As a Participant in Life, Be the Light


So you are back, and on a Friday!  You have accepted to RSVP to life, and now you are building your Personal Sustainability from the ground up.  You know when Maslow created his Pyramid of Needs he started with the basics of food, clothing, and shelter.  Very wise since there have been those I have experienced who started at the very top of the pyramid to focus on their spiritual growth first.  That may appear wise, but it was those same people who found themselves homeless with very little resources.  Begin at the beginning, and that is where we are heading, but in the meantime consider that you can be the light reflecting a spiritual path.  Life is a transition continually, and I have surely found that my spiritual growth has been a light in the dark many times as I have moved on down the road.  So be drawn to your own spiritual light and to others who may need your light and find that they may very well add to your light and to your journey in this transition called Life.  Thanks for RSVPing.

Financial Wellness….What is It?


When it comes to money, everybody wants to tell you how to invest, how to save, how to retire rich.  That is like telling someone that they will be well every day of their life. Does not happen that way.  Life is a balancing act.  Life is ups and downs.  Life is learning as we go.  We know we want to be well physically and emotionally, but sometimes life gets in the way.  It is the same with financial wellness.  We all know that there are things we need, that there are things we want, but we hold onto our dreams, hoping that it will all come together.

Financial wellness to banks is having a checking account and a savings account and a financial planner with the bank–they want it all, they want all of your money that it.  That is their business.  Financial wellness to a financial professional is having all of your assets with them so that they can guide you through the needs, the wants, and the dream.  That is their business.  And then there is basic financial wellness.

Basic financial wellness is you feeling good, feeling confident thinking and talking about money and YOUR money.  That is financial wellness.  It is the empowerment tool for you to talk with anyone at any time about money, including your banker and your financial professional.  It is the basic tool to learn about everything YOU need to know about money…It is YOU in the raw about money.   This is you in your light and feeling good with the people who surround you because they appreciate you in the raw.