Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino
Discover How to Be Your Best
Top 10 Best Books - February 2015 - 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!
 

Wide Open World

John Marshall

For readers of Three Cups of Tea; Eat, Pray, Love; and Wild comes the inspiring story of an ordinary American family that embarks on an extraordinary journey. Wide-Open World follows the Marshall family as they volunteer their way around the globe, living in a monkey sanctuary in Costa Rica, teaching English in rural Thailand, and caring for orphans in India. There’s a name for this kind of endeavor—voluntourism—and it might just be the future of travel.
 
Oppressive heat, grueling bus rides, backbreaking work, and one vicious spider monkey . . .Best family vacation ever!
 
John Marshall needed a change. His twenty-year marriage was falling apart, his seventeen-year-old son was about to leave home, and his fourteen-year-old daughter was lost in cyberspace. Desperate to get out of a rut and reconnect with his family, John dreamed of a trip around the world, a chance to leave behind, if only just for a while, routines and responsibilities. He didn’t have the money for resorts or luxury tours, but he did have an idea that would make traveling the globe more affordable and more meaningful than he’d ever imagined: The family would volunteer their time and energy to others in far-flung locales. 
 
Wide-Open World is the inspiring true story of the six months that changed the Marshall family forever. Once they’d made the pivotal decision to go, John and his wife, Traca, quit their jobs, pulled their kids out of school, and embarked on a journey that would take them far off the beaten path, and far out of their comfort zones.
 
Here is the totally engaging, bluntly honest chronicle of the Marshalls’ life-altering adventure from Central America to East Asia. It was no fairy tale. The trip offered little rest, even less relaxation, and virtually no certainty of what was to come. But it did give the Marshalls something far more valuable: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to conquer personal fears, strengthen family bonds, and find their true selves by helping those in need. In the end, as John discovered, he and his family did not change the world. It was the world that changed them.

The Power of Legacy

Randy Sutton

Prepare yourself for a journey, because you're about to meet some of our nation's most successful people--and those who made them who they are. What defines a successful life? Legacy--what we leave behind; what we pass on to others. There are Heroes Among Us Who Have Become an Inspiration to Us All.Meet Bonnie Carroll, the real-life inspiration behind the film The Big Miracle who, after losing her husband in a military air crash, created an organization that has helped thousands of veterans' families traumatized by death and injury.
Meet Kevin Saunders who, against all odds, survived one of the most devastating industrial explosions in American history. Catastrophically injured, he fought his way back, becoming a world-recognized para-Olympic athlete and motivational speaker.
See how Father Joe Carroll, the Catholic Priest, dramatically improved the lives of countless homeless men, women, and children by creating the nation's most innovative facilities to rehabilitate, educate, and restore the lives of those in need.
Get to know Jacquelyn Mitchard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books and films, who has also touched lives by creating a safe and creative environment for abused women.
Learn about Sandy Heverly, whose entire family was killed and injured by a drunk driver punished only with a $100 fine, and read of her tireless crusade that changed the laws and the lives of thousands of victims.
READ INCREDIBLE STORIES OF COMPASSION, CHARITY, SHARING, LEADERSHIP, JUSTICE AND COURAGE TOLD BY SOME OF AMERICA'S MOST INSPIRING MEN AND WOMEN. THIS IS THE POWER OF LEGACY.

The Book of Afformations

Noah St. John

 AFFORMATIONS® isn’t just another book on getting what you want.
It’s a proven step-by-step guidebook to living the life of your dreams.
INSIDE THIS BOOK, YOU’LL DISCOVER . . .
4 simple steps to reach your goals faster than you ever thought possible (page 35)
How an unhappy employee went from chronic debt to a six-figure income using this method (page 94)The 5-word phrase that will attract your desires on complete autopilot (page 53)The 10 words that will help you lose 10 pounds—and keep it off! (page 88)
How to think like a millionaire in less than 5 minutes a day (page 197)AND THAT’S JUST THE BEGINNING . . .

Kissing Frogs

Lauren M Galley

 Dating can be a drag and navigating the dangerous waters of relationship building can lead you on a journey to teenage catastrophe. How can a girl successfully make it through unscathed? Well, super teenage mentor Lauren Galley has the solution. Kissing Frogs: In Search of Prince Charming is the follow up to her #1 Amazon Bestseller smash debut Steps to Success An Empowerment Guide Girls Above Society, where Lauren gives you the tips and advice you need to help you safely land on the other side and find happiness. 
Within in these twelve chapters, Lauren shares her experience in the ups and downs, highs and lows, peaks and valleys of what the average girl experiences in the game of dating and stresses the importance of loving and being yourself; letting people know the real you so that you’ll never have to live up to the expectations of someone you’re not. She outlines the quality traits that mark the difference between frogs and princes and puts you in the best position to achieve dating euphoria. 

The Emissary

Patricia Cori

In her debut novel, Patricia Cori weaves her visionary message into a page-turning fantasy adventure that speaks to the very soul of the planet. 

Within minutes of one another, three bone-chilling events take place around the globe. In Los Angeles, hundreds of blackbirds drop out of the sky, zapped to their death, mid-flight; in Maine, miles of beach are covered in tens of thousands of dead fish; in New Zealand, 150 whales and dolphins lie dead or dying on the beach. 

Jamie Hastings, a renowned psychic researcher and telepath, forges a deep soul connection with the dying whales that leads to her troubled journey at sea as a consultant for USOIL, a Texas based oil company that's drilling in the most pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest, looking for oil--or so it seems. A bizarre unfolding of events aboard ship sparks the unraveling of a truly evil plan of a secret government that is intent upon silencing the music of the oceans and destroying all life on the planet. 

As impossible as it is to imagine anything as sinister as the shadow Jamie faces in her mission to save the earth from the doomsday weapon bearing down on the world, the fact is that it is actually happening, at this very moment, while most of the world is asleep--or simply unaware.

One woman has been chosen to be the voice, against the forces of evil, of the cherished creatures of the sea. She is the emissary. 

The question is: Is there still time for her to stop it?

Stop Talking Start Communicating

Geoffrey tumlin

PLAY DUMB. BE BORING.
DON'T SOLVE PROBLEMS.
AND ABOVE ALL, DON'T BE YOURSELF.
Not exactly what you'd expect to hear from a communication expert, but these counterintuitive strategies are precisely what we need to interact productively and meaningfully in today's digital world. Our overreliance on quick, cheap, and easy means of "staying connected" is eroding our communication skills. Speed steamrolls thoughtfulness; self-expression trumps restraint. Errors and misunderstandings increase. And our relationships suffer.
With startling insights and a dash of humor, Stop Talking, Start Communicating combines scientific research with real-world strategies to deliver a proven approach to more effective communication.

The Beauty Blueprint

Michelle Phillips

Have you lost touch with the woman you want to be? When you look in the mirror, do you see your authentic self?
     Perhaps the pursuit of success and physical beauty hasn’t produced the rewards you’ve yearned for. In your 20s and 30s, you may have been caught up in your “getting years”—focused on getting a career, a husband, a home, and children. After years of sacrifice and goal-oriented living, you may realize that although you might have wanted everything you have . . . you don’t have everything you want. Perhaps you’ve put your dreams aside and have lost touch with what makes you uniquely gorgeous.


     Are you ready to finally create your ultimate life and look? You don’t need a makeover . . . you need a transformation!


     The Beauty Blueprint is a powerful and practical guide that will help you rediscover who you are from the inside out and reclaim the essence of what makes you beautiful. It’s not just about changing your wardrobe, your hair, or your cosmetics; it’s about embracing your true beauty and living authentically. Celebrity makeup artist and life coach Michelle Phillips reveals why looking good is merely a by-product of feeling great . . . and shows you how to do just that!

You Can Heal Your Heart

Louise Hay and David Kessler

In You Can Heal Your Heart, self-help luminary Louise Hay and renowned grief and loss expert David Kessler, the protégé of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, have come together to start a conversation on healing grief.
This remarkable book discusses the emotions that occur when a relationship leaves you brokenhearted, a marriage ends in divorce, or a loved one dies. It will also foster awareness and compassion, providing you with the courage to face many other types of losses and challenges, such as saying good-bye to a beloved pet, losing your job, coming to terms with a life-threatening illness or disease, and much more. With a perfect blend of Louise's teachings and affirmations on personal growth and transformation and David's many years of working with those in grief, this empowering book will inspire an extraordinary new way of thinking, bringing hope and fresh insights into your life and even your current and future relationships. You will not only learn how to help heal your grief, but you will also discover that, yes, you can heal your heart.

The Fifth Agreement

Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz

In this long-awaited sequel to The Four Agreements, don Miguel Ruiz collaborates with his son, don Jose Ruiz, to offer another powerful agreement for transforming our lives. The fifth agreement encourages us to see the truth, to recover our authenticity, and to change the message we deliver not only to ourselves, but to everyone around us. The Four Agreements provides the foundation for breaking thousands of agreements that create needless suffering and with The Fifth Agreement you recover all the power of your authenticity, which is who you really are when you are born.

Restorative Yoga

Gail Boorstein Grossman 

 Restorative yoga poses for healing your mind and body!
Written by instructor Gail Boorstein Grossman, E-RYT 500, CYKT, and published in partnership withYoga Journal, Restorative Yoga for Life teaches you how to practice restorative yoga--a form of yoga that focuses on physical and mental relaxation through poses aided by props. It's a gentle yet empowering style that helps you de-stress and re-energize. While restorative yoga is beneficial for your entire body, Gail also shows you how to treat more than twenty ailments, such as headaches, digestive issues, and anxiety, through specific yoga poses and sequences. Guided by step-by-step instructions and beautiful photographs, you will gently ease your way into inner calm and better health with powerful yoga sequences.
Whether you're having trouble sleeping, suffering from backaches, or just want to unwind after a busy day, you will find balance throughout your body, soul, and mind with Restorative Yoga for Life.