My Latest Musings:

  • When I’m at a conference, at a party, or on an airplane and I meet someone new, the getting-to-know-you conversation inevitably turns to what I do for a living. My reply, “I’m a Financial Therapist,” usually makes folks pause for  a moment, cock their head to the side, and say, “Whoa, I need that – and so does my sister, or brother, my daughter, or mother, or cousin – they need that!” So, today, I’d like to talk to you…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, As a Financial Therapist, I love talking about our relationship to money. I love how simple awareness and loving acknowledgment gently unshames money stories and empowers ripples of change that transform lives. I especially love it when I have the chance to connect with other therapists to talk about money and mental health. It’s exciting to explore this intersection of financial literacy and emotional literacy, and how these tools can support mental health with colleagues who share…

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  • Dear Community, After a few years of navigating motherhood, perimenopause, and all of the changes that come with it, I finally feel myself coming out of my cocoon. And with The Art of Money now available on-demand and my time more freed up, I am ready to get back to my roots in financial therapy. That’s why I’m taking on 10 Private Financial Therapy Clients this summer. These private sessions are, quite simply, the deepest and most transformative way to…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, When it comes to building an intentional, compassionate relationship with money, each of us has to decide what that looks and feels like for ourselves. Every single person’s money journey is uniquely their own, from your soul-deep aspirations and the new chapter you’re writing in your money story, to the day-to-day decisions of when and how you choose to spend your money. And what you spend your money on. Even as you grow deeper in your relationship…

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  • Dear community, Shame is a tricky beast. It sneaks in. Unannounced and uninvited. Through cracked windows and doors you thought you’d shut. It can slip in, just when you’re celebrating. That’s when your guard is down, after all. I’ve seen it happen in our community. Just when you learn a new money skill, shame sneaks in and beats up on you because you didn’t know it before. You get all set up with your new personal tracking software. After a…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, Tuning into our bodies is a life-saving, life-giving practice. Our bodies have precious wisdom to share with us, but in a culture that teaches us to ignore those messages, how do we get back to our bodies and learn to listen to the insight that they have to share with us? In the latest installment of my Money Memoirs series, I had the opportunity to interview Kimberly Ann Johnson, a Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner, educator, and author who…

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