cover image The Prosperous Heart: 
Creating a Life of “Enough”

The Prosperous Heart: Creating a Life of “Enough”

Julia Cameron. Tarcher, $25.95 (272p) ISBN 978-1-58542-897-7

Author and teacher of creativity for 35 years, Cameron (The Artist’s Way) has realized that the common lament of being a “starving artist” is rooted in the perception that prosperity equates with a financial bottom line. Rather, she says, prosperity is a spiritual bottom line that affects all areas of life. “The opposite of prosperity is not poverty. It is anxiety. When we are possessed of a prosperous heart, we do not act rashly out of anxiety... we respond to life rather than merely react to it. Doing so, we find our lives are filled with choices.” Decades of working with students inspired Cameron to dismantle the negativity contemporary culture encourages and design a practical 12-week program that requires only an authentic willingness to explore personal relationships with money and to cultivate the qualities that engender a prosperous heart and fulfilling life. Inspiring stories of how money affects people’s lives accompany tools, exercises, and strategies for discovering the true meaning of prosperity and abundance in this uplifting and beneficial guide. (Jan.)