Life Lessons

I share a good amount of my personal money life publicly. As a Financial Therapist and creator of the year-long Art of Money program, it feels important to me to share some of my personal money stories. I want to show people that I, too, am “walking the talk” that I teach day in and day out around money. You see, there’s so much secrecy and shame around money. And as Brené Brown says, “shame cannot survive being spoken.” That’s…

December 19, 2018
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You know what gets my goat? (And not the kind of cute, cuddly goat that you’d feed graham crackers, either.) It really gets my goat, this idea that if you’re not making HUGE SWEEPING ASTONISHING CHANGES OVERNIGHT that you’re not doing enough. Maybe you haven’t heard anyone say those exact words. But this idea is there, just below the surface of our cultural conversation. Taking a gentle walk everyday isn’t enough — you’ve gotta go hardcore and pump iron 5…

November 9, 2018
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Tiny shifts add up to big change. Even if you can’t see it.

Five years ago, I hyperventilated at a car dealership. See, big-ticket purchases had always been challenging for me. Thankfully, I had tried-n-true practices I could use in the moment, to get me through that big day. When I felt myself getting overwhelmed, I went to the bathroom to do a Body Check-In. I gave myself some time and space to feel my feelings and calm down. I also realized that, in order to make this big decision (whether or not…

October 1, 2018
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