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.
We created Elevated Existence Monthly Book Picks to help our readers narrow down their search, and make sure they don’t miss some great options!
The books for this month were chosen by our editor’s as their picks for May 2016. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.
“Being True: What Matters Most in Work, Life and Love,” by Tami Simon — In this audiobook, the founder of SoundsTrue, Tami Simon offers essential lessons learned from 30 years of exploring spiritual wisdom. Broken into four sessions, the teachings cover being true as a process, and the five keys for living in integrity; spirituality in action, how we can apply our highest values in the workplace and in our relationships; and her most transformative encounters with spiritual teachers.
“The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms,” by Vishen Lakhiani — Are you ready to break free from an ordinary life? This book explains how everything we know about the world is shaped by conditioning and habit, and most of us live based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs on a variety of topics, including money, love, work, parenting, sex, health and more. Learn the 10 Laws of an Extraordinary Life and replace the old, limiting models holding you back from a life of happiness and achievement.
“The Mastery of Self: A Toltec Guide to Personal Freedom,” by don Miguel Ruiz Jr. — In his newest book, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. carries on the work of his father by taking on the Toltec philosophy of the Dream of the Planet and the personal dream to explain how a person can wake up, liberate themselves from illusory beliefs and stories and live with authenticity.
“The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own,” by Joshua Becker — Are you ready for less cleaning, less anxiety and less stress in your life? Joshua Becker helps readers recognize the life-giving benefits of owning less; realize how the stuff we own is keeping us from pursuing our dreams; craft a personal, practical approach to decluttering your home and life; and more. Learn how to live more by owning less and understand why minimizing possessions is the best way to maximize our life.
“The Sacred Six: The Simple Step-by-Step Process for Focusing Your Attention and Recovering Your Dreams,” by JB Glossinger — Do you want to break free from the rat race and pursue what really matters to you? JB Glossinger did just that, exchanging corporate success for a three-hour workday and freedom to golf, write, spend time with family and guide others to realize their dreams. Now he is teaching the same simple tools he used to transform his own life including identifying the mission, values and goals and then designing an action plan with daily tasks to move forward. It includes practical exercises based on his core six principles to develop positive habits, eliminate blocks to success and making decisions from the true self rather than the ego.
“The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving,” by Lisa Miller — Psychologist Lisa Miller explains the scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality are 40 percent less likely to use and abuse substances; are 60 percent less likely to be depressed as teenagers and so much more. She translates her findings into practical advice for parents, offering concrete ways to develop and encourage their children’s well-being, along with their own.
“Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation,” by Norman E. Rosenthal MD — clinical psychiatrist and New York Times bestselling author shares how Transcendental Meditation permanently alters your daily consciousness, resulting in greater productivity, emotional resilience and aptitude for success. He explores how the practice can improve one’s state of mind during the routine hours of waking life, placing one into a super-mind state of consciousness where one can perform at their peak level.
“The Tapping Solution for Teenage Girls: How to Stop Freaking Out and Keep Being Awesome,” by Christine Wheeler — Using the Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping, teenage girls can reduce anxiety and overwhelm, boost their confidence and alleviate stress. Girls can use it to help them with schoolwork, tests, grades, planning for college, appearance and body image, dating, breakups and more!