April 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!

“Better Sleep, Better You: Your No-Stress Guide for Getting the Sleep You Need and the Life You Want,” by Frank Lipman MD and Neil Parikh
Sleep is so much more important than most people realize, and there are so many struggling with it. In his newest book, functional medicine doctor Dr. Frank Lipman teams up with Casper co-founder Neil Parikh to share how to fix your sleep schedule and improve your health.

Sleep deprivation has bigger consequences than one might think, ranging from irritability, brain fog, and weight gain to serious conditions like hormone dysregulation, heart disease, memory impairment, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. They explain the latest developments in sleep science and all the factors that affect sleep—including when and how you eat and exercise, how you handle stress, how you nap, and how you engage with technology. It also helps you create a personalized sleep protocol that works for your lifestyle and needs.


“The Desire Factor: How to Embrace Your Materialistic Nature to Reclaim Your Full Spiritual Potential,” by Christy Whitman
New York Times bestselling author Christy Whitman’s newest book offers the tools for you to manifest happiness, abundance, and success, and all starts with the force of desire. However, she explains true gift is not in acquiring our desires, but it is the people we become in the process of allowing our desires to move through us. The skills, the strengths, and the character traits we develop in the process of manifesting our desires stay with us always. This book shares the precise steps for bringing about the manifestation of any desire.



“Divine Masters, Ancient Wisdom: Activations to Connect with Universal Spiritual Guides,” by Kyle Gray
Known for his books on angels, bestselling author Kyle Gray new tools and wisdom to connect with the enlightened Ascended Masters, and receive their guidance, healing, protection and support on your spiritual path in his newest book.

Gray explains how Ascended Masters can bring healing to the Earth, the cosmos and your life. The Ascended Masters are enlightened souls who once walked the Earth (or other planets) and continue to offer their emotional intelligence and spiritual teachings to the world. You may already know some of them – Mary Magdalene, Buddha and Jesus – but did you know there are many more, and that they are here to support you on your spiritual path?

In this book, you will discover some you may not know, a short history of the masters and how they ascended for the greater good of humanity; how to call upon them and for what; what the Council of Light and Etheric Retreats are and how you can access their wisdom for healing, guidance and connection; and exercises and tools to help increase your awareness and raise your consciousness.


“The Full Spirit Workout: A Ten-Step System to Shed Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Spiritual Core, and Create a Fun and Fulfilling Life,” by Kate Eckman
In The Full Spirit Workout, Kate Eckman draws from her multifaceted training (as an athlete, executive leadership coach, and meditation teacher) to offer a program to empower you to break through roadblock, such as mental and emotional baggage, insecurity, self-judgement and overwhelming stress and anxiety, so you can accomplish your goals.

It offers a workout with daily mind-body-spirit exercises and neuroscience-based practices that bolster resilience and inner strength, and builds in creativity, flexibility, and delight so that each “rep” feels less like work and more like play.


“Napoleon Hill’s Philosophy of Success: The 17 Original Lessons,” by Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill devoted his life to studying the question of what makes someone successful. After analyzing the success of more than 500 of the 20th century’s greatest achievers, his exhaustive research proved the essence of success lies within 17 principles that when used together serve as an infallible formula for achievement.

In this book, you will read these never before published lectures delivered to individuals who were being trained in his organization to teach his philosophy. Through this exclusive course authorized by the Napoleon Hill Foundation, you will learn how to acquire these 17 necessary skill: Definiteness of Purpose, The Mastermind Alliance, Meaning of Faith, Pleasing Personality, Going the Extra Mile•Personal Initiative, Self-Discipline, Imagination, Enthusiasm, A Positive Mental Attitude, Learning from Adversity, Accurate Thinking, Sound Physical Health, Controlled Attention, Budgeting Your Time, Cooperation and Cosmic Habit Force.


“Instinct: Rewire Your Brain with Science-Backed Solutions to Increase Productivity and Achieve Success,” by Rebecca Heiss
Evolutionary biologist Rebecca Heiss reveals the science behind our self-sabotaging behaviors that undermine our productivity, success, and happiness: instincts developed hundreds of thousands of years ago that are devastatingly mismatched to our current environments — and also offers simple, actionable techniques to redirect those instincts to work for us rather than against us.

The book explains that in every area of life, from business to relationships to health, we act on outdated instincts built to help us survive a world ruled by scarcity and danger. But in today’s world, those same instincts stop us from succeeding in the environment in which we actually live: a diverse world of abundant choices, and almost limitless connections.

Now evolutionary biologist Dr. Rebecca Heiss offers a new approach that harnesses the power of our instincts, and redirects them to work for us rather than against us. Dr. Heiss reveals the science behind our self-sabotaging behaviors, then provides simple, actionable techniques that can rebuild our instinctive minds.


“Quick Calm: Easy Meditation to Short-Circuit Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroscience,” by Jennifer R. Wolkin
Do you ever feel like your stress levels are off the charts? You aren’t alone. But there are things you can do to stay grounded that don’t take a lot of time. This book is designed to fit into a person’s fast-paced lifestyle using mindfulness skill to destress and rewire the brain. And the daily practices can be done in just five minutes each day.



“Your Pocket Therapist: Quick Hacks for Dealing with Toxic People While Empowering Yourself,” by Dr. Sherrie Campbell
Learn quick hacks to deal with the toxic people in your life, while empowering yourself. Each devotional offer reads like an actual therapy session where it builds upon the strategies used to cope with toxic people. It is designed to bring you into a deeper and deeper understanding of the strategies being presented so they are second nature and easy to apply.

You will discover quick hacks to dealing with toxic people; practical empowerment strategies to deal with manipulation; simple mindsets that equips readers to know what to do and say in toxic relationships; practical steps to help readers find a way out of toxic ties and how to utilize withdrawal and silence as their superpowers when dealing with toxic people.