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 now “The 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.