My Latest Musings:

  • Dear Money Adventurer, The journey of growth is rarely a straightforward path. Sometimes it looks like a Cha Cha. You embark on a new direction, follow the rhythm with a sway of your hips, and, in the end, find yourself back where you started. Please know that it is totally normal and okay if this happens to you. We’ve all been there. In fact, I recently found myself doing the Cha Cha with the Art of Money. So, when I…

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  • 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…

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  • Hi there, Money Adventurer, Whew…a lot is going on in the world right now, eh? (Yes, I’m glaring at you, Mr. 2 year pandemic.) I don’t know about you, but I know that times like these can bring up a lot of tough emotions, and often those emotions bring up our money stuff as well. And that combo? Can turn us into a hot mess. As in, there isn’t enough dark chocolate or warm baths to help us get through…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, As you know, we’re getting close to the end of the registration period for the Art of Money 2022 program. If you’re reading this and you’re still trying to make a decision about whether or not to join us yourself, well…I have some help for you. See, the decision you’re trying to make now is a money decision: Should you spend money on improving your relationship with money? Feels like a bit of a paradox, right? If…

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  • Hello, dear money adventurer, I hope you enjoyed the series of Money Mochas! In case you haven’t sorted it out by now, the Art of Money 2022 program is now open for registration. Gentle head’s up though: the registration door closes in 4 days. So…if you’re ready to create a more heart-grounded, values-in-action, on-your-game and sleeping-like-a-peaceful-baby relationship with money in 2022 … this program could be just the thing for you. If you’re new here and don’t know what The…

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  • Dear Money Adventurer, You don’t have to do this alone. Deep breath. Let that sink in. Filing your taxes as a creative entrepreneur for the first time — you don’t have to do that all alone. Figuring out how to tackle that sweaty-palmed money talk with your sweetie — you don’t have to do that all alone. Actually healing your resistance and stuck spots around money, so you can hold your head high and fall asleep less stressed — you…

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