MindGourmet’s Best of 2019 Book Recommendations!

These are our favorite books of the year 2019!


Alberto Villoldo


You can grow an entirely new body

“You can either grow a new body that is a slightly older version of the one you have right now or you can grow an entirely new body that will allow you to heal differently, age differently, and even die differently,” says Alberto in our interview (link below).

Grow a New Body is a treasure chest for everyone who wants to begin to design their destiny and no longer be the product of their genetics. It educates the reader on how we can detoxify the gut-brain, switch on our longevity genes, and reset the death clock. The Grow a New Body Program provides a system that explains how to detox, reset, and rejuvenate our bodies and minds. It includes delicious recipes like The Green Goddess Juice (one of our favorites!), teaches you how to go on a vision quest, and so much more!

Alberto’s incredible healing journey taught him how to literally grow a new body and eventually led him to write this amazing book.

Listen to Nina’s conversation with Alberto: https://mindgourmet.com/interviews/alberto-villoldo/


Dr. Sue Morter


Prepare to change your life by changing your energy

The Energy Codes is a breath-taking journey into what’s possible. Dr. Sue teaches a whole new way of seeing, being, and living – living as the soulful self. “If we want to claim our true potential, we need to build the circuitry in our brains and bodies so that we can live as conscious energy beings. When we do this, we can heal every part of ourselves and begin to masterfully create a life experience of magnificence,” she explains.

With The Energy Codes, Dr. Sue Morter created a program that supports you in overcoming whatever challenges you and wakes up your inner power. It contains yoga, breathwork, meditations, and more. It helps you activate untapped energy and neurocircuitry in your body, empower your hidden potential, and become one with your true, essential self.

Reading Dr. Sue’s personal awakening story is highly inspirational and moving. It shows how much more is possible when we step out of 3D and become quantum.


Shaman Durek


Are you ready for a powerful ride? Then read Spirit Hacking!

This powerhouse of a book is written by a powerhouse of a shaman! If you want the ultimate experience, listen to the audiobook – it’s a full-on audio experience!

In Spirit Hacking, Shaman Durek, a sixth generation shaman, gives you life-changing tools which will enable you to get more and more into your own power. In this way, you can become more and more whole, light, positive, and strong and leave fear and darkness behind. One of our favorite exercises is the practice of Fire Scrying from part II of the book.

According to Durek, humanity is currently experiencing what he calls the Blackout – the age of darkness – and is in the process of transformation, both on a personal and collective level. By stepping into the light as individuals, we move the collective out of the shadows as well.

Shaman Durek’s life story is not for the faint of the heart. Learning about it makes you understand why he is considered such a fearless, powerful person who skillfully and soulfully navigates and merges the realms of the seen and unseen.


Dr. Kelly Brogan


The Surprising Path beyond Depression, Anxiety, and Fatigue to Reclaiming Your Authenticity, Vitality, and Freedom!

In a world that seems to be infected and affected by anxiety, depression, and fatigue, Dr. Kelly Brogan’s book Own Your Self is a doorway to better understanding ourselves and why we suffer the way we do. She encouragingly shows her readers the way out of a hopeless, medicated existence into a personally empowered life in which it is not only possible, but essential to own ourselves.

Dr. Kelly is a world-renowned psychiatrist who stopped prescribing pharmaceuticals many years ago. She busts the belief that our symptoms prove that we’re sick or broken and in need of medication. Own Your Self educates you about the possibility of perfect mental health and the experience of wholeness. It provides clear information on what you can do reclaim yourself and your well being.



Lee Harris


A powerful reminder that we co-create with the universe

“May Energy Speaks support you and inspire you as you embrace the destiny path that was made only for you. You have absolutely no idea where life can take you or how things can change for the better, so never stop dreaming. And when destiny calls, perhaps in an unexpected way, I implore you to listen.” – Lee Harris, from the introduction to his book Energy Speaks.

Energy Speaks is an enlightening collection of channelings. It includes topics such as: owning our own power, the art of receiving, awareness, successful and peaceful relationships, the power of women, and radical expression. Woven into the teachings are tips and tools for us to apply and practice while we journey through life.

Imagine this scene: 23-year old Lee travels on a London Underground train, ruminating about an incident he had experienced the night before. “I was thinking about a conflict I was having in my relationship at that time (…) when a voice stopped me in my tracks. ‘That’s an interesting perspective, but you’re wrong,’ the voice said.” This was the beginning of Lee’s relationship with his guides, the Z’s as he lovingly calls them. You’ll find Lee’s complete and very inspiring story in the book.


Marie Forleo

Everything is Figureoutable

You have what it takes to figure anything out!

In the introduction to Everything is Figureoutable (there aren’t many words that figure out how to contain all the vowels of the alphabet!), Marie so beautifully says: “Together, we’ll use this one simple belief, everything is figureoutable, to activate our inherent ability to transform our lives and, by doing so, instigate meaningful change around us.”

“Everything in the material world is first created on the level of thought. (…) I bet you’ve got an idea-to-reality story, too. A time where you had a mere thought about something you wanted to see, do, create, experience, or become – and you eventually did it.”

In Everything is Figureoutable Marie beautifully explains the process of creation. The book is a practical guide to figure out whatever you want to see manifested in your life. Reading it, you can hear Marie talking in your head!


Cal Newport

Digital Minimalism
Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World

Are you owning your devices or are they owning you?

As much as the digital world enhances our lives and provides opportunities unthinkable only thirty years ago, often our electronic devices own.

In the introduction to Digital Minimalism Cal explains: “It’s not that any one app or website was particularly bad when considered in isolation. As many people clarified, the issue was the overall impact of having so many different shiny baubles pulling so insistently at their intention and manipulating their mood. Their problem with this frenzied activity is less about its details than the fact that it’s increasingly beyond their control.”

To live a healthy, fulfilled life, Cal suggests cultivating a sustainable digital minimalism lifestyle. In his book, he shows us how to do a digital declutter and to cultivate a sustainable digital minimalism lifestyle.

“We cannot passively allow the wild tangle of tools, entertainments, and distractions provided by the internet age to dictate how we spend our time or how we feel. We must instead take steps to extract the good from these technologies while sidestepping what’s bad,” says Cal.


Gabrielle Bernstein

Super Attractor
Methods for Manifesting a Life Beyond Your Wildest Dreams

What you believe is what you receive

“Being a Super Attractor means that what I believe is what I receive. I can co-create the world I want to see by aligning with good-feeling emotions and directing them toward my desires. I can tap into an unlimited source of creative energy to contribute inspired ideas, offer wisdom, receive abundance, and feel free. And, best of all, I can harness this power into a force for good in the world.” In Super Attractor, Gabby shows us the essential methods for manifesting a life beyond our dreams.

Super Attractor is about remembering your power, learning how to co-create, allowing flow into your life, and enjoying the process. Really, it’s about feeling good, which is the secret sauce to manifestation.

Gabby puts it like this: “This book will offer powerful tools to help you interrupt negative energy and low-vibe thoughts so that you can redirect your life to flow toward what you desire – and most importantly, so that you can feel good, release control, and trust in the Universe.”


Ryan Holiday

Stillness is the Key
Stillness is required to become the master your life.

“It’s all but impossible to find a philosophical school or religion that does not venerate this inner peace – this stillness – as the highest good and as the key to elite performance and a happy life. And when basically all the wisdom of the ancient world agrees on something, only a fool would decline to listen.” This is how Ryan concludes the preface to Stillness Is the Key.

Stillness is required to become the master of our own lives. “It inspires new ideas. It sharpens perspective and illuminates connections. It slows the ball down so that we might hit it. It generates a vision, helps us resist the passions of the mob, makes space for gratitude and wonder. Stillness allows us to persevere. To succeed. It is the key that unlocks the insights of genius, and allows us regular folks to understand them. “

In Stillness is the Key, Ryan shows us ways to experience stillness, possess stillness, and “shine” stillness – “for a world that needs light more than ever.”


Ken Honda

Happy Money
The Japanese Art of Making Peace with Your Money

Is your money happy?

After his encounter with a mysterious Wallet Woman, Ken thinks to himself: “So much money exists in the world. There is so much money out there right now spreading happiness and love. But so much is also spreading sadness and fear.”

All money that is given and received with love, care, and friendship is Happy Money. “Money circulated in frustration, anger, sadness, and despair is Unhappy Money. (…) We are in flow of either Happy Money or Unhappy Money. Depending on which flow you choose, your life and the outcomes in your life will vary,” says Ken.

Happy Money may very well be the support you’ve been looking for to change your relationship with money into a happy one!


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