The Prosperous Heart: Creating a Life of "Enough"

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Penguin, Jan 5, 2012 - Self-Help - 240 pages
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A dynamic new creative-renewal program from the woman who has inspired millions to discover and recover their creative souls.

In The Prosperous Heart, Julia Cameron presents a ten-week program for using your creative heart and soul to lead you to prosperity in all the areas of your life. With inspiring new daily tools and strategies that follow in the footsteps of Cameron's groundbreaking The Artist's Way, this book guides readers in developing a life that is as full and as satisfying as they ever thought possible.

Drawing on her decades of experience working with artists as an expert on the creative process, Cameron shines a clear light on the path to forging a direct relationship between the passion that ignites our creative work and the more practical aspects of living our lives (for example, how one can keep a roof over their head without losing track of their soul!) In this wise volume, Cameron gives readers the courage and permission to live their lives as they create their art: purposely and fully.

 

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Review: The Prosperous Heart: Creating a Life of "Enough"

User Review  - Beatie Turned - Goodreads

I should have known better than to read a book about money by someone who's real area is creativity. I've only made it 1/5 of the way through. Doesn't seem that helpful for me. Read full review

Review: The Prosperous Heart: Creating a Life of "Enough"

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This book has come at a perfect itme in my life. I know that I will read and rebuy this book for others. Read full review

Contents

MORNING PAGES
COUNTING
WALKING
ON COUNTING
WHATS YOUR SPENDING TYPE?
DEBT
PROSPERITY ISNT ABOUT MONEY
A SLEUTHING EXERCISE
KINDNESS TO OTHERS
LISTENING
SAYING YES
FORGIVING OURSELVES
FORGIVING OTHERS
DISMANTLING NEGATIVITY
MOVING FORWARD
SLOWING DOWN

MONEY AND CREATIVITY
ANXIETY
ADDICTION
VALUES
ON LOSS
THE MAGIC NUMBER
WHAT IS ENOUGH?
THE BENEVOLENT UNIVERSE
OUR CREATIVE DREAMS
RISK
GRATITUDE
CLUTTER
AMONEY HISTORY
ANGER
OUT OF DEBT
THE INNER CIRCLE
AROUND THE DINNER TABLE
TAKING ACTION
MENTORS
ADVENTURE
NEVER ALONE
KINDNESS TO SELF
MAYBE TOMORROW
OBSESSION
IN GODS TIME
FRIENDSHIP
BEING GENEROUS
THE GENEROSITY OF THE UNIVERSE
ASKING FOR MONEY
WHEN WORK IS SCARCE
COMPETITION AND JEALOUSY
DEVICES OFF
EDUCATION
OUR MONEY IS A MAP
THE NEXT RIGHT THING
NEVER TOO LATE
TIGER LILYS ELK BONE
CREATING A PROSPERITY PLAN
VOLUNTEERISM
VALUABLE GIFTS
ASKING FOR GUIDANCE
THE PROSPEROUS HEART
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About the author (2012)

Julia Cameron has been an active artist for more than thirty years, with fifteen books (including bestsellers The Artist's Way and The Right to Write) and countless television, film, and theater scripts to her credit. Writing since the age of 18, Cameron has a long list of screenplay and teleplay credits to her name, including an episode of Miami Vice which featured Miles Davis, and Elvis and the Beauty Queen, which starred Don Johnson. She was a writer on such movies as Taxi Driver, New York, New York, and The Last Waltz. She wrote, produced, and directed the award-winning independent feature film, God's Will, which premiered at the Chicago International Film Festival, and was selected by the London Film Festival, the Munich International Film Festival, and Women in Film Festival, among others. In addition to making film, Cameron has taught film at such diverse places as Chicago Filmmakers, Northwestern University, and Columbia College.

She is an award-winning playwright, whose work has appeared on such well-known stages as the McCarter Theater at Princeton University and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts.

From the popular workshops on unlocking creativity and living from the creative center she has taught for two decades, came her book, The Artist's Way (Tarcher/Putnam), which has become an international bestseller, published in a dozen languages with worldwide sales of over one million copies. In the United States, The Artist's Way has appeared on many bestseller lists, including Publishers Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, The Denver Post, and many others.

She has taught The Artist's Way workshops to such places as The Smithsonian, The New York Times, Omega Institute, Esalen, The Open Center, Interface, Wisdom House, and many others. As a result of her workshops and book, The Artist's Way, creativity groups have formed across America, and throughout the world, from the jungles of Panama to the Outback of Australia.

Her work on the artist's soul includes The Right to Write (Tarcher/Putnam), which was published in January 1999, and appeared on such bestseller lists as The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, and The Denver Post. Other works include The Vein of Gold (Tarcher/Putnam), an amazing book of tools expressly for the healing and rehabilitation of the artist's soul in us all. This fall, Tarcher/Putnam will publish three new humor/spirituality titles, God Is No Laughing Matter, Supplies, and Dog is God Spelled Backwards.

Cameron has had an accomplished, distinguished, and extensive journalism career, and her credits include writing on the arts for The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times. At age 23, Cameron was already writing features and book criticism for The Washington Post and later covered arts as a special correspondent for The Chicago Tribune.

She wrote for Rolling Stone and New York magazines during their most influential years, and was cited in Time magazine for her Watergate coverage in Rolling Stone. Hand-picked by legendary editor Jim Bellows, she wrote an OpEd column for Vogue magazine. Cameron has been a frequent columnist and contributor for American Film magazine for more than a decade. Her newspaper and magazine articles, essays and reviews on the arts number well into the hundreds. She won the prestigious Maggie Award for Best Editorial Writing for a story in American Film magazine on the danger of the intersection of sex and violence in movies.

She is a published poet, novelist and essayist. Her essays have been collected in several anthologies, including The Rolling Stone Reader and The Dark Room (Carroll and Graf), a novel about violence and child abuse. This fall, Cameron will also release Popcorn: Hollywood Stories (Really Great Books), inspired by her days in The Business.

In addition to writing words, Cameron writes music. She has taught at the National Songwriter's Association in Nashville. After being a lyricist for others for several decades, Cameron recently began writing her own compositions. A main focus for her in the last three years has been music and sound healing, including writing Avalon, a musical based on the Arthurian legend and set in modern times.

Emma Lively is a classical violist turned musical theater writer, composer, and lyricist. She is the president of LivelyWorks, a production company, and owner of Bunny's Bakery, a custom catering business. She has served as Julia Cameron's business manager for a decade and has contributed music and lyrics to Cameron's musical works. Their first literary collaboration, "The Prosperous Heart", became an award-winning classic.

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