Elevated Existence September 2018 Spiritual and 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 September 2018. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.

“Chris Beat Cancer: A Comprehensive Plan for Healing Naturally,” by Chris Wark
Colon cancer survivor who opted against chemotherapy and radiation provides the toxin-free diet, lifestyle, and therapy guidelines he used to help himself heal in this new book. Two days before Christmas and at 26 years old, Chris Wark was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. He had surgery to remove a golf ball-sized tumor and a third of his colon. Instead of the traditional chemotherapy, he decided to radically change his diet and lifestyle in order to promote health and healing in his body. Readers will follow his healing journey, as he exposes the corruption and ineffectiveness of the medical and cancer industries, sharing the strategies he and many others have used to heal cancer. These include adopting the Beat Cancer Mindset; radical diet and lifestyle changes; and mental, emotional and spiritual healing, as well as advanced integrative therapies.

 

“The New Relationship Blueprint: 10 Steps to Reframe the Way You Love,” by Nancy Levin
Are you ready to turn the spotlight on your love life and move to the next level–something more fulfilling than you’ve had before? Nancy Levin show readers how to build relationships better from the ground up, or perform some skillful renovations.

Whether single and looking for a new relationship; happy alone, but looking for something in the future; divorced and determined to never have a relationship; or recovering from the death of a partner. And, it’s also for those who are in an unsatisfying relationship looking for a refresh.

Based on the essential truth that relationship is first and foremost where we learn to love ourselves, Levin draws on many of the same exercises used with her clients, as she walks readers through a 10-step process to work through emotional and psychological roadblocks to self-love and the relationship they truly desire.

 

“The Hashimoto’s Healing Diet: Anti-inflammatory Strategies for Losing Weight, Boosting Your Thyroid and Getting Your Energy Back,” by Mark Ryan, L.A.C
If you’ve been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, it can be hard to know where to start with your diet. In this book, Marc Ryan, L.Ac., will help you deal with the changes frequently involved with chronic conditions like Hashimoto’s. He shows how to use dietary inventions strategically to adapt the plan in different circumstances, and guides readers through complications associated with the disorder — along with the recommended diet and treatment protocols for each one, including Candida, histamine intolerance, intestinal problems, Epstein-Barr virus, and more.

In much the same way he explored the five elements of thyroid health in his first book, “How to Heal Hashimoto’s,” he explores the five elements of digestive health here (earth, metal, wood, water and fire). Readers will also learn a brief history of Chinese medicine and “yin fire,” one of the most important concepts in internal diseases, and an action plan for readers to continue on their journey toward total wellness.

 

“Practicing Mindfulness: 75 Essential Meditations to Reduce Stress, Improve Mental Health and Find Peace in Everyday,” by Matthew Sockolov
With over 75 essential meditations—that take between 5-20 minutes from start to finish — this book is an approachable way to easily apply mindfulness in your day-to-day life routine.

Reduce stress, improve mental health, and stay present no matter what the day holds when you practice mindfulness, with clear explanations of what mindfulness is, along with why and how it helps in your day-to-day life; meditations organized by difficulty; advice for overcoming obstacles to your mindfulness practice, including how to deal with distracting noises or fight off sleepiness.

 

“The Tapping Solution to Create Lasting Change: A Guide to Get Unstuck and Find Your Flow,” by Jessica Ortner
Why do we fear the unknown so intensely that we’re willing to shy away from our deepest desires and settle for playing small? Why do we get enthused when we first start something, only to burn out the moment things feel challenging? Why does getting what we want sometimes feel just as scary as not getting what we want? And why, even with new outcomes we desire, do we often struggle to sustain them and instead slip back into old, self-sabotaging patterns?

Jessica Ortner asked herself these question and realized it all came down to change — an unavoidable constant in our lives. In this new book, the latest in the best-selling Tapping Solution series, she shares the lessons she’s learned about what it feels like to flow through change and how to create positive, lasting change in ways that feel both authentic and empowering.

Readers will learn how to use Tapping (also known as Emotional Freedom Techniques, or EFT) to navigate the unknown with new energy, hope and an open heart, covering topics such as fnding our way through fear and uncertainty; discerning whether our inner critical voice is friend or foe; learning to release the doubts and fears that cloud our judgment; getting past procrastination; and letting go of “goals” and finding a new way to focus on what you desire.

 

“The Ultimate Guide to Chakras: The Beginner’s Guide to Balancing, Healing and Unblocking Your Chakras for Health and Positive Energy,” by Athena Perrakis
Our chakras are the power centers that translate between the seen world of the physical body and the unseen world of energy, and they hold the key to our well-being.

Athena Perrakis, leading metaphysical teacher and creator of the world’s largest online metaphysical resource website, SageGoddess.com, addresses the nine major chakras we can tap into to balance, heal and manifest. This guide explains how and why different crystals, essential oils, and sacred plants help to support each chakra.

Each chapter includes exercises for accessing the energy of each chakra, including meditations, journal exercises and working with goddesses and spirit guides. Readers will even learn how to create a dedicated chakra altar.

 

“Walking Each Other Home: Conversations on Loving and Dying,” by Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush
Ram Dass and Mirabai Bush began their friendship more than four decades ago at the foot of their guru, Neem Karoli Baba, also known as Maharaj-ji. He transmitted to them a simple philosophy: love everyone, tell the truth, and give up attachment to material things. After impacting millions of people through the years with these teachings, they have reunited once more with this new bok to enlighten and engage readers on the spiritual opportunities within the dying process. They share intimate personal experiences and timeless practices, gently exploring every aspect of this journey. And, at 86 years old, Ram Dass reminds us, “This time we have a real deadline.”

Readers will learn guidelines for being a “loving rock” for the dying, how to grieve fully and authentically, how to transform a fear of death, leaving a spiritual legacy, creating a sacred space for dying, and more. Join these two lifelong friends and spiritual luminaries as they explore what it means to live and die consciously, remember who we really are, and illuminate the path we walk together.

VIDEO: Crystals for Manifesting Money & Success

If you are looking to bring more abundance, money and success into your life, I have some amazing crystals for you that can help!

From pyrite and citrine, to amber and aventurine, I’m sharing the best crystals to usher in money and success — and also where to put them and how to use them.

Remember, crystals often pick us rather than us choosing them, so go for the ones you are drawn to right away. Also, if you don’t have a store that sells them in your area, Etsy.com is always a great place to find crystals and gemstones.

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VIDEO: Setting Time for Self-Care

Do you take time each week for self-care? Do you even know what self-care actually is?

We get so caught up in our daily lives — taking care of family and kids, working, volunteering and taking care of everyone around us, but the majority of us completely neglect ourselves.

In this week’s video, I explain what self-care is, ways and examples to nurture yourself, and I pose a self-care challenge for you. Try and report back to me with your results!

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Elevated Existence August 2018 Spiritual and 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 August 2018. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.

 

“Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence — The Groundbreaking Meditation Practice,” by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
From New York Times bestselling author, Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., introduces readers to his pioneering, science-based meditation practice in this new book, providing practical instruction for mastering the Wheel of Awareness, a life-changing tool for cultivating more focus, presence, and peace in one’s day-to-day life.

An in-depth look at the science that underlies meditation’s effectiveness, this book teaches readers how to harness the power of the principle “Where attention goes, neural firing flows, and neural connection grows.” Siegel reveals how developing a Wheel of Awareness practice to focus attention, open awareness, and cultivate kind intention can literally help you grow a healthier brain and reduce fear, anxiety, and stress in your life.

No matter what level of experience you have with meditation or mindfulness, this book is a hands-on guide to becoming more focused and present, as well as more energized and emotionally resilient in the face of stress and the everyday challenges life throws your way.

 

“The 5 Essential Principles of Think & Grow Rich: The Practical Steps to Transforming Your Desires into Riches,” by Napoleon Hill
Drawn from the modern-day classic, “Think and Grow Rich” ― this new edition dives deeper into the 5 core secrets that have shown the greatest success. With these 5 lessons, you have the power to change your life and set you upon the path of learning and self-development. Originally published in 1937, Napoleon Hill draws on stories from Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and more than 500 other men of great wealth to demonstrate his moneymaking philosophies. With simple and practical techniques, Hill teaches that great and lasting success is possible with nothing but thoughts, ideas, and organized plans.

 

“The Five Hurdles to Happiness: And the Mindful Path to Overcoming Them,” by Mitch Abblett
A practical approach to becoming aware of the “five hindrances” or negative qualities that inhibit living an awakened life, and how to break free of them in order to live more mindfully, effectively and compassionately, author Mitch Abblett draws from Buddhist traditions to offer a modern, secular interpretation to identify the hurdles blocking contentment — desire, hostility, sluggishness, worry, and doubt and how you can take your first steps to overcoming them.

Combining traditional wisdom with contemporary psychology and using examples from his psychotherapy practice, Abblett uses the hurdles as a frame for engaging you in a process of contemplating your own life and learning to lean into your experience rather than merely repeating bad habits. By doing this, you can break free from the hurdles and live more mindfully, effectively, and compassionately.

 

“Hack Your Anxiety: How to Make Anxiety Work for You in Life, Love and All That You Do,” by Alicia H. Clark, PsyD
What if the way we’re thinking about anxiety is off base? What if there’s something about anxiety that can be used for you instead of against you?

In this revolutionary new book, Dr. Alicia H. Clark recognizes anxiety as an unsung hero in the path to success and wellbeing. Anxiety is a powerful motivating force that can be harnessed to create a better you, if you’ve got the right tools. This book provides a road map to approach anxiety in a new ― and empowering ― light.

Weaving together modern neuroscience, case studies, interviews, and personal anecdotes, Clark demonstrates how anxiety can be reclaimed as a potent force for living our best lives.

 

“How to Be a Happier Parent: Raising a Family, Having a Life, and Loving (Almost) Every Minute,” by K.J. Dell’Antonia
An encouraging guide to helping parents find more happiness in their day-to-day family life, from the former lead editor of the New York Times Motherlode blog, KJ Dell’Antonia.

In this optimistic, solution-packed book, Dell’Antonia asks: How can we change our family life so that it is full of the joy we’d always hoped for? Drawing from the latest research and interviews with families, KJ discovers it’s possible to do more by doing less, and make our family life a refuge and pleasure, rather than another stress point in a hectic day.

She focuses on nine common problem spots that cause parents the most grief, explores why they are hard, and offers small, doable, sometimes surprising steps you can take to make them better. Whether it’s getting everyone out the door on time in the morning or making sure chores and homework get done without another battle, this book show having a family isn’t just about raising great kids and churning them out at destination: success. It’s about experiencing joy — real joy, the kind you look back on, look forward to, and live for — along the way.

 

“Journey to the Afterlife: Comforting Messages & Lessons from Loved Ones in Spirit,” by Kristy Robinett
Revealing the true nature of heaven, hell, and the in-between from spirits who are there, Kristy Robinett shares soul-stirring messages from her many years of practice as a professional psychic medium. This book answers the most persistent questions about the afterlife, showing what kinds of lessons are learned as spirits evolve and grow in light and peace. Have you ever wondered what heaven is like? Or how a child’s experience of the afterlife is different than an adult’s? Is there such a thing as hell or purgatory?

With dozens of moving case studies and remarkable examples, the book shows how our loved ones are given the opportunity to grow and find happiness on the other side. These messages are a great comfort to Kristy’s clients, and they will touch your heart while helping you move forward on your own personal journey.

 

“The Pomodoro Technique: The Acclaimed Time-Management System That Has Transformed How We Work,” by Francesco Cirillo
Francesco Cirillo developed his famed system for improving productivity as a college student thirty years ago. Using a kitchen timer shaped like a pomodoro (Italian for tomato), Cirillo divided the time he spent working on a project into 25-minute intervals, with 5-minute breaks in between, in order to get more done, without interruptions.  By grouping a number of pomodoros together, users can tackle a project of any length, and drastically improve their productivity, enhance their focus, and better achieve their goals.

Originally self-published, and shared virally online, this new publication of “The Pomodoro Technique” includes several new chapters on how teams can use the method to save time and increase productivity. The process underlying Cirillo’s technique includes five stages: planning the day’s tasks, tracking your efforts, recording your daily activities, processing what you have done, and visualizing areas for improvement. With this tried and tested method, readers can simplify their work, find out how much time and effort a task really requires, and improve their focus so they can get more done in the same amount of time each day.

 

“The Practice of Pure Awareness: Somatic Meditation for Awakening the Sacred,” by Reginald A. Ray
A respected teacher, Reginald A. Ray presents the core and essential wisdom of Tibet and shows us the possibilities of “enlightenment in this present life” through the meditative and somatic practice of Pure Awareness — a unique kind of meditation thoroughly grounded in the body and in ordinary experience. This fundamentally transformative practice offers the possibility of enlightenment in this present life and invites us into the immensely powerful journey that Tibetan tantric spirituality has to offer. Includes a link to a free download of audio meditations.

VIDEO: How to Cleanse Your Aura

We are made up of energy and so is everything around us — including people, places and things, and whether we realize it or not, we are affected by the energy outside of us all the time.

We often don’t realize that we absorb or take on the energy of other people and places, and it has an effect on our mind, body and spirit.

The last thing we want to do is to be dragging around energy that doesn’t belong to us — especially if it’s negative or draining!

The below video shares three  simple and effective ways we can use to cleanse our aura of negativity and the energy of others — and it can do it daily, weekly or any time we feel drained, have been around negative situations or even been in large crowds.

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VIDEO: Crystals to Calm Your Home

Would you like to bring some calming energy to your home? Maybe into your bedroom, living room or family room?

What about protecting your home from negative energy?

Crystals can help you with all of this!

I’ve always loved crystals and gemstones as part of jewelry. As I got older, I began to realize the power and energy they hold, and I fell in love even more!

In the below video, I share my top picks for bringing calming energy into any area of your home.

I also share the best one (and exactly where to place it) for protection.

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