My Latest Musings:

  • Some money lessons are trials by fire. This is one of those stories. As I emerged from one money initiation two years ago — being audited by the IRS — I stepped right into another: hiring a CFO (Chief Financial Officer) for the first time ever. And then? I fired him, 3 weeks later. This wasn’t a gentle, baby step by baby step kinda money learning. It was a big WHOOSH of an initiation. And it taught me a ton…

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  • Dear Friends, Over the years, I’ve shared many parts of my story that led me to get a Masters degree in Somatic Psychology. Then become a Financial Therapist. And, then create the Art of Money methodology which I have been teaching for two decades now. The highlights of my story: Danced all the emotions as a teenager in my bedroom. Asked to go to therapy as a teen but was sent to a male talk therapist. Realized talk therapy wasn’t…

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  • Dear Friends, Since the pandemic started in early March, I have been focusing most of my content on supporting folks through this time: Grief, Government Stimulus, Girlfriends and Giving.Navigating Student Loans During The COVID Crisis.Baking, Donating, Researching, Reading. Debt Triage in the Time of COVID. And, more recently: Amplifying Black Voices. Today, I want to share some of the new and exciting Art of Money projects that are happening over here. First up: I finally got an audiobook deal! Yes,…

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  • Dear Friends, Black Lives Matter. I think it’s extremely important to make this known to the world as a human, as a white passing, Jewish woman, and as a business owner. Black Lives Matter. This is where I stand. Period. While I’ve been doing some deeper work privately around understanding my own biases and white privilege for a while now, I have a long way to go and will continue to do so so. These two quotes and concepts have…

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  • Last week was a really good work week. I ended the week feeling as though I am offering solid work in current time and also planning things out for the future. I’ll share an update all things Art of Money related later this week. There are some new developments which include a new publishing contract (related to my first book), which is very exciting. I’m sure I haven’t said anything like this for a while. During this pandemic time, I…

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  • Dear Friends, Since I started my Financial Therapy work in 2001, I have been cultivating close colleague connections. There are so many different facets of the financial and psychotherapy world. Finding reliable resources and referrals is very important to me, and I’m always on the lookout. So when my go-to Consumer Debt Advocate, Gerri Detweiler was moving over to business loans after a few decades in the field, I knew I needed to find someone new for my community. You…

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