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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VIDEO: How to Stop Worrying & Stressing

Are you worried about something right now?

Are you playing it over and over in your mind, talking to friends about it, and trying to come up with a solution?

I come from a long line of worries. Seriously, I share a nickname we gave my mom in the below video to prove it!

But I discovered something about worrying . . .if you are worried about something right now, and there is no action you can take RIGHT NOW to find a solution, then the worry is not helping you at all.

Watch the below video to learn the technique I use and teach others to release worry  and feel better fast!

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VIDEO: A Sign the Universe is Talking to You

Do you get messages from the Universe?

We are always communicating with the Universe — through our thoughts and emotions — but the Universe is also communicating back.

But are you recognizing it? Or are you missing its messages?

I share a sign to look out for that will clue you in when the Universe, your angels or guides, are trying to guide you, direct your or offer some reassurance that you are on the right path in the below video.

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VIDEO: Spiritual Relationship Repair Technique

Are you struggling in a relationship right now?

Are you upset with, angry at or worried about someone in your life? Or has someone suddenly shut you out?

Whether its a significant other, family member, friend, your child or even a co-worker or boss, if you are struggling in any way with someone in your life right now, I want to share a two-step process that can help shift the energy quickly for you!

And even if you are in a healthy and loving relationship where things are running smoothly, this can help take it up a notch!

Learn how to elevate any relationship in the below video!

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Elevated Existence October 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 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.



“Bringing Your Shadow Out of the Dark: Breaking Free from the Hidden Forces That Drive You,” by Robert Augustus Masters PhD
Everybody has a shadow, but most of us are unaware of it. Our shadows not only hold the feelings we are most ashamed of, but also beliefs we won’t accept about ourselves. For some, it may contain anger or grief, and for others, it may contain pain or fear.

Bringing Your Shadow Out of the Dark, is based upon Robert Augustus Masters’s 40 years as a psychospiritual therapist and guide. He invites readers to understand and skillfully work with this rich, yet neglected dimension of ourselves. He shines light on the process of meeting our shadow in beneficial ways, and how we can embody a more fulfilling and life-giving experience of who we are when we do.

Masters speaks on the true nature of our shadow and how to live with it, elaborating on how pain is an essential tool of shadow work, and teaching us how to use it while looking forward. He also shares how to work with the child within, self-sabotage, narcissism, dreams and more. When uncovering and working in-depth with our shadow, we release ourselves from its control. By doing so we gain the opportunity to put its contents to work for us instead of the other way around.


“The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future,” by Ryder Carrol
Have you tried organization systems but still can’t get focused and be more effective in your life? The Bullet Journal Method is about what the author, Ryder Carroll calls “intentional living,” and he originally created it for himself. It’s about weeding out distractions and focusing your time and energy on what’s truly meaningful, in both your professional and personal life. It’s about spending more time with what you care about, by making fewer things a priority.

Through this, you will learn how to create a comprehensive record of your thoughts with just a pen and paper; be able to achieve a daily calm by attacking your to-do list in an optimal way; and finally, turn your curiosity into meaningful goals that will turn into passionate steps, leading you to bigger changes.

This book is for fed up list-makers, overwhelmed multitaskers, and those who need some structure. If you feel stationary in your life, this can help you go from stagnant to in control.


“Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts,” by Brené Brown
Based on new research with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, bestselling author Brené Brown shows us how to step up and lead in this new book.Being a leader is not about titles or status. Leadership is taking responsibility for recognizing potential in people and ideas, and having the courage to develop that potential.

When people lead, they don’t pretend to have answers; they stay curious and ask the right questions. They don’t collect power. They know that it becomes infinite when we share it with others. They don’t dance around difficult situations; they dive into vulnerability when we need to do good work.

Brown has spent the past 20 years studying the emotions and experiences that give our lives meaning, and the past seven working with transformative leaders and various teams across the world. She found that leaders in organizations, ranging from across the business spectrum, all ask the same question:

How can you create braver leaders, and how do you instill the value of courage in your culture?

In “Dare to Lead,” she addresses the answer to these questions using research, stories, and examples, all delivered with her signature style that fans have come to love. This book is for anyone who is looking to step up and live the life of a courageous leader.


“The Emotionally Healthy Child: Helping Children Calm, Center, and Make Smarter Choices,” by Maureen Healy
Even though growing up is never easy, children and parents are both undeniably presented with unprecedented challenges in today’s world. However, according to Maureen Healy, a “widespread acknowledgment that emotional health, resilience, and equilibrium can be learned and strengthened.”  Healy has expertly taught skills that address high sensitivity, large emotions, and hyper energy she experienced as a self-proclaimed “wild child,” and says these three simple steps are key ― Stop, Calm, and Make a Smart Choice. Although not always easy, when these steps are implemented as Healy explains them, they become much more powerful.

Children can become erratic based upon their physical and emotional well beings — causing tantrums one second because they don’t fully comprehend their emotions, and calm the next. As adults learn to model these skills, both adults and children become freer to do and be their best.


“The Family Gratitude Project: Raise a Thankful Child with 52 Fun Activities and Crafts for Every Season,” by Joanna Grzeszczak
With a full year’s worth of activities, Joanna Grzeszczak teaches families to appreciate what they have instead of wishing for what they don’t in her new book “The Family Gratitude Project.” This book is filled with colored photos and instructions that will keep the kids(or adults) occupied for hours. The crafts turn every house hold object into a lesson for everyone in the family, reminding them to be mindful of the positives and to always be aware and grateful of what one has.The book includes family-time activities; meaningful crafts; thank you gifts, projects, seasonal ideas and mindful gratitude DIYs.


“The Magic Ladder to Success: An Official Publication of The Napoleon Hill Foundation,” by Napoleon Hill 
The Magic Ladder to Success is where bestselling “Think and Grow Rich” author, Napoleon Hill first distilled his 17 factors that create his “Law of Success” philosophy. Here, Hill reveals how you can obtain riches if you truly desire them and put the necessary actions in place using your own intelligence. Utilizing these key principles, it is possible to capture the ethics that empower those who control them to become a leader in your choice of field.

Hill has left a vast wealth of knowledge, yet to be discovered. He offers a step-by-step walk way up the ladder of success, a process dependent on the organization of one’s own will and thought processes. This book, a lost classic that preceded “Think and Grow Rich,” is worth reading over and over and applying everything obtained throughout one’s life.


“Medical Medium Liver Rescue: Answers to Eczema, Psoriasis, Diabetes, Strep, Acne, Gout, Bloating, Gallstones, adrenal stress, Fatigue, Fatty Liver, Weight Issues, SIBO & Autoimmune Disease,” by Anthony William
Have you ever wondered if it were possible to focus on just one aspect of your well-being to transform all the others – -and at the same time preemptively stop health problems you didn’t even know were hiding behind your cells?
In this day and age, we have no clue on just how many symptoms and diseases are dormant in an overloaded liver. It’s not just about liver cancer, cirrhosis and hepatitis. Almost every problem — from general health, the digestive system and gaining weight to high blood pressure, heart issues, skin conditions and autoimmune diseases — it can be traced back to an overloaded live, according to Anthony Williams, Medical Mediaum. And all of these problems can be improved when proper care is taken of this one simple organ.

In his newest book, “Liver Rescue,” Anthony William offers the answers and invaluable insights into the uncharted functionality of our liver. He explains what’s behind over one dozen health issues, and offers guidance on how to move on to living better lives. With this book you will learn not only about how to keep a healthy liver, but having a clearer head, being happier, and being able to adapt to these fast-changing times.


“The Rise: An Unforgettable Journey of Self-Love, Forgiveness, and Transformation,” by Danette May
After the loss of Danette May’s son and a marriage that left her bankrupt and divorced, her life had nearly fallen apart. When her support systems were all but gone, health and transformation expert May, began to hear a voice from within herself.

When she started listening to her inner voice it took her to places she never imagined going. She found herself in a world bikini competition, going to a sacred Costa Rican healer, and most importantly going through a process of self-reflection and forgiveness. Also, never in her wildest dreams would she imagine being the owner of an international business, reaching the hearts of millions.

In this book, May is honest and vulnerable, sharing her own truth and take on self-love and forgiveness. She dives right in to help others achieve the fullest expression of oneself, and becomes an advocate for helping others capture the essence of achieving their own transformation in connecting with ones greatest self.


“The Seven Secrets to Healthy, Happy Relationships,” by Jr. don Miguel Ruiz & HeatherAsh Amara
As humans, most of us crave fulfilling relationships that provide countless ways for us to learn, grow, and have fun!

However, not all relationships are a “bed of roses” especially romantic ones. Bestselling authors Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. and HeatherAsh Amara share their seven secrets to healthy, happy relationships in this new book, touching on topics such as commitment, awareness, healing, communication and release. Utilizing these principles can help a person at any stage in their relationship, whether they’ve been with someone for many years or are currently single and want to prepare.

The secrets they share are really undiscovered focal points that may lead to a much deeper connection with a partner. And part of the secret is in the art of repetition and putting these ideas into practice every single day.


“The Spirit Animal Oracle: A 68-Card Deck and Guidebook,” by Colette Baron-Reid
Internationally acclaimed spiritual teacher and best-selling author Colette Baron-Reid delivers her newest Oracle Card Deck — a 68-card deck of interactive conversations with Spirit based on the energies of living beings that share this planet, helping us connect with them as teachers, healers and friends.

The spirits residing in the natural world have much to share, and their secrets are now available to you through “The Spirit Animal Oracle.” They urge us to reclaim our essential Truth—meaning we are one in Spirit, connected to every living thing on this earth in a unified consciousness.

In the 68 cards of this masterfully illustrated oracle card deck are the Higher Spirits of various animals and insects and every animal has a transcendent symbolism. With guidance from oracle expert Colette Baron-Reid, you can now awaken to your partnership with Spirit to co-create your reality in service to the world.


“Trust Life: Love Yourself Every Day with Wisdom from Louise Hay,” by Louise Hay
Even after inspiring millions with her work Louise Hay never believed to have all of the answers. Instead, she preached to everyone at her workshops, conferences, and through her books that the only person that you need to heal your life is you. She was someone who guided those on the path of discovering who they are, preaching that the self is powerful, loving, and lovable.

In honor of Hay’s life, this is book is a compilation of her most inspiring teachings. This will allow you to keep the knowledge of Louise with you, and inspire trust in the process of Life. As Louise said:

“Very simply, I believe that what we give out, we get back; we all contribute to, and are responsible for, the events that take place in our lives–both the good and the so-called bad. We create our experiences based on the words we say and the thoughts we think. When we create peace and harmony in our minds and think positive thoughts, we will attract positive experiences and like-minded people to us. In essence, what I’m saying is that what we believe about ourselves and about Life becomes true for us.”


“You Be You: Detox Your Life, Crush Your Limitations, and Own Your Awesome,” by Drew Canole
Written to empower the reader to seek more, be more and do more — all from a place of self-love, Drew Canole’s new book “You Be You,” It inspires you to want to transform your life by loving yourself and not viewing this type of love as selfish. Canole points out self-love isn’t selfish, but necessary.

Canole teaches that no matter where you’ve been in life, there are tools to implement to help you live fully, healthily and happily. He himself has overcome immense obstacles — from a painful childhood in foster living, being bullied and an unhealthy food dependence, to finally emerging from all of this and harnessing his own power to obtain success.

Canole will take you on a three-part journey to detox from external expectations, where you will learn to embrace your darkness, take back your light, and be able to discover your potential. Your current perspective and beliefs will shift to a fresh, more enlightened state of mind that includes trust, honesty with oneself, meditation, positive intention, and kindness toward not only yourself but towards others. All of this leading will lead you to a life aligned with true purpose, meaning, and incredible amounts of awesomeness.