I 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)I 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!