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What is Mental & Spiritual Well-Being? 

As an author and activist this subject is my passion. I emphasize this area of well-being as it is essential for our lives. Mental & Spiritual Well-Being is about working on the Mental, Spiritual and Emotional aspects of ourselves
. It is essential that we focus on these three parts to achieve well-being and harmony in our lives. When we educate ourselves and put into practice some important spiritual & mental health techniques our lives will improve dramatically. If our mind is not healthy, if our emotions are out of sync, we cannot achieve well-being. It affects us and those around us. We all need to take the time to work on our spiritual and mental well-being.

For more info about my Mind, Body, Spirit & Emotions well-being model please go to About Us

Emotional Well-Being - Many people sometimes forget about the importance of our emotional aspect. One must not forget or underemphasize the role of feelings and emotions. Emotions are the "glue" that ties us together, they bind all the other parts of our self and are an essential part of our well-being.

Utilizing positive emotions in well-being techniques are essential for success.  Belief and attitude, although mental, are also strong positive emotions. Please remember to keep this in mind when you are working on your health & well-being.

Spiritual Well-Being - For our work here, think of Spirit as your "inner essence" or "energy"...the part of you which is not body or physical. Some people get a bit uncomfortable when we talk of spirituality. Although some people practice a specific religion to help them with their spirituality, it is not required nor is it the focus of our work here. Science would define "spirit" as "energy", which is also part of a larger universal energy. This has been proven scientifically. We are simply part of a larger energy source or "spirit" connecting us all. This connection binds us to the larger world and universe.

In this modern age, many people are looking for a day-to-day practical spirituality that isn't tied to a particular religion. In essence they are seeking a way to live a deeper, more meaningful life. This is also part of spirituality. If you have a particular faith or religion or spiritual practice and this helps you that's great!  If it works use it, but it is not required to do this work. .

SUMMARY - I ask you to be open to the concepts I present and absorb some of these important ideas. My goal is not to convince you that one way is the best...this is very personal and individual based...Educate yourself. You then can chose which concepts & tools connect with your personal values and principles.

How do we get started?

How Do You Change a Bad Habit?

How to Be Here Now. The Health Benefits of Being Present.

The Power of Thought and the Law of Attraction

Notes on Visualization

The Scale of your Emotions

The Four Parts of Ourselves

Your Body and its Connection to Mind, Spirit & Emotion

A Few Positive Concepts to Live By

How to Meditate - A Quick Guide

FOURTH, check out some of my favorite books and other resources below. All of these have helped me in my personal growth & awareness.

Please feel free to Contact Me directly with your questions. I am here to help you on your journey.

Featured Books for your Mental
& Spiritual Exploration

30 Steps to Conscious Living
Simple Steps You Can Take to Help Change Yourself and the World.
by Brian Heater


The Mystic Paradigm: An Evolutionary Novel 

By Brian Heater


What would a utopian and evolved world look like? The Mystic Paradigm is a futuristic novel about positive evolutionary change in our world. Join us on this thought provoking journey into our future world.

A great practical book on how we can achieve daily mindfulness by Buddhist Monk Tich Nhat Hanh.

The Seat of the Soul describes the remarkable journey to the spirit that each of us is on. Great book by Gary Zukav


Recommended Books & Resources   





    Available in Kindle and Print editions


    The Mystic Paradigm: An Evolutionary Novel 

    By Brian Heater


    What would a utopian and evolved world look like? The Mystic Paradigm is a futuristic novel about positive evolutionary change in our world.


    Based in 2095, 60 years after a nonviolent mystic revolution that changed the world, this futuristic story explores what a utopian world would ideally be like and what challenges we still may face in a conscious and awakened society.


    Join us on this epic adventure into our future world. A thought provoking evolutionary journey where the energies of spirit and earth merge. It will leave you questioning what indeed our world could experience only decades from now.







    30 Steps to Conscious Living - Simple Steps you Can Take to Help Change Yourself and the World - By Brian Heater. An easy to understand, step-by step practical guideline to help people live a more meaningful and fulfilling life one day at a time. These steps have been formulated by some of the world's greatest minds and wisest people. Brian takes these great teachings and organizes them into 30 simple steps to help change yourself and the world around you. Available on Amazon in Electronic or Print Format












    A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose  A great inspirational book written by Eckhart Tolle. Excellent follow up to his bestseller The Power of Now. A look at the power of our ego and our focus on holding on to pain, how we can overcome this and break free to a new awakened life purpose. Practical steps and many examples of how we can do this on a day to day level. Great reading!


    Also check out Tolle's Bestseller The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment for inspiration on a great modern path to spiritual enlightenment.








    What the Bleep Do We Know!?  DVD

    This is a revolutionary movie combing science, spirituality and the power of positive thought. Fast paced with great interviews 



    Prefer a book instead?  You can also buy the book  What the Bleep Do We Know!?: Discovering the Endless Possibilities for Altering Your Everyday Reality - equally good if you like to read.









    The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success: A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams by Deepak Chopra. Deepak has so many great books, but this is one of my favorite as it offers seven great spiritual steps to success and overall happiness. Easy to read and practical, this book continues to remind me to let go and live in the present.  Very inspirational reading with steps that you can practice daily.











    Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life by Buddhist Monk Thich Nhat Hanh. A practical and simple book showing us how we can be mindful in our lives on a day to day basis. Written with lots of heart, Thich is able to remind us to slow down, be present and find peace in our daily lives. Highly recommended !



     Want another Tich Nhat Hanh book?   I recommend Being Peace .A collection of teachings on "engaged Buddhism"










    The Road Less Traveled, 25th Anniversary Edition : A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth  by M Scott Peck

    Perhaps no book in this generation has had a more profound impact on our intellectual and spiritual lives than The Road Less Traveled, with more than ten years on the New York Times bestseller list. Now, with a new Introduction by the author, written especially for this twenty-fifth anniversary paperback edition of the all-time national bestseller in its field, M. Scott Peck explains the ideas that shaped this book and that continue to influence an ever-growing audience of readers.









    The Four Agreements Toltec Wisdom Collection: 3-Book Boxed Set This three-book set by bestselling author don Miguel Ruiz offers his most widely acclaimed works.


    The Four Agreements reveal the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy. The Mastery of Love Illuminates the fear-based beliefs that undermine our relationship. The Voice of Knowledge reminds us of a profound and simple truth.













    The Seat of the Soul  

    Best Selling author Gary Zukav takes us on a brilliant and penetrating exploration of the new phase of evolution we have now entered. With lucidity and elegance, Zukav explains that we are evolving from a species that pursues power based upon the perceptions of the five senses -- external power -- into a species that pursues authentic power -- power that is based upon the perceptions and values of the spirit. The Seat of the Soul describes the remarkable journey to the spirit that each of us is on.









    Love Without Conditions (Reflections of the Christ Mind)  

    by Paul Ferrinni

    This is a great book if you have an open-mind about Christ speaking through other people. The incredible book coming from Jesus calling us to awaken to our own Christhood. Rarely has any book conveyed the teachings of the master in such a simple but profound manner. Great teachings. Get the Kindle addition of this book - Reflections of the Christ Mind








    A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles"

    The mega-bestselling spiritual guide in which Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for inner peace. Williamson reveals how we each can become a miracle worker by accepting God and by the expression of love in our daily lives. She shows us how love is a potent force, the key to inner peace, and how by practicing love we can make our own lives more fulfilling while creating a more peaceful and loving world for our children.









    Mother Mary's Teachings for the New World: Messages and Answers to Questions About Spiritual Teachings and Everyday Living  

    Based on a series of messages and responses to questions about spiritual life and everyday living, Mother Mary speaks in simple words and phrases so that her teachings can be understood by anyone, of any religion. Her teachings center around the importance of each individual having his or her own inner connection with God/Goddess. This transcends organized religion. There is no dogma in Mary's teachings, just a simple step-by-step process of "how to" find and feel this connection.








    Reinventing the Body, Resurrecting the Soul: How to Create a New You by well known author Deepak Chopra. This book explores the connection between our body and spirit, how our beliefs and attitudes can cause illness and how we can overcome this by simple changes in our lives. Very inspiring and filled with great information about the new and essential connection between science and spirituality. Great reading.









    Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing by Caroline Myss. This book focuses on energy medicine and shows how every illness corresponds to a pattern of emotional and psychological stresses, beliefs, and attitudes that have influenced corresponding area of the human body. An excellent blend of various traditions and philosophies. Inspirational and informative.










    The Field: The Quest for the Secret Force of the Universe by Lynne McTaggart. This book explores the aspects of the universal energy field, combining science and spirituality in a great way. She has researched many scientific studies that show without a doubt that we are all connected through this energy filed. Great reading with lots of  solid scientific info to back up her theory. Great book for those into scientific proof, but want it connected to something deeper spiritually.









    Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior  by David Hawkins, MD


    The book explains a logarithmic scale of consciousness in that everything and every person who has ever lived can be "calibrated" using Dr Hawkins special kinesiology pressure test. This scale starts at zero and goes to 1,000 the level of Christ, Buddha and Krishna. A book where religion and science and our modern culture meet head on. He goes on to discuss the importance of conscious energy in our thought and actions. Very fascinating book !








    Positive Energy: 10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue, Stress, and Fear into Vibrance, Strength, and Love  Are you forever rushing around, fending off chronic exhaustion? Are you desperately overcommitted, afraid to say no? Does the onslaught of violence in the news leave you drained? If so, you're the victim of a hidden energy crisis. To resolve it you need more than traditional solutions such as eating well, getting a good night’s sleep, and exercising. Here at last is the complete prescription to stop you from feeling constantly drained and enables you to live a more vibrant life.  Dr. Orloff is the pioneer behind Energy Psychiatry, a new field that addresses the subtle energetic components of health and behavior.











    The Power by the woman who brought us The Secret, Rhonda Byrne. This is an excellent book and guide on the power of positive thought, love and the law of attraction. Great simple chapters with summaries and examples of how we can overcome any obstacle and stay positive. A book that reminded me of the enormous power of our thoughts and feelings on our life and the life of others. Highly recommended!


    Also check out her original best selling book The Secret and the now famous and inspiring DVD -The Secret (Extended Edition). Both are great and very useful for mental and spiritual health.








    Ask and It Is Give: Learning to Manifest your Desires by Esther and Jerry Hicks is an inspirational spiritual book based on the law of attraction. Written as a dialogue with the collective spiritual guide named Abraham, I personally gained a lot of wisdom from this book. Written in a simple easy to understand format, it is an excellent guide on the power of our thoughts and feelings. Another highly recommended book.


    Also check out their original best selling book - The Law of Attraction: The Basics of the Teachings of Abraham for more inspirational and practical info on the law of attraction







      The Greatest Secret of All: Simple Steps to Abundance, Fulfillment, and a Life Well Lived  by Marc Allen

      The Law of Attraction — how to use the mental and physical abilities we were born with to create our dreams — is wonderful to know, but many who have discovered this “secret” still lead miserable lives. This little book clearly explains this law of manifestation but then takes it a quantum leap further, revealing how to create what is truly important in life — happiness, fulfillment, inner peace, and making the world a better place for all.














    Hands of Light: A Guide to Healing Through the Human Energy Field -  By Barbara Brennan - a trained scientist turned energy healer. This is a great book if you want to learn about the human energy field,  the effects of our aura and chakras on our health and the health of others. I use it often as a reference guide.  Great inspiring information. Highly recommended if you want to learn more about this great field and how influential it is on our lives.









    Chakra Clearing (Book & CD) When you clear away negative energy residues from fear and worry, your natural spiritual power awakens. This innate power allows you to know the future; freely communicate with the Divine, and heal yourself, others, and the planet. In Chakra Clearing, Doreen Virtue guides you through meditations and visualizations to clear your chakras, which activates your inborn healing and psychic abilities.


    Enclosed you’ll also find a meditative CD that complements the material in the book.









    Meditation for Beginners by Jack Cornfield - A great book to learn about meditation from a best-selling & trusted teacher









    The Secret of Healing: Meditations for Transformation and Higher Consciousness by Deepak Chopra & Adam Plack. Great download to help with Meditation. Free audio samples









    Chords of the Cosmos - by Deborah Van Dyke. Crystal Bowl Meditation. Helps you focus on meditation and clear chakras. Soothing and Penetrating. Highly Recommended













    Tibetan Chakra Meditations
    Very peaceful, music helps you focus on meditation.
    Free audio samples







      I hope this information was helpful. Feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions.


      To the journey!

      Brian Heater




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