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

The Success Principles

Jack Canfield

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, a revised and updated edition of Jack Canfield’s classic bestseller with a brand new foreword and an afterword for succeeding in the digital age.
Since its publication a decade ago, Jack Canfield’s practical and inspiring guide has helped thousands of people transform themselves for success. Now, he has revised and updated his essential guidebook to reflect our changing times.
In The Success Principles, the cocreator of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, helps you get from where you are to where you want to be, teaching you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions. Filled with memorable and inspiring stories of CEO’s, world-class athletes, celebrities, and everyday people, it spells out the 64 timeless principles used by successful men and women throughout history—proven principles and strategies that can be adapted for your own life, whether you want to be the best salesperson in your company, become a leading architect, score top grades in school, lose weight, buy your dream home, make millions, or just get back in the job market.
Taken together and practiced every day, these principles will change your life beyond your wildest dreams.

The Four Gifts of Anxiety

Sherianna Boyle

Unlock anxiety's powerful gifts!
It's time to break free from the tight grip of anxiety and live the life you've always wanted. The Four Gifts of Anxiety shows you how to tap into the power of your anxiety and reveal its gifts of resiliency, hope, empathy, and purpose. Filled with exercises, meditations, and reflection prompts, this book teaches you how to access these positive attributes and the inner strengths that have been hiding behind your symptoms. Each chapter illuminates your gifts and helps you better understand your anxious feelings, so that you can take charge of any situation rather than fearing your future. By viewing your worries in this new and empowering perspective, you will find peace and be able to embrace the person you were meant to be.
Complete with real-life stories from others who transformed their outlook, The Four Gifts of Anxietyhelps you develop a healthier way of thinking, harness your inner power, and finally reclaim your life.

Living Life in Full Bloom - 120 Daily Practices to Deepen Your Passion, Creativity & Relationships

Elizabeth Murray

 Living life in full bloom means living with hope and purpose, with imagination and vision—in a way that honors the Earth, the spirit, and one another. Elizabeth Murray encourages and nurtures each person to explore four personality attributes (Gardener, Artist, Lover, and Spirit Weaver), or pathways, that create a framework for practicing mindfulness, unleashing potential, and reviving communities. As Gardeners, readers will learn to observe and grow; as Artists, they’ll discover creativity and new possibilities; as Lovers, they’ll lead with the heart and commit to things they’re passionate about; and as Spirit Weavers, they’ll create rituals and express gratitude.

Accented with Murray’s exquisite nouveau vintage photography in a beautiful gift format, 30 guided activities for each pathway help readers take small but powerful action steps to define the purposes of busy lives and help them remember who they really are. Murray also includes profiles of "bloomers," inspiring individuals who exemplify this life and are in partnership with their local communities and international organizations focused on people and causes. A step-by-step exercise on life mapping helps to identify passions, skills, and community needs and offers specific actions to serve the greater good.

Ballerina Swan

Allegra Kent

 From her pond in the city park, sophie, a swan, loves to watch the dancers in Madam Myrtle's Studio. She longs to join them, but Madam shoos her away. Then one day a much jollier teacher, Miss Willow, comes to class. Although Sopie is feathered, winged, and webbed, Miss Willow permits her to stay. When the school performs Swan Lake, the part of the swan seems perfect for Sophie--but she can only hope she'll make the cast.

Two great artists have created an inspiring character who, in spite of obstacles, pursues her passion and realizes her dream.

Dreams to Action - Trailblazers Guide

Dr. Julie Connor

Discover the tools you need to clearly articulate your dream, define your purpose, align your vision with your core values, and create attainable goals. Dr. Julie Connor shows you how to transform your dream into a rock-solid plan of action that guarantees success. ​Julie Connor, Ed.D., is a popular keynote speaker, champion motivator, goals & planning strategist, and teamwork & collaboration expert. She has guided businesses, organizations, schools, and churches in development of meaningful vision, mission, and goal-setting strategies for more than 30 years. Julie's areas of expertise include visionary leadership, teamwork, communication, and conflict resolution. Learn more at www.DrJulieConnor.com.

Invitation to Success

Dr Lisa ​christiansen

We are governed, our minds are molded through our subconscious and precocious platforms, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by others we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. We are dominated by the relatively small number of persons who understand the mental processes, frame games and social patterns of the majority. Master Of Native Coding Sequoyah (the inventor of the Cherokee syllabary) is one of the first of the native codetalkers. Lisa Christiansen is the only living bi-lingual direct descendent of NLP codetalker and is the decoder of this beautiful art of influence on the preconscious andsubconscious level. NLP strategies to supposedly get you to buy a product, give me a break. NLP with Native coding in the wrong hands, very lethal. Unlike most tribes of American Indians, the Cherokee werefortunate (or unfortunate) to have a member of the tribe who learned the white mans ways.This would be the one who was educated in the white eye schools. This man was calledSequoyah, this man is my direct descendant and the one who through the generations left methe keys to this artful mastery. Sequoyah was able to put Cherokee symbols into a form of the English alphabet. This transformed language was a great stepping stone for the Cherokee because of it's unique structure that very few can actually decipher. This new code was so advanced it allowed one man to outwit an army of 300 men with the advanced native coding as the core DNA of NLP.
 

It Was Me All Along

Andie Mitchell

All her life, Andie Mitchell had eaten lustily and mindlessly. Food was her babysitter, her best friend, her confidant, and it provided a refuge from her fractured family. But when she stepped on the scale on her twentieth birthday and it registered a shocking 268 pounds, she knew she had to change the way she thought about food and herself; that her life was at stake. 

It Was Me All Along takes Andie from working class Boston to the romantic streets of Rome, from morbidly obese to half her size, from seeking comfort in anything that came cream-filled and two-to-a-pack to finding balance in exquisite (but modest) bowls of handmade pasta. This story is about much more than a woman who loves food and abhors her body. It is about someone who made changes when her situation seemed too far gone and how she discovered balance in an off-kilter world. More than anything, though, it is the story of her finding beauty in acceptance and learning to love all parts of herself.

Gooney Bird and All Her Charms

Lois Lowry

Gooney Bird and her second-grade classmates are studying the human body. The students are in for a surprise when her uncle, Dr. Walter Oglethorpe, an anatomy professor, loans them a skeleton to help them with their research. They use it as an opportunity to teach the whole school about the human body as they label where different parts would be, such as the brain, muscles, digestive system, etc. The skeleton, on display outside the school to show the location of the respiratory system, goes missing, and Gooney Bird becomes head detective, leading her class on an investigation to solve the mystery. The youngsters are enthusiastic, outgoing, and funny. The running joke throughout the story is, "Mrs. Pidgeon's second grade finds this humerus." Readers will discover important facts about anatomy as they follow along with this remarkable class. Line drawings bring to life the unique scenarios the students create for the skeleton. A great choice for beginning chapter-book readers

Island of Shipwrecks (The Unwanteds)

Lisa McMann

A risky decision endangers both Artimé and Quill in book five of the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.”

Alex and his friends from Artimé are stranded on a newly discovered island after barely surviving a storm that destroys their ship. And it turns out they’re not alone…

Back in Quill, Aaron’s power base grows as he aligns himself with an unlikely ally. Together, the two enact a drastic, risky plan to finally conquer Artimé—a plan that could ultimately leave everyone in both Artimé and Quill in far more danger than Aaron realizes.

Meals That Heal Inflammation

Julie daniluk

 Did you know that virtually every health condition from asthma to irritable bowel syndrome is linked to inflammation? When inflammation gets out of control, the result is pain and discomfort—and it’s a phenomenon that’s on the rise. If you’re one of the millions of people who have been affected by allergies, diabetes, skin disorders, heart disease, arthritis, or any other condition ending in “-itis,” then you know firsthand what havoc inflammation can cause. In Meals That Heal Inflammation, television personality and registered holistic nutritionist Julie Daniluk shows you how to conquer these health conditions with foods that will make you feel fantastic.
     This comprehensive book is packed with meals that can assist the body’s healing process—all while treating your taste buds to new and delicious flavors. The recipes, from healing teas to balanced meals and tempting desserts, are simple to make. Whether it’s the savory cranberry quinoa salad or the sumptuous key lime pie, every recipe in this book contains foods that naturally heal inflammation.
     Extensively researched and full of reference charts, diagnostic quizzes, food comparison lists, and the latest information about the healing properties of everyday foods, Meals That Heal Inflammation is an essential addition to every kitchen.