Consider Joy

When it comes to making money, creatives hold a cultural belief that it’s all or nothing. They are either starving artists in a garret and hole-y gloves or they are sell-outs making pop cultural roadkill. This all-or-nothing thinking might ring a bell from another challenging aspect of human existence: exercise. You are either running 15Continue reading “Consider Joy”

Money is not the problem

How often have you caught yourself saying, ‘if I only had the money’? It’s a refrain that plays out in our conversations (and in our brains) like an earworm. And it plays so often that it becomes white noise in the background. We use this downbeat as the soundtrack of our lives, a syncopation thatContinue reading “Money is not the problem”

Sometimes a DOLLAR is just a DOLLAR

Imagine you walk into your neighborhood dollar store.   My beloved go-to for movie candy and art supplies, FYI. You walk into your local George Washington General Store and you select the shiny object of your inexpensive dreams, a tinsel tiara, say, a bouncing balloon ball, or what have you. When you head up with yourContinue reading “Sometimes a DOLLAR is just a DOLLAR”


The worst word in the world – after taxes – might be BUDGET.  A skin-tight word that feels like a seatbelt separating you from all the fun you could have.  A word that means maybe those cute shoes and happy hour on Friday are not your friends.  But having more bills than money at theContinue reading “EMOTIONAL COMPOUND INTEREST”