A Recipe for More: Ingredients for a Life of Abundance and Ease

Amistad: HarperCollins. May 2023. 240p. ISBN 9780063098763. $27.99. SELF-HELP
What does it mean to live with abundance? To resist complacency and aspire to daily life that’s more than just “fine?” Cofounder and designer of Apogeo Collective and debut author Elise offers a fierce and passionate guide, exploring this easier-said-than-done concept. So, what exactly are the ingredients needed for a life of more? From letting go of busyness and the “myth of productivity,” to investing in pleasure, joy, and play, to questioning everything and reclaiming your agency, Elise explores a myriad of themes while highlighting the words of numerous contributing writers. As a Black, Indigenous, queer person, Elise brings her own knowledge and experience into play, centering her work and words on being queer and BIPOC, but her insights are beneficial for all. The abundance in this book is rooted in authenticity and intention, with Elise exploring how reveling in personal satisfaction and choosing one’s path are necessary to living a full and authentic life.
VERDICT With a diverse slate of contributors and Elise’s strong, guiding voice, this book provides the tools and the ingredients that everyone can use to live a richer, truer, and more abundant life.
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