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!
“Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience,” by Brene Brown
In her latest book, five-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Dr. Brené Brown writes, “If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and to be stewards of the stories that we hear. This is the framework for meaningful connection.”
In this book, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances—a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection.
Atlas of the Heart draws on her over the past two decades research, as well as on her singular skills as a storyteller, to show us how accurately naming an experience doesn’t give the experience more power, it gives us the power of understanding, meaning, and choice.
“The Crystal Fix: Healing Crystals for the Modern Home,” by Juliette Thornbury
I love all things crystals and can’t get enough of them or learning about them. Luminosity Crystals founder, Juliette Thornbury, provides all the information you need to create a beautiful and empowering home environment with healing crystals. Featuring a dedicated section organized by the key rooms in the home, this modern guide to crystals helps you choose stones that will attract the energy you want in each space.
Infused with the energy of Mother Nature, every crystal has a unique set of healing properties from tackling insomnia to relieving anxiety and fostering creativity, crystals can energize, calm and inspire, and this book shares how to use them in your home.
“Get Untamed: The Journal (How to Quit Pleasing and Start Living,” by Glennon Doyle
With Untamed, Glennon Doyle ignited a movement. She now offers a new way of journaling, one that reveals how we can stop striving to meet others’ expectations—because when we finally learn that satisfying the world is impossible, we quit pleasing and start living. Whether or not you have read Untamed, this journal leads you to rediscover, and begin to trust, your own inner-voice.
Full of exercises, quotations from Untamed, illustrations, playful and meditative coloring pages, and an original introduction, in Get Untamed: The Journal, Glennon guides us through the process of examining the aspects of our lives that can make us feel caged. This method for uprooting culturally-constructed ideas shows us how to discover for what we want to keep and what we’ll let burn so that we can build lives by design instead of default.
“The Gratitude Explorer Workbook: Guided Practices, Meditations and Reflections for Cultivating Gratefulness in Daily Life,” by Kristi Nelson
A Network for Grateful Living, creators of the best-selling Everyday Gratitude and Wake Up Grateful present a distinctive workbook for readers who want to start a gratitude practice or integrate gratitude into their lives with greater intention and consistency.
This interactive package acts as both a guide and a journal for recording thoughts and meditations. Dozens of writing prompts, guided meditations, and exercises for beginning and progressively deepening a daily gratitude practice are paired with quotations and space for writing and personalizing the book.
The beautifully designed gift package includes bonus features in the back: 10 quotation postcards, mini-cards for keeping in a wallet or leaving for others, conversation starters, gold star stickers and reusable affirmation stickers, as well as die-cut bookmarks for each section of the book.
“The Mastery of Life: A Toltec Guide to Personal Freedom,” by don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
Outside Mexico City lies the ancient pyramid complex of Teotihuacan, which, according to the oral tradition of the Ruiz family, is the spiritual center for the Toltec people. For over 20 years, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. has been traveling to Teotihuacan to teach others about the powerful mysteries found there.
In The Mastery of Life, Ruiz explains how the sacred pyramids and plazas of Teotihuacan act as symbolic stops on the transformative path of Toltec Warriors—those who apply the teachings of the Toltecs in their own lives to win the inner war against the forces of domestication, fear, and self-judgment. At the same time, he guides you on your own inner journey, helping you to experience firsthand the transformative power of the Toltec teachings without ever leaving the comfort of your own home. Each chapter contains practical exercises and reflections designed to help you find peace and personal freedom in your own life, right now.
“The Secret Formula: Discover Your Greater Self — and Revolutionaize Your Life,” by Joseph Murphy
Healthful self-belief is the single greatest determinant of success. But so many of us lack it. In The Secret Formula, Joseph Murphy, author of the groundbreaking classic The Power of Your Subconscious Mind, reveals the hidden key to bolstering your sense of self: realizing the infinite powers of your mind.
The pieces assembled in this collection provide a spiritual and psychological blueprint―a “secret formula”―to discovering the metaphysical power of your thoughts and your mind’s connection to the highest creative principle of the universe. When you discover this esoteric truth, you will finally know and be able to live out who you really are.
This collection, part of a new series called Joseph Murphy’s Golden Lessons, is edited by popular voice of esoteric spirituality Mitch Horowitz. It includes Mitch’s short bio of Murphy and a timeline of the teacher’s life.
“Walking Miracle: How Faith, Positive Thinking and Passion for Football Brought Me Back from Paralysis . . . and Helped Me Find Purpose,” by Ryan Shazier with Larry Platt
As an All-American at Ohio State and All-Pro linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ryan Shazier was living his best life while excelling at the game he loves, a game that has given him so much. But then Ryan was forced to redefine success. Suddenly, it was no longer measured by tackles or sacks, but by purpose and faith.
This book is the story of this new definition of success, following the arc from December 4, 2017, when Shazier was injured playing the Cincinnati Bengals, to his retirement. For three years, Shazier doggedly pursued a return to professional football. He took small wins as “first downs” on the drive to return to the field: moving his toes, walking, dancing at his wedding, and ultimately running and returning to the team. What Shazier didn’t realize is that along the way, he was preparing himself for another purpose—that of father and husband, philanthropist, and football analyst. The journey was preparing him not for a renewed life as a middle linebacker, but a renewed life after the game.
Read how Shazier overcomes childhood alopecia, which caused a great deal of emotional pain, and scoliosis, which nearly robbed him of his dreams of playing college and professional football. Walking Miracle, the message on a bracelet given to him by his godmother—is the story of Ryan’s comeback, but it’s also a book of life’s lessons, challenges, and a love letter to the power of positive thinking.
“The Empath’s Empowerment Deck: 52 Cards to Guide and Inspire Sensitive People,” buy Judith Orloff MD
This card deck is the a toolbox for a sensitive person to thrive in an overwhelming world. Created by bestselling author Dr. Judith Orloff, it offers a powerful and immediately accessible tool to provide daily inspiration, guidance, meditative reflections, and in-the-moment support whenever we need it.
“The special magic of these cards,” she says, “is that they provide instant guidance for any situation that you will face.”
With her bestselling books and online teachings for empaths, Dr. Orloff has emerged as a trailblazer for helping highly sensitive people adapt and thrive in the modern world.
With this deck, she created a resource for any intuitive, caring person who wants to access the clarity of their inner guidance to inform their relationships and life choices.
For empaths and sensitive people, consulting these cards will help transport you from an overactive and stress-filled state of mind to a place of serenity, where you can access your most heartfelt goals, visions, and true destiny.
“Gateway of Light Activation Oracle: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook,” by Kyle Gray
Step through 44 illuminating gateways to realign your energy space and reach your own infinite potential, with this new oracle card deck by angel expert and bestselling author Kyle Gray.
This oracle is a stargate portal between this realm and the next, connecting you with the infinite intelligence of the universe. Each card forms an energetic bridge to help you connect with the divine guidance and ancient wisdom of spiritual retreat spaces, guardian light beings, and your own chakra energy centers through intuitive readings and dynamic spreads. On this journey you’ll connect with Divine Consciousness and receive messages to raise your vibration.
Gray teamed up with visionary artist Jennifer Hawkyard to create this dynamic and unique oracle, featuring vibrant imagery, energetic activations and empowering guidance to help you to:
• experience an ‘energetic upgrade’
• rebalance and reconnect with your true self
• discover the possibilities held by other realms and ethereal retreats
• find a connection to your own personal energy space
• uncover your true purpose in this world
When your intention is combined with the imagery of the cards and the empowering messages in the accompanying guidebook, divine wisdom is activated within.
“Messages from the Ancestors Oracle Cards,” by Steven D. Farmer
Your ancestral lineage reaches back to the very dawn of human existence. And this incredible inheritance includes not only your human forebears but all beings on this planet—and beyond. The very substance of our physical bodies is composed of elements of the earth and the stars! The historical and collective lineage of which you are composed, from those more recent progenitors to the ancient and prehistorical ones, continues to reside within you, buried in the vault of your deepest memories, cradling within themselves the wisdom and guidance of thousands of years of human experience.
Now, in this powerful set of oracle cards, Dr. Steven Farmer has given you the keys to tapping that vast wisdom and guidance. Each of the 44 cards in the Messages from the Ancestors Oracle Cards has the power to awaken hidden untapped potential within you, helping you find your own answers to life’s most persistent questions. In the accompanying guidebook, Dr. Farmer offers not only in-depth descriptions of each ancestor card but also a direct message from these powerful guides, allowing you to reach out across time and space to hear the words of the ancient and ever-present ancestors.
Seeking the counsel offered by the ancestors through the cards will not only help you align with your life path and soul’s purpose, but also honor the ancestors by making regular contact with them. If you are seeking a greater awareness of your connection and your relationship with those who have come before, if you are yearning to access their enduring teachings, this oracle deck can show you how.
“Self-Care Wisdom Cards: A 52-Card Deck,” by Cheryl Richardson
From #1 New York Times best-selling author Cheryl Richardson, this card deck to inspire you, replenish you, and help you take back your life. Based on her classic Self-Care Cards, the deck has been fully revised with new artwork and fresh ideas to meet today’s needs.
This deck puts the power to care for yourself–and thereby for others–literally in your hands. Each card carries a gentle but clear reminder of what’s essential for self-care: to slow down, trust yourself, honor your body, release judgment, open yourself to change, say no when you need to, and more.
“Unshakable Inner Peace Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook to Awaken and Align with Your True Power,” by Shannon Kaiser
Our current world is in chaos, with anxiety levels at an all-time high. Fear has set in on a collective, global level. Now more than ever we need tools to cultivate grounding and strength.
To address this need comes Shannon Kaiser’s Unshakable Inner Peace Oracle Cards (one of the most beautiful oracle card decks I have ever seen!) and an interactive deck designed and written by acclaimed coach, teacher, speaker, and author Shannon Kaiser
The 44 energetically infused cards feature stunning designs, offering empowering insights and practices to help us find peace and strength amid the chaos. Draw a card whenever inspired, to connect with your inner light, activate your deeper purpose, and become the love and light in times of darkness. This oracle deck helps us gain the confidence to be true to ourselves with the support of the divine wisdom and energies all around us.
And it includes an in-depth 144-page guidebook with clear calls to action (Divine Assignments) and journal prompts.