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The Feminine Heart  by Jenica Ashlie

This is truly one of my favorite books and I have since become a very good friend of the author. Jenica Ashley is an amazing sage who is on a crusade to teach women to retrieve their Feminine Hearts. Women have relinquished their Feminine Heart in the striving to become successful income earners. Reawakening one’s Divine Feminine Heart allows a woman to be truly who she is and the powerful engine for love in her world and THE world. It is through the reawakening of the Feminine Heart that we can create true peace and love globally. One key goal of Jenica’s book is to inspire “A peaceful world where children witness deep love and respect between the sexes.”  This book is chalked full of incredible wisdom. It’s divided into three sections Deep Intimacy: Satisfying our Yearning for Infinite Love, Deep Purpose, Sharing the Gifts fro Our Feminine Hearts and Deep Passion, Offering the Gift of Endless Love. Each section opens with a  beautiful peace of Jenica’s poetry addressed to “My Darling Feminine Heart” and then goes on the illuminate the subject in that chapter. The chapters conclude with Musings and Blessings, offering specific recommendations on ways to allow our authentic love to resurface. This is an inspiring and powerful book for any woman who has felt the need to sacrifice her sacred feminine side. I highly recommend it.   


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The Prospering Power of LOVE by Catherine Ponder

Ponder is one of the nation’s leading prosperity authors. She takes her place alongside Wallace D Wattles, Napoleon Hill and Florence Scovell Shinn, with her simple philosophy and message of how love can transform your business and your bank account. This slim book is filled with simple “AHA!” ideas and reminders of using Love as our vanguard as we pursue our lives and careers. I picked up many great concepts that are easily adaptable in my life from this former Unity minister, who went on to become a major figure in the manifesting movement.

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Zero Limits: The Secret Hawaiian System for Wealth, Health, Peace and More by Joe Vitale and Ihaleakala Hew Len, PhD

This is an amazing book. It brings to greater public awareness Ho’oponopono, a spiritual practice used by the ancient Hawaiian culture to manifest in concert with the Universe…four simple phrases that can have profound impact on someone’s life…either for you or someone you seek to help heal. The touchstone of this book is a Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len’s work in a mental hospital for the criminally insane and violent offenders in


. The good doctor NEVER saw or personally treated any of the patients, but using this spiritual practice healed them all –thus leading to the closure of the hospital. Vitale, in turn, used the practice to heal some of his own issues, attract wealth and far more into his own life. He relates multiple stories where this practice turned around someone’s life or attracted what they desired. I’ve adapted this practice into my life and can’t wait to see what happens when you try it!




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Soul Coaching: 28 Days to Discover Your Authentic Self by Denise Lynn

I loved this book! Recommended by a friend, I found it a wonderful manual for truly finding yourself, your peace of mind and your life purpose. It is mixed with personal anecdotes by Lynn, who is a top selling Hay House author with a story of inspiration recovering her health and life after being shot by a serial killer and left for dead by the side of road.


found her way back and has become a top sage in the self-development world, especially for women who have spent much of their lives sublimating their true and authentic selves. Soul Coaching is a four-week program dedicated to an in-depth clearing and cleansing of all aspects of life: emotional, mental, physical and spiritual. It is chocked full of practical steps that will peal away the layers until you reach your true and unfettered self.   


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Happiness, A Guide to Developing Life’s Most Important Skill by Matthieu Ricard


Here is a wonderful opportunity to understand why Buddhists are so content with their lives and what they can teach us. Matthieu Ricard is a Buddhist monk who had a promising career in cellular genetics before leaving


to study Buddhism in the


three decades ago. He is a bestselling author, translator and photographer, who is lives what he writes. He teaches that happiness is something that can be achieved with focus and intention, and what we must do to adapt our ways in a busy world to allow it to come forth. Filled with lessons and practices that are easy to apply, this book provides a clear pathway to creating the peace, joy and contentment that we all yearn to have. Furthermore, if you’ve ever wanted to have a glimpse into how a Buddhist sees the world, this is a great insight. 


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Calming Your Anxious Mind, by Jeffrey Brantley, MD

Calming Your Anxious Mind, How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Anxiety, Fear and Pain by Jeffrey Brantley MD


Drawing on techniques and perspectives from two seemingly different traditions (Western medicine and Eastern philosophy), this self-help classic offers a powerful and profound approach to overcoming anxiety, fear and panic. It reveals your own potential for presence and stillness, kindness and compassion—and the tremendous power these states give you to heal and transform your life. This step-by-step program provides the mechanism for managing the body’s anxiety and fear system; develops a healing mindfulness practice one breathe at a time and shows you how to feel safe while opening to fearful and anxious feelings. If you find yourself operating in a state of fear and anxiety much of the time, this book provides welcome relief.


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The Secret of Letting Go, by Guy Finley


How often have you obsessed over something, or felt that you were in the grip of emotions that had you in a vice? Guy Finley’s best selling book, The Secret of Letting Go is masterpiece of instruction for those who are ready and willing to let go. The book offers remedies for conquering stress, securing your emotional freedom, clearing away obstacles, living live on your own terms, releasing your inner strength, banishing fears and negativity and dropping self-defeating behaviors. I love the titles of his three major sections: Let Go and Grow Happy, Your True Nature is High and How to Defeat What’s Defeating You. This is a great handbook for anyone wanting to achieve emotional release and freedom. 

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Book Reviews

Cosmic Ordering for Beginners By Barbel Morh and Clemens Maria Mohr

If you've ever thought of the Universe as a diner where you can order whatever you want, this book is ideal! The authors have created a fun, practical entry level book that outlines the key ideas and principles that govern the cosmos, and ways of changing your subconscious to positively shape your life. Written in a lively, energetic style with plenty of fantastic hints, hips and techniques, this book also includes an exclusive free CD, where Barbel relates some great meditations to help make dreams a reality. 



You Are Enough, Always Have Been …Always Will Be  by David J. Walker

Ready for pithy little book that says a lot? Here’s a wonderful short little book with down-to-earth straight talk by a man who believes we are more important than what we do. This book offers the tools to build a foundation for a strong and long-lasting self-worth. I find it interesting men are becoming the lead spokesman on this subject including Dr. Joe Rubino, when it is purportedly women who suffer the most from self-esteem issues. But these men put the lie to that theory. Men and women both have major spiritual hang-ups in this area. Here David Walker offers short esteem building chapters, followed by “Constructive Self-Talk” recommendations. This book is perfect as a gift for a man or young man who is struggling with his self-worth, and needs a few pointers to start the rebuilding process. 


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Biology of Belief, Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles

Biology of Belief, Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles  by Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.


Lipton has been a heretic to the scientific world ever since the publication of this groundbreaking work. He demonstrated that our cells receive messages and respond to an energetic force outside of the body, and that consciousness is connected to a greater force. Lipton is scientifically demonstrating the interface between spirit and the flesh. Lipton did this by following a path of straight science, allowing him to make conclusions based on the facts before him. A cell biologist, Lipton, uncovered stunning new scientific discoveries about the biochemical effects of the brain’s functioning, showing that cells of our bodies are affected by your thoughts.  He describes the precise molecular pathways though which this occurs. Lipton is revolutionizing our understanding of the link between mind and matter, and the profound effects I has on our personal lives and collective life of humankind. This is a fascinating read, but don’t worry…it’s told in layman’s terms.



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The Power of Now


The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle


By now, you have probably heard of Eckhart Tolle, the little elfin man who did an 8-part webcast with Oprah Winfrey that drew as many as 11 million people, as he led a discussion on the chapters in his book A New Earth. As groundbreaking as that webcast was, I happen to feel that his first bestseller, The Power of Now, was a more important book. Tolle was the first of the New Age authors to devote an entire book to the concept of living in the Now, to releasing the prison of the past and the trap of the future from our consciousness. Tolle explains how living in the now, this present moment, is a life transforming act that opens the door for far greater joy and peace. He traces his experience as a homeless man, lost in misery, to a man who lives each moment in a state of equilibrium and harmony. It’s an incredibly thought provoking book and one which will open your eyes to a different way of living.   


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