By Kayla Hancock
Emotional Rescue: How to Work with Your Emotions to Transform Hurt and Confusion into Energy That Empowers You by Dzogchen Ponlop (TarcherPerigee, $15.00, Paperback)
Did you know that our emotions can actually be used to help us create better lives? Ponlop explains that the more awareness we have of our emotions, the less control they have over our lives. He shares his three step Emotional Rescue Plan, involving key concepts such as creating a Mindful Gap between you and your emotions, Clear Seeing and recognizing the bigger picture, and Letting Go.
Love Lost, Love Found: A Woman’s Guide to Letting Go of the Past and Finding New Love by Tatiana Jerome (New World Library, $15.95, Paperback)
After having a negative experience separating from one of her partners, Tatiana Jerome sought out help and advice from other women. She began connecting with others through social media, creating her own blog that many women visited for support. In this book, Jerome guides women through letting go of the past, and making self-care a priority. Focusing on our own growth and spirituality, she explains, is the surest way to live our lives to their fullest potential, and also the surest way to attract love into your life.
The Humming Effect: Sound Healing for Health and Happiness by Jonathan Goldman, and Andi Goldman (Healing Arts Press, $14.95, Paperback)
The benefits of humming are endless; it can improve your sleep, increase lymphatic circulation, create new neural pathways in the brain, increase melatonin, reduce stress, lower blood pressure levels, and increase the production of oxytocin. As if this wasn’t enough to convince you, the Goldman’s also explore the science of humming, and how it can help those with Alzheimer’s. They provide different levels of breathing and humming practices, and even provide audio examples online.
Peter, The Popes, and Mary: Whatever Happened to Jesus? by Paul I. Johnson, Ph.D. (Redemption Press, $13.99, Paperback)
Is Roman Catholicism really Christianity? Dr. Johnson begs the question. He explains how the Bible contradicts some key structures of the Christian religious system. He also explores how Catholic leaders have warped history over time.
Gratitude Works: Open Your Heart to Love by Katherine Scherer and Eileen Bodoh (K & E Innovations LLP, $11.97, Paperback)
To open this book is to open one’s heart to feeling more gratitude. Each page contains a gratitude intention full of light and love. The messages remind us of who we are, and help us to more fully experience the gifts in our lives.
Reclaiming Your Body: Healing from Trauma and Awakening to Your Body’s Wisdom by Suzanne Scurlock-Durana (New World Library, $16.95, Paperback)
Our bodies hold so much emotion, wisdom, and even trauma. Unfortunately, many of us have become disconnected from our bodies, and disabled from connecting with the helpful messages they are constantly sending to us. Scurlock-Durana helps readers to reconnect with their bodies, and explains each of the main “wisdom areas” of the body, including the heart, pelvis, bones, brain, and more. She reminds readers that our bodies are always on our side, forever sending us signals to pave the way for healthy, happy lives.
Kayla Hancock is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Reiki Practitioner, and certified Deeksha giver.