December is truly my favorite month! I love the sights. I love the smells. Even the sounds of music and ringing bells that I’ve heard every year before don’t get old. The sense of magic I felt as a kid flutters back to life as new traditions are made and old ones are celebrated.

One of these traditions is the year review that begins as I write my holiday letter. What did I do this year and where has life taken me? What did I love, lose, and accomplish? Often I’m left amazed at everything that’s transpired in the course of twelve months! From that jumping off point I take another step and write down my goals for the year ahead. By the time I’m done I feel like I know myself a little better. I know where I’ve been, how I’ve played, and where I’ve faltered. I have a better grasp of where I want to go from there and glean new ideas in how to lay that path. Talk about empowerment!

So where have we been this year in the worlds of self help, health and healing, and spiritual development? Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we? Considering the amount of information, I’ll be brief! Click the links for more on those that leave a twinkle in your eye…

Spiritual Development & Parapsychology
The Book of Psychic Symbols by Melanie Barnum: Open to a wealth of guidance and opportunities by learning how to recognize and interpret the signs and synchronicities all around us. Includes a dictionary of more than 500 traditional symbols!
Becoming Your Best Self by Sara Wiseman: “This is the one book about intuition—so practical, grounded, accessible, exceptional—that even the most skeptical reader can’t help but take to heart.”—Raphael Cushnir
The Clairvoyant Path by Michelle DesPres: Discover how to access inner wisdom, higher dimensions of the self, and the power to change reality—all by using your innate clairvoyance and intuition.
So You Want to Be a Psychic Intuitive? by Alexandra Chauran: This encouraging, conversational, and hands-on guide can help you improve psychic abilities. Step-by-step instructions make it easy to try a variety of psychic techniques.

Inspiration and Personal growth
The Art of Bliss by Tess Whitehurst: Bring balance to every area of your life with this gentle and loving guide to beautiful living. Use the energy of bliss to transform yourself, healing your spirit and aligning with your most ideal flow.
The Good Energy Book by Tess Whitehurst: Using this holistic and easy-to-follow system, you’ll discover how to keep your energy positive and traverse any place, situation, or challenge with confidence, clarity, and grace.
365 Ways to Raise Your Frequency by Melissa Alvarez: Connect with your core spiritual self and increase your vibrational rate with 365 easy ideas quick enough to enjoy every day!

Meditation & Healing
Meditation for Your Life by Robert Butera, PhD: The benefits of meditation are boundless, but which style is right for you? This book explains the six basic forms of meditation and helps you identify which suit you best.
The Healing Power of Reiki by Raven Keyes: Author Raven Keyes tells of giving Reiki in an operating room under the supervision of Dr. Mehmet Oz, to rescue workers at Ground Zero, as well as PTSD survivors, professional athletes, trauma patients, and those suffering from emotional pain. Includes foreword by Dr. Oz.

Reincarnation & Buddhism
Living in Your Soul’s Light by Richard Webster: In 2010, popular author Richard Webster had a brush with death. Emerging from that experience, he felt compelled to study and write about the soul—the spiritual and eternal part of each of us.
Don’t Give Up Until You Do by Fred H. Meyer, MD: The Buddhist experience of realization and enlightenment is not reserved for monks on distant mountaintops. It is your birthright and can become the way you view yourself and the world.

Romance & Relationships
Great Sex Made Simple by Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson: Proving that Tantric lovemaking doesn’t have to take hours, Tantra experts Mark A. Michaels and Patricia Johnson present fifty-four straightforward, simple practices that anyone can do.

Spiritualism, Afterlife, & Bereavement
Our Children Live On by Elissa Al-Chokhachy: Eighty-two moving testimonials from parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, and caregivers demonstrate that love and life are eternal.
By Morning’s Light by Ginny Brock: Nothing could have prepared Ginny Brock for the death of her child. But after an amazing vision Ginny embarks on a journey that teaches her that our lost loved ones can remain very present in our lives.
Forever With You by Patrick Mathews: Join medium Patrick Mathews as he communicates with those who have passed over, sharing their experiences of the other side and the profound impact their continuing presence has on us.

I hope you find as much inspiration from these titles as I have! And if it’s gift ideas you’re looking for here are even more thoughts from last year’s post, Twenty Under $20: Mind-Body-Soul Gifts by Personal Taste.

That’s a wrap! And here’s a bow to top it all off.
Happy Holidays!

Written by Angela
Angela is the acquisitions editor for New Age health and healing, psychic and consciousness development, and parapsychology books at Llewellyn. She is an avid reader, practitioner, and client of her subject matter and is thrilled to focus on her passion everyday! Outside of work, Angela's interests ...