November 2020 Self-Help and Spiritual Book Picks

NOTE: Every month, bestselling author 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!

“Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite: How to Unlock the Awesome Power of You,” by Napoleon Hill, Don Green and More
Based on a series of booklets written by bestselling motivational writer Napoleon Hill, Andrew Carnegie’s Mental Dynamite outlines the importance of three essential principles of success: self-discipline, learning from defeat, and the Golden Rule applied.

In 1908, Napoleon Hill met industrialist Andrew Carnegie for what he believed would be a short interview for an article. Instead, Carnegie spent hours detailing his principles of success and challenged Hill to devote 20 years to collating a proven formula that would propel people of all backgrounds to happiness, harmony, and prosperity. Hill accepted the challenge, which he distilled in the perennial bestseller Think and Grow Rich. Now, more than a century later, the Napoleon Hill Founda

tion is releasing this epic conversation to remind people that there are simple solutions to the problems troubling us most, everything from relationships and education to homelessness and even democracy.

 

“Empty Out the Negative: Make Room for More Joy, Greater Confidence and New Levels of Influence,” by Joel Osteen
Release the negative thoughts and feelings that are weighing you down and make room for the good things you should have in your life with #1 New York Times bestselling author Joel Osteen. You were created to be filled with joy, peace, confidence, and creativity. But it’s easy to go through life holding on to things that weigh you down-guilt, resentment, doubt, worry.

When you give space to these negative emotions, they take up space that you need for the good things that move you toward your destiny. Osteen shares how every morning you have to empty out anything negative from the day before and put on a fresh new attitude. Power up and get your mind going in the right direction, and you’ll step into all the new things God has in store for you.

“The Greatest Secret,” by Rhonda Byrne
From Rhonda Byrne, the author of the worldwide phenomenon The Secret, this new book is a quantum leap that will take the reader beyond the material world and into the spiritual realm, where all possibilities exist. It included wisdom from spiritual teachers from around the world, past and present who discovered the greatest secret; healing practices that can be put to use immediately to dissolve fears, uncertainty, anxiety and pain; the ultimate key to end suffering and discover lasting happiness, and more.

 

“Grow Rich with the Power of Your Subconscious Mind,” by Joseph Murphy
From the renowned bestselling author of “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind,” this is an authorized collection of writings that unlock the secret to extraordinary success that lies within each of us — focused on prosperity and the simple yet powerful ways we can focus our attention and beliefs to achieve life goals, obtain riches, and live the life of our dreams.

It includes original writings, including some that have never been published in book form, along with modern-day updates, examples, and insights for the contemporary reader. It goes beyond what we’ve already heard about the Law of Attraction and the power of positive thinking to reveal the ability that each of us has to manifest remarkable change in our lives.

 

“Messages of Grace: 111 Notes of Love and Guidance from Your Angels,” by Anna Grace Taylor
Do you ever wish you could feel more connected to your Angels? Are you in need of some Divine guidance, clarity and peace?

This book is filled with loving messages to help you navigate all aspects of life: your purpose, relationships, sensitivity and so much more — intended to be your oracle, companion and confidant, and includes space for your own journaling throughout.

 

 

“The Mindflow Method: How You Can Achieve Anything by Not-Wanting and Not-Doing,” by Tom Moegele
The MindFlow Method is meant to help people overcome anxiety, combat stress, and tackle emotional blocks, thereby releasing an infinite source of life energy. Through a powerful yet simple combination of movements, you can trigger energy shifts and reconnect to the natural flow of life.

The MindFlow Method uses movements similar to Qigong to tap into the energy field within and around us, bringing us to a higher state of consciousness (the G4 state) where our bodies release ‘happy’ hormones that help us relax. In this state, we can harness any toxic energy that comes our way and use it as our own strength. This brings us into alignment with our own inner power, calm in the knowledge that we are connected to life energy. This method and book will teach you how to release your resistance to challenges, raise your energy level, and move into a state of flow and deep inner peace.

 

“The Mindfulness Journal: Exercises to Help You Find Peace and Calm Wherever You Are,” by Corinne Sweet
The simple, calming exercises in this guided journal will help you stay mindful and centered despite the uncertainty of modern life. It offers an introduction to mindfulness and easy exercises that can be done whether you are sitting at your desk or standing in line at the supermarket.

Subjects include dealing with difficult emotions, preparing for a busy day, and sharing your space with others mindfully.

 

“My Pocket Self-Care: Anytime Activities to Refresh Your Mind, Body and Spirit,” by Adams Media
Filled with 150 activities to help you feel refreshed, refilled, and refocused every day. This allows you to focus on your own personal needs wherever you are — at home, at work, or on the go. From making your own facial cream to creating a mission statement to soaking in the moonlight and celebrating an unbirthday, there are so many enjoyable ways to reconnect with yourself.

 

 

“Pocket Therapy for Stress: Quick Mind-Body Skills to Find Peace,” by Clair Michaels Wheeler MD, PhD.
Drawing on the book, “10 Simple Solutions to Stress,” this on-the-go pocket guide offers simple, evidence-based strategies for coping with stress and overwhelm.

Grounded in positive psychology, mind-body medicine, and cognitive behavioral therapy, the 10 simple but effective strategies in this book are a powerful antidote to stress.

 

 

“The Soul-Sourced Entrepreneur: An Unconventional Success Plan for the Highly Creative, Secretly Sensitive, and Wildly Ambitious,” by Christine Kane
Can you succeed in business when your strength is more about sensitivity than swagger? If you’re moved by meaning, more than manipulation? A former songwriter and performer, and then founder of Uplevel YOU—a multi-million-dollar business coaching company—Christine Kane shows a new class of entrepreneurs another way.

Readers will learn how to toss out ineffective, old-school goal-setting models; reframe intuition and sensitivity as valuable assets; examine old patterns for clues into what is holding you back; clean up spaces and distractions draining energy and power; break free from fear-based decision making and more.

 

“Wake Up Grateful: The Transformative Practice of Taking Nothing for Granted,” by Kristi Nelson
Author Kristi Nelson, executive director of A Network for Grateful Living, unlocks the path to recognizing abundance in every moment, and gives readers the tools to bring this transformational shift in perspective into their daily lives. She goes beyond the proverbial question of whether the glass is half full or half empty, and encourages readers to awaken to the gift of having a glass at all. It includes questions for reflection, daily exercises, and perspective prompts for appreciating the fullness of life as it is, right now, and promises personal change through the practice of taking nothing for granted.

 

“Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times,” by Katherine May
Sometimes you slip through the cracks: unforeseen circumstances like an abrupt illness, the death of a loved one, a break up, or a job loss can derail a life. These periods of dislocation can be lonely and unexpected. For Katherine May, her husband fell ill, her son stopped attending school, and her own medical issues led her to leave a demanding job. This book explores how she not only endured this painful time, but embraced the singular opportunities it offered.

May’s story offers instruction on the transformative power of rest and retreat and invites readers to change how we relate to our own fallow times. May models an active acceptance of sadness and finds nourishment in deep retreat, joy in the hushed beauty of winter, and encouragement in understanding life as cyclical, not linear.

October 2020 Spiritual and Self-Help Book Picks

NOTE: Every month, bestselling author and founder of Elevated Existence, 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!

 

“Exhale: 40 Breathwork Exercises to Help You Find Your Calm, Supercharge Your Health and Perform at Your Best,” by Richie Bostock
Breathwork coach Richie Bostock shares more than 40 exercises to use the breath to feel and perform at your best. He combines strategies researched in a lab with practices used by ancient cultures and even the Navy SEALS, you will find solution to reduce stress and anxiety, increase energy levels, improve sleep, rejuvenate creativity and more.

 

“Greenlights,” by Matthew McConaughey
Based on his diaries over his 50 years, Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey created this memoir based on his successes and failures, joys and sorrows and lessons learned the hard way about living with greater satisfaction. In the book he writes, “I found a relatable theme, an approach to living that gave me more satisfaction, at the time, and still: If you know how, and when, to deal with life’s challenges — how to get relative with the inevitable – you can enjoy a state of success I call ‘catching greenlights.’”

 

AUDIO: “Guided Meditations for Deepening Stillness: Every Day Practices for Raising Consciousness,” by Kim Eng
Teaching for many years with her partner Eckhart Tolle, Kim Eng shares some of her most effective meditation practices, including selections previously only available to retreat participants. Whether a beginner or avid meditator, this series offer practices for accessing the infinite potential of the present moment, exploring origins of the pain-body and more.

 

Mindful as F*ck: 100 Simple Exercises to Let That Sh*t Go!
Learn how to be present, centered and positive so you can live in the “now” regardless of what is going on and how you are feeling with the exercises in this book. Some include “Slay Your Fear with Lion’s Breath,” “Set Your Intention Right F*cking Now,” and “Write a Badass Haiku.”

 

 

“Mindfulness Meditations for Stress: 100 Simple Practices to Ease Tension and Find Peace,” by Denise G. Dempsey MEd
Learn simple, straightforward meditations that cover a wide spectrum of stressors so you can east tension and create calm in your life no matter what. You will learn the basics on mindfulness and meditation; explore meditation for managing stress related to specific events, from sitting in traffic and paying bills to job loss and becoming a parent; and discover, quick, 5-minute meditations to fit into a busy schedule that will reduce anxiety and stress quickly.

 

“Oracle of the 7 Energies Journal,” by Colette Baron-Reid
This companion to Colette Baron-Reid’s “Oracle of the 7 Energies” card deck offers you a space to write, reflect and create as you dive deeper into the essence of the seven energies. You wil find key concepts and themes for each energy; affirmation for each of the energy centers; thought-provoking journaling questions and writing prompts; exercise and activities; 21 oracle card spreads; and guided meditations for each energy center.

 

 

“Overwhelmed and Over It: Embrace your Power to Stay Centered and Sustained in a Chaotic World,” by Christine Arylo
Explore the external forces and internal imprints that push us into overwhelm and self-sacrifice, and learn how to access your power to achieve what matter most, including receiving what you need and desire. Learn to release the old approach to working, succeeding and managing a full life, and embrace a new way that gives you clarity and courage to make choices in your day-to-day and overall life design that support and sustain you.

 

“The Power of Awakening: Mindfulness Practices and Spiritual Tools to Transform Your Life,” by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Restructuring content from audio lectures of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s teachings from the 1990’s and 2000’s to help others transcend their current circumstances and old patterns in order to reach true fulfillment. Learn to become awake and aware of the power within you to shift your thought processes, release attachments, tame your ego and more. He will walk you through the stages of enlightenment and instruct you in mindfulness practices such as visualization and meditation to reach a higher consciousness.

 

“The Prosperity Bible: The Greatest Writings of All Time on the Secrets to Wealth and Prosperity,” by Wallace D. Wattles, Napoleon Hill, James Allen and More
This one-of-a-kind resource collects the greatest moneymaking secrets of authors from every field — religion, finance, philosophy and self-help — and makes them available to offer guidance, ideas, know-how and inspiration. It includes advice from Napoleon Hill, P.T. Barnum, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Filmore, Florence Scovel Shinn and more.

 

 

“Spirit Junkie: A 52-Card Deck,” by Gabrielle Bernstein
Based on her “Spirit Junkie” book, these 52 cards featuring empowering messages to provide divine guidance, inspiration and support to strengthen your spiritual connection. Find support as you release old fears and patterns, step into your power and choose love – remembering that miracles are available to you in every moment.

 

“Success Is a Choice: Make the Choices That Make You Successful,” by John C. Maxwell
Abridged from his New York Times bestselling book, “Beyond Talent,” this teaches how you can learn to make the right choices that lead to success, as well as the steps successful people chose, such as believing in yourself, firing up passion, initiating action, focusing your energy, cultivating good relationships and embracing practice.

Elevated Existence December 2018/January 2019 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.

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 December 2018 and January 2019. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.

 

“The 5-Minute Recharge: 31 Proven Strategies to Refresh, Reset, and Become the Boss of Your Day,” by Lynne Everatt and Addie Greco-Sanchez
Science has proven that you have the power, through your habitual ways of thinking and behaving, to renovate the space inside your head, making it brighter, more resilient, and a more enjoyable place to be. In “The 5-Minute Recharge,” the authors share 31 techniques (backed by research) for thriving and at work and in life, including a mental fitness technique that is better than magic mushrooms; the best way to grow new brain cells and ensure you continue to look good in your genes as you age; the easily accessible trait that’s associated with the high-performance personality; what George Clooney can teach you about tapping into your inner wisdom; and the Navy Seal tactic you can use to trigger relaxation even in tense situations.

 

“The 30-Day Money Cleanse: Take Control of Your Finances, Manage Your Spending, and De-Stress Your Money for Good,” by Ashley Feinstein Gerstley
In just one month you can create lasting happiness in your financial life while also doing what you love. Ashley Feinstein Gerstley changed her relationship with money for good and is now helping others align their money with their own values; change their money mindset; and find more money for the things they love.

Even with a finance education and years of expertise in financial services, Gerstley was still stressed out about her personal finances. Why was she unhappy? She understood that, as a society, we don’t discuss matters of money enough. Many of us even punish ourselves with blistering budgets. But The 30-Day Money Cleanse” turns all those ideas around. Following the author’s advice, you will learn to Clear yourself of negativity and create a new mindset of abundance in only 30 days!

If you want to eliminate money stressors; finally know where your money is going; break panic-inducing, bad money habits; learn the basics of how and where to invest; and make a plan that you can not only live with but enjoy, then this is the book for you!

 

“Crystal Bliss: Attract Love. Feed Your Spirit. Manifest Your Dreams,” by Devi Brown
Feeling worn out, unmotivated and uninspired? You can change your energy with help from Mother Nature using crystals.

Devi Brown walks readers through the crystal selection process, cleansing and preparing them for use, and incorporating them into meditation and healing practices. You will discover how to banish negative vibes, manifest wealth, promote good health and open your heart to love.

 

“The Divine Energy Oracle: A 63-Card Deck to Get Out of Your Own Way,” by Sonia Choquette
In this new oracle card deck, Sonia Choquette is helping users to become more Divinely awakened. It’s designed to connect one with Divine Energy, and each card offers a “personal invitation to become more Divinely awakened and empowered,” while also addressing the soul shift necessary in order to achieve what they desire.

“By following the guidance on the card you pick, you’ll find the answer you need to best meet every situation in life,” Choquette says in the guidebook. “Each card offers small, manageable steps that you can achieve day by day, steadily advancing toward your highest goals on a spiritual level. In the process, you’ll get out of your own way and begin to experience the personal success and satisfaction that you seek in your life, as well as bring your special gifts and energy to the planet.”

 

“I’ve Been Thinking . . . The Journal: Inspirations, Prayers, and Reflections for Your Meaningful Life,” by Maria Shriver
As a follow-up to her bestselling book, this inspiring, interactive journal by Maria Shriver encourages readers to explore what they’ve been thinking, the same way she explored it for herself in her book. She created a journal that encourages readers to write about themselves and what truly matters in their own lives.

With a new introduction, creative thought-provoking prompts, and complete with many of Shriver’s own prayers and quotes, I’ve Been Thinking is gives readers the space to reflect on what a meaningful life looks like to them.

 

“The Journey into Yourself: A Retreat to Deepen the Realization of Your Essential Nature,” by Eckhart Tolle
In this new audio, Eckhart Tolle invites you to join him on an odyssey beyond the “horizontal dimension” of thought and into the often overlooked “vertical dimension,” somewhere beyond the reach of the mind. According to Tolle, the vertical dimension might be better understood as the current moment or the Now—all that ever actually is. And this includes the self—the real you.

Recorded in front a live audience at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, this program presents a rarely heard talk from Eckhart’s early teaching career. With this you will encounter over eight hours of practical, thought provoking, and occasionally hilarious teachings for becoming who we are beyond the physical. This includes why the phrase “life is a dream” is more accurate than you might expect; piercing the veil of self-made suffering; the gentle and fierce aspects of embodied Presence; why setbacks and discomfort are the most potent teachers and more.

 

“Life Admin: How I Learned to Do Less, Do Better, and Live More,” by Elizabeth Emens
Desperate to survive in her household with two young children and an endless to-do list, and to help others along the way, Elizabeth Emens set out on a journey to conducted interviews and focus groups to gather popular tips and tricks, admin confessions, and other secrets of admin-happy households.

Life Admin
 tackles the admin problem in every one of its forms, from everyday tasks like scheduling appointments and paying bills, to life events from planning a wedding or birth to a funeral. Emens explores how these labors are created, how it affects our lives, and how we might avoid, and redistribute admin whenever possible.

 

“Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway to Wealth & Prosperity,” by Dean Graziosi
Renowned business coach and entrepreneur Dean Graziosi takes you from where you are to where you want to be in life in this newly revised and updated book – with all new chapters on productivity. Using the simple tools taught in the book, readers can learn how to reshape their daily routines and open new doors to prosperity. With Dean’s 30-day Better Life Challenge you can catapult yourself into your new life.

This book is not about finding more time in your day. It is about switching those things that are not serving your future with successful habits designed to assist you on your journey. In this text, you’ll:

  • Dig deep to identify your “why”–the true purpose that drives you and why you want to succeed.
  • Expose and overcome the “villain within” that holds you back.
  • Unlock the biggest secret to being productive.
  • Believe in your own massive potential–so you can make it a reality

 

“Mind Detox: Discover and Resolve the Root Causes of Chronic Conditions and Persistent Problems,” by Sandy C. Newbigging
Suffer from physical or emotional conditions? Stuck with the same patterns in your life? Don’t know why you react the way you do and can’t seem to help it? Much of our chronic, repetitive behaviors, and emotional trauma can be traced to unresolved events stuck in the unconscious mind.

In Mind Detox, Sandy C. Newbigging reveals a simple 5-step method for detoxing the unconscious mind and resolving those life problems. He explains how to turn back time to find the significant emotional event, the main experience, that shaped the core beliefs that trigger your chronic conditions and patterns, and describes how to reflect on why this event was a problem at the time. Then he teaches to meditate on the experience in light of your present-day self, allowing you to create new results about what happened.

He also offers guidance on how to use EFT in conjunction with the Mind Detox method, and practical healing tools like the “decision destroyer.” You will also learn what the most common unhealthy beliefs are that negatively impact health, wealth and happiness — and how to heal them — and success stories of how Mind Detox successfully cleared skin conditions, erased chronic pain and healed digestive disorders.

 

“Sleep Rituals: 100 Practices for a Deep and Peaceful Sleep,” By Jennifer Williamson
Do you have trouble getting — and staying — asleep? Healthy sleep rituals can help set the mood for a satisfying slumber and help you drift off in peace, and Jennifer Williamson offers 100 easy rituals for you to choose from in this new book. These include sleep-friendly recipes, like nutmeg-spiced warm milk; soothing practices like dry brushing; relaxing yoga poses, such as Child’s Pose; breathing exercises, such as alternate nostril breathing; calming meditations; and soothing writing exercises. They are made to mix and match for a completely personalized bedtime experience.

 

“Success Habits: Proven Principles for Greater Wealth, Health, and Happiness,” by Napoleon Hill
Napoleon Hill, author of best seller “Think and Grow Rich,” has been celebrated for his role in the self-help genre, and in this never-before-published work, Hill shares all his principles of success — key habits that provide the basis for a life altering success. Hill explains his fundamental rules that lead to a successful life.

The book is filled with Hill’s personal anecdotes written in an understandable, conversational style. His understandings apply to every facet of life, inspiring readers to achieve their own ambitions and create the positive change in their lives they have always dreamed of.

 

“You Are a Badass Every Day: How to Keep Your Motivation Strong, Your Vibe High, and Your Quest for Transformation Unstoppable,” by Jen Sincero
If you have ever had trouble staying motivated while moving towards badassery, You Are a Badass Every Day by Jen Sincero is the companion to keep you renewed, optimism, and driven. Realign your mind and keep an unwavering focus with one hundred exercises, reflections, and cues that will teach you how to maintain the breakthroughs catalyzed by Sincero’s iconic books “You Are a Badass” and “You Are a Badass at Making Money” going.

Owning your power to achieve to badassery is just the first of a few steps in generating the life you deserve and this book will help you power through obstacles, overcome the doubts that hold you back, and keep that determination inside roaring while you achieve your goals.

VIDEO: How to Handle Chaos & Obstacles When Manifesting

Have you ever set a goal or become clear on something you want to create or manifest, and then start bumping into issues, problems, obstacles and . . . chaos?

Getting clear on what we REALLY want to manifest is amazing and an important step in co-creating with the Universe, but that doesn’t mean now you can sit back and just allow all you desire to flow to you without any work — and sometimes that work shakes you up a bit!

In fact, the Universe HAS to shake you up a bit in order for you to grow and become a match with what you are trying to create.

In this video, I share how chaos and obstacles can be part of the manifesting process, and how you need to recognize them as signs you are moving toward your desire, rather than allowing them to stop you!

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VIDEO: Handling Holiday Overwhelm

It happened last week. I finally hit a breaking point.

The sense of total overwhelm and stress rushed over me. Work responsibilities, holiday to-do’s, every day tasks — they piled up to the point of no return, and I knew I had to do something to stop it.

In the middle of watching a live broadcast, and testing with friends about it, I had to shut it down. I was on overload, and instead of pushing through and trying to ride it out, I decided to take care of myself. I took a time out.

I shut down the broadcast, excused myself from the group text, and took a few minutes to help myself feel better.

Watch the below video for what I did (I created a new visualization technique to help with overwhelm) and why you TOO should listen to your soul when it’s crying out for a time out to refresh.

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VIDEO: How to Bring Joy to Anything You Do (to Manifest More)

Do you have tasks or responsibilities throughout the day or week that you just don’t like to do? Or even dread doing?

What if you could bring more JOY to those tasks?

How we are feeling throughout the day affects our vibration, and that effects our point of attraction for the things we desire. If we can manage to keep that vibration up more than it’s down, then we are on the right track.

Here are my tips for bringing joy to anything that you do so you can feel GOOD and keep vibrating high!

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