Blog Posts

Less Lonely leads to More

By Beth Crittenden | August 10, 2018

Here’s to Less Lonely Brene Brown really gets me going. LOVE her. I’m listening to Braving the Wilderness lately (http://bit.ly/BravingTheWildernessBreneBrown) and I highly recommend it! Her research and reporting on the effects of loneliness (negative, as you may have guessed) have me…

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Your freedom, financially and otherwise

By Beth Crittenden | July 29, 2018

This Is Dedicated to Our Freedom Hello! I hope your summer is going well, wherever in the world you are. The topic of Freedom has been really up for me. I started playing tennis in the program in San Quentin prison (http://bit.ly/SanQuentinTennis).…

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I’m hoping this helps

By Beth Crittenden | June 15, 2018

I was lucky enough to get a special tour of the Academy of Sciences this week. A birthday gift for Bae at which I got to tag along. (Sometimes it really is a matter of who we know!) They told…

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Healthy, Sustainable Passion and Purpose

By Beth Crittenden | May 24, 2018

I wish I knew who gets credit for that diagram originally, but it’s just kind of out there. Regardless, I love it!! Ahhh, clear containers for routes to express purpose and joy in sustainable ways! Look who got to represent…

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Inviting Serenity to the Fear Party

By Beth Crittenden | April 18, 2018

Hello! Thank you for touching eyes to this page! I’ve learned that it’s an occupational hazard of financial coaching, to hear and feel a great deal of financial stress, worry, regret, and fear. I accept it as a sacred honor…

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March saneness and serenity wishes

By Beth Crittenden | March 14, 2018

I have too much to tell you to wait a full month between posts… Since I departed from Facebook and Twitter, my posting needs have grown! Hello! Tell me things of your world! I’m excited that Serena and Venus Williams…

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On class and the meaning we make of money

By Beth Crittenden | February 28, 2018

(Shoutout to my brother Charlie. We used to watch Green Acres as early social studies. Yes, some of you might need to YouTube this TV reference. ) Newsletter link Class Acts I am loving this era of ever more people willing…

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Classy

By Beth Crittenden | February 3, 2018

There is SO much in the ethers about class and status. Especially when it comes to money or implications about money. It can be fascinating to notice (at least, when it’s not personally painful!). There are deeply-embedded, tribal, status-seeking messages…

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Playing well with your accountant/bookkeeper

By Beth Crittenden | January 26, 2018

I’ve noticed something important for your happiness. If you looooove your accountant and/or bookkeeper, you don’t even have to keep reading. Maybe you send them Harry and David pears for the holidays, with genuine gratitude for how they help you. Maybe y’all invite…

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A fresh year

By Beth Crittenden | January 18, 2018

Well hello there! I still wish you Happy New Year (even though it feels that January is a bullet train speeding down a greased track). For some folks, January means post-holiday financial hangovers. Here are some resources if you’d like to take action.…

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Choose your own Holiday Adventure

By Beth Crittenden | December 8, 2017

“Life is at its best when love, money, and creativity are growing together in harmony.” ~Affirmation from The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks A live workshop is coming up! Join us at The Hivery in Mill Valley on January 5th, to Freshen…

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The Fires

By Beth Crittenden | October 12, 2017

Many of us are located in Northern California, where wildfires continue to rage and displacing thousands from their homes. Some have lost absolutely every possession. I’ve lived in the Bay Area since 1999 and have never felt or seen a…

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Happy October!

By Beth Crittenden | October 3, 2017

Blessings on the beginning of your Q4 (and a reminder to wrap up your Q3 to-do’s). I am grateful to have connected with some awesome conversations this year. Here are some of my favorite offerings for you~ http://mailchi.mp/4d963f83d912/financial-wellness-coaching 1) I…

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Enoughness

By Beth Crittenden | September 17, 2017

How Much Is Enough? A recent conversation with a stranger in passing helped me turn a corner. Working within the money realm professionally, I am not immune to the charms and bedevilments of the green stuff. I make my own…

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Defining “profit”

By Beth Crittenden | September 5, 2017

With what do you associate the word “profit“? My previous unchecked assumptions about the word ‘profit’ and what it represents: -the one(s) with the profit “won”, and therefore others “lost” -someone had to have been taken advantage of somehow, for…

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You Will Profit

By Beth Crittenden | August 16, 2017

Hello, self-employed, entrepreneurial women! from-pretty-please-to-yes-thanks   Tonight I will be cascading inspiring resources of #womendoingcool stuff (hollah at http://www.thehivery.com) your way. I’ll tell my updated story and make sure to give credit where credit is due. Thanks to all of you who…

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Reflections

By Beth Crittenden | July 28, 2017

I was lucky enough to go camping with a very wonderful person this past week. It brought up a plethora of “issues”. *I was scared to take the time off from working and earning. *A beloved family member was supposed…

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Financial Wellness Coaching for Entrepreneurial Women

By Beth Crittenden | July 9, 2017

Hello! I hope this finds you thriving and radiantly happy.  http://mailchi.mp/11d4dc793adf/financial-wellness-coaching-for-entrepreneurial-women I’m exploring a few things that are helping me get more of both of those things through my business. I want to thrive and I want radiant happiness…what does…

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June to July 2017

By Beth Crittenden | July 3, 2017

Is your Flow moving as rapidly as mine is lately? Are you aware of how your choices have created your present reality, and your interpretation of it? The cool thing about this money mindfulness stuff is….life just works this way. As…

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May to June 2017

By Beth Crittenden | May 30, 2017

http://mailchi.mp/c63f6e472338/financial-wellness-coaching May 30, 2017. Hello! This message is for everyone interested in financial wellness. I’m glad you’re here. Many of you have heard me rave about http://YNAB.com (You Need A Budget, called “why-nab” for short), the cloud-based budgeting and tracking system that is…

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Who’s your audience?

By Beth Crittenden | May 23, 2017

Hi, beautiful! Are you hydrated? Have you stretched in the last hour? Is what you’re working on today delighting you? Are you feeling connected inside of yourself RIGHT NOW? http://mailchi.mp/1e09c230dc12/whos-your-audience This Money Talk by me and Kirsten Shaw is coming up…

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Being Boss

By Beth Crittenden | May 11, 2017

Hello, and welcome to the maiden voyage of this list for self-employed, entrepreneurial women! I’m going to share some thoughts about being your own boss. The topic was inspired by my favorite comic, Maria Bamford. Here is her take on…

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For Self-employed, Entrepreneurial Women

By admin | May 10, 2017

Join this list to stay informed about live events and online opportunities just for self-employed and/or entrepreneurial women. You might have your own business; may want to have your own business in the future, or you work your job as…

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How Long?

By Beth Crittenden | April 25, 2017

Financial Wellness Coaching: How Long? – http://mailchi.mp/7f0822cf3294/financial-wellness-coaching (for full image) How long will you live? This question has had my attention in this past month. I wish it was called “financial best-guessing” instead of “financial planning”.  How can I plan on these…

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Q1 WrapUp

By Beth Crittenden | March 29, 2017

Click on this for the purty version: http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8af40d15ad33147eaf0126f1b&id=149c2fee4d   It’s a Money Nerd Gold Rush this time of year…  2016 taxtime AND 2017 quarter 1 wrapup!!! Here’s a good gameplan for what to make sure is taken care of, $$-wise. 1) Did…

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For Self-employed, Entrepreneurial Women

By admin / May 10, 2017

Join this list to stay informed about live events and online opportunities just for self-employed and/or entrepreneurial women. You might have your own business; may want to have your own business in the future, or you work your job as if you keep creating the position just for you! My flavor is to blend practical financial acumen, with the blossoming paradigm of prioritizing feminine intuition and connection throughout our lives. Including business! Join my email list for Self-employed, Entrepreneurial Women Email Address First Name Last Name Zip Code

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Nature of Fear in Finance, and Invitation to 2017 Financial Wellness Group

By admin / December 23, 2016

Here is a new video on the nature of dealing with fear when it comes to finances. That dreaded “F” word can block us, make us act too hastily, or just all around wreak havoc when not put in its proper perspective. I’m not immune from experiencing it, so know that if you’re been tangled up in some fear, you’re not alone. I hope these words and thoughts serve you well. Feel free to email me your fear stories, of triumph or any other flavor! beth@lovethezeros.com ************************************ The Group. The Sangha. Safety In Numbers. Never Alone. Something that this year’s fabulous set of experiences taught me, was how important it is…

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2016 Wrap-Up

By admin / December 11, 2016

Hello! This video (below) is my love note to those of you brave enough to participate in the financial wellness conversation and practice. We choose to live well…financially, mentally, emotionally, sexually, spiritually, physically. We connect, forgive ourselves and others, take kind action, and we thrive. May your financial choices serve you well as we close out 2016 and welcome 2017. Video: Food for Thought Just like a budget aka spending plan works best when the numbers are in place BEFORE the month begins…consider getting ahead of the curve and setting some goals for 2017 BEFORE it actually begins. Have you been feeding your mind and heart inspiration around this financial wellness…

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Financial Medication

By admin / October 28, 2016

The When and How of Financial Medication This term came to me recently during quiet time. I am financially medicating when I’m spending money for some reason other than to procure an object or experience. I hold it as a neutral term. As we know, sometimes medicating can be helpful. Also, sometimes medicating can be irresponsible and add to an existing problem. Let’s look at some possible scenarios. I have social anxiety. (This is not hypothetical. I wish it was.) Even the thought of going out with a group of people free-form can bring on the queasy. It’s been that way my whole life. There are things that have helped, but it’s…

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Harvest Time

By admin / September 30, 2016

For Bay Area’ites (or Former’ites Who Still Care) Is it just me, or are ALOT of people leaving for more affordable places to live? I did just see a story where LA is the new San Francisco for artists. WHUUUUUT?!  Truly had to do an am-I-dreaming check when I saw that story. This is one of my favorite headlines… “San Francisco is Expensive and Residents are Over It”.  http://money.cnn.com/2016/05/02/real_estate/san-francisco-residents-leaving/   Ha! That about covers it! The important thing to remember, is that “expensive” is rarely a solo variable. I can’t actually know if something is inherently expensive, until I compare it to something. Expensive is a ranking term…it implies that it costs…

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Shifting September

By admin / August 30, 2016

Are heavy winds blowing your sails in different directions, too? Holy moly, this has been quite a hectic time recently, energetically and emotionally, at least. My intuitive coach tells me this has to do with something being in Virgo, and it should get smoother once we get in Libra around early October. I don’t know what that means exactly, but I like the sounds of things getting smoother! The summer overall, for me, was full of exquisite highs and battering lows. Sometimes at the same time, which is pretty wild. I’m endeavoring to find the lesson in each thing that life has brought. One thing that has become clear, in the midst…

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Alignment

By admin / July 31, 2016

I look at this every day in my calendar… “If moving forward seems difficult, it is likely there is an area of disalignment. When you are in alignment with your reasons for moving forward and the goals you are moving towards, there will be ease of movement. If not, stop and work to increase alignment.” (C/o LindaBasso.com) I wish I had an easy formula to give everyone when it comes to budgeting, tracking, and excelling with money. I don’t. It’s different from household to household. The good news is, I’m finding this Alignment piece to be crucial. It’s as close to an exact answer as I have now. I don’t know how…

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Priorities Refresh

By admin / July 8, 2016

Let’s say this life is one big long college course. This Spring and Summer I apparently enrolled in “Endeavoring to Remember The Essence of Truth While Self-Inflicted Busyness Spins Through Each Day Like A Mini-Cyclone”. (Full title was too long for the printed course catalog, so they went with the mysterious yet hopefully intriguing, “Truth In Times of Cyclones”. March 2016-July 2016 24/7) I imagine that many of you have enrolled in this same life course! Let’s compare notes! 1) How hard is it to have the time to catch your breath to set your priorities, much less stick to them in consistent action?! 2) Do you also get challenged when…

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Ordered Nourishment

By admin / June 5, 2016

I was thinking today about some of the terms that we use in helping professions, to describe out-of-balance behavior and root causes. Eating Disorder Personality Disorder Sexual Disorder Money Disorder From Wikipedia: “Money disorders are the maladaptive patterns of financial beliefs and behaviors that lead to clinically significant distress, impairment in social or occupational functioning, due to financial strain or an inability to appropriately enjoy one’s financial resources.[1] With the exception of pathological gambling and compulsive buying, psychology and the mental health fields have largely neglected dysfunctional money disorders.[2] Types of behaviors, or “scripts”, related to money disorders include money avoidance, money worship, money status and money vigilance.[3] Those afflicted with money disorders or who have problematic money beliefs can seek financial therapy.…

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It’s Not Just About Saving

By admin / May 7, 2016

We’re not cutting costs just to cut costs. There’s not an inherently “right” way to manage finances, I believe. It’s part of why I named my business Love The Zeros. I do love the openness and flexibility in all of life’s important areas. There’s not one “right” way to do food, or sex, or relationships; money is no different. Sure, I can find the “best” way for me as of today, but even that approach will likely change over time. Life is so incredibly dynamic. Every day we’re changing, priorities can shift, and then I just want to adjust my actions accordingly. Sometimes I can get entranced by the details of…

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For Self-employed, Entrepreneurial Women

By admin / May 10, 2017

Join this list to stay informed about live events and online opportunities just for self-employed and/or entrepreneurial women. You might have your own business; may want to have your own business in the future, or you work your job as if you keep creating the position just for you! My flavor is to blend practical financial acumen, with the blossoming paradigm of prioritizing feminine intuition and connection throughout our lives. Including business! Join my email list for Self-employed, Entrepreneurial Women Email Address First Name Last Name Zip Code

Read More

Nature of Fear in Finance, and Invitation to 2017 Financial Wellness Group

By admin / December 23, 2016

Here is a new video on the nature of dealing with fear when it comes to finances. That dreaded “F” word can block us, make us act too hastily, or just all around wreak havoc when not put in its proper perspective. I’m not immune from experiencing it, so know that if you’re been tangled up in some fear, you’re not alone. I hope these words and thoughts serve you well. Feel free to email me your fear stories, of triumph or any other flavor! beth@lovethezeros.com ************************************ The Group. The Sangha. Safety In Numbers. Never Alone. Something that this year’s fabulous set of experiences taught me, was how important it is…

Read More

2016 Wrap-Up

By admin / December 11, 2016

Hello! This video (below) is my love note to those of you brave enough to participate in the financial wellness conversation and practice. We choose to live well…financially, mentally, emotionally, sexually, spiritually, physically. We connect, forgive ourselves and others, take kind action, and we thrive. May your financial choices serve you well as we close out 2016 and welcome 2017. Video: Food for Thought Just like a budget aka spending plan works best when the numbers are in place BEFORE the month begins…consider getting ahead of the curve and setting some goals for 2017 BEFORE it actually begins. Have you been feeding your mind and heart inspiration around this financial wellness…

Read More

Financial Medication

By admin / October 28, 2016

The When and How of Financial Medication This term came to me recently during quiet time. I am financially medicating when I’m spending money for some reason other than to procure an object or experience. I hold it as a neutral term. As we know, sometimes medicating can be helpful. Also, sometimes medicating can be irresponsible and add to an existing problem. Let’s look at some possible scenarios. I have social anxiety. (This is not hypothetical. I wish it was.) Even the thought of going out with a group of people free-form can bring on the queasy. It’s been that way my whole life. There are things that have helped, but it’s…

Read More

Harvest Time

By admin / September 30, 2016

For Bay Area’ites (or Former’ites Who Still Care) Is it just me, or are ALOT of people leaving for more affordable places to live? I did just see a story where LA is the new San Francisco for artists. WHUUUUUT?!  Truly had to do an am-I-dreaming check when I saw that story. This is one of my favorite headlines… “San Francisco is Expensive and Residents are Over It”.  http://money.cnn.com/2016/05/02/real_estate/san-francisco-residents-leaving/   Ha! That about covers it! The important thing to remember, is that “expensive” is rarely a solo variable. I can’t actually know if something is inherently expensive, until I compare it to something. Expensive is a ranking term…it implies that it costs…

Read More

Shifting September

By admin / August 30, 2016

Are heavy winds blowing your sails in different directions, too? Holy moly, this has been quite a hectic time recently, energetically and emotionally, at least. My intuitive coach tells me this has to do with something being in Virgo, and it should get smoother once we get in Libra around early October. I don’t know what that means exactly, but I like the sounds of things getting smoother! The summer overall, for me, was full of exquisite highs and battering lows. Sometimes at the same time, which is pretty wild. I’m endeavoring to find the lesson in each thing that life has brought. One thing that has become clear, in the midst…

Read More

Alignment

By admin / July 31, 2016

I look at this every day in my calendar… “If moving forward seems difficult, it is likely there is an area of disalignment. When you are in alignment with your reasons for moving forward and the goals you are moving towards, there will be ease of movement. If not, stop and work to increase alignment.” (C/o LindaBasso.com) I wish I had an easy formula to give everyone when it comes to budgeting, tracking, and excelling with money. I don’t. It’s different from household to household. The good news is, I’m finding this Alignment piece to be crucial. It’s as close to an exact answer as I have now. I don’t know how…

Read More

Priorities Refresh

By admin / July 8, 2016

Let’s say this life is one big long college course. This Spring and Summer I apparently enrolled in “Endeavoring to Remember The Essence of Truth While Self-Inflicted Busyness Spins Through Each Day Like A Mini-Cyclone”. (Full title was too long for the printed course catalog, so they went with the mysterious yet hopefully intriguing, “Truth In Times of Cyclones”. March 2016-July 2016 24/7) I imagine that many of you have enrolled in this same life course! Let’s compare notes! 1) How hard is it to have the time to catch your breath to set your priorities, much less stick to them in consistent action?! 2) Do you also get challenged when…

Read More

Ordered Nourishment

By admin / June 5, 2016

I was thinking today about some of the terms that we use in helping professions, to describe out-of-balance behavior and root causes. Eating Disorder Personality Disorder Sexual Disorder Money Disorder From Wikipedia: “Money disorders are the maladaptive patterns of financial beliefs and behaviors that lead to clinically significant distress, impairment in social or occupational functioning, due to financial strain or an inability to appropriately enjoy one’s financial resources.[1] With the exception of pathological gambling and compulsive buying, psychology and the mental health fields have largely neglected dysfunctional money disorders.[2] Types of behaviors, or “scripts”, related to money disorders include money avoidance, money worship, money status and money vigilance.[3] Those afflicted with money disorders or who have problematic money beliefs can seek financial therapy.…

Read More

It’s Not Just About Saving

By admin / May 7, 2016

We’re not cutting costs just to cut costs. There’s not an inherently “right” way to manage finances, I believe. It’s part of why I named my business Love The Zeros. I do love the openness and flexibility in all of life’s important areas. There’s not one “right” way to do food, or sex, or relationships; money is no different. Sure, I can find the “best” way for me as of today, but even that approach will likely change over time. Life is so incredibly dynamic. Every day we’re changing, priorities can shift, and then I just want to adjust my actions accordingly. Sometimes I can get entranced by the details of…

Read More