Coins are still my friends in a digital world

When we think about the evolution of money, from barter trade, to coins, to paper, to plastic and presently as digital money is transferred in sequences of 1’s and 0’s, it makes us wonder how will money continue to evolve. The concept of cryptography and bitcoins is being introduced into the money world as a possible next step in money’s evolution. Will coins disappear? Will paper money disappear? It is likely, but for now, let us just say that in the world of digital money and online banking and transactions, coins are still very much my friends. Coins can be cumbersome, they can make our purses and…

Money, the root of all evil?

I have heard many times throughout my life the expression “money is the root of all evil”, then I heard that it is not money per say that is the root of all evil, but “the love of money”.  It is my belief that it is neither.  Money, like everything in life, is energy first and foremost.  As energy, money is flowing and available constantly. What we think and feel about money (much learned from our ancestors and life experiences) affects how much of it we have as well as the quality of life we experience when we have it, i.e., are we enjoying it?  Some people…

Do you have martyr tendencies?

Do you have martyr tendencies? Here are some of the martyr’s symptoms and suggestions to ease the martyr: Do you often have the following propensities? - Feeling like you are not compensated enough for the amount of work that you do, and yet resistant to ask for better compensation. - Placing others’ interests above your own often. - Frequently rearranging your schedule to suit others’ at your inconvenience. - Doing your best to meet others’ expectations of you, even at your own discomfort. - As business owner, do you have a tendency to immediately lower your fee whenever a client mentions that it is high for them?…

Pennies, pennies, pennies…, Abundance?

Pennies, pennies, pennies...., Abundance? When you see a penny on the street or a public place, what do you think and/or feel at first? Do you feel a bit interested in picking it up?  If you do, do you hold back or follow through with the intention?  If you hold back from picking it up, what are the thoughts and/or feelings? Whatever you choose to do, it would be interesting to be aware of your inner state at the time, because it may reflect judgments and/or beliefs you may have about the action itself.  There is no right or wrong choice, there is only a reflection at…