Month: December 2008

Service with Joy, not Martyrdom

“When you choose to serve — whether it’s your nation, your community or simply your neighborhood — you are connected to that fundamental American ideal that we want life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness not just for ourselves, but

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No More Money Martyrs!

I used to love the annual showing of the Christmas movie, “It’s a Wonderful Life.” In spite of the schmaltz, it’s got a lot going for it: great chemistry between Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed as George and Mary Bailey;

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Let’s Get Together and Be All Right

There is strength in the company of others, from “We, the people” to “We shall overcome.” James Dunn, as reported by Bill Moyers How could we the people not just overcome this economy but thrive?

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Reality vs. Vision

What if There’s a Huge Gap Between Current Reality and Visions of a Richer Future? Without vision we perish; guided by vision and effective action, we can thrive. To create a vision that works, to paraphrase Einstein, we need a

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Disavowing Poverty

Disavowing Poverty Vows You may never have taken formal, witnessed poverty vows as my husband John did at the age of 19 while he was in a Roman Catholic religious order, but it’s highly likely that you’ve taken some vows

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Affirmative Prayer

Affirmative Prayer for Financial and Other Challenges Affirmative prayer is a powerful tool for reversing the effect of many bad attitudes and decisions about money. Unlike the “God, fix it for me” type of prayer, affirmative prayer combines a statement

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From Panic to Calm about Money and Work

How Can You Turn Panic and Fear Into Calm and Effective Money Response? The futility of panic as a financial strategy should be pretty obvious from the economic news since at least summer of 2008. Panic in the stock market

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Daring to Dream a Better Economy

Daring to Dream a New Economy When Right Now Things May Be Awful Right now, people I know are really hurting financially. Here are some examples, all with changed names.

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What’s Your Financial Vision?

What’s Your Vision For a Great Economy for Yourself and Others? Imagine it’s a year from now and the economy has improved in many large and small ways.

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Invitation to a Challenge

How Much Could You Improve Your Relationship with Money If You Loved and Tended Your Money Relationship Every Day for 30 Days? Have you ever dreamed of flourishing financially, no matter what happens in the economy? Does it matter that

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