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When You Come From Wealth: How to Take Courageous Action

Dear Money Adventurer, In a world that often tells us that net worth defines self-worth, the privilege of wealth often comes at the cost of personal connection, hindering our capacity for intimacy, honesty, and vulnerability. After an unexpected inheritance at the age of 22, Iris Brilliant– already active in anti-racist and feminist organizing – found herself unable to reconcile her personal and political values with owning stocks in guns, oil, and tobacco. Navigating this space led Iris to discover her…

January 24, 2022
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Say Goodbye to 2021 + Clarify Your Vision for the New Year.

Dear Money Adventurer, Wherever this finds you – may your heart, and your cup, be full. As you dream ahead to all you want to do, be, and accomplish in the new year, I want to introduce you to a new partner-in-joy: MONEY. Money can be your ally, your playmate, your sparring partner, and your rock-steady support as you live your dreams into reality in the new year. Money will meet you where you are, revealing a depth of intimacy…

December 22, 2021
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Dear Friend, Lighting candles. Deep rest. Reflection. Family time. ‘Tis the season for seeking solace in old traditions and deep meaning. Some of these we inherit from family — and might be so old, we don’t even remember why we’re doing them. Or maybe there’s a familiar story to illuminate what might otherwise be forgotten to time. Other traditions we create for ourselves, and these are some of my favorites. Sure, ideally, we’re always bringing deep meaning and intention to…

December 7, 2021
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