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Monthly Book Picks

March 2021 New Spiritual and Self Help Book Picks

NOTE: Every month, bestselling author of “The Universe is Talking to You,” and founder of Elevated Existence, Tammy Mastroberte, chooses her picks for new books, audios and card decks in the spiritual and self-help field. None of these picks are sponsored or paid for — they are her honest picks that she shares with others!

“Becoming an Empowered Empath: Hot to Clear Energy, Set Boundaries and Embody Your Intuition,” by Wendy De Rosa
I know I’m an empath, and I know SO many people who are on a spiritual path identify as one as well, so I’m excited about this new book for those of us who tend to take on the energy of other people and places, including emotions.

In this new book, intuitive healer and teacher Wendy De Rosa will guide you step-by-step to help you understand your empathic nature; stop taking on other people’s energy; detoxify your subtle body, including your chakras and grounding cord; recognize and heal ancestral, familial, and personal traumas; and turn your oversensitivity into powerful intuition. You will find guided meditations, journaling exercises, and practices for energetic self-care to start embracing the gifts that come with an empathic nature.


“Crystal Prescriptions: Crystals for Prosperity – An A to Z Guide (Volume 8),” by Judy Hall
Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE crystals — and not just because they are pretty! They are powerful tools we can use to create change in our life, and in the newest book in the Crystal Prescriptions series, this volume introduces the core processes of harnessing crystals to manifest an abundant life, and release blocks to prosperity.

It examines karmic debts, ancestral and familial ingrained attitudes, and how to transmute them. The book will guide you to sense the energy of your crystals, choose the appropriate ones for you and work with them in an interactive process that generates inner security and a real sense of well-being. It even includes an A-Z crystal directory with sections on crystal tools, using specific layouts, and a prosperity crystals compendium.


“Go Big Now: 8 Essential Mindset Practices to Overcome Any Obstacle and Reach Your Goals,” by Julia Pimsleur
Mindset is the key to anything we want to change or create, so of course, I was attracted to this book, written by Julia Pimsleur based on the hundreds of high achievers she interviewed and worked with as a business coach. In this book, she distills two decades of studying complex mindset practices into eight essential “mindset keys” that can be used by anyone to get the Go Big Mindset and achieve ambitious professional and life goals. She also shares personal stories of how she used these keys to raise venture capital and build multimillion-dollar companies, and illustrates each key with an example from a leader, CEO, or celebrity whose mindset catapulted them to success. You’ll learn to reframe perceived setbacks, replace unhelpful thoughts and limiting beliefs with empowering ones, and stay motivated to pursue your big goal, even in the face of massive hurdles.


“The Law of Success: Napoleon Hill’s Writings on Personal Achievement, Wealth and Lasting Success,” by Napoleon Hill
I’m such a huge fan of Napoleon Hill, most known for his book “Think and Grow Rich,” but before that book, there was “The Law of Success,” an eight-volume series with his complete Science of Success philosophy. Originally published in 1928, this success system contains sixteen lessons on personal achievement, gleaned from interviews with and research on over 500 top performers from various industries and walks of life. This condensed version details the exact steps to harness the power of thought to turn dreams into reality. This is much more than a guide or roadmap; it is a total lifestyle makeover, with concrete resources for everyday application. If you are serious about becoming the best version of yourself in your field, your relationships, your health, and your finances, then you are ready for the original master class on success.


“Sensitive is the New Strong: The Power of Empaths in an Increasingly Harsh World,” by Anita Moorjani
It seems there are a lot of books out there today to help empaths, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect with everything going on in the world. The newest is by International speaker, cancer survivor, and author of “Dying to Be Me,” Anita Moorjani. In her newest book she teaches that it’s possible for empaths to use their ability as a powerful tool, offering solutions to navigate obstacles they may face and identify what makes them unique. She also teaches how to claim their true powers as empaths, to be their most authentic selves, shifting their own trajectory and leading to shift the trajectory of the planet in a more conscientious direction. It includes eye-opening personal anecdotes, insights from other empaths, meditations and self-affirming mantras to demonstrate the power of sensitivity.


“The Shaman’s Dream Oracle: A 64-Card Deck and Guidebook,” by Alberto Villoldo and Colette Baron-Reid
Colette Baron-Reid is one of my favorite oracle card deck creators out there today and she has a brand new one that she created with renowned authority on shamanic healing, Alberto Villoldo. The imagery and the insight in this oracle draw from the shamanic dream world of archetypes and magic and offer fresh, contemporary interpretations. It is meant to help you reveal how your dreamscapes guide you to co-create your world and manifest your most precious intentions.



“The Science of Mind: The Original 1926 Edition and Other Essential Works,” by Ernest Homes
Here is another old text I am fascinated by and can’t wait to read. This a collection of the most though-provoking works of Ernest Holmes, who was born in 1887 and the founder of Religious Science, a key part of the New Thought movement. He founded what would later come to be called the Centers for Spiritual Living which now exist across the nation and throughout the world. The Science of Mind faithfully reproduces the original text of Holmes’s books, preserving their original character and integrity. Included within this edition are three classic works: The Science of Mind, The Creative Mind, and The Creative Mind and Success.




“The Secrets of Mind Power: The Secrets of Success and Other Essential Works,” by William Walker Atkinson
Yet another one of what I call “the original teachers,” on mindset and success — William Walker Atkinson. Born in 1862, he became a pioneer of the New Thought movement and wrote prolifically throughout his lifetime, leaving a vast body of published material after his death in 1932. The Secrets of Mind Power is a treasury of 10 of his most powerful and innovative teachings combined in a single volume. The books are included in their entirety and are faithfully reproduced as they were originally published to preserve the impact of Atkinson’s work.




“The Path of Greatness: The Game of Life and How to Play It and Other Essential Works,” by Florence Scovel Shinn
Classic and old spiritual books are some of my favorite to read (I like old black and white movies too!) because I always like to read the wisdom of those who came before us and found keys to success and happiness. This new book features the teachings of Florence Scovel Shinn’s work and thought, and she was a key contributor to the New Thought movement in America. The Path of Greatness is composed of unedited, original editions of Shinn’s work, and includes The Game of Life and How to Play It (1925), Your Word is Your Wand (1928), The Secret Door to Success (1940), and The Power of the Spoken Word (1945).



“Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind,” Judson Brewer
In the past year, more people have developed anxiety than ever before with everything goin on in the world — and those who have had it have seen an increase of it as well. I love books and teachings based on science because we know that it works, in this book, author Judson Brewer explains how to uproot anxiety at its source using brain-based techniques and small hacks accessible to anyone.

Anxiety lives in a part of the brain that resists rational thought, so we get stuck in anxiety habit loops we can’t think our way out of or use willpower to overcome. Dr. Brewer teaches us to map our brains to discover our triggers, defuse them with the simple but powerful practice of curiosity, and to train our brains using mindfulness and other practices that his lab has proven can work. Distilling more than 20 years of research and hands-on work with thousands of patients, including Olympic athletes and coaches, and leaders in government and business, he offers a clear, solution-oriented program that anyone can use to feel better — no matter how anxious they feel.


“Your Brain is Always Listening: Tame the Hidden Dragons that Control Your Happiness, Habits and Hang-Ups,” by Dr. Daniel G. Amen
I’m always fascinated by the brain and how we can use it to create changes in our lives, and I’ve had the privilege of interviewing Dr. Daniel Amen in the past about his incredible work in this area. In this book, he shares how our brain is always listening and responding to hidden influences or “inner dragons,” and unless we recognize and deal with them, they can steal our happiness, spoil our relationships, and sabotage our health.

This book will teaches how to tame the dragons from the past that ignite painful emotions; negative though dragons fuel anxiety and depression; “they and them” dragons of people in your life whose own dragons do battle with yours; bad habit dragons the increase chances of being overweight, overwhelmed and an underachiever; addicted dragons that make you lose control of your health, wealth and relationships; and scheming dragons, who are the advertisers and social media sites stealing your attention.

Dr. Daniel Amen shows will show readers how to recognize harmful dragons and give us the weapons to vanquish them using practical tools so we can stop feeling sad, mad, nervous, or out of control, and start being happier, calmer, and more in control of our own destiny.

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