Conscious Money: Living, Creating, and Investing with Your Values for a Sustainable New Prosperity

Patricia Aburdene. Atria/Beyond Words, $16 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-1-58270-292-6
Aburdene (co-author, Megatrends 2000) offers enriching discourse about how people can manage their money life, personally and in society, to better reflect their spiritual values. She begins by making a strong case for cultivating personal higher consciousness and values around money. She describes this inner work as developing a "spiritual competency" that will enhance one's ability to attract abundance, which in turn defines how one uses a conscious-money outlook within the larger world. The more compelling and comprehensive element of the book follows, providing a wealth of information on companies practicing conscious business. Aburdene examines businesses such as Whole Foods, Costco, and REI to illuminate the qualities of "conscious capitalism"—how conscious money is used in the world of business. She provides a wealth of strategies and guidelines for practicing mindful spending and conscious investing, and for getting to know if a company is one you would feel good doing business with—whether as a shopper, employee, supplier, or investor. Affirmations, reflections, resources, exercises, and sound financial information and forecasting make this an engaging and practical read on the leading edge of sustainable wealth consciousness. Agent: Bill Gladstone, Waterside Productions (Sept. 25)
Reviewed on: 09/10/2012
Release date: 09/25/2012
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