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.

Editor’s Advice: Gratitude & “The Magic” Book

Recently I accompanied a friend on a trip to the local library, and while I was waiting for her to check out, a book jumped out at me from a nearby shelf. Written by the author of the best-selling book “The Secret,” this book was called “The Magic,” and I had been meaning to review it for Elevated Existence. It was surrounded by books in all different categories, and since I know there are no accidents, I picked it up, handed it to my friend and asked, “Can you add this to the books you are taking out?”

I’ll admit, it sat in a pile on my desk for a while, and I finally picked it up because I knew it was due back soon at the library. I realized the book offered an introduction of about 20 pages, and the remainder was broken up into 28 chapters – each offering a new gratitude exercise to be done consecutively over the next 28 days. Knowing the act of gratitude immediately raises our vibration, and activates the law of attraction to bring us more of what we are grateful for – I decided to give it a try!

I even called a friend and asked if she wanted to it with me. I said, “What is there to lose. If we concentrate on gratitude consistently for 28 days, something good has to come from it.” She agreed, and told another friend, so the three of us embarked on this journey of gratitude. What we discovered is … this gratitude stuff works!!

The exercises range in topics from health and career, to money and relationships – each day applying a specific gratitude exercise in one of these areas. And it didn’t take long to start seeing results!

Within the first week, my friend did a relationship exercise where you find three pictures of people you want to improve your relationship with and find five things to be grateful about them specifically. She chose someone she was estranged from, but missed. That afternoon, out of the blue, the friend contacted her to get together!

Here are some other things we noticed in the 28 days:

  • I got unexpected checks in the mail totaling more than $500
  • My relationships improved immensely with those who I concentrated on during the practice
  • One friend got free products in the mail – a coffee maker and coffee grinder – both things she had on her list to buy, but they just showed up for free
  • One friend was concerned with how she was going to pay for a party she was giving her child, and she got a temporary job opportunity that lasted three days – just enough to pay for what she needed.

These are all exciting things, but honestly, the best part of consistently going back to gratitude is this – you begin to feel good about every area of your life. Things that would have bothered you in the past don’t seem to faze you anymore, and even when you face a disappointment, you bounce back much quicker than before. Gratitude has the ability to instantly pull you up – it lifts your vibration, your heart, your mind and your soul. To me, there is no unexpected check or free product that can even come close to that.

The three of us who started this experiment recently started round 3 of our 28 days – and we have been joined by many others through word-of-mouth. I wanted to share this with all of you loyal readers, in hopes that you might give gratitude a bigger role to play in the theater of your life. This book is certainly a way to start.

Blessings, love & gratitude,

Tammy Mastroberte
Founder, Publisher & Editorial Director
Elevated Existence Magazine
www.elevatedexistence.com