The Art of Money Series

Dear Money Adventurer, I have a quick question for you: what do you do when life throws a money curve ball at you? Not a ball of money (which would be nice), but a financial challenge, one you never saw coming until it hit you by surprise in the middle of an otherwise unremarkable afternoon. No matter what your money story looks like, we all encounter unexpected money curveballs in life. Today’s Money Mocha I’ve just brewed up fresh for…

November 18, 2023
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Dear Money Adventurer, Your relationship to money is like a layer cake. (Now there’s a metaphor we can get behind, right?) There’s a big, thick, gooey emotional layer. (I’m imagining dark chocolate ganache, if you can’t tell.) Maybe there are actually several of these layers, throughout the cake. Then there’s a psychological-mental layer. That’s all of the beliefs and patterns you have about money, whether they came from you, your parents, your culture, or beyond. (Raspberry coulis, perhaps?) Money has…

November 17, 2023
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The Antidote to Money Shame

Most of us have HUGE resistance to doing money work — at least in the beginning. An elegant, successful client of mine once told me: she’d rather talk about her sex life than her bank accounts. And even when we know that we “should” work on our money — we’re still resistant. Talk to a bookkeeper? Yikes! Look at our income and spending with our honey? Run away! There’s a name for this resistance. It’s not just fear. It’s shame.…

October 20, 2023
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