By Dr. Lisa Avila
Everyone moves through the world meeting needs, healthy or not. It is what we all do as human beings, using our greatest tools to influence the people around us to engage with us in a way that fills our needs. This subtle manipulation is very human, and we do it mostly unaware. But what happens when we become aware of the currency we move through the world with?
Many years ago, I went on a blind date with a man who spent most of our time together trying to discuss a friend of his who was getting a divorce. “She only wanted the lifestyle...
by Vera Remes
I have said more than once, I am a “sweat equity kinda gal.” Borne out of necessity as a young person on a limited budget, and now as an old person on a limited budget, sweat equity was a good alternative to spending cash that could be earmarked for other purposes. But what is sweat equity, exactly, and how can it work for you?
What is sweat equity?
Sweat equity seems to be the currency of the future and it serves many purposes. It is a way for someone to advance in life, doing something they love to do and are good at. It is also, as I have found, a way to have a unique job experience that teaches skills that will survive...
by Danielle Rose
In light of everyone’s favorite time of year—tax return season—we decided to make our April issue all about currency. We chose the term “currency” rather than "money" because the world is shifting. What used to be about cash flow is now about exchange… and exchanges don’t always happen with cash—or credit—for that matter.
Barter has come back in a big way—often in ways we don't immediately recognize. Have you ever babysat someone else’s children, only to have them do the same for you in return? Or have you helped your neighbor shovel after a storm, to find a casserole on your front steps a few days later? Sometimes, we barter with the utmost understanding that bartering is exactly what we're doing.
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