Elevated Existence December 2018/January 2019 Book Picks

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.

I created Elevated Existence Monthly Book Picks to help narrow down your search, and make sure you don’t miss some great options!

Here are the picks for December 2018 and January 2019. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.

 

“The 5-Minute Recharge: 31 Proven Strategies to Refresh, Reset, and Become the Boss of Your Day,” by Lynne Everatt and Addie Greco-Sanchez
Science has proven that you have the power, through your habitual ways of thinking and behaving, to renovate the space inside your head, making it brighter, more resilient, and a more enjoyable place to be. In “The 5-Minute Recharge,” the authors share 31 techniques (backed by research) for thriving and at work and in life, including a mental fitness technique that is better than magic mushrooms; the best way to grow new brain cells and ensure you continue to look good in your genes as you age; the easily accessible trait that’s associated with the high-performance personality; what George Clooney can teach you about tapping into your inner wisdom; and the Navy Seal tactic you can use to trigger relaxation even in tense situations.

 

“The 30-Day Money Cleanse: Take Control of Your Finances, Manage Your Spending, and De-Stress Your Money for Good,” by Ashley Feinstein Gerstley
In just one month you can create lasting happiness in your financial life while also doing what you love. Ashley Feinstein Gerstley changed her relationship with money for good and is now helping others align their money with their own values; change their money mindset; and find more money for the things they love.

Even with a finance education and years of expertise in financial services, Gerstley was still stressed out about her personal finances. Why was she unhappy? She understood that, as a society, we don’t discuss matters of money enough. Many of us even punish ourselves with blistering budgets. But The 30-Day Money Cleanse” turns all those ideas around. Following the author’s advice, you will learn to Clear yourself of negativity and create a new mindset of abundance in only 30 days!

If you want to eliminate money stressors; finally know where your money is going; break panic-inducing, bad money habits; learn the basics of how and where to invest; and make a plan that you can not only live with but enjoy, then this is the book for you!

 

“Crystal Bliss: Attract Love. Feed Your Spirit. Manifest Your Dreams,” by Devi Brown
Feeling worn out, unmotivated and uninspired? You can change your energy with help from Mother Nature using crystals.

Devi Brown walks readers through the crystal selection process, cleansing and preparing them for use, and incorporating them into meditation and healing practices. You will discover how to banish negative vibes, manifest wealth, promote good health and open your heart to love.

 

“The Divine Energy Oracle: A 63-Card Deck to Get Out of Your Own Way,” by Sonia Choquette
In this new oracle card deck, Sonia Choquette is helping users to become more Divinely awakened. It’s designed to connect one with Divine Energy, and each card offers a “personal invitation to become more Divinely awakened and empowered,” while also addressing the soul shift necessary in order to achieve what they desire.

“By following the guidance on the card you pick, you’ll find the answer you need to best meet every situation in life,” Choquette says in the guidebook. “Each card offers small, manageable steps that you can achieve day by day, steadily advancing toward your highest goals on a spiritual level. In the process, you’ll get out of your own way and begin to experience the personal success and satisfaction that you seek in your life, as well as bring your special gifts and energy to the planet.”

 

“I’ve Been Thinking . . . The Journal: Inspirations, Prayers, and Reflections for Your Meaningful Life,” by Maria Shriver
As a follow-up to her bestselling book, this inspiring, interactive journal by Maria Shriver encourages readers to explore what they’ve been thinking, the same way she explored it for herself in her book. She created a journal that encourages readers to write about themselves and what truly matters in their own lives.

With a new introduction, creative thought-provoking prompts, and complete with many of Shriver’s own prayers and quotes, I’ve Been Thinking is gives readers the space to reflect on what a meaningful life looks like to them.

 

“The Journey into Yourself: A Retreat to Deepen the Realization of Your Essential Nature,” by Eckhart Tolle
In this new audio, Eckhart Tolle invites you to join him on an odyssey beyond the “horizontal dimension” of thought and into the often overlooked “vertical dimension,” somewhere beyond the reach of the mind. According to Tolle, the vertical dimension might be better understood as the current moment or the Now—all that ever actually is. And this includes the self—the real you.

Recorded in front a live audience at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, this program presents a rarely heard talk from Eckhart’s early teaching career. With this you will encounter over eight hours of practical, thought provoking, and occasionally hilarious teachings for becoming who we are beyond the physical. This includes why the phrase “life is a dream” is more accurate than you might expect; piercing the veil of self-made suffering; the gentle and fierce aspects of embodied Presence; why setbacks and discomfort are the most potent teachers and more.

 

“Life Admin: How I Learned to Do Less, Do Better, and Live More,” by Elizabeth Emens
Desperate to survive in her household with two young children and an endless to-do list, and to help others along the way, Elizabeth Emens set out on a journey to conducted interviews and focus groups to gather popular tips and tricks, admin confessions, and other secrets of admin-happy households.

Life Admin
 tackles the admin problem in every one of its forms, from everyday tasks like scheduling appointments and paying bills, to life events from planning a wedding or birth to a funeral. Emens explores how these labors are created, how it affects our lives, and how we might avoid, and redistribute admin whenever possible.

 

“Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway to Wealth & Prosperity,” by Dean Graziosi
Renowned business coach and entrepreneur Dean Graziosi takes you from where you are to where you want to be in life in this newly revised and updated book – with all new chapters on productivity. Using the simple tools taught in the book, readers can learn how to reshape their daily routines and open new doors to prosperity. With Dean’s 30-day Better Life Challenge you can catapult yourself into your new life.

This book is not about finding more time in your day. It is about switching those things that are not serving your future with successful habits designed to assist you on your journey. In this text, you’ll:

  • Dig deep to identify your “why”–the true purpose that drives you and why you want to succeed.
  • Expose and overcome the “villain within” that holds you back.
  • Unlock the biggest secret to being productive.
  • Believe in your own massive potential–so you can make it a reality

 

“Mind Detox: Discover and Resolve the Root Causes of Chronic Conditions and Persistent Problems,” by Sandy C. Newbigging
Suffer from physical or emotional conditions? Stuck with the same patterns in your life? Don’t know why you react the way you do and can’t seem to help it? Much of our chronic, repetitive behaviors, and emotional trauma can be traced to unresolved events stuck in the unconscious mind.

In Mind Detox, Sandy C. Newbigging reveals a simple 5-step method for detoxing the unconscious mind and resolving those life problems. He explains how to turn back time to find the significant emotional event, the main experience, that shaped the core beliefs that trigger your chronic conditions and patterns, and describes how to reflect on why this event was a problem at the time. Then he teaches to meditate on the experience in light of your present-day self, allowing you to create new results about what happened.

He also offers guidance on how to use EFT in conjunction with the Mind Detox method, and practical healing tools like the “decision destroyer.” You will also learn what the most common unhealthy beliefs are that negatively impact health, wealth and happiness — and how to heal them — and success stories of how Mind Detox successfully cleared skin conditions, erased chronic pain and healed digestive disorders.

 

“Sleep Rituals: 100 Practices for a Deep and Peaceful Sleep,” By Jennifer Williamson
Do you have trouble getting — and staying — asleep? Healthy sleep rituals can help set the mood for a satisfying slumber and help you drift off in peace, and Jennifer Williamson offers 100 easy rituals for you to choose from in this new book. These include sleep-friendly recipes, like nutmeg-spiced warm milk; soothing practices like dry brushing; relaxing yoga poses, such as Child’s Pose; breathing exercises, such as alternate nostril breathing; calming meditations; and soothing writing exercises. They are made to mix and match for a completely personalized bedtime experience.

 

“Success Habits: Proven Principles for Greater Wealth, Health, and Happiness,” by Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill, author of best seller “Think and Grow Rich,” has been celebrated for his role in the self-help genre, and in this never-before-published work, Hill shares all his principles of success — key habits that provide the basis for a life altering success. Hill explains his fundamental rules that lead to a successful life.

The book is filled with Hill’s personal anecdotes written in an understandable, conversational style. His understandings apply to every facet of life, inspiring readers to achieve their own ambitions and create the positive change in their lives they have always dreamed of.

 

“You Are a Badass Every Day: How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable,” by Jen Sincero
If you have ever had trouble staying motivated while moving towards badassery, You Are a Badass Every Day by Jen Sincero is the companion to keep you renewed, optimism, and driven. Realign your mind and keep an unwavering focus with one hundred exercises, reflections, and cues that will teach you how to maintain the breakthroughs catalyzed by Sincero’s iconic books “You Are a Badass” and “You Are a Badass at Making Money” going.

Owning your power to achieve to badassery is just the first of a few steps in generating the life you deserve and this book will help you power through obstacles, overcome the doubts that hold you back, and keep that determination inside roaring while you achieve your goals.

VIDEO: How to Handle Chaos & Obstacles When Manifesting

Have you ever set a goal or become clear on something you want to create or manifest, and then start bumping into issues, problems, obstacles and . . . chaos?

Getting clear on what we REALLY want to manifest is amazing and an important step in co-creating with the Universe, but that doesn’t mean now you can sit back and just allow all you desire to flow to you without any work — and sometimes that work shakes you up a bit!

In fact, the Universe HAS to shake you up a bit in order for you to grow and become a match with what you are trying to create.

In this video, I share how chaos and obstacles can be part of the manifesting process, and how you need to recognize them as signs you are moving toward your desire, rather than allowing them to stop you!

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VIDEO: Handling Holiday Overwhelm

It happened last week. I finally hit a breaking point.

The sense of total overwhelm and stress rushed over me. Work responsibilities, holiday to-do’s, every day tasks — they piled up to the point of no return, and I knew I had to do something to stop it.

In the middle of watching a live broadcast, and testing with friends about it, I had to shut it down. I was on overload, and instead of pushing through and trying to ride it out, I decided to take care of myself. I took a time out.

I shut down the broadcast, excused myself from the group text, and took a few minutes to help myself feel better.

Watch the below video for what I did (I created a new visualization technique to help with overwhelm) and why you TOO should listen to your soul when it’s crying out for a time out to refresh.

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VIDEO: How to Bring Joy to Anything You Do (to Manifest More)

Do you have tasks or responsibilities throughout the day or week that you just don’t like to do? Or even dread doing?

What if you could bring more JOY to those tasks?

How we are feeling throughout the day affects our vibration, and that effects our point of attraction for the things we desire. If we can manage to keep that vibration up more than it’s down, then we are on the right track.

Here are my tips for bringing joy to anything that you do so you can feel GOOD and keep vibrating high!

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Elevated Existence November 2018 Spiritual/Self-Help Book Picks

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.

I created Elevated Existence Monthly Book Picks to help narrow down your search, and make sure you don’t miss some great options!

Here are the picks for November 2018. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.

“The Buddha’s Guide to Gratitude: The Life-changing Power of Every Day Mindfulness,” by Becca Anderson
The Buddha had much to say when referring to gratitude, and nowThe Buddha’s Guide to Gratitude, by Becca Anderson, can jumpstart the journey towards Zen and gratefulness. Within these pages readers will learn to count their blessings, increase their own happiness, find ways to shift their thinking, and discover more about the four keys to the Gate of Heaven.

One of the key components, studies have shown, for generating our own happiness, is gratitude. People who are grateful for their experiences are typically the ones to find more satisfaction in the present moment- and rarely worry of the past. Something as simple as saying “Thank you” every day will generate positive feelings, such as love, compassion and hope. This book offers positive thinking “power tools” including mindful meditations, hands-on exercises, and more.

 

“Crystal Rx: Daily Rituals for Cultivating Calm, Achieving Your Goals, and Rocking Your Inner Gem Boss” By Colleen McCann
Since the beginning of time, cultures have been drawn to gemstones, using them in divination practice, healing rituals, spiritual attunement and more. These gems have been believed to restore not only spiritual balance, but mental, physical, and emotional balance as well. Even today they are a primary trend in regards to wellness and mental well-being.

Colleen McCann, certified Shamanic Energy Practitioner, has travelled the world teaching the ancient art of crystal healing, and in “Crystal RX,” she offers her knowledge, insight and clear directions for harnessing the power of these magical minerals. In this down-to-earth, beautifully illustrated guide you’ll discover the top 20 crystals every girl needs, how to care for crystals, how to create a “medicine bag” using crystals and more.

 

“Feel Better Fast and Make It Last: Unlock Your Brain’s Healing Potential to Overcome Negativity, Anxiety, Anger, Stress, and Trauma,” by Dr. Daniel Amen
Dr. Daniel Amen, renowned physician, psychiatrist, brain-imaging researcher, and founder of Amen Clinics understands the necessity of wanting to know what will help you feel better fast, now and later. In “Feel Better Fast and Make It Last, you’ll find powerful brain-based strategies to quickly gain control over anxiety, worry, sadness, stress and anger, strengthening your resilience and giving you joy

It’s normal to go through emotional crises or have times when you feel anxious or out of sorts, but Dr. Amen teaches that it is how you respond to these challenges that will make the difference in how you feel. Unfortunately, many people turn to self-medicating, toxic behaviors. And although these behaviors may give temporary relief, they only prolong the problems. In this book, Dr. Amen shares how to feel better for the long haul.

 

“The High Performance Planner,” by Brendon Burchard
The High Performance Planner was created by Brendon Burchard, a #1 New York Times best-selling author based on the research and information shared in his book “High Performance Habits.” This 2-in-1 day planner and journal helps readers organize their lives and bump up their performance via writing prompts, calendars and self-assessments — and is backed by science.

Based on the world’s largest study of high performers increase productivity, set goals, prioritize projects, outperform their peers and more, the Planner will help you think more strategically, prioritize properly, reach goals quicker, and become more focused and productive. It even includes a free online assessment to track your habits.

 

“Making Sense of Mindfulness: Five Principals to Integrate Mindfulness Practice into Your Daily Life,” by Keith Macpherson
Mindfulness has become a buzzword in today’s world, and yet few people understand what this concept means and how helpful it is to integrate this into their lives. In “Making Sense of Mindfulness,” Keith Macpherson offers an accessible, five-step system that clears up the concept of mindfulness and shares a formula to fight the high stress anxieties that plague daily life.

With noise and distractions everywhere we turn ― including cell phones, advertisements and increasing pressure from society ― it is no wonder there is such a large increase of anxiety and depression cases reported. This book will the tools and techniques to introduce a daily practice of mindfulness into your life.

 

“The Monkey Is the Messenger: Meditation and What Your Busy Mind Is Trying to Tell You,” by Ralph De La Rosa
Offering vast, evidence-based and trauma-informed insights and practices drawn from Ralph De La Rosa’s study of neuroscience and psychology, “The Monkey Is the Messenger,” introduces a cure for all those who want to meditate, but think they can’t because of their restless minds.

These days most of us know we should be meditating, but that doesn’t make it an easy process. It could be frustrating, seemingly pointless, sometimes hurtful, and rather hard to control. But instead of quitting meditation, Ralph De La Rosa suggests asking yourself this: If you were to stop demonizing your mind, could you learn from it? And could repetitive thoughts be pointing us in the direction of personal transformation? In this book, you will learn the remedy for meditation struggles.

 

“One Minute to Zen: Go From Hot Mess to Mindful Mom in One Minute or Less,” by Ali Katz
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and exhausting, especially for busy moms. With the third in her Hot Mess to Mindful Mom series Ali Katz offers,“One Minute to Zen to provide various tools to help deal with stress in just one minute. Her goal is to put these tools into the hands of every mother who needs them and teaching them how to pass these tools on to their children to create in each family a chain reaction of calm and confidence when faced with any challenge. The tools in this book will help readers recalibrate, achieve balance and recover from stress quickly and with ease in order to live a more mindful and joyful life.

 

 

“Tapping the Power Within: A Path to Self-Empowerment for Women: 20th Anniversary Edition,” by Iyanla Vanzant
The 20th-anniversary edition of Iyanla Vanzant’s first published work, “Tapping the Power Within,” is now revised and expanded offering a powerful path to self-empowerment. Featuring basic breathing and meditation techniques, instructions on setting up a home altar, connecting with ancestors and guardian spirits, and teaching the power of forgiveness, this edition also features Iyanla’s special “What I Know Now,” commentaries and an original CD.

VIDEO: The No. 1 Reason You Are Not Getting Signs From Loved Ones & the Universe

Do you struggle to receive signs from loved ones who have passed on or from the Universe, your angels and guides?

My mother passed away when I was 22 years old from a sudden brain aneurism, and I have been blessed to continue to receive signs from her 19 years later. And I promise you, your loved ones are sending them to you too!

In the below video, I share a story of the housewarming gift I recently received from my mom (from the other side), and explain the No. 1 reason I have found that people are not receiving signs — and, of course, how you can fix it!

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