My Latest Musings:

  • Dear Money Adventurer, We live in a world that romanticizes wealth and abundance, but actually talking about financial needs and goals–actually talking about money–is hardly a romantic notion. For many couples who otherwise share the same values and ideals, money is a polarizing subject, fraught with shame and blame. Why is it so hard to get on the same page about finances when you align on everything else? Because every single one of us carries our own money stories and…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, As a lifelong lover of books, bookstores have always been a happy place for me, offering a world of learning, discovery, and the starting point of many a magical journey. Growing up before the era of big box stores, it was libraries and bookmobiles that first captured my childhood imagination. When I was 18, I discovered the wonder of independent bookstores and fell in love with this world of stories, and ideas, and the sense of community…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, On the surface, running your own business is a journey of professional growth and development. It is also a profoundly personal journey of self-discovery that empowers us to understand ourselves more deeply. Along the way, we learn how to honor our gifts and strengths, to recognize our opportunities to stretch and grow, and to align our work with our deepest values. Like any personal journey, there is no one-size-fits-all template for building and nurturing a successful business.…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, Despite our best-laid plans, growth is never a straightforward journey. In life, business, and money – as in all things – there will always be ebbs and flows, triumphant victories, unexpected detours, and disappointing setbacks. In those moments of so-called failure, it is so easy to fall into patterns of shame and self-blame. To feel like you’re worth less because you didn’t get the big promotion, or the raise you worked so hard for, because your business…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, In exactly one week, I will be celebrating the sixth anniversary of my first book, “The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness,” being published. But today, in beautiful synchronicity, is the day that my second book is making its official debut. “The Art of Money Workbook: A Three-Step Plan to Transform Your Relationship with Money” hits bookstore shelves for the first time today, and I am absolutely thrilled to finally share it with you!…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, There are all kinds of tools, resources, and practices that we can use to bring more compassion and awareness to our relationship with money. But even just talking about money can bring new insights and understanding to our personal money journeys, our relationships, and our communities.  Every open, honest conversation we have about money helps break down the shame and silent taboos that our world has created around money.  So, even in the midst of all the…

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