Category Archives: Musings

Practicing the Art of Containment

My tendency is to tell pretty much anyone pretty much anything, unless I think it’s going to hurt their feelings. Sometimes this is awesome because I have a TON of community support around my dreams and desires. But sometimes it bites me in the ass. Example: I’m pumped about a new creation. I haven’t finishedContinue Reading

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4 simple ways to spend less and enjoy more this holiday season.

Nothing Succeeds Like Excess The end of the year can be a time when our financial plans go out the window. We end up spending like a drunken sailor, only to wake up in the new year feeling hungover when we look at our credit card balance. I used to experience this every year. IContinue Reading

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We all just want to feel good. Here’s how.

This morning the first thing I did after making some eggs was to sit down with Mike and go to Danielle LaPorte’s new website. I wanted to see what she had created. I wanted to feel what it felt like. I wanted to celebrate this new iteration. It felt like Christmas. A few years ago DanielleContinue Reading

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Curate your heart out: on taking risks and being choosy.

When I chose to be an art history major at Brown I thought I’d be a museum curator. I loved the idea of getting to pick and choose what was featured in the galleries. The thought of having the power to choose new and different creative voices, as well as to honor classics, sounded deeplyContinue Reading

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On feeling trapped and breaking free. (In place of Financial Freedom Friday.)

I’m a professional freedom seeker. It says so right in my bio. I gave myself that title because that’s the most accurate way to describe the motivation behind almost everything I do in life. The first time I put out an episode of Financial Freedom Friday I got nervous. Oh no. Now I have toContinue Reading

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Your spending is a prayer.

Every time you swipe your card, every time you lay down the bills, every time your coins clink in the machine or you click Checkout, you are making a statement. We earn money based on the value we’ve provided in the world. When we’re operating in our highest, the value we provide in the worldContinue Reading

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The Secret To Having It All

Did you know that only 39% of the planet has access to the Internet? If you’re reading this (which I know you are) you are part of the blessed minority who can literally access any information they want, any time, any place. And you know what unlimited access and possibilities can lead to? Feeling overwhelmed,Continue Reading

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Change Your Money Story for a New Money Future

Have you ever had someone in your life who tells the same story over and over again and doesn’t remember that they’ve already told it to you? It get’s kind of boring, right? Our stories about why we are the way we are or why our life is the way it is can be theContinue Reading

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Do you really need money? Or is it something else?

Have you ever had the experience of looking at your bank account, looking at your salary, or looking at your savings and thinking: I need money! Perhaps the numbers aren’t what you’d like them to be. Maybe there’s more month than money round about the 30th or 31st. Whatever financial pickle you might have yourselfContinue Reading

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Don’t put me in that hole with that pigeon.

I have a confession to make: I’ve got this book about money coming out and I’m scared of being “the money girl” for the rest of my life. My book is called Money: A Love Story, Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You  Really Want. As my publication date gets closer (September 10,Continue Reading

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