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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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Naptime for Credit Card

By Beth Crittenden / September 28, 2018

Financial Philosophy Evolution. BEFORE: My trusty no-drama-llamas and the credit card to be discussed I heard a helpful list recently…that people generally fall into one of three categories while on the growth and development path. 1) Self-focus. These folks want to learn by doing. They’re not going to get true knowledge from a book or a lecture. It is “real” to them once they do it and find out for themselves from experience. 2) “God” focus. This group wants to hang out in Divine energy. I mean, who can blame them?! The source of love, patience, compassion, and the broadest perspective possible. Tell them what you want or not; they will…

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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 thinking about applications to our relationship with finances.I’m as sure as sure can be that I was sent here on a mission to help others be with real emotions, in order to find their Truth; and often those “real” emotions are butt-kickers. For me, it has been essential to finding healthy communities in which I can work, play, study, and be seen. The “real work” in life often includes a mixture…

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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). Talking to one of the guys who is in coding classes, he said his dream is to just take a laptop to Muir Woods and have time and space to code and enjoy the redwoods. Freedom awareness = I get to do that pretty much whenever I want. Then Bae started watching Orange is the New Black. I watched a couple of episodes, it made me a nervous wreck, but I…

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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 us about what the penguins went through during the museum relocation during the rebuild. Those little dudes are very social and even sometimes like to roam around small gatherings of people to say hello. Like this AoS penguin that was hugged by the Dalai Lama!! Just had to share that. <3 I have been listening to The Book of Joy, with Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu. Highly recommend that if your perspective could use…

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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 the Root Chakra in this collection of abundance-focused podcasts < 3 (click this box) You may have seen on LinkedIn (currently my exclusive social media outlet; wait, it’s not exclusive to me…it’s the only social media I’m on these days, that’s what I meant) that my coaching services are now nested within a business called Mindful Life, Mindful Work. (Checkitout: https://www.mindfullifemindfulwork.com/) MLMW is all coachy and healthy and mindful and whatnot. Right up my alley, in other words.…

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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 and part of this path that I’ve been called to walk professionally. Sitting with and next to true pain inspires me to find and share tools that actually work in this arena. Yes, some financial tips are straightforward and effective. Yay for that! However, some big honkin’ problems can lurk underneath the veneer of financial stress. Things that deserve far better than a tip or concrete strategy, especially when those are…

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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 once again played each other at a tenny tournament. AND at the same tournament where they were treated horribly by racist idiots many years ago. (They boycotted it until they were ready to give it another try.)  These women teach me so much about strength, perseverance, and also being just as fancy as I feel like. They’re champion athletes, savvy businesswomen, moms to pets and now baby Olympia for Serena. (Who…

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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 to say the real deal out loud. The podcast Death, Sex & Money compiled this cool list of people just saying 1 thing they are proud of and 1 thing they are ashamed of around class. Check it out, it’s fascinating: http://dsmclass.community/ Mine with money and class today would be I’m proud that I’ve gone from knowing nothing about money to learning bookkeeping, how the stock market works and how to participate, how to…

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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 that can flood us throughout the day. Thinking about what to wear for what occasion. What car we drive, if we do drive a car, and what others think when they look at it. Coming off as “poorer” or “richer” can both be painful, yet the perfect balance is impossible since there are so many different “eye of the beholders” out there to consider. Even if I am trying to NOT…

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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 each other to family weddings and whatnot. You can be in Category A: Lovebugs. I know there are enough of you NON-Lovebugs, that I had to write about it. Especially as tax season begins. Love or hate are not the only 2 options. There are many of you who have not yet hired or will not hire someone to do your bookkeeping or your taxes. This flavor gets 2 labels. Category B: It’s…

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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. 1) I love Simple bank for my personal banking. It is completely online and uses a debit card that works as easily as a credit card. No fees ever, and no way to overdraft. When the account is out of money, the cash register will take out the amount of money available in the account, and then we find some other way to pay the rest of what is owed. LOVE that…

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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 Up Your Finances in 2018. Click here for more details, and to register! Also please forward this to a friend if you know this topic has been on their mind and heart. Here is an offering on the Mindfulness With Money curriculum track. (You can find all 4 Financial Wellness tracks listed below if you are curious.)Option 1: Pretend to be immune from holiday consumerism and nostalgia-on-steroids vibes in the air. You need no…

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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 natural disaster of this scope here. (fire map: https://maps.nwcg.gov/sa/#/%3F/38.4093/-122.4447/11) From The Mercury News: “To put the size of the fire in perspective, the 182,000 acres is about 281 square miles. That’s nearly six times larger than San Francisco (about 47 square miles) and larger than San Jose (about 180 square miles) and Oakland (about 78 square miles) combined. According to the website, The Measure of Things, 281 square miles, the size…

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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 wrote an article for the delightful company Mindful Life Mindful Work, on the mindfulness of reviewing financial data and reports http://bit.ly/MindfulnessFinancialData I am SO GLAD that organizations like this exist! Business needs not be left out of the experience of health and wellness for each individual! 2) For those of you in or around Marin, I’m offering an improv-based workshop this month at Venture Pad, the conscious co-working space in San…

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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 unconscious assumptions about how much grander life would be if I *just* had more money. That compulsive, clingy, desperate nature has really been on my back lately. I’m not proud to admit that, and I’m saying it because I find true freedom in revealing the patterns to stop identifying with them. The stranger was in pain. Confused, stymied as to how to proceed in their marriage (or not), and feeling very…

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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 profit to result -it’s “extra” money, which is evil for anyone to have since there are starving children in the world; how unfair of anyone to have “extra” -if I like profit, I’ll turn in to Scrooge; nobody likes Scrooge ——————— My revised, updated assumptions of the word ‘profit’, since becoming a “Profit First Professional”: -if I don’t pay for me, someone else has to; ensuring profit increases the likelihood of…

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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 are out there bringing consciousness to your business activities!It has been such a joy to become woven into the women’s coworking space here in Mill Valley, The Hivery (again, http://www.thehivery.com). I hadn’t even realized how thirsty for connection I had gotten, working from my studio home base so often. I have a question for you…what, at the moment, is the most important business expense you are choosing?(email me at beth@financialwellness.coach, and let…

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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 to have surgery on our first day away; I felt terrible for going out of cell range while that was scheduled. *I’ve paid for more professional training and support lately, and am feeling more financially pinched than usual. *The day we left, I found out that I made a bookkeeping error back in 2014 that is likely going to cost some money to people about whom I care a great deal (as…

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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 it take for me to get there? What works? Experiment 1: Committing to more education and training in my field, with one on one support A client with whom I’ve been working and growing for years, was kind enough to send me an interview about this new (to me) system called Profit First. Here was me when I first heard the author, Mike Michaelowicz: Happy, relieved, curious, open. All good things.…

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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 far as I can tell, at least! May as well practice it in an area that has high impact. “Whatever you put your attention on grows.” My wish for you is that your sense of peace and clarity about your finances will increase exponentially. This story is kinda for couples, but it can also apply to besties, family, and colleagues equally well. So, my main squeeze has been really inspired lately by this…

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