Elevated Existence October 2016 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 October 2016. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.

antiinflammatory-eating-for-healthy-brain“Anti-Inflammatory Eating for a Happy, Healthy Brain: 75 Recipes for Alleviating Depression, Anxiety & Memory Loss,” by Michelle Babb
From the author of “Anti-Inflammatory Made Easy,” this new cookbook is dedicated to the mind and brain, and based on the latest research between a healthy gut and a healthy mind. As a nutritionist, Michelle Babb explains the science behind the eating plan she presents in the book based on the success of her clients, and shares easy recipes to balance the gut and the mind.

daily-love-365-s“Daily Love: 365 Days of Celebration,” by National Geographic
Combining beautiful landscape photography, uplifting quotes and words of wisdom, this new book is ideal for daily use — reading one per day — and is entirely focused on love. There are also monthly themes such as passion, devotion, trust and understanding.


how-the-secret-changed-my-life-s“How the Secret Changed My Life: Real People, Real Stories,” by Rhonda Byrne
Following the publication and movie “The Secret,” many people began to use the principles shared to change their lives for the better using the law of attraction. this book is a collection of real people sharing their stories of success and how their lives changed for the better because of “The Secret.” The stories will inspire the reader and feature a variety of themes, including money, health, relationships, family and career.


joyful-living-amy-leigh-mercree-s“Joyful Living: 101 Ways to Transform Your Spirit & Revitalize Your Life,” by Amy Leigh Mercree
Written as a roadmap to achieving inner and outer happiness, author Amy Leigh Mercree uses a mindful and balanced approach to offer more than 100 ways to transform and enliven the spirit in “Joyful Living.” It features affirmations, exercises, inspiring stories, mindfulness techniques and more, and it explores a variety of themes, such as spiritual ecstasy, gratitude and creative inspiration.


master-your-time-master-your-life-brian-tracy-s“Master Your Time, Master Your Life: The Breakthrough System to Get More Results, Faster, in Every Area of Your Life,” by Brian Tracy
International speaker and productivity expert, Brian Tracy explains why tackling the right project at the right time can make all the difference, and how using our time in the appropriate way in the most important areas of our lives will allow us to accomplish much more — and more easily — than one ever thought possible. He identifies the 10 different times we operate and what is required to perform at our best during each one.


namsally-s“Namaslay: Rock Your Yoga Practice, Tap Into Your Greatness & Defy Your Limits,” by Candace Moore
Combining old world yoga principles with a modern perspective, Candace Moore’s approach to the practice grew out of her own fight against illness and depression. She shares this and more in her guide to help others live a more authentic life, walking readers through more than 100 yoga poses, broken down by experience level, to include modifications and progressions. It also includes full color photos and tips to overcome common mistakes, along with three 30-day yoga programs focused on de-stressing, strengthening and back pain.


napoleon-hills-gold-standard-s“Napoleon Hill’s Gold Standard: An Official Publication of the Napoleon Hill Foundation,” by Napoleon Hill
From the author of the classic book “Think and Grow Rich,” comes a collection of writings ranging form his earliest to his latest work, including essays, books and his course PMA: Science of Success. It’s broken into 52 chapters that will teach, inspire and encourage readers to take action toward their dreams and desires, and the selections were pulled together by Judith Williamson, a teacher of Hill’s principles at Purdue University. Williamson has unique access to the archives of the author’s work at the Napoleon Hill World Learning Center on campus at Perdue University.


raising-accountable-kids-s“Raising Accountable Kids: How to Be an Outstanding Parent Using the Power of Personal Accountability,” by John G. Miller and Karen G. Miller
Based on John Miller’s signature work, “QBQ: The Question Behind the Question,” this new book shares how to use this method to help parents look behind questions such as “Why don’t my kids listen?” or “When will they do what I ask?” to find better ones using QBQ, such as, “What can I do differently?” This turns the focus back to the parents, and what they can do to make a difference for themselves and their children. It provides parents with the means and inspiration to be more effective.


the-relationship-fix-s“The Relationship Fix: Dr. Jenn’s 6-Step Guide to Improving Communication, Connection & Intimacy,” by Dr. Jenn Mann
Whether you are in a great relationship and want to kick it up a notch, on the brink of divorce, or single and want to get it right in your next relationship, this book has something for you. Combining the latest research and Dr. Mann’s nearly 30 years of experience as a marriage and family therapist, she teaches how to have a deeper and more satisfying relationship, as well as how to fix one that is not working anymore. Readers will learn how to use conflicts to strengthen their relationship; how to create connection with your partner (even if it’s been years); how to change bad patterns; how to make an effective apology using the four R’s and more.

your-three-best-super-powers-s“Your 3 Best Super Powers: Meditation, Imagination and Intuition,” by Sonia Choquette
In her newest book, Sonia Choquette shares the three super powers she says we all already possess — meditation, imagination and intuition. When we use all three together, we can learn to live in tranquility and empowerment. It starts with meditation, which allows us to tap into the other two super powers, and Choquette shares simple and practical tools and techniques on how to access each one. The book also includes a digital download of guided meditations.

Elevated Existence September 2016 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 September 2016. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.

believe-ask-act“Believe, Ask, Act: Divine Steps to Raise Your Intuition, Create Change and Discover Happiness,” by MaryAnn DiMarco — Psychic medium, intuitive counselor and spiritual teacher, MaryAnn DiMarco shares her teachings for developing intuition to us to control life using three powerful steps: Believe, Ask & Act. This includes belief in a higher power, asking the right questions to our personal team of angles, guides and departed loved ones, and take action to create change. She also shares how to identify and remove the spiritual, emotional and real-world obstacles holding us back.

the-book-of-joy-small“The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World,” by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu and Douglas Carlton Abrams — Two great spiritual mentors His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, share their wisdom about living with joy, even when faced with adversity. Both have been tested with personal and national adversity, and they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal, as well as the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness and daily practices to anchor our emotional and spiritual lives.

let-your-spirit-guides-speak-small“Let Your Spirit Guides Speak: A Simple Guide for a Life of Purpose, Abundance and Joy,” by Debra Landwehr Engle — Are you ready to build a relationship with your spirit guides? Learn how to connect to them for help with everything from simple to challenging life decisions. Learn how to utilize spirit guides to fulfill your life purpose, make decisions to move forward faster, stop sabotaging and judging yourself and more.


making-friends-with-your-mind-smallMaking Friends with Your Mind,” by Pema Chodron — Bestselling author Pema Chodron help us stop fighting with our thoughts and reopen ourselves to wonder as naturally as we breathe. During the sessions in this audio, she helps the listener bring awareness to inflexible thoughts through meditations, daily practices and small changes that can impact our lives.


marrow-a-love-story“Marrow: A Love Story,” by Elizabeth Lesser — New York Times bestselling author of “Broken Open,” Elizabeth Lesser’s new memoir,” Marrow: A Love Story,” chronicles the journey of donating bone marrow when her sister needs a transplant, and the lessons learned, including acceptance, authenticity and love. The sisters delve into what Lesser calls a “soul marrow transplant,” examining family history, having difficult conversations, offering forgiveness and more. When her sister’s body is not strong enough to fight, the story evolves into how even our most difficult experiences offer opportunities for spiritual growth.


radical-beauty“Radical Beauty: How to Transform Yourself from the Inside Out,” by Deepak Chopra and Kimberly Snyder — Bestselling author Deepak Chopra teams up with Hollywood nutritionist and New York Times bestselling author of The Beauty Detox Solution, Kimberly Snyder to teach their six pillars of healthy living focused on internal and external nourishment, sleep, living naturally, avoiding excess stress and better understanding the relationship between emotions and inflammatory foods. The authors offer practical tips, tools, innovative routines and foods to help us reaching our highest potential of beauty and health, including do-it-yourself home skin care and beauty remedies and delicious recipes.


the-recovering-spender-small“The Recovering Spender: How to Live a Happy, Fulfilled, Debt-Free Life,” by Lauren Greutman — After years of struggling with too many bills and not enough money to pay for them, Lauren Guetman found herself drowning in debt until she finally faced her extreme spending habits and took action. Now she shares the strategies she developed to change her own life and bring her family budget back to black, including taking inventory of spending, decluttering finances, doing an expense audit, curbing spending and defining values.


Uncharted final.pdf“Uncharted: The Journey Through Uncertainty to Infinite Possibility,” by Colette Baron-Reid — Our September YouTube interview, Colette Baron-Reid shares how we can all learn to sail into uncharted waters, away from the familiar ways not working for us anymore, to discover the infinite potential we have access to in order to co-create the life we desire along with Sprit. She teaches us how to draw our own map of the soul for an inward journey through five interconnected realms of co-creation — Spirit, Mind, Light, Energy and Form.


the-universe-has-your-back-small“The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Your Fear to Faith,” by Gabrielle Bernstein — The New York Times bestselling author teaches readers how to transform fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life. Each story and lesson guides readers to release blocks to happiness, security and clear direction, and explain how to find strength, support, safety and joy, while unleashing the power of their true presence.


what-if-this-is-heaven-small“What if This is Heaven? How Our Cultural Myths Prevent Us from Experiencing Heaven on Earth,” by Anita Moorjani — Elevated Existence September 2016 cover story interview, and author of “Dying to Be Me,” Anita Moorjani reveals the biggest myths that are holding us back from being authentically who we are, and who we planned to be before incarnating in this life. She uses examples from her own life and others to break these common myths, including spiritual people don’t have egos and we get what we deserve in life.

Elevated Existence August 2016 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 August 2016. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.

enlightened-marriage“The Enlightened Marriage: The Five Transformative Stages of Relationships and Why the Best is Still to Come,” by Jed Diamond
For more than 40 years, Jed Diamond has been helping couple repair even the most damaged of relationships and reweave broken marriages, and in his newest book, he reveals the five stages of relationships. He believes because most of us have had hurtful experiences in past relationships, often going back to childhood, we develop an inaccurate love map that causes us to get off track when the stresses of life increase. In this book, he helps readers get through stage three, which is disillusionment, without losing love; learn while healing childhood wounds is the greatest give of love you can give and receive from your partner; recognize and address the mid-life stresses of “menopause,” irritable man syndrome and male-type depression; and more.

expectant-mom“Finding Calm for the Expectant Mom: Tools for Reducing Stress, Anxiety and Mood Swings During Your Pregnancy,” by Dr. Alice Domar and Sheila Curry Oakes
From fun quizzes and stories of women Dr. Alice Domar worked with, to information, advice and encouragement, this new book includes mind-body techniques to relieve stress, anxiety and moodiness. It offers tools for problem-solving so expectant mothers can adjust their expectations, restructure negative thought patterns, cultivate resilience, and happily anticipate becoming a mother.


learn-almost-anything-in-48-hours“How to Learn Almost Anything in 48 Hours: The Skills You Need to Work Smarter, Study Faster and Remember More,” by Tansel Ali
Three-time Australian Memory Chamption, Tansel Ali, reveals the secret to learning new skills fast, including easy-to-learn memory strategies such as mind mapping, visualization techniques and mnemonic devices. Whether studying for exams, learning a foreign language, mastering a musical instrument or improving something about yourself, he show readers how to do it quickly through practical exercises and brain training techniques.


take-charge-of-your-destiny“Take Charge of Your Destiny: How to Create the Life You Were Born to Live,” by Jim Donovan
Learn to create a compelling vision for your future, eliminate subconscious blocks in your way and create a life of abundant health, success, prosperity and joy. Jim Donovan shares how to break the illusions holding us back; how to easily uncover the resistance blocking our progress; how to create one’s own personal health team, how to attract more money into our lives easily and joyfully; how to feel better no matter what happens; and more.


thank-and-grow-rich“Thank and Grow Rich: A 30-Day Experiment in Shameless Gratitude and Unabashed Joy,” by Pam Grout
If you are ready to connect to the field of potentiality author Pam Grout talked about in her books “E-Squared” and “E-Cubed,” her newest book will help you get on the frequency of joy and gratitude to begin experiencing miracles and communication from the universe. The book offers an updates perspective on abundance, which goes beyond financial capital, and shows readers how to grow and expand their creative, social and spiritual capital and more. The 30-Day experiment offers exercises or “party games” to help raise the readers vibration and change their thinking through “thanking,” as Grout explains in the book.

Elevated Existence July 2016 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 July 2016. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.

aarp“AARP Meditations for Caregivers: Practical, Emotional and Spiritual Support for You and Your Family,” by Barry J. Jacobs Psy.D and Julia L. Mayer Psy.D — Offering a blend of emotional and spiritual motivation to maximize the gains of caregiving while minimizing the strains, this book will help helps readers view caregiving as a mission from the heart, and it includes chapters on accepting your feelings, embracing rewards, seeking support and managing stress. Also, each section offers three-part meditations for caregivers: an inspirational quote, an anecdote drawn from the authors’ personal or clinical experience, and direct psychological or hands-on advice to foster coping and life satisfaction.

four-questions“The Four Questions: For Henny Penny and Anybody with Stressful Thoughts,” by Byron Katie — In this modern retelling of “The Sky is Falling,” author and teacher Byron Katie created this book for both adults and children based on her teachings known as “The Work” — her method of self-inquiry for dealing with suffering, stress and more that she has based many best-selling books on.

messages-from-angels“Messages from Angels Coloring Book,” by Doreen Virtue — Bringing messages of comfort, support and hope from angels, this adult coloring book by bestselling author Doreen Virtue will help one connect with angels, open the subconscious mind and create a meditative space. “The word ‘angel’ means ‘messenger of God’. Angels carry messages between the Creator and the created, like Heavenly postal carriers,” says Doreen Virtue.


mesages-from-fairies“Messages from the Fairies Coloring Book,” by Doreen Virtue — Fairies bring messages of inspiration and joy, reminding us to lighten up, play and enjoy life. These beautiful images offer the opportunity to relax, enjoy life, and move into a meditative state, and be more receptive to the energy of the fairies. “Fairies are angels who reside very close to the earth so they can perform their Divine mission of protecting nature and animals. Fairies genuinely want to help you live a healthier, happier and more prosperous life,” says Virtue.

mindful-eating“The Mindfulness-Based Eating Solution: Proven Strategies to End Overeating, Satisfy Your Hunger and Savor Your Life,” by Lynn Rossy, PhD — In this book, Rossy offers an effective program to help one slow down, savor each bite and actually eat less. She teaches how to listen to the body’s intuition, uncover the psychological cause of overeating and be more mindful during mealtime. Also, according to a recent study, women in the author’s Eat for Life program reported higher levels of body appreciation and intuitive eating and lower levels of problematic eating behaviors than did the wait list comparison group.

the-one-life-were-given“The One Life We’re Given: Finding the Wisdom That Waits in Your Heart,” by Mark Nepo — The bestselling author and spiritual teacher Mark Nepo shares personal stories, questions and meditations to bring readers on a journey to know their own hearts and enliven their souls.

“As we learn when to try and when to let go, when to give our all and when to surrender and simply receive, we unfold the moments that reveal meaning and ready us for grace,” he says in the book. “This is how the heart breaks a path to our soul’s work, leading us to our authenticity, and to how we can be useful to others and the world.”

sacred-motherhood copy“Sacred Motherhood: An Inspirational Guide and Journal for Mindfully Mothering Children of All Ages,” by Anni Daulter and Niki Dewart — Written to help mothers embrace motherhood as a spiritual journey, whether at the grocery store, changing diapers, snuggling with your baby or fighting with your partner. Both a guide and a journal, it invites readers to pause momentarily to reflect and write and then return to mothering tasks with a fresh perspective, renewed vision and more. It spans 52-weeks and sheds light on a number of subjects to illuminate the sacred journey of mothering.

Elevated Existence May 2016 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 May 2016. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.


being-true“Being True: What Matters Most in Work, Life and Love,” by Tami Simon In this audiobook, the founder of SoundsTrue, Tami Simon offers essential lessons learned from 30 years of exploring spiritual wisdom. Broken into four sessions, the teachings cover being true as a process, and the five keys for living in integrity; spirituality in action, how we can apply our highest values in the workplace and in our relationships; and her most transformative encounters with spiritual teachers.

thecodeofextraordinarymind“The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms,” by Vishen Lakhiani Are you ready to break free from an ordinary life? This book explains how everything we know about the world is shaped by conditioning and habit, and most of us live based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs on a variety of topics, including money, love, work, parenting, sex, health and more. Learn the 10 Laws of an Extraordinary Life and replace the old, limiting models holding you back from a life of happiness and achievement.


themasteryofself“The Mastery of Self: A Toltec Guide to Personal Freedom,” by don Miguel Ruiz Jr. — In his newest book, don Miguel Ruiz Jr. carries on the work of his father by taking on the Toltec philosophy of the Dream of the Planet and the personal dream to explain how a person can wake up, liberate themselves from illusory beliefs and stories and live with authenticity.


the-more-of-less“The More of Less: Finding the Life You Want Under Everything You Own,” by Joshua Becker Are you ready for less cleaning, less anxiety and less stress in your life? Joshua Becker helps readers recognize the life-giving benefits of owning less; realize how the stuff we own is keeping us from pursuing our dreams; craft a personal, practical approach to decluttering your home and life; and more. Learn how to live more by owning less and understand why minimizing possessions is the best way to maximize our life.

the-sacred-six“The Sacred Six: The Simple Step-by-Step Process for Focusing Your Attention and Recovering Your Dreams,” by JB Glossinger Do you want to break free from the rat race and pursue what really matters to you? JB Glossinger did just that, exchanging corporate success for a three-hour workday and freedom to golf, write, spend time with family and guide others to realize their dreams. Now he is teaching the same simple tools he used to transform his own life including identifying the mission, values and goals and then designing an action plan with daily tasks to move forward. It includes practical exercises based on his core six principles to develop positive habits, eliminate blocks to success and making decisions from the true self rather than the ego.

the-spiritual-child“The Spiritual Child: The New Science on Parenting for Health and Lifelong Thriving,” by Lisa Miller — Psychologist Lisa Miller explains the scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality are 40 percent less likely to use and abuse substances; are 60 percent less likely to be depressed as teenagers and so much more. She translates her findings into practical advice for parents, offering concrete ways to develop and encourage their children’s well-being, along with their own.

supermind“Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer and Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation,” by Norman E. Rosenthal MD — clinical psychiatrist and New York Times bestselling author shares how Transcendental Meditation permanently alters your daily consciousness, resulting in greater productivity, emotional resilience and aptitude for success. He explores how the practice can improve one’s state of mind during the routine hours of waking life, placing one into a super-mind state of consciousness where one can perform at their peak level.

tappingsolutionteenagegirls“The Tapping Solution for Teenage Girls: How to Stop Freaking Out and Keep Being Awesome,” by Christine Wheeler — Using the Emotional Freedom Technique or Tapping, teenage girls can reduce anxiety and overwhelm, boost their confidence and alleviate stress. Girls can use it to help them with schoolwork, tests, grades, planning for college, appearance and body image, dating, breakups and more!

Elevated Existence October 2015 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 October 2015. They are listed below in alphabetical order. Click on each title to go directly to Amazon and find out more about the book.

BigMagic“Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear,” by Elizabeth Gilbert — The New York Times bestselling author takes on creativity in her newest book. Aimed at writers, artists and anyone expressing their creativity, the book is full of insights, advice and inspiration. She asks readers to embrace curiosity and let go of needless suffering, and how to tackle what we love most while letting go of needless fear.

conscious-loving“Conscious Loving Ever After: How to Create Thriving Relationships at Midlife and Beyond,” By Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks — As we get older, our love life can get better. We can have more exquisite love and more passionate sex in the second half of life than ever before. This is what Gay and Kathlyn Hendricks believe and explain how to achieve in their newest book.


crazy-sexy-juice-kris-carr“Crazy Sexy Juice: 100+ Simple Juice, Smoothie & Nut Milk Recipes to Supercharge Your Health,” by Kris Carr — New York Times bestselling author and wellness expert, Carr not only offers more than 100 recipes, but shares all her tips on created the best juice, smoothie and nut milk recipes, from how to choose the best blender and juicer to tips for selecting, storing and preparing ingredients.

giving-way-to-happiness“The Giving Way to Happiness: Stories and Science Behind the Life-Changing Power of Giving,” by Jenny Santi — The author reveals how giving to others, whether its money, expertise, time or love, helps people form all walks of life find purpose and joy. Filled with inspiring stories and cutting-edge scientific research, Santi shares how the key to happiness, which often eludes us, is helping those around us.

intentional-living“Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters,” by John C. MaxwellThe bestselling author shares how anyone can live a life that is significant with intention and action. This book will help others take the steps they need on their own personal path to a life that matters.


memories-of-heaven“Memories of Heaven: Children’s Astounding Recollections of the Time Before They Came to Earth,” by Wayne Dyer and Dee Garnes — Filled with true stories of very young children speaking out about their remembrances before they were born, this book was completed by Dr. Dyer and his co-author Dee Garnes before he passed away earlier this year.


resilience-from-the-heartResilience from the Heart: The Power to Thrive in Life’s Extremes,” by Gregg Braden This revised edition of Braden’s book “Turning Point,” combines science with today’s realities and offers strategies to help us embrace the stressful times in our lives. He explains the power of the brain-heart connection; three shifts to transform our thinking about career, lifestyle and finances; and more.

toltec-art-life-and-death“The Toltec Art of Life and Death: A Story of Discovery,” by Don Miguel Ruiz — Introducing readers to a deeper level of spiritual teaching and awareness, drawn from ancient Toltec wisdom. In 2002, Ruiz suffered a near fatal heart attack that left him in a coma for nine weeks, and the spiritual journey he took during that time forms the heart of this book.


wake-up-happy-strahan“Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life,” by Michael Strahan — A mix of stories and inspirational advice, the football player turned talk show host to help readers pursue and achiever their personal ambitions. He also shares how he gets and stays motivated to help other achieve their goals.


wild-awakening-mary-daniels“Wild Awakening: 9 Questions that Saved My Life,” by Mary Daniels — An uplifting story of how a young mother went from standing on a bridge holding her bby and ready to jump, to the discovery of nine questions that saved her life, and can help transform the lives of others.