Top 10 Inspirational Books – July 2014

TopTenLogoWelcome to this month’s Aspire Magazine Top 10 Inspiring Books list! You’ll discover inspirational and empowering books, written by women and for women, each dedicated to sharing a universal message of love, hope and self-empowerment. Through their wisdom-filled books, these visionary female authors are illuminating the path for women on the journey of healing and self-discovery. Add these transformational books to your inspired living resource library.


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Slimming Meals That Heal: Lose Weight Without Dieting, Using Anti-inflammatory Superfoods
by Julie Daniluk

Julie-Daniluk-SMTHCover120X150With her debut bestselling health book and cookbook, Meals That Heal Inflammation, nutritionist Julie Daniluk created the definitive guide to understanding inflammation and its link to chronic disease, and showed readers how to cook their way to health. With Slimming Meals That Heal, Daniluk highlights the all-important relationship between inflammation, allergies and weight gain–and brings us 125 new healthy and delicious recipes. The book includes information on cleansing the organs, the specific power of superfoods and techniques that directly reduce cravings. Julie has devised a 5-step plan on how to boost metabolism and balance hormones that lead to holistic weight balance.

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Don’t Die with Your Music Still in You: My Experience Growing Up with Spiritual Parents
by Serena Dyer with Wayne Dyer

Dyer120X150In 2001, Dr. Wayne Dyer wrote a book called 10 Secrets for Success and Inner Peace, based on the most important principles he wanted his children to live by. Serena Dyer, one of those children, has contemplated these ideas throughout her life. “Don’t die with your music still in you” has been the most important principle for Serena: to her, it means that you don’t allow yourself to live any life other than the one you were born to live.

In this book, Serena sets out to explain what it was like to grow up with spiritual parents. She touches upon all ten of her dad’s original secrets, imparting her own experiences with them and detailing how they have affected the way she approaches various situations in life.

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Bridges to Heaven: True Stories of Loved Ones on the Other Side
by Sue Frederick

BridgestoHeaven120X150Death is not the end. In fact, your loved ones who have passed are watching you, helping you, and healing you—though you may not know it. In this highly emotional book, lifelong intuitive Sue Frederick takes you through the process of connecting with the other side to: Use your intuition to understand that your loved ones are at peace; Use your own birth path number to discover what obstacles you might have on this journey and how to overcome them, and so much more. Filled with heartwarming, reassuring stories of Sue’s own experiences and those of others, Bridges to Heaven is a landmark book about grief, death, and life.

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Percolate: Let Your Best Self Filter Through
by Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino and Dr. Katie Eastman

Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino120X150Is there a voice inside of you that’s urging you to seek more meaning in life? Do you feel like you’ve been searching for something better, even if you don’t know exactly what it is? If you answered yes to either of these questions, have no fear—Percolate will teach you how to uncover your best self and thrive! In this empowering, insightful book, Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino and Dr. Katie Eastman will help you wake up to what’s possible, let your heart and mind simmer with fresh ideas to achieve your goals and enhance your well-being, and allow your spirit and passion to rise to the top like the foam on your latte.

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Soul Soothers: Mini Meditations for Busy Lives
by Cindy Griffith-Bennett

soul-soothers120X150Featuring one-page meditations that can be practiced all day—while doing the dishes, waiting at the doctor’s office, or even in the shower—this book is designed to calm those with busy lives. In addition to the easy-to-look up meditations for a myriad of circumstances, the book also includes information on the importance of meditation as well as spiritual topics such as energy, breathing, chakras, light work, vibrations, mindfulness, and intuitive listening. Whether for stress reduction or spiritual development, Soul Soothers brings peace to frenzied lives and provides the benefits of meditation without the burden of taking more time out of already overloaded schedules.

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Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way: Sustainable Success for the Creative Entrepreneur
by Jennifer Lee

BuildingBusi_cvr3.inddIf you’ve started a business, you know that the journey toward success can be both invigorating and confusing, so where can you find advice that is practical and focused but still as playful and passionate as you are? Look no further than this book, which combines solid business expertise with a right-brain perspective that inspires creativity and innovation. Jennifer Lee’s fresh, empowering approach emphasizes taking action and continually improving to achieve extraordinary long-term results.

Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way offers real-world-tested techniques that can benefit all sorts of businesses, whether you’re a sole proprietor running a coaching practice, a crafter looking to license products, a wellness professional with a team of employees, or any creative soul making a meaningful difference with your work.

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Become an Earth Angel: Advice and Wisdom for Finding Your Wings and Living in Service
by Sonja Grace

EarthAngel120X150In Become an Earth Angel: Advice and Wisdom for Finding Your Wings and Living in Service, Sonja Grace brings an entirely new perspective to the angel genre. She has been traveling and working in the angelic realm for over 30 years is dedicated to Divine love and is an Earth Angel. Our planet has moved into the fifth dimension and we are about to witness a new order of earth angels. Hundreds of thousands of people are beginning to feel a calling to their spiritual light. Yet, some feel misunderstood, different and in many cases extremely sensitive and intuitive about people and events. Sonja Grace was destined to write Become an Earth Angel: Advice and Wisdom for Finding Your Wings and Living in Service to assist those emerging souls who are searching for answers and hoping to discover their path of service and their spiritual connection to the divine.

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Paradise in Plain Sight: Lessons from a Zen Garden
by Karen Maezen Miller

Karen-Maezen120X150When Zen teacher Karen Maezen Miller and her family land in a house with a hundred-year-old Japanese garden, she uses the paradise in her backyard to glean the living wisdom of our natural world. Through her eyes, rocks convey faith, ponds preach stillness, flowers give love, and leaves express the effortless ease of letting go. The book welcomes readers into the garden for Zen lessons in fearlessness, forgiveness, presence, acceptance, and contentment. Miller gathers inspiration from the ground beneath her feet to remind us that paradise is always here and now.


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Discovering Life’s Blessings in Disguise: Guiding you from your current circumstances to the life you’re meant to live
by Amy Thoreson

life-blessings120X150Discovering Life’s Blessing in Disguise is the powerful and heart-felt story of the author’s transformational journey back to herself after experiencing years of pain, anxiety, grief and life-altering setbacks. With raw honesty and vulnerability, Amy shares her inspiring emotional and spiritual journey through some of life’s deepest heartaches including the loss of her child, her cancer diagnosis and her loss of connection to her Source. When Amy discovered the power of the Law of Attraction and began using those tools she was able to transform her heart and mind and in doing so, transformed her family.

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The Gratitude Habit: A 365 Day Journal and Workbook: A tool for creating positive feelings in your daily life
by Wendy Meg Siegel

GratitudeHabit120X150A gratitude journal and workbook that can be used in just minutes a day to help train your mind to keep things in perspective and focus on the many gifts and blessings that fill each day. The 365 journal entries are numbered so you can start recording the things you appreciate on any day of the year. If you miss one or more days, at any point, you can continue without leaving blank pages. Prompts, questions, gratitude activities and exercises are incorporated throughout the journal. The workbook aspect of this book is designed to help develop a more in-depth relationship with gratitude and to create positive feelings in your daily life.

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  • Great selection Linda! I recently purchased ‘Percolate’ and am looking forward to reading more of the titles on your list;) Joyful blessings, Tina

  • Minette Riordan

    What a fabulous collection, wish I had more time to read! Definitely going to pick up a couple of these.

  • Thank you for including Don’t Die with Your Music Still in You on your list of inspirational books. I’m honored to be in such talented company. <3