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 March 2018. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.
“Anxiety Happens: 52 Ways to Find Peace of Mind,” by John P. Forsyth PhD and Georg H. Elfert PhD
Building on the success of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety, this quick reference guide offers fifty-two simple tools and strategies—one for each week of the year—based in proven-effective acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help you break free from worry, fear and panic. In addition to “in-the-moment” tools for staying calm, you’ll learn about the underlying causes of your anxiety, why avoidance just doesn’t work, how to move past your negative inner voice, and how focusing on your values can help you move past anxiety and live a rich, meaningful life.
AUDIO: “Beditations: Guided Meditations and Rituals for Rest and Renewal,” by Latham Thomas
With Beditations, bestselling author, acclaimed wellness expert and voice of women’s empowerment, Latham Thomas, shows you how to reboot yourself with a complete audio program designed to help you get grounded, present and centered; sleep better; and recharge your physical, cognitive, and spiritual reserves.
Created for maximum benefit with minimal effort, this audio guide explains how to “punctuate your days and nights with ritual and a rhythm of moments to restore and heal.” Thomas leads listeners through rejuvenating meditations and practices, plus a wealth of proven “life hacks” to boost your health, mental clarity and productivity.
This information-rich learning experience features both healing daytime practices and calming nighttime sessions, each with Latham’s personal guidance. You’ll also learn best practices, nightly rituals, and many other ways to boost your physical and mental energies, optimism and productivity.
“Dodging Energy Vampires: An Empath’s Guide to Evading Relationships That Drain You and Restoring Your Health and Power,” by Christiane Northrup, M.D.
In Dodging Energy Vampires, Christiane Northrup, M.D., draws on the latest research, along with stories from her global community and her own life, to explore the phenomenon of energy vampires and show us how we can spot them, dodge their tactics, and take back our own energy. You’ll delve into the dynamics of vampire-empath relationships and discover how vampires use others’ energy to fuel their own dysfunctional lives. Once you recognize the patterns of behavior that mark these relationships, you’ll be empowered to identify the vampires in your life too. She also offers a toolbox of techniques to use to leave these relationships behind, heal from them and let your own light shine.
“In Conclusion, Don’t Worry About It,” by Lauren Graham
In this expansion of the 2017 commencement speech she gave at her hometown Langley High, Lauren Graham, the beloved star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, reflects on growing up, pursuing your dreams, and living in the here and now.
“Whatever path you choose, whatever career you decide to go after, the important thing is that you keep finding joy in what you’re doing, especially when the joy isn’t finding you.”
Graham reminds us to be curious and compassionate, no matter where life takes us or what we’ve yet to achieve. Grounded and inspiring—and illustrated throughout with drawings by Graham herself—here is a comforting road map to a happy life.
“Kind is the New Classy: The Power of Living Graciously,” by Candace Cameron-Bure
Learning to stay true to herself with grace has been one of the biggest fights of Candace’s Cameron-Bure’s life. Known for her role on Full House, and her many Hallmark movies, she has learned the secret to it all is kindness. It’s classy, unexpected, even counter-cultural, and ultimately wins the day.
In Kind Is the New Classy, Candace reveals the thought patterns and practices that have empowered her to stay centered in who she is while practicing radical graciousness toward others. Whether you’re navigating major life choices, questions of calling and career, relationships, or personal goals, this book will show you how to keep your cool under pressure; respond to criticism with grace; stay grounded yet go places in life; stay true to who you are despite the expectations of others; stay centered in what ultimately matters the most; and more.
“Napoleon Hill’s Action Activities for Health, Wealth & Happiness,” by Napoleon Hill
It only takes a moment for each of us to realize that something needs to be changed. By taking positive action toward that change, the moment of our personal dedication can become an empowered movement! Many little actions soon add up to a lot. By letting little actions accumulate until they become too big to go unnoticed, we begin to change the world.
With contemporary commentary by Judith Williamson, the director of the Napoleon Hill World Learning Center, this book will guide you to live your own life, think your own thoughts, find your own goals, and achieve them by gaining power over your own mind. Simply by exercising this profound privilege, you can bring abundance into your life and with it know the greatest wealth of all peace of mind, without which there can be no real happiness.
Organized into short, easily digestible chapters complete with action activity prompts, this book is an interactive experience that can truly change the way you approach your success journey.
“This is How I Save My Life: From California to India, a True Story of Finding Everything When You Are Willing to Try Anything,” by Amy B. Scher
The true story of a fiery young woman’s heartwarming and hilarious journey that takes her from near-death in California to a trip around the world in search of her ultimate salvation. Along the way, she discovers a world of cultural mayhem, radical medical treatment, an unexpected romance, and, most importantly, a piece of her life she never even knew she was missing.
When Amy B. Scher was struck with undiagnosed late-stage, chronic Lyme disease, the best physicians in America labeled her condition incurable and potentially terminal. Deteriorating rapidly, she went on a search to save her own life — from the top experts in Los Angeles and the world-renowned Mayo Clinic in Minneapolis to a state-of-the-art hospital in Chicago. After exhausting all of her options in the US, she discovered a possible cure — but it was highly experimental, only available in India, and had as much of a probability of killing her as it did of curing her. Knowing the risks, Amy packed her bags anyway and flew across the world hoping to find the ultimate cure.
This Is How I Save My Life is a powerful and uplifting story of sheer determination for anyone who believes in–or doubts–the existence of miracles and self-healing when it seems like all hope is lost.
“Waking Up in Paris: Overcoming Darkness in the City of Light,” by Sonia Choquette
Devastated by the unexpected end of her decades-long marriage, renowned spiritual teacher and intuitive guide Sonia Choquette undertook an equally unexpected move and relocated to Paris, the scene of many happy memories from her life as a student and young mother. Arriving in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, she found a Paris as traumatized by this unforeseen event as she had been by her divorce. Together, over the following years, she and the city she loves began a journey of healing that involved deep soul-searching and acceptance of new, sometimes uncomfortable, reality.
In this follow-up to Walking Home, Sonia shares her intimate thoughts and fears, as well as the unique challenges of setting up a new life in a foreign land. From moving into a freezing, malodorous apartment, to a more pleasant—yet haunted—flat across the Seine, to her current light-filled home, Sonia shares how these changes parallel her inner transformation.
Along the way, Sonia regales readers with vivid stories of her unfortunate encounters with French hairdressers and beauticians, her adventures in French fashion, and her search for the perfect neighborhood café. Her companion throughout is the city of Paris—a character unto itself—which never ceases to fill her with wonder, surprise, and delight, and provides her with the spiritual strength to succeed in establishing her new life.