My Latest Musings:

  • Dear Money Adventurer, Over the last year and a half of living through a global pandemic, many of us find ourselves navigating a shift in perspective, realigning our goals, or fine-tuning personal priorities. Personally, I’ve found myself pondering life and death, like so many of us probably are, and I’ve realized that I want to experience more of life right now. So, after saving up to have nice new carpets put in our home, I’m taking my family to Barcelona…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, Every single one of us is on our own one-of-a-kind money journey, tailor-made by our unique circumstances of family, upbringing, culture, and personal experience. Still, after a decade of training to become a Somatic Therapist – and over twenty years as a Financial Therapist – there are a few things that I find myself saying over and over again, to my Art of Money students, in interviews, to my family, friends, and even myself sometimes. No matter…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, The work you do, the paycheck you earn, your bank account balance – none of these has anything to do with your intrinsic worth. You are priceless beyond measure. Yet, we live in a world where most of us need to work to earn money to support ourselves, our families, and, as small business owners, our team as well. We don’t like to talk about making money, though, it feels uncomfortable, shallow, and vulnerable. Even more so…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, So often, when we think of planning for the future, we’re looking to our goals and dreams to create what comes next in our lives. But what about the future that comes after us? Do you have a plan in place to protect and provide for your loved ones after your death? For so many of us, this question is full of fear and uncertainty. We’re brought face to face with our mortality. On top of that,…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, Over here at AOM headquarters, this will be the first Fall in 9 years that I’m not in a round-the-clock launch work sprint (because I adjusted my business model a bit.) And that? Means I have extra time and energy to work directly with people in one-on-one private financial therapy sessions. (Spoiler alert: a handful of sessions are available now.) These sessions allow me to take people into the heart of the Art of Money work in the…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, What do you do when a disagreement with your sweetie about spending devolves into you shutting down while they want to hash it out? Or when a miscommunication around expectations with your business team results in terse emails and an awkward atmosphere in your small business? How do you handle a communication breakdown with a dear friend when you’re both harboring feelings of hurt and disappointment? Conflict is an inevitable part of being human. But, just like…

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