The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2003 - Business & Economics - 305 pages
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This compelling and fundamentally liberating book shows us that examining our attitudes toward money--earning it, spending it, and giving it away--can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity. Through personal stories and practical advice, global activist Lynne Twist demonstrates how we can replace feelings of scarcity, guilt, and burden with experiences of sufficiency, freedom, and purpose. Twist takes an honest and critical look at the extraordinary power that money wields over our lives and its profound and often destructive influence on our self-image and relationships. In a consumer society that glorifies the pitch, the sale, and the insatiable appetite for more as a measure of self-worth, ?The Soul of Money? asks us to step back, to examine our relationship with money, to assess our connection with core human values, and to change this relationship and, in so doing, to transform our lives.
  

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Review: The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life

User Review  - Liz Stiverson - Goodreads

Everything I'm about to say sounds a little hippy-dippy - I think that's because this book calls on readers to carefully examine beliefs and the power of conception, and to prioritize core values like ... Read full review

Review: The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life

User Review  - Michelle Murrain - Goodreads

It's a collection of interesting stories from the author's life around attitudes and perspectives around money, and how our culture has been focused on scarcity and not sufficiency. I'd recommend it ... Read full review

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Contents

Money and Me Money and Us
3
Into India Heart of Hunger Soul of Money
21
Scarcity The Great Lie
43
Sufficiency The Surprising Truth
67
Money Is like Water
97
What You Appreciate Appreciates
120
Collaboration Creates Prosperity
144
Change the Dream
173
Taking a Stand
184
The Power of Conversation
205
Creating a Legacy of Enough
225
The Turning Tide
244
Resources
259
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About the author (2003)

Lynne Twist is a veteran global activist and fund-raiser living in San Francisco.

Teresa Barker is a journalist, consulting editor, and author. She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon.

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