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Self-Improvement Book Titles Popular with Local Readers

Aug 29, 2014 08:50AM ● By Linda Sechrist

Dixie Barnes, manager of the Unity of Naples metaphysical bookstore, has her finger on the pulse of her customers reading habits and rarely fails to note the most popular books that are purchased from her well-stocked shelves. Here are the latest self-improvement titles that customers are buying.

Sacred Abundance, by Robin Reiter

The author, an inspirational speaker and catalyst for personal transformation, travels around the country speaking, teaching and training thousands of individuals about awakening to the magnificence of their divinity. Her book, CD and workbook inspired a Sacred Abundance workshop at Unity of Naples. “Robin joined us for the book study group during the final week in August,” says Barnes.

Meditation for Dummies, by Stephen Bodian

This book also inspired a study group and a class scheduled from September 21 to October 19. A CD included with the book features more than 70 minutes of music and guided meditations that are keyed to topics such as tuning in to the body, transforming suffering and consulting the guru within.

What Are You Hungry For: The Chopra Solution to Permanent Weight Loss, Well-Being and Lightness of Soul, by Deepak Chopra

Chopra focuses on the huge problem of weight control in America and provides new concepts for bringing weight under effortless control by linking it to personal fulfillment in every area of life.

A Course in Weight Loss: 21 Spiritual Lessons for Surrendering Your Weight Forever, by Marianne Williamson

Williamson’s 21 spiritual lessons take readers on a deep, sacred journey. “Weight that disappears from your body but not from your soul is simply recycling outward for a while but is almost certain to return. It’s self-defeating, therefore, to struggle to drop excess weight unless you are also willing to drop the thought-forms that initially produced it and now hold it in place,” notes Williamson.

Conscious Cuisine: Healthy Recipes from Unity Inn

Although the book is free, a suggested donation helps Unity to provide prayer and practical spiritual teachings to individuals around the world. “All the chefs at Unity Village collaborated on this booklet full of healthy recipes served at Unity Inn,” says Barnes.

What God Said: The 25 Core Messages of Conversations with God That Will Change Your Life and the World by Neale Donald Walsh

Walsh’s concise text details and expands what anyone needs to know about life and how to live it. According to Walsh, should humanity begin carrying these messages forward, starting today, they can literally change the world.

Discovering Your Soul Signature: A 33-day Path to Purpose, Passion & Joy by Panache Desai

Desai, a well-known local author, offers readers the tools to change the energy that surrounds them, find the harmony that comes with self-acceptance and discover life’s purpose and boundless possibilities. Desai will be a featured speaker at Unity in February 2015.

Unity of Naples Books and Gifts, 200 Unity Way, Naples. For more information call 239-775-3009, extension 11, email [email protected] or visit

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