October Reflections

In the golden month of October, as we celebrate the Harvest, we might also ask ourselves, “What do I want to harvest from within myself this autumn? Which seeds, planted in spring and nurtured through summer, have grown into nuggets of wisdom that can I collect now and integrate into my being?” This was for me a year full of blessings, a few setbacks, and my old impossible companion, Mr. Stress. Sound familiar?

So how do we reap the insights hidden in our all too human experiences? One lesson for me was this: despite worry, upset, and a few sleepless nights, here I am happier than ever. Next time, will I remember: “This too shall pass”? Or perhaps realize it’s time to learn A New Way of Being?

Maybe I have begun. For the first time in years, I took it easy this summer. As ease and re-creation started healing my stress situation, I dared to experiment with the spiritual Art of Allowing, as in, “You don’t have to make it happen, Patricia. You can just let it happen.” [Thank you, Crimson Circle, Geoff and Linda for April 2013’s “Quantum Allowing” event in Hawaii!] Would Allowing work for me? Who knew? But I was so fed up with my tiresome, ancient “conditioning” that I was ready to try anything–even Allowing! To practice Allowing, I observed, accepted, and finally attempted to let go old, yet familiar mindsets and patterns that “reward” overwork as some wacko badge of honor, one that interrupted my sleep, Well Being, happiness-and success.

In July and August, I gave “Allowing” a try and thank heaven I did.

As summer mellowed into September, my garden of Allowing blossomed with its first luscious fruits: exciting opportunities that came to me unbidden and exceeded any I’d might have “tried to make happen” during the beautiful summer I gave myself. Heck, I could get used to this.fallflatirons


Conscious Capitalism and Conscious Money

Meanwhile, my new article on Conscious Capitalism appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Management Association, entitled MWorld. This publication is available to AMA members. But MWorld has graciously invited me to share it with my newsletter subscribers. VIEW ARTICLE
Next month, a new Conscious Money article appears at greenmoney.com. Stay tuned!


Conscious Money Online! I’ll soon record a first-ever multi-session Conscious Money webinar with Crimson Circle’s Awakening Zone Academy. I’ll keep you posted.

Radiance coach and Conscious Money fan Camden Hoch and I will engage in a “Conversation About Healing Money Wounds.” I hope you can join us. Details will follow. Meanwhile, check out Camden’s website camdenhoch.com.

My dear friend Corinne McLaughlin (and colleague in the Ohana Conscious Investing Circle) invited me to join November’s Healthy Money Summit, sponsored by The Shift Network, today’s leading transformational online community. I’ll soon tell you exactly how to get involved.

Next month, I head to Cleveland, Ohio’s fantastic River’s Edge Retreat Center for a public event on both Conscious Capitalism and Conscious Money on November 8th For details,  see the website.

January Reflections

consciousmoneycovI love January. On New Year’s Day I wake delighted that the darkest days are past, a new cycle awaits us, and sunset gets later every evening. In the winter, I’m typically in Boulder, CO, where there’s either a magnificent snowstorm or a mild sunny stretch that locals call “the January thaw.” This month is a wonderful time for reflection (“Where am I right now in my life?”), giving your journal a serious workout, and focusing on themes and initiatives for the year ahead.

This year January also marks for me the start of a new creative phase. Like a toddler off to grade school, Conscious Money: Living, Creating, and Investing with Your Values for A Sustainable New Prosperity (Read Chapter one or buy the book here) is launched out into the world.

In the months to come, I’ll share with you some favorite links from the launch, such as:

Rideau Real Recognition Radio (Download as MP3 file or click on “Free on iTunes”) Jan 15, 2013

Creativity Portal Website (Focused on Creativity despite the general title) “Conscious Money” Q & A with Patricia Aburdene

New Dimensions Radio “Free Listen” until February 5, 2013. (After that it’s $1.99)

booksforabetterlifeI am pleased to report that Conscious Money is a finalist in the Green Category for the Books for A Better Life Award. Thanks go to Beyond Words Publishing, Bill Gladstone, Jane Wesman Public Relations, Sara Sgarlat Publicity, Crimson Circle, The Tattered Cover, my dear and supportive friends and colleagues, and all of you.

This year, I’ll focus on speaking about Conscious Money and Conscious Capitalism (Links to my agent BigSpeak appear on my website speaking page), courses and seminars (more soon!) and reframing my books on conscious finance into bite-sized modules in articles (for the American Management Association and others), audios, and blogs (for LOHAS and other and others).

Finally, to practice Conscious Money, you will want to cultivate relationships with financial partners, mostly companies, that reflect and honor many of the same values you do. Each January out comes a great resource get started: Fortune magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For.” Whether you are looking for a job, a place to shop, or a possible investment, you’re sure to find lots of ideas here.

Sending you my warmest wishes for a happy, fulfilling, conscious, and abundant year!

– Patricia

April: Megatrends 2010: The Movie

I’m excited to announce that director George Araneo, a documentary film maker on the PBS show “Visionaries” has acquired the movie rights of my book and, with producer Chris Carey, will create a feature film entitled “The Rise of Conscious Capitalism.” I’ll be involved in many aspects of the project, especially fundraising. Any thoughts on possible sponsors or backers?