Music to Raise Your Vibration

The Chinese character for medicine stems from the character for music – and here are a few picks to raise your vibration and decrease stress and anxiety.

 

Crystal Realms by Jill Mattson
Listen to the frequencies of uplifting flower essences and crystal healings to raise your vibrations and usher in positive emotions with musician and composer in the field of sound and color healing Jill Mattson. The music transports listeners to the crystal and fairy realms, and includes sounds from the water world, including whales, dolphins and giant turtles. www.amazon.com; $9.49 for mp3 or $24.51 for CD

 

Awakened Mind System 2.0 by Dr. Jeffrey Thompson
With only two tracks that are 30 minutes each, Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, brainwave entrainment pioneer, created this musical soundtrack using inaudible pulses of sound along with ambient music to help people access the brainwaves of higher consciousness known as the awakened mind. www.amazon.com; $9.49 for mp3 or $11.98 for CD

 

Grace and Gratitude by Olivia Newton-John
Originally recorded when she was healing from breast cancer years ago, this audio CD features beautiful lyrics based on spiritual concepts, but also has musical interludes in between each track meant to heal the body. www.amazon.com; $9.49 for mp3 or $15.99 for CD

 

The Essential Snatam Kaur: Sacred Chants for Healing
Filled with her favorite and well-known songs for healing, strength and peace, Snatam Kaur – known in the tradition of Kundalini yoga – offers beautiful chants set to music and carried by her beautiful voice. www.amazon.com; $12.49 for mp3 or $17.98 for CD

 

 

The Essence by Deva Premal
The popular New Age musician Deva Premal includes the healing power of chants ad mantras, including The Gayatri Mantra to achieve success and happiness in life, there are eight tracks perfect to raise a person’s vibration and balance the mind and body. www.amazon.com; $9.49 for mp3 and $12.19 for CD

The Crown Chakra Reset

When it comes to taming chaos, getting yourself grounded and shutting off the energy flowing in from the outside can do wonders. The crown chakra not only links us to the Universe, Spirit and higher realms, but it blends energy from the physical realm of everyday life well. When it becomes overactive, a person can feel flighty, anxious and overwhelmed. But there is a quick way to rest it and it’s called the Crown Chakra Reset.

Step 1: Place your hand (dominant hand) over the top of your head to temporarily block out any external stimulation and energy.

Step 2: Close your eyes and gently breathe in and out as you relax your body and ground yourself in the present moment.

Step 3: When you feel more centered, open your eyes and release your hand.

As a bonus to this, you can also inhale a grounding essential oil – either a blend or singular oil such as Frankincense – and/or hold a grounding crystal in your other hand such as black tourmaline or hematite.

Chaos Taming Books – Summer 2020

 

 

 

Learn to make space in your everyday routine for self-care with Getting Away: 75 Practices for Finding Balance in Our Always-On World,” by Jon Staff. With 75 easy practices you will discover how to slow down no matter what chaos is ensuing around you.

 

Find a bit of serenity in your busy life with Calm: Meditations and Inspirations by Mandala Publishing. Featuring 150 quotes quotes, inspirations and contemplations from writers, seekers and leaders including Marcus Aurelius, Thich Nhat Hanh and Oscar Wilde.

 

 

Do you have trouble sleeping, or just need help winding down after the day? Sleep Meditations: To Help Anxious Adults Drift Off, by Danielle North. With the audiobook version you will get to hear the meditations to help you slow down, relax and let go. Meditations include “Calling in Cleansing Energy,” “Cutting Threads,” and “You’re Ok, It’s Ok.”

Tammy’s Spring 2020 Picks

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream
Made with 100 percent pure argan oil that is whipped into a creamy butter, as well as shea butter, olive fruit extract and coconut oil, this all-natural hand cream is available in unscented, vanilla bean and vanilla apricot (my favorite)! There is also a vanilla pear scent I recently tried and it’s amazing. For the scented options, the company uses flower extracts and natural oils instead of synthetic ingredients. www.josiemarancosmetics.com; $22 for 2.37 ounces.

 

Saje Natural Wellness Sleep Routine Kit
I bought this kit around the holidays, and now it is part of my nighttime routine every night! I don’t use the mask to be honest, but the sleep well oil blend has essential oils of lavender, roman chamomile, vetiver and valerian. I use the roll on under my feet at night, and then I spray on spritz of the Tranquility spray on my chest and neck area — which has lavender, ylang ylang, orange, marjoram and vanilla absolute. www.saje.com; $30.

 

Barefoot Dreams Cozychic So-Cal Cardi
I know this is an expense, but I swear it’s worth saving for and owning at least one thing from Barefoot Dreams because all of their fabrics are soft, cozy and amazing. One of my favorites is their Cozychic fabric that you can get as a throw as well as this cardigan, which is available in a variety of colors, including almond, rosewood and ash. It’s warm, soft and you will never want to take it off! Also, check different websites because they do go on sale! www.barefootdreams.com; $134.

 

Life Is Good Butterfly Coin Long Sleeve Hooded Smooth Tee
The Life Is Good company is spreading a message of optimism throughout the world through its clothing and accessories, and I love these hooded tees! I own two, and they recently released new designs like this butterfly in blue. They are soft and lightweight, and perfect for spring. www.lifeisgood.com; $38.

Tammy’s Summer 2020 Picks

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Brite LED Teeth Whitening Kit – Starter Package
In search of a teeth whitening kit that didn’t contain a ton of chemicals, I discovered Dr. Brite. Their whitening pens are amazing and now they offer complete whitening kits featuring duel LED lights and mouthpiece too. Their products whiten without causing sensitivity or using any toxic chemicals. www.drbrite.com; $59.99 for the starter kit.

 

Petit Vour Cruelty Free Beauty Box
I’ve been subscribed to this beauty box for a couple of years, and I always get excited when it arrives each month. It’s filled with four products (always valued at more than $50) of plant-based, non-toxic and cruelty-free beauty items including makeup, bath and body, skincare and more. It’s a great way to discover new brands – so many that have come in this box I now use on a regular basis. www.petitvour.com; $15 per month.

 

Ursa Major Golden Hour Recovery Cream
I first discovered this cream in one of my Petit Vour beauty boxes, also featured on this page, and I used every last drop and then re-ordered. It is so hydrating but absorbed fast, helps reduce the appearance of redness, and is also wrinkle-busing and anti-aging. I use it every night and it’s all non-toxic and natural ingredients. www.ursamajor.com; $48, 1.67 ounces.

 

Sower’s Source Organic Indoor Herb Garden Starter Kit
A friend of mine introduced me to this, and I love the ability to grow herbs indoors. The seed packets are organic and non-GMO, and the kit included the seeds, pots, markers and soil mix. It allows you to grow fresh basil, cilantro, parsley, sage and thyme. www.amazon.com; $18.89.

 

 

Lesser Evil Organic Popcorn
I’ve been snacking on this popcorn all summer in both the Himalayan Sea Salt and the Himalayan Sweetness flavors. Its organic, non-GMO and made with organic coconut oil. Plus, there is a cute Buddha on the bag which just makes me smile. The brand has other flavors available too along with other snack options. www.lesserevil.com; Case of 5 (5 ounce) bags, $19.99. Also available at www.vitacost.com.

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.