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Access Your Wild Wealth

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Wealth is misunderstood. 

In fact, I have heard so many "definitions" of wealth, it's astonishing. The root of the word wealth comes from the word "weal" which is the prosperity, well-being or happiness of the whole {Let me call this out:: of the WHOLE}. And in fact, the current definition of "wealth" in our dictionary that resonates most fully with me is, "An abundance of profusion of anything. Valuable resources." 

If your current definition of wealth is focused...

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Going to the Mountain

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I went to Mt. Kiluea, to visit Pele.

I was invited to explore Pele as a goddess archetype that had something to say to me about my business by the enchanting Amy Palko. To be honest, I was less than pleased when Pele stepped forward for me. A fucking volcano goddess? Here is my raw, first impression:

"When I saw Pele last night, I felt dread. Of course I would get a goddess that is destructive - viewed as angry. Powerful to the point of her sister, the ocean, chasing her in jealous...

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Going to the Source

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It was the year my husband went to Afghanistan. 

I knew that year I was going to take time every damn day for me. To do the things that I love. And I did. I hiked, I meditated outdoors. I danced. I talked to my guides and I spent time with dear friends. I slept more and worked less. Yes, I worried about my husband, but I did everything in my power to fill my cup and keep it full to overflowing.

I spent my play time almost entirely outdoors. I hadn't spent so much time outdoors...

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Solving a Better Problem

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I was very good at solving the 'not enough' problem.

Over and over again, monthly - if not every two weeks - I found myself filled with fear and the rush that would come with scrambling around, finding money, paying bills, shuffling debt around. Then I would reward myself with mindless spending on stuff that I didn't really want or need, perpetuating the cycle when the money would run out and the credit card bill would arrive.

Fear, panic and the question, "Why does this keep happening?"...

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The Nature of Money

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"Money is just dirty paper." 

I worked in a bank in my early 20's. Believe me, when you count bills all day and your fingers turn black from the counting, stacking and wrapping of different denominations of money, that is the experience of money. Dirty paper.

But if it were just dirty paper, it wouldn't take so much of our time and attention.

What is money, really? 

Money IS dirty paper. And it's also so much more.

Money is a construct, a tool - something that we...

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The $25,000 Hole in My Budget

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$25,200.

My nine year old asked me a few weeks ago what color my hair REALLY is.

That question (as many of her questions do) shook me awake. Her question invited me into an exploration of my relationship with my own beauty and the cultural ideas of beauty that are everywhere - and the financial cost associated with chasing after a standard of beauty I can never meet.

Twenty five thousand, two hundred dollars is the rough estimate of how much I have spent on coloring my hair for the last...

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The healing power of curiosity

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The thorniest issues inspire the most powerful questions.

The very first question I asked my first coach was, "How can I possibly ask for payment to do something I love? Work that feels like a spiritual calling?"

This one question led me to answers and insights and healing that was extraordinarily powerful. Frankly, I remember it being a hard question to even ask, which was telling in and of itself. The shame I felt for even WANTING to make money doing work I loved was interesting to note.

In...

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A woman who invests

Today, I am a woman who invests.

This is an evolution, a journey for me. And it is far richer and goes much deeper than just money in an investment account (though that's pretty exciting to me, too).

It was hard for me to conceptualize investing actual dollars until I learned how to invest in other key ways.

I had to learn how to stop simply spending and learn how to start investing - in all areas of my life.

Spending vs. Investing

Spending money {time, energy, love... anything, really} is...

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Love Letters in the Dark

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For those of you who struggle today.

Be it with your business, your financial situation, or with your relationships. Maybe your whole life feels like it's falling apart. Maybe you've hit the bottom, maybe you are still in free fall. Maybe you aren't there today, but when you find yourself in the dark, today I write for you and to you.

I know it's not popular to be in this particular space - this darkness. This place of not knowing.

It's a scary place for most. I know it can be for me.

When I...

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You are "the One"

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What do you want?

When you say what you want, when you write it down, when you daydream about what you want, what's your tone? Is it one of longing and impossibility or is it one of inevitability and conviction?

Look at the landscape of your life.

The relationships you've nurtured. The education, skills and gifts you've honed over the years. The space you live in. The work that you've crafted. The lives you've touched. The experience that has carved the depth and breadth of who you are....

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