Workshop,” by Judy Hall
Crystal expert Judy Hall has a new book out that goes far beyond a typical reference guide and leads readers through the key ideas and concepts of using crystals with hands on exercises and rituals. The book features interactive exercises that help you to tailor the book to your needs, journaling sections for you to write down your own experiences, and a step-by-step learning program that guides you to revision work and more advanced exercises.
“Meditations and Affirmations: 64 Cards to Awaken Your Spirit,” by Deepak Chopra, M.D.
If you are a card deck lover, then check out this new one by bestselling author and spiritual teacher Deepak Chopra. He has been at the forefront of meditation in the West for 30 years, and this new deck lets you boost your meditation practice with meditation/affirmation cards featuring daily teachings from him. You’ll learn to cultivate a clear mind, heal the mind and body, and practice mindfulness in a completely unintimidating way. Each of the sixty-four cards has a meditation on one side and an affirmation on the other, both embellished with original three-color art.
“Stronger Than You Think: The 10 Blind Spots That Undermine Your Relationship . . . and How to See Past Them,” by Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., PhD
I am someone who is always looking to learn and improve different aspects of my life and that includes all relationships, so I love that this book shares 10 blind spots that could be undermining a relationship. Dr. Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. is a nationally recognized expert on the psychology of relationships and in his first book, he blends hot-off-the-press science with examples and stories. You will discover how men are the real romantics in heterosexual relationships, not women; the amount of sex you should have to keep your relationship strong (it’s lower than you think); it’s O.K. to be selfish, and so much more!
“Take Back Your Mind: Buddhist Advice for Anxious Times,” by Lodro Rinzler
We are living in a time of anxiety for most people in the world, and this book offers a way out of that. Buddhist meditation teacher Lodro Rinzler teaches that you can train the mind to feel contentment, peace and joy — even in the midst of difficult circumstances. He shares how to work with the mind so that you don’t hold ourselves in a state of stress and learn to relax into and appreciate our world once more. This is a guidebook with practical and easy-to-implement steps for how to take back your mind.