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 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.
“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 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.
“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.
“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 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: 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.