Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino
Discover How to Be Your Best
Top 10 Best Books - December 2014 - Best Ever You
Welcome to this month’s Best Ever You Top 10 Best Books list! Each book listed receives our Best Ever You Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence. You’ll find all sorts of books on our lists, written by various authors. We hope you add them to your library!

Hello, I am so glad you are here with me at Best Ever You Books! Congratulations to this month's Best Ever You Top Books! I've been awarding our Blue Ribbon to books since 2009 and have helped promote authors and create numerous best-sellers. I am an award-winning and best-selling, Hay House author of Percolate - Let Your Best Self Filter Through.  I've written three books.  Two have been self-published and one traditionally published.   I've helped a number of authors with their books and platform. I love to promote authors and their books and would love to work with you.  Each month I select ten books to receive our Best Ever You Blue Ribbon Award for Excellence. I hope you enjoy these books and recommend them to others!

Please note: No authors or anyone associated paid me or compensated me to be on this list.

What Motivates Me - Put Your Passions to Work

Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton

What Motivates Me will help readers align the work they do every day, for the rest of their lives, with what truly motivates them. It also includes a code to the Motivators Assessment. This is not a personality test, but a scientifically valid assessment that digs straight to the core of what motivates you at work. The book also features a set of thought-provoking exercises to help readers sculpt their jobs with 60 powerful strategies.
After analyzing the results of 850,000 interviews, the authors sought to discover why so many people are not as engaged and energized as they could be at work. They found those who are happiest and most successful are engaged in work that aligns with what motivates them. What Motivates Me offers an extensively tested method to help readers identify their core motivators and figure out the disconnects between their passions and their current work, and guides all those searching for joy and engagement by asking the important questions - “What motivates me?” and “What can I do about it?”

Forgive to Win!  End Self Sabotage. Get Everything You Want

Dr. Walter Jacobson

 Most of us don't get what we want in our lives because we sabotage ourselves: We procrastinate. We resist. We don't follow through. We don't do the things that we know are in our best interests. The end result is a life of unfulfillment and disappointment. It doesn't have to be that way. 
When we eliminate the guilt, shame, and self-loathing deeply-embedded in our unconscious mind which generate our self-destructive, self-defeating behaviors, our world changes for the better: We start attracting people and circumstances that cooperate with our goals and propel us towards the manifestation of all our hopes and dreams. 
The way to eliminate our guilt, shame, and self-loathing is to esteem ourselves and forgive ourselves. The way to esteem ourselves and forgive ourselves is to esteem and forgive others. Forgive To Win!'s Forgiveness Diet is a structured program that teaches us how to do this. It's not complicated. And it works! 
By consistently practicing a daily regimen of thoughts, actions and exercises devoted to accepting, forgiving and being of service to others, our self-esteem increases, our self-sabotaging behaviors decrease, and we experience greater opportunities and more positive outcomes in all realms of our lives.
With the Forgiveness Diet you can:
Be successful in your career.Generate wealth & prosperity.Be successful in your relationships.Generate love & harmony.Increase self-confidence.Eliminate fear & worry.Be happy & healthy.Lose weight & get in shape.Live long & live well.

Giraffes Can't Dance

Giles Andreae

 Giraffes Can't Dance is a touching tale of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it's harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.
With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping illustrations, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness.

Soul Contracts - Find Harmony and Unlock Your Brilliance

Danielle MacKinnon

Stop worrying and start living. This entirely new approach to life helps you recognize and release hidden barriers in your soul that are blocking the way to true happiness and success.
How many times have you wondered why, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t keep a relationship? Can’t stay healthy? Can’t make enough money? Can’t find happiness?
Have you ever stopped to think—perhaps there is some other force at work?
In Soul Contracts, intuitive coach and consultant Danielle MacKinnon helps you recognize and release the energetic barriers lodged deep in your soul, called soul contracts. Born out of despair, fear, pain, or anger, a soul contract is an unconscious promise that you’ve made with yourself in the past that is now hindering your ability to move forward in life. Through a five-step process, you can identify, master, and release these hidden blocks, and thus unlock your greatest potential.
Don’t let anything stand in the way of living the life you deserve. Soul Contracts can help you eliminate these barriers and start living a brilliant, happy, and prosperous life.

The Adrenal Reset Diet

Alan Christianson, NMD

Why are people gaining weight faster than ever before?  The idea that people simply eat too much is no longer supported by science.  The emerging idea is that weight gain is a survival response.  Our bodies are under attack from all directions—an overabundance of processed food, a polluted world, and the pressures of daily life all take their toll.  These attacks hit a little known but very important set of glands, the adrenals, particularly hard. 
   One of their many jobs is to maintain a normal cortisol rhythm (cortisol is a hormone associated with both stress and fat storage).  When this rhythm is off, we can become overwhelmed more quickly, fatigued, gain weight, and eventually, develop even more severe health issues such as heart disease or diabetes. Unsuspecting dieters cause more harm than good by reducing the number of calories or carbohydrates they consume, which can disrupt cortisol production and cause weight gain.  
   In The Adrenal Reset Diet, Dr. Alan Christianson provides a pioneering plan for optimal function of these small but powerful organs. His patient-tested weight-loss program is the culmination of decades of clinical experience and over 75,000 patient-care visits. In a study at his clinic, participants on the Adrenal Reset Diet reset their cortisol levels by over 50% while losing an average of over 2 inches off their waists and 9 pounds of weight in 30 days.  What can you expect? 

   • Learn whether your adrenals are Stressed, Wired and Tired, or Crashed and which adrenal tonics, exercises, and foods are best for you 
   • The clinically proven shakes, juices, and other delicious recipes, to use for your Reset 
   • New ways to turn off the triggers of weight gain with carbohydrate cycling, circadian repair, and simple breathing exercises 
   • An easy 7-day ARD eating plan to move your and your adrenals from Surviving to Thriving 

Make Your Own Rules Diet

Tara Stiles

In Make Your Own Rules Diet, Tara Stiles introduces readers to easy and fun ways to bring yoga, meditation, and healthy food into their lives. As the designer and face of Reebok’s first yoga lifestyle line, author of Yoga Cures and Slim, Calm, Sexy Yoga, and the founder of Strala—the movement-based system that ignites freedom, known for its laid-back and unpretentious vibe—Tara has long been a proponent of creating a tension-free healthy life by tapping into the unique needs of her clients. In this new book, she teaches readers how to apply this inward-looking philosophy to themselves. When people understand what they need for true well-being, they can make their own rules—rules that will help them become their best selves. In her rulebook, it’s no pain, much gain. In fact, Tara stresses the importance of practicing with ease—leaving the discomfort and tension behind—because what you practice is what you manifest. Readers will not only learn to create their own rules but also to understand when something isn’t working anymore, so they can update their rules as circumstances change.Her approach takes readers from the kitchen, to the mat, to the cushion, in an effort to help them get to know themselves. After leading them through some basic guidelines about how to write their rulebooks, Tara lays out tips, techniques, and practices, including:·         A step-by-step goal setting process so readers can figure out where they want to focus·         Six yoga routines specifically designed to up energy levels, curb cravings, drop pounds, and enhance peace·         Eight breathing and meditation practices to soothe the soul·         50 simple, delicious, plant-based recipes that can be made in minutes·         A 7-day kick-start program and a 30-day transformation plan to launch readers on their healthy, happy, radiant pathSo join Tara today as she opens readers’ eyes to a new way of living well that anyone can do—no matter where they are now.

How to Roll Like Chris P Bacon

Len Lucero and Kristina Tracy

This is the second book in a three book series of children’s books featuring Chris P. Bacon—the little pig that’s been inspiring oodles of people. This story will pick up for the first one left off. Here’s a quick bio of dear friend:
Chris P. Bacon is one lucky pig. Born with malformed hind legs, he was taken to a vet with the request that he be euthanized. The veterinarian, Len Lucero, took one look at the little guy who appeared happy and healthy and vowed to keep him. Chris went home with Dr. Len and within a matter of weeks became an internet sensation and media darling. He’s been on numerous television shows includingAnderson Live, ABC Action News, and the Today show. He’s also been featured on the Discovery Channel (Canada). But even more important, he’s won thousands of hearts—he has nearly 80,000 fans on Facebook, a dedicated fan club, many popular videos on YouTube, and even a specially designed T-shirt, which can be ordered on his website (www.chrispbacon.org). Chris P. Bacon’s joyful demeanor and excitement for life have inspired people all over the world to view their lives in a new way.

SKYFIRE

Tom Prior

On the brink of a world war and nuclear crisis, Jack Singe must accept his calling. The catastrophic goal of the Federation seems inevitable as they become the largest empire in history. Jack's life is broken, but he must save the world before it is shattered as well. Chances of success of slim, and fighting seems futile, but Jack controls the greatest weapon in the world. Join Jack as he embarks on a journey to find his family, forge friendships, and create waves of change in the dark, murky waters of humanity.

Live Like a Fruit Fly: The Secret You Already Know

Gabe Berman

"In Live Like a Fruit Fly, Gabe Berman shares his recipe for living a more joyful, worthwhile, and abundant life in every way. A witty, entertaining, and insightful read." —Deepak Chopra, Author, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LIVE LIKE A FRUIT FLY?
Fruit flies are born, begin attending to their fruit-fly agendas almost immediately, then succumb to old age before witnessing a single change of season. Likewise, we live and die in the virtual blink of an eye. Unfortunately, we often ignore our own mortality and simply coast through our days without ever checking out the bowl of fruit on the other side of the kitchen. The life we hoped for can wait for another day, we think. But another day often slips through our grasp, and we learn that we can't wait another day . . . that if we are to live consciously, we must learn to live like a fruit fly, not tomorrow but at this very moment, the one we are experiencing now. We are responsible for creating our own destiny. Our gut, our instincts--the GPS we're all born with--will never lead us astray if we trust it. Silver linings--more fruit to feast on--will always be within reach if only we're willing to explore. 

Live Like a Fruit Fly is a call to action. Through anecdotes, insightful musings, candid stories, and hopeful messages, it emphasizes the importance of following your passions as well as being grateful through Active Appreciation (the gentle but concentrated art of meditating on 'thank you' for everything that has happened, is happening, and is about to happen) with just enough quirkiness to stand apart from the crowd.

Gingerbread Baby

Jan brett

Remember how the Gingerbread Boy is eaten by the fox? Well, not this Gingerbread Baby in a delicious twist to a favorite old tale.
It all begins when Matti opens the oven too soon and out jumps a cheeky little Gingerbread Bay. He leads Matti's mother and father, the dog and the cat. And a whole colorful cast of characters on a rollicking chase through the village and into the forest, staying just out of reach, daring them to catch him along the way.
But Matti's not with them. He's at home in the borders making what turns out to be a gingerbread house into which the Gingerbread Baby runs. Only Matti knows he is safely inside. And readers will too when they look under the lift-the-flap gingerbread house at the end of the story, and there he is!