Elevated Existence July 2017 Spiritual and Self-Help Book Picks

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.

We created Elevated Existence Monthly Book Picks to help our readers narrow down their search, and make sure they don’t miss some great options!

Here are the picks for July 2017. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.

 

“The Compassion Revolution: 30 Days of Living from the Heart,” by Amy Leigh Mercree
Author Amy Leigh Mercree offers uplifting stories, contemplation prompts, meditations and other fun activities, to immerse yourself in compassion while drawing inspiration from her positive perspective. The Compassion Revolution includes practical ideas like technology curfews, personal dance parties, rewiring your brain, and social media hashtags and quotes to help you connect with the compassion movement, and return to you innate, kind self with 30 days of self-love, peace and living from the heart.

 

“Heartwork: The Path of Self-Compassion — 9 Practices for Opening the Heart,” by Radhule Weininger
The technique called self-compassion can be the greatest of blessings because the compassion you learn to apply to yourself naturally extends to all the other people in your life. With nine simple mindfulness practices Radhule Weininger provides a step-by-step course in self-compassion to live from that place of intelligent kindness in the face of life’s difficulties. Using stories drawn from her own life and those of others she shows that, with the right intention and practice, we can all deepen our capacity to respond skillfully to our own suffering and thus to that of others and our world.

 

“The Joy Plan: How I Took 30 Days to Stop Worrying, Quit Complaining and Find Ridiculous Happiness,” by Kaia Roman
As a mother, a wife, and a businesswoman, Kaia Roman always had a plan. But when the business she cofounded collapsed, she found herself crushed by depression. And with a husband and two kids relying on her to get out of bed, she didn’t have a plan to move forward.  Determined to turn her life around and put her ingrained habits of stress and anxiety behind her, she decided to put everything else on hold and dedicate 30 days to the singular pursuit of joy. The results were astonishing-and lasted much longer than the initial month-long project.

In this memoir, she uses her business savvy to create a concrete Joy Plan to get back on her feet fast. Using scientific research on hormones, neurotransmitters and mindfulness, along with the daily dedication to creating a more joyful existence, she teaches readers how to move past temporary happiness and succeed in creating joy that lasts. Complete with advice, exercises, and key takeaways, this book offers a step-by-step guide to how she, and everyone else, can ditch the negative and plan for the joy in their lives.

 

“Making Love Last: Divorce-Proofing Your Young Marriage,” by Laura Taggert
With 30 years experience as a licensed marriage and family therapist, Laura Taggart understands the unique struggles of newly married couples who find marriage much more difficult than they imagined. In this practical and hopeful book, Taggart offers the wisdom and help she would share as a counselor with a couple beginning their marriage. She helps couples examine their true expectations for marriage, provides six action steps for improving the way couples relate, and gives couples a new picture of what it means to enjoy marriage for a lifetime. And each chapter includes discussion questions for couples or small groups as well as additional questions for personal reflection.

 

“The Path to Personal Power,” by Napoleon Hill
In this lost manuscript from the “grandfather of self-help,” Napoleon Hill provides timeless wisdom on how to attain a more successful and wealthy life using simple principles. He first wrote this book in 1941, intending it as a handbook for people lifting themselves out of the Great Depression. But upon the bombing of Pearl Harbor and America’s entrance into World War II, these lessons were put aside and largely forgotten–until today. The book is a powerful roadmap that leads to a single discovery — we already have the power to attain whatever wealth, success and prosperity we desire in life.

 

”The Present Parent Handbook: 26 Simple Tools to Discover that This Moment, This Action, This Thought, This Feeling is Exactly Why I’m Here,” by Timothy Dukes
If you can recognize your child needs to be witnessed, held and loved by you, he or she will have a chance to thrive. With all the distractions of work, technology, and life in general, The Present Parent Handbook invites parents to be mentally and emotionally available to their children. With an easy-to-follow A to Z format, every parent will be able to implement the 26+ simple tools to become a more present parent for their children.

 

“Soul Journeying: Shamanic Tools for Finding Your Destiny and Recovering Your Spirit,” by Alberto Villoldo
Psychologist and medical anthropologist Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., explains the practices for healing outside of ordinary time and space. It shows how to enter the timeless “now” to heal events that occurred in the past, and to correct the course of destiny. Villoldo discusses ways to heal yourself and loved ones by employing intention through practices used by shamans of the Americas —w hich, until now, have been inaccessible to most of the world. The shamans of old called this “journeying.”

In this book, you’ll discover in the same way you have a four-chambered heart, you have a four-chambered soul. In the first chamber, you store away the memory of a wound that derailed your destiny. In the second, you keep the limiting beliefs and soul contracts that you entered into at the time of your loss. In the third, you recover the grace and trust that will make you whole again; and in the fourth, you remember the calling and mission that you choose to unfold in this lifetime.

 

“The Subtle Body Coloring Book: Learn Energetic Anatomy from the Chakras to the Meridians and More,” by Cyndi Dale
Coloring is more than just an enjoyable way to learn about the energy systems that govern our health—it’s also an effective practice to help awaken your intuitive connection to your chakras, meridians, and more. With The Subtle Body Coloring Book, Cyndi Dale joins illustrator Richard Wehrman to bring you an illustrated resource on healing modalities from a variety of traditions, inviting you to tour the major energy structures of the subtle body — fields, channels and centers; the body’s auras and electromagnetic biofield; the meridians; chakras, acupressure points; organs and more.

Elevated Existence April 2017 Spiritual/Self-Help Book Picks

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.

We created Elevated Existence Monthly Book Picks to help our readers narrow down their search, and make sure they don’t miss some great options!

Here are the picks for April 2017. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.

 

“Don’t Settle for Safe: Embracing the Uncomfortable to Become Unstoppable,” by Sara Jakes Roberts
The daughter of Bishop T.D. Jakes, and popular speaker and author Sarah Jakes Roberts, who knows what it feels like to be buried by failure and pain. She was pregnant at 12, married by 19 and divorced by 22. But she eventually came to a fork in the road, and is now sharing the life lessons she learned along the way. Topics include allowing the past to empower the present; choosing to step forward while still being afraid; facing struggles surrounded by community; finding intimacy with God outside preconceived notions of what it has to look like; and learning to focus on others.

“Don’t Feed the Monkey Mind: How to Stop the Cycle of Anxiety, Fear & Worry,” by Jennifer Shannon, LMFT
Psychotherapist Jennifer Shannon shows readers how to stop anxious thoughts from taking over by using proven and effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness techniques. She includes exercises to identify anxious thoughts, question them and uncover the core fears at play.

 

“The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People,” by Judith Orloff
Are you someone who feels the emotions of others? Maybe even the energy and physical symptoms of others in your body? In her new book, Judith Orloff shares how to nurture our empathy and develop coping skills in today’s high stimulus world, while fully embracing intuition, creativity and spiritual connection. It includes exercises to identify your empath type, told for protecting yourself from sensory overload, exhaustion, addictions and more; how to navigate intimate relationships; guidance for parenting and raising empathic children; awakening the empath’s gift of intuition and more.

“The Gift of Anger: And Other Lessons from My Grandfather Mahatma Gandhi,” by Arun Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Arun recounts the 10 vital and extraordinary life lessons he learned from his grandfather. At 12 years old, his parents dropped him off at his grandfather’s famous ashram, Sevagram, and he lived there for two years under his wing until Gandhi’s assassination. Each chapter contains a lesson and takes you along Arun’s journey as he learns to overcome his own struggle to express his emotions and harness the power of anger to bring about good.

“Mind Over Meds: Know When Drugs are Necessary, When Alternatives are Better — and When to Let Your Body Heal on its Own,” by Andrew Weil, MD
Bestselling author Dr. Andrew Weil explains the problem of overmedication, and he outlines when medicine in necessary and when its not. He examines how we came to be so drastically over medicated, and offers the science that proves drugs are not always the best option. He also provided reliable integrative medicine approaches to treating common ailments, including high blood pressure, allergies, depression and even the common cold.

 

“The Science of Money: How to Increase Your Income and Become Wealthy,” by Brian Tracy
With the goal of ending confusion about money and presenting a comprehensive program to reveal the truth about money, bestselling author Brian Tracy shares how to apply the Laws of Money to life an business to achieve financial success. He also challenges the Myths of Money that claim to be true, but have been tested and disproven, or never proven at all.

 

“25 Days: A Proven Program to Rewire Your Brain, Stop Weight Gain, and Finally Crush the Habits You Hate Forever,” by Drew Logan
Celebrity trainer and cast member of NBC’s Strong, Drew Logan shares how to rewire your neurological patters and break the habits that prevent us from losing weight and living a healthy life. After dying three times in three hours, and becoming the world’s only known medical case to survive three sudden cardiac arrests, he lost his short-term memory and could no longer follow the complicated diet and fitness regimens he used on himself and clients. He decided to create something simple and discovered it was even more effective than his regime in the past. In this new book, he outlines his approach to rewire neurological patterning so the brain’s neural pathways, biochemistry and hormones work together effectively. Readers will learn how to adjust their diet and retrain their brain for peak shape.

“Your Life in Color: Empowering Your Soul with the Energy of Color,” by Dougall Fraser
Based on his years of experience as an internationally renowned psychic and cosmic life coach, Dougall Fraser shares his method of utilizing color, which he sees emanating from people’s souls. Each color has qualities that you can consciously draw strength and purpose from to achieve your goals. He explores each colors spiritual and practical qualities, along with exercises to use each color’s maximum benefit.

 

“Your Power to Heal: Resolving Psychological Barriers to Your Physical Health,” by Henry Grayson PhD
Psychotherapist Dr. Henry Grayson outlines the tools and insights needed for self-healing, including the research revealing our untapped capacity for self-healing and simple tips to nip any symptoms in the bud as they start. It includes self-assessment questionnaires to help you locate and change subconscious beliefs and disturbances, and instructions on the Emotional Freedom Technique for resolving trauma and restoring vitality. He also exp
lains how to us Thought Field Therapy to clear blockages in your body’s energy system impeding health and why therapy, diets and exercise often fail — and how to make them succeed.

Elevated Existence March 2017 Spiritual/Self-Help Book Picks

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.

We created Elevated Existence Monthly Book Picks to help our readers narrow down their search, and make sure they don’t miss some great options!

Here are the picks for March 2017. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.

 

are-we-happy-yet“Are We Happy Yet?: Eight Keys to Unlocking a Joyful Life,” by Lisa Cypers Kamen
internationally recognized applied positive psychology coach and expert in life-crisis recover, Lisa Cypers Kamen shares her breakthrough system for cultivating sustainable happiness and well-being no matter what drama, trauma or challenges come your way. She offers practical tools techniques, tips and exercises to boost your “happiness factor,” and explains how to accept the past for what it is a reference point, not a destination); embrace the truth that while life is tough, you can be happy; transform your relationship with yourself from enemy to ally; appreciate why less is often more; and how to use your newly discovered joy to become a more positive and productive influence in the world.

beyond-mars-and-venus-1“Beyond Mars and Venus: Relationship Skills for Today’s Complex World,” by John Gray
The bestselling author revisits his classic “Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus,” to move beyond and look at relationships in the modern world. Today, men and women are no longer trapped by rigid societal roles. Now, more than ever, we have the freedom to be our authentic selves. Women can access their masculine side, and men can embrace their feminine side. This new freedom is a good thing, but it also brings new challenges. In this book, Gray teaches how to strengthen your bond and grow in love together, so you and your loved one can meet each other’s needs in the best way possible — bringing you lasting happiness and a fulfilling partnership.

the-boy-who-knew-too-much-1“The Boy Who Knew Too Much: An Astounding True Story of a Young Boy’s Past-Life Memories,” by Cathy Byrd
At the age of two, baseball prodigy Christian Haupt began sharing vivid memories of being a baseball player in the 1920s and ’30s. From riding cross-country on trains, to his fierce rivalry with Babe Ruth, he described historical facts about the life of American hero and baseball legend Lou Gehrig that he could not have possibly known at the time. Distraught by her son’s uncanny revelations, Christian’s mother, Cathy, embarked on a sacred journey of discovery that would shake her beliefs to the core and forever change her views on life and death. In this book, she shares her experiences, the lessons she learned, and a story of healing in the lives of these intertwined souls.

the-compassionate-achiever-1“The Compassionate Achiever: How Helping Others Fuels Success,” by Christopher Kukk
New research in biology, neuroscience and economics have found compassion — recognizing a problem or caring about another’s pain and making a commitment to help — not only improves others’ lives, but it can also transform our own. Based on the most recent studies from a wide range of fields, this book reveals the benefits of practicing compassion, including more constructive relationships, improved intelligence and increased resiliency. Written by the founding Director of the Center for Compassion, Creativity and Innovation, Kukk shares his unique 4-step program for cultivating compassion.

the-compassion-book-1“The Compassion Book: Teachings for Awakening the Heart,” by Pema Chodron
Pema Chödrön introduces a powerful, transformative method to nurture compassion and fearlessness to awaken the deep goodness that lies within us. Her teachings include fifty-nine pithy slogans for daily contemplation, and how to understand them and use them to enrich our lives. It also features a 45-mintute, downloadable audio program entitled, “Opening the Heart,’ with instruction on tonglen meditation to awaken compassion within.

 

don-miguel-ruiz-little-book-of-teachings-1“don Miguel Ruiz’s Little Book of Wisdom: The Essential Teachings,” by don Miguel Ruiz Jr.
This compilation of wisdom from don Miguel Ruiz, collected by his son don Miguel Ruiz Jr., includes his essential teachings from don Miguel Ruiz’s recorded lectures, workshops, interviews and the private moments between father and son.

 

 

good-grief-1“Good Grief: Heal Your Soul, Honor Your Loved Ones and Learn to Live Again,” by Theresa Caputo
The star of TLC’s Long Island Medium and New York Times bestselling author Theresa Caputo provides a guide to overcoming grief, filled with inspiring lessons from Spirit and stories from the clients who have been empowered by her readings. She uses the lessons from Spirit to guide readers through grief toward a place of solace and healing. Each lesson is grounded in her clients’ stories as they share the experience of losing their loved ones, their encounters with Spirit during readings, and the ways in which they’ve been able to heal and grow. Each chapter also includes activities to help you find your “new normal” — including journal entries, individual and group exercises, meditations and moments of reflection.

 

napoleon-hill-on-the-air-1“Napoleon Hill Is on the Air!: The Five Foundations for Success,” by Napoleon Hill
In 1953, at the pinnacle of his career, beloved motivational speaker Napoleon Hill—whose classic Think and Grow Rich continues to inspire millions—distilled his lifetime work into a series of live radio broadcasts. In each one, Hill walked his listeners through one of the Five Foundations for Success—what he described as absolute musts connected to “practically all achievement that’s worth mentioning.” This book comprises the never-before published transcripts in a Q&A format to provide deep analysis of the “big five” principles and how to apply them for maximum benefit in business and relationships.

 

unplug-meditation-1“Unplug: A Simple Guide to Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers,” by Suze Yalof Schwartz
Studies show you can get more done — and do it better — by doing less, just by consciously unplugging for a few minutes each day and meditating. This new book by the founder and CEO of the LA-based meditation studio Unplug Meditation simplifies this powerful practice and shows the overwhelmed and overworked how easy it is to unplug in order to relieve stress, regain focus and recharge.

 

younger-sara-gottfried-1“Younger: A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years,” by Sara Gottfried
The New York Times bestselling author of “The Hormone Cure” and “The Hormone Reset Diet” shows every woman how to create a lifestyle that will help her look great, feel energized and slow down the effects of aging. Science shows 90 percent of the signs of aging and disease are caused by lifestyle choices, not your genes. Harvard/MIT-trained physician Sara Gottfried, M.D. created a revolutionary 7-week program that empowers us to make the critical choices necessary to not just look young, but also feel young. She covers five key factors that lead to accelerated aging — the muscle, brain, hormone gut and toxic fat factor — and how to treat them.

Elevated Existence February 2017 Spiritual, Self-Help Book Picks

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.

We created Elevated Existence Monthly Book Picks to help our readers narrow down their search, and make sure they don’t miss some great options!

Here are the picks for January 2017. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.

essential-kundalini-yoga“Essential Kundalini Yoga: An Invitation to Radiant Health, Unconditional Love, and the Awakening of Your Energetic Potential,” by Karena Virginia & Dharm Khalsa
Created for the modern practitioner, this book by kundalini yoga teachers Karena Virginia and Dharma Khalsa, offers clear, comprehensive instruction — and step-by-step pictures — in the key insights and practices of kundalini yoga, including kriyas, breathing techniques and more. From philosophy and lifestyle and working with anatomy and physical asana, to activating our energy bodies, Essential Kundalini Yoga is a practical and in-depth manual for the beginner or advanced practitioner.

the-five-side-effects-of-kindness-david-hamilton“The Five Side Effects of Kindness: This Book Will Make You Feel Better, Be Happier & Live Longer,” by David R. Hamilton, PhD
Scientific evidence has proven that kindness changes the brain, impacts the heart and immune system, is an antidote to depression and even slows the aging process. We’re actually genetically wired to be kind. In his new book, David Hamilton shows the effects of kindness are felt daily throughout our nervous system, and when we’re kind we feel happier and our bodies are healthiest. Learn how kindness makes us happier, is good for the heart, slows aging, improves relationships, is contagious and more.


inkspirations-love“Inkspirations Love by Design: Coloring the Divine Path to Manifest Your Soulmate,” by Arielle Ford
Twenty years ago, author Arielle Ford created a system to manifest her soulmate using the principles of the Law of Attraction: techniques, visualizations, rituals, and prayers. Within six months, she found her soulmate and now husband, and she set out to teach others to do the sema with her book “The Soulmate Secret.” Now, her miraculous methods are paired with the romantic artwork of internationally acclaimed artist Manja Burton in this first of its kind transformational coloring book.  This step-by-step guide contains simple, yet specific exercises and information to create the frequency of love in your life. By coloring each page with a clear intention, readers will mindfully and creatively raise their awareness to make their deepest desires for love come to fruition.

let-it-go“Let It Go: Downsizing Your Way to a Richer, Happier Life,” by Peter Walsh
Whether selling your family home, blending households into a new home, or cleaning out your aging parents’ home, decluttering guru Peter Walsh aims to help with his new book. He recently went through the process of downsizing his childhood home and dividing his late parents’ family possessions and realized making these decisions about mementos and heirlooms creates strong emotions and can be an overwhelming chore. In “Let It Go” he shares how to understand the emotional challenges that accompany downsizing; establish a hierarchy of mementos; calculate the amount of stuff you can bring into your new life; and create strategies for dividing heirlooms around family members without drama.

miracle-mindset-jj-virgin“Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son and Life’s Hardest Lessons,” by JJ Virgin
Celebrity health expert and four-time New York Times bestselling author, JJ Virgin reveals how one life-altering event — when her 16-year-old son was in a car accident with a hit and run driver who left him for dead — taught her to tap into a new mindset, trust her instincts and defy the odds, ultimately saving her son’s lif and her own. She shares the lessons she learned that can help others create their own resilient mindset, and how to transform daily habits to endure the difficult battles in life.

 

miracles-at-work-emily-bennington“Miracles at Work: Turning Inner Guidance into Outer Influence,” by Emily Bennington
Author and career expert, Emily Bennington takes on the viewpoint of “A Course in Miracles” and merges it with mindfulness practices, social and emotional intelligence, and her own proven strategies for on-the-job success. Learn how to anchor in your aware self on the job; use the Course method for reorganizing your energy in each moment; navigate conflict with ease; and more.

 

napoleon-hill-power“Napoleon Hill’s Power of Positive Action,” by Napoleon Hill
Those who enjoy the power of positive action have been shown to accomplish more, have less stress, live with fewer regrets, become more self-disciplined, and demonstrate personal persistence. These qualities contribute to making our world a better place to live, and this book, published by the Napoleon Hill Foundation based on the writings and work of “Think and Grow Rich,” author Napoleon Hill, will provide the tools to help adopt a positive attitude, achieve better physical health, gain freedom from fear, find harmony in relationships and more.

 

natural-solutions-for-cleaning-and-wellness“Natural Solutions for Cleaning & Wellness: Health Remedies and Green Cleaning Solutions Without Toxins or Chemicals,” by Hallie Cottis
Transform your house into a toxin-free home with this practical guide by Halle Cottis, who goes beyond using vinegar and baking soda and provides powerful recipes to clean the entire house from the inside out. With ingredients such as salt, rubbing alcohol and castile soap, one can create indoor cleaners like the All-Purpose Disinfectant Cleaner, Powder and Liquid Laundry Detergent and Streak-Free Window Cleaner; and outdoor solutions, like Natural Garden Pesticide, Heavy-Duty Grill Cleaner and Screen Cleaner. Halle also uses turmeric, coconut oil and epsom salt to create concoctions that alleviate common ailments such as headaches and migraines, swimmer’s ear, cough and sore throat, and ease even the more difficult-to-treat health conditions such as eczema, poison ivy and poison oak, digestive system troubles and emotional issues like PMS, anxiety and seasonal depression.

 

the-power-of-attention-sarah-mclean“The Power of Attention: Awaken to Love and It’s Unlimited Potential with Meditation,” by Sarah McLean
Acclaimed meditation teacher Sarah McLean shares how to direct your attention toward aspects of yourself and your life you most want to flourish, expand and thrive in her new book “The Power of Attention.” Each chapter offers modern, practical ways of applying the practices of meditation and mindfulness so that you become more intimately connected to yourself, honor your feelings and desires, and express your unique talents and gifts in the world.


the-stress-proof-brain-melanie-greenberg“The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity,” by Melanie Greenberg PhD.
Offering powerful, comprehensive tools based in mindfulness, neuroscience and positive psychology, author Melanie Greenberg helps you put a stop to unhealthy responses to stress — such as avoidance, tunnel vision, negative thinking, self-criticism, fixed mindset and fear. Instead, you’ll discover unique exercises that provide a recipe for resilience, empowering you to master your emotional responses, overcome negative thinking, and create a more tolerant, stress-proof brain.

 

unshakable-tony-robbins“Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook,” by Tony Robbins
After interviewing 50 of the world’s greatest financial minds and penning the #1 New York Times bestseller Money: Master the Game, Tony Robbins returns with a step-by-step playbook, taking you on a journey to transform your financial life and accelerate your path to financial freedom. No matter your salary, your stage of life, or when you started, this book will give you the tools to help you achieve your financial goals more rapidly than you ever thought possible. Discover how to put together a simple, actionable plan that will deliver true financial freedom; how to protect yourself and family form the inevitable crashes and corrections in investing; the fastest way to put money back in your pocket and more.

what-the-dead-taught-me-about-living-well“What the Dead Have Taught Me About Living Well,” by Rebecca Rosen
Author and medium, Rebecca Rosen has been a medium for more than two decades, and she knows with absolute clarity that the spirit world is always trying to get our attention. Our departed loved ones and spirit guides intervene in our lives daily to let us know that our real-life struggles have a rhyme, a reason, and a purpose and that we’re not alone to figure it all out. In this new book, which takes you through a day in her life, she shares daily practices and spiritual tools she relies on to recognize and interpret signs from our loved ones on the other side and more.

 

you-are-the-universe-deepak-chopra“You Are the Universe: Discovering Your Cosmic Self and Why It Matters,” by Deepak Chopra
New York Times bestselling author Deepak Chopra joins forces with leading physicist Menas Kafatos to explore some of the most important and baffling questions about our place in the world. What happens when modern science reaches a crucial turning point that challenges everything we know about reality? Chopra and Kafatos tell share how we have reached just such a point. In the coming era, the universe will be completely redefined as a “human universe.” You Are the Universe literally means what it says–each of us is a co-creator of reality extending to the vastest reaches of time and space.

 

you-have-4-minutes-to-change-your-life-rebekah-borucki“You Have 4 Minutes to Change Your Life: Simple 4-Minute Meditations for Inspiration, Transformation and True Bliss,” by Rebekah Borucki
After years of suffering from anxiety and depression, both as a child and as an adult, Rebekah Borucki took control of her mental and physical health by establishing a rigorous fitness and yoga routine that quickly evolved into her own regular, homegrown 4-minute daily meditation practice. Her 4-minute meditations combine mantras, affirmations, breathing and bodywork techniques, and the book includes 27 different practices.

 

Elevated Existence January 2017 Spiritual, Self-Help Book Picks

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.

We created Elevated Existence Monthly Book Picks to help our readers narrow down their search, and make sure they don’t miss some great options!

Here are the picks for January 2017. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.

beautiful-money“Beautiful Money: The 4-Week Total Wealth Makeover,” by Leanne Jacobs
Learn how to stop chasing money and start creating joyful, powerful and meaningful wealth with Leanne Jacobs book that takes a holistic approach to increasing your net worth. Her Beautiful Money program goes beyond explaining how to make more money, streamline personal finances and learning how to invest and budge. It also shares that in order to achieve true wealth, you must connect and align your inner self with clear and specific external actions.

 

beyond-mars-and-venus“Beyond Mars and Venus: Relationship Skills for Today’s Complex World,” by John Gray
The bestselling author of “Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus,” John Gray takes a more modern look at the keys to a healthy relationship. It takes the Mars-Venus framework to the next level, helping readers take their relationship to a more profound level of intimacy. He uses real-life examples and simple exercises to learn how to bring you and your partner closer.

 

the-heart-of-aromatherapy“The Heart of Aromatherapy: An Easy to Use Guide for Essential Oils,” by Andrea Butje
Aromahead Institute founder, Andrea Butje, details 40 essential oils, including the aroma, uses and safety tips for each, as well as the core physical and emotional supportive properties. It includes over 100 recipes for skin care, rest and relaxation, respiratory health, digestion, pain relief, meditation and contemplation, and more.

 

IKnowHowShe_CVF.indd“I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time,” by Laura Vanderkam
Author of “What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast,” and time management expert, Laura Vanderkam, set out to see how women balance, work, family and more in this new book. She collected hour-by-hour time logs from 1,001 days in the lives of women who make at least $100,000 a year, and found some surprising patterns of how they spend the 168 hours in a week.

 

neurowisdom“NeuroWisdom: The New Brain Science of Money, Happiness & Success,” by Mark Robert Waldman and Chris Manning PhD
Adapted from a business school course created for professions, bestselling author Mark Robert Waldman and Chris Manning offer simple brain exercises based on the latest neuroscience research on how to improve all parts of life, including how we think and how we feel. Learn exercises to help reduce neurological stress and increase happiness, motivation and productivity. It turns the worry circuits of the brain off and the optimism circuits on.

 

the-one-life-were-given-small“The One Life Wer’e Given: Finding the Wisdom that Waits in Your Heart,” by Mark Nepo
In the same short-chapter format of his New York Times bestselling book “The Book of Awakening,” Mark Nepo’s new book, which maps an insightful path for inhabiting the soul by engaging in the world. He offers personal stories, questions and meditations to take the reader on an uplifting journey

 

 

the-power-of-why-small“The Power of Why,” by Amanda Lang
Author Amanda Lang show how curiosity and the ability to ask the right questions fuels innovation and can drive change in our personal lives and in business. Learn why the common methods of brainstorming don’t actually work and how to harness and develop the power of curiosity. She reveals how a major retailer set out to discover what really makes men happy—and was stunned by the results. She finds out why, at one particular hospital, nurses think it’s better if they don’t wash their hands. This book will challenge conventional wisdom and offer practical, inspiring advice.

 

the-worry-free-mind-small“The Worry-Free Mind: Train Your Brain, Calm the Stress Spin Cycle, and Discover a Happier, More Productive You,” by Carol Kershaw and Bill Wade
Learn how to overcome your tendency to worry every day using powerful tools to show how you can access your inner resources, lower stress, calm your reactive mind and more. You will learn how to unleash your brain’s superpowers in minutes; shatter the illusions that keep you in a constant state of worry; recondition your mind to a new state of being; discover how your brain chemistry works to tap into natural bliss; and shift your internal states to change your biology.

Elevated Existence December 2016 Spiritual/Self-Help Book Picks

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.

We created Elevated Existence Monthly Book Picks to help our readers narrow down their search, and make sure they don’t miss some great options!

The books for this month were chosen by our editor’s as their picks for December 2016. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.

 

curvy-and-confident“Chicken Soup for the Soul: Curvy & Confident — 101 Stories about Loving Yourself and Your Body,” by Amy Newmark, Emme and Natasha Stoynoff
This new collection of 101 stories celebrated different body types women have and how to be curvy and confident. Supermodel EMME, the world’s first curvy supermodel shares her story and introduces other women who have learned to be fit, happy and confident about their bodies.

 

the-intuitive-dance-small“The Intuitive Dance: Building, Protecting and Clearing Your Energy,” by Atherton Drenth
Offering practical exercises and easy-to-follow techniques, this book is aimed at helping you dance with your ego and find inner calm. Atherton Drenth, a certified medical intuitive and holistic energy practitioner will share how to determine your intuitive type, center and ground your energy, rest fully when you sleep, cut energy cords and more.

 

jump-by-steve-harvey“Jump: Take the Leap of Faith to Achieve Your Life of Abundance,” by Steve Harvey
Bestselling Steve Harvey’s message is simple: You need to Jump like your life depends on it — because it does if you truly want a life of peace and abundance. He shares seven vulnerable seasons of his own life including being homeless and living out of his car, flunking out of college, a second failed marriage and owing the IRS $20 million. He teaches his core principles, including identifying the lesson and blessing in all life brings your way; placing past mistakes in the rearview mirror and creating a fresh life story; letting go of people weighting us down and more.

 

kindness-challenge-small“The Kindness Challenge: Thirty Days to Improve Any Relationship,” by Shaunti Feldhahn
Do you want to improve one of your relationships in the next 30 days? Author Shaunti Feldhahn shows you how based on years of research into the power of kindness. Learn three simple acts to make all the difference in any relationship, the seven ways you may be unkind and not realize it, eight types of kindness, 10 obstacles that get in the way of giving praise, and more to transform your relationships in only one month.

 

life-on-earth-mike-dooley-small“Life on Earth: Understanding Who We Are, How We Got Here, and What May Lie Ahead,” by Mike Dooley
Taking the form of a journal, author Mike Dooley asks questions about life that are on his mind and let’s the answers come from his higher self. He takes on topics, including why and how to see through the “illusions” of life on earth; how to make sense of natural disasters and manmade tragedies, wealth, relationships and past lives; and the ultimate reason for life on earth and elsewhere.

 

making-life-easy-small“Making Life Easy: A Simple Guide to a Divinely Inspired Life,” by Christiane Northrup M.D.
Bestselling author Dr. Christiane Northrup explores the essential truth that has guided her ever since medical school — our minds, bodies and souls are profoundly intertwined. In this book, you will earn to untie the knots of blame and guilt that harm your health; use sexual energy consciously to increase vitality; balance your microbiome through healthy eating; communicate directly with the Divine and more.

 

manifesting-made-easy-jen-mazur-small“Manifesting Made Easy: How to Harness the Law of Attraction to Get What You Want,” by Jen Mazer
Many of us have hidden stumbling blocks preventing us from achieving the abundance we deserve. Known as the Queen of Manifestation, transformation coach and author Jen Mazer takes you through a step-by-step approach to manifesting the things you desire, from understanding what you want to mapping out ways to make it a reality. It incudes exercises prompts, success stories and more.

 

mind-body-baby-small“Mind Body Baby: How to Overcome Stress and Enhance your Fertility with CBT, Mindfulness and Good Nutrition,” by Ann Bracken
Top fertility specialist Ann Bracken offers proven, successful guidance on how to enhance and improve the outcome of fertility, using mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques, and step-by-step exercises to improve the chance of conceiving. It also includes a chapter on nutrition from renowned nutritionist Dr. Marilyn Glenville.

 

the-mindful-twentysomething-small“The Mindful Twenty-Something: Life Skills to Handle Stress . . . and Everything Else,” by Holly Rogers
Co-founder of the extremely popular Koru Mindfulness program developed at Duke University offers a unique and evidence-based approach to help make decisions with more clarity and confidence. The mindfulness program — in use at numerous college campuses, including Harvard, Yale and Princeton, show significant benefits for sleep, perceived stress and self-compassion, and Holly Rogers shares this to help all young adults deal with stress.

 

the-science-of-positivity-small“The Science of Positivity: Stop Negative Thought Patterns by Changing Your Brain Chemistry,” by Loretta Graziano Breuning
Learn how cynical thought habits are formed and how to rewire yourself to go beyond them from neurochemical expert Loretta Graziano Breuning. This includes simple, practical actions you can take to shift your thinking to a new way, causing your brain to reward optimism with the release of happy chemicals. In just minutes a day for six-weeks, you will build new pathways to see the world in new ways.

 

wake-up-to-the-joy-of-you-small“Wake Up to the Joy of You: 52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life,” by Agapi Stassinopoulos
Make 2017 your year of self-discovery as Agapi Stassinopoulos walks you 52 weeks of meditations to let go of what isn’t working and open up to what does. Learn about self-care, including meditation, health and making time for yourself, and confront roadblocks, such as pouring your energy into other people or living in denial. It addresses relationships, money, self-esteem, anxiety and your childhood, and helps to connect to the spirit inside of you.

 

year-of-yes-journal-small“The Year of Yes Journal,” by Shonda Rhimes
A companion to Shonda Rhimes’ success book “The Year of Yes,” this journal allos you to chronicle your own year of “yes” and is broken out by month and day, with each month offering a theme, such as “Yes to Help,” and “Yes to Doing.” It’s bound with a gold-foiled stamped, blue case, and includes prompts for reflection and a six-month mark check-in, as well as one at the end of the year.