Category Archives: Money & Spirituality

I watched a program on PBS the other night about the Buddha’s death. Even in his last words he encouraged his disciples to seek the light within themselves rather than mourn him, their teacher. The Buddha attained enlightenment; he was “The one … Continue reading

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Money Guilt

I am currently working my way through Dr. David Krueger’s “New Money Story” coaching program. It deals with the stories we believe and continue to tell ourselves about money, most of which are dysfunctional. Sometimes that story goes something like … Continue reading

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There’s a Fine Line Between Being Resourceful & Being a Hoarder

I was raised with the values of resourcefulness and frugality; we didn’t throw away most things. Everything served another purpose; be that in the compost, the recycle bin, or made into something else useful. Some have called this “Polish packrat … Continue reading

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Farming, Genetically Modified Seeds, Morning TV News and Getting More Twitter Followers

You may wonder what on earth I’m thinking combining these topics, and you’d be right to wonder. I’ve been troubled lately by the obsession over MORE.  I’m not going up against the collection of more stuff, but the desire for … Continue reading

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Financial Anorexia

You surely have heard the phrase, “You can never be too rich or too thin.” I frequently refer to money in food terms (I.e. diversification is like having a balanced diet) and this morning, while thinking about the power of … Continue reading

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Money “Mise en Place”

If you’ve ever watched a cooking show, you may have noticed that the cook has his or her ingredients all measured out (usually with the seasonings in adorable mini ramekins) and within reach. Some of you will recognize this preparedness … Continue reading

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Fighting Discouragement

I’m having trouble getting my book into the hands of those people who would benefit from reading it. As a small, unknown author, it’s hard to convince book stores and distributors that they’d be making a wise investment by offering my … Continue reading

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