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 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.