In 2008, after spending a year training to try out for the most prestigious ski instructor team in the country, I walked away in tears, shaken after 5 days of evaluation and putting my all into it. My thoughts were, “Why did I bother? What was the point? What am I going to do now?

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It was the day before I left for a two week trip to the desert for some spring time flowers and warmth – and the day of picking up my tax return – April 5, 2015. I parked in front of the office, the sun beaming into my car. I said to myself as I

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You open your mailbox and there they are… the bills. The credit card company (or company’s), the water, the rent. Your stomach goes into a knot. You open your email inbox and there is a statement from the energy company. Oh right, -20 degrees last month, gulp. Your stomach gets tighter. Someone asks you to

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Money. How much energy do you use to think about money? “I don’t have enough, I need more, it’s going to cost too much, is it worth the money, what’s on sale?” I grew up listening to my parents, teachers, and friends stressing about money, talking about not being able to afford this or that. It’s

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