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 Editor’s New Spiritual and Self-Help Book Picks: September 2014

The editor’s at Elevated Existence Magazine picked their top books introduced in the past month for the spiritual and self-help category. Here are the six choices:

“The Evolving Soul: Spiritual Healing Through Past Life Exploration,” by Dr. Linda Backman
With more than 30 years of experience as a licensed psychotherapist, who has conducted hundreds of past life and between-lives hypnotherapy regression sessions, Dr. Linda Backman compiled all she’s learned over the years into a new book, “The Evolving Soul: Spiritual Healing Through Past Life Exploration.” She explains how we create a pre-birth blueprint for our lives, how our spirit guides and ascended masters influence our opportunities for growth, the life review process between lives, our soul purpose, the seven soul archetypes, soul rays, intuition and more. Using examples from regression clients, and offering questions at the end of every chapter to help the reader gain insight into their own lives, Backman gives readers a glimpse into the workings of the universe.

end-of-stress“The End of Stress: Four Steps to Rewire Your Brain,” by Don Joseph Goewey
Don Joseph Goewey, author of the book “Mystic Cool: A Proven Approach to Transcend Stress, Achieve Optimal Brain Function, and Maximize Your Creative Intelligence,” released his newest book, “The End of Stress: Four Steps to Rewire Your Brain.” After managing the department of psychiatry at Stanford Medical School, and heading an institute that pioneered an approach to catastrophic life events, Goewey became part of a research team, or “think tank” that took on the challenge of finding a process that would end work stress. The new book details this process, which was tested in a number of high-pressure corporate environments with positive results. While traditional stress management focuses on changing stress-related behaviors, the approach he teaches works to actually rewire the brain, and is built like a workshop over four weeks.

e-cubed “E-Cubed: Nine More Energy Experiments That Prove Manifesting Magic and Miracles Is Your Full Time Gig,” by Pam Grout
A follow-up to the New York Times bestseller “E-Squared,” which offered readers do-it-yourself experiments to prove thoughts can and do create our reality, author Pam Grout released her new book, “E-Cubed: Nine More Energy Experiments That Prove Manifesting Magic and Miracles Is Your Full Time Gig.” She sets out to show readers how blessings and miracles are a natural part of life and available to everyone. With new experiments and tips, Grout reveals how to keep the door to abundance open in all areas of our lives, and let the limitless universe provide for us.


laws-of-growth“The 15 invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential,” by John C. Maxwell
Passionate about self-development for over 50 years, John C. Maxwell breaks down everything he has learned about reaching one’s fullest potential. These include: The Law of the Mirror – You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself; The Law of Awareness – You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself; The Law of Modeling – It’s Hard to Improve When You Have No One But Yourself to Follow; The Law of Rubber Band – Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You are and Where You Could Be; and The Law of Contribution – Developing Yourself Enables You to Develop Others.

AdventuresoftheSoul “Adventures of the Soul: Journeys Through the Physical and Spiritual Dimensions,” by James Van Praagh
Created as a manual for anyone who has ever questioned where they come from, why they are here, and where they go after they die, psychic medium James Van Praagh’s newest book, “Adventures of the Soul,” takes readers on a journey to discover the unique design of their soul and unearth adventures as it travels between worlds. It will help to understand and recognize soul lessons an individual came back to Earth to learn, including sorrow, forgiveness, grief, compassion and joy, and will help them understand their soul in a whole new way in order to fulfill their destiny and follow the path of love.

oprah-book“What I Know for Sure,” by Oprah Winfrey
Organized by them, including joy, resilience, connection, gratitude, possibility, awe, clarity and power, this new book is a revised and updated collection of essays shared by Oprah Winfrey in her O, The Magazine, via television and more over the years — all set in a cloth-bound book with a ribbon marker. Ideally read and digested over time, readers can pick an essay a day or even week, and reflect on the inspiration and revelations shared.