Integrating Money
and Meaning

Practices for a Heart-Centered Life

We all exist inside society’s complex, all-encompassing money system, but we rarely talk about it in an honest, self-reflective way. Is it possible to live within this system with integrity and meaning – to find a deeper connection to the “heart”? The answer is YES, and Integrating Money and Meaning is the guide. Using her own story and the stories of others she has met during her many years doing “pastoral care with money” for both individuals and spiritual communities, Maggie Kulyk offers a deeply personal and honest look at the influence of money on her own life as well as the broader society. She then provides practices for bringing money out of the shadows, healing its wounds, and creating a new relationship with money based on our true “heart.” Seeing our relationship with money as central to the spiritual path helps create a more balanced, healthy life for ourselves, our families, our communities, and the planet.

About the Authors

Maggie Kulyk is a financial planner, speaker, retreat leader, and CEO/Founder of Chicory Wealth, an independent Registered Investment Advisory practice whose mission is “integrating money and meaning.” Chicory Wealth helps clients throughout the country with financial planning and asset management, while aligning their money with their values and hopes for the wider world. 

Maggie is available for speaking engagements and workshops. Please contact her through the Chicory Wealth site,

Read more about Maggie Kulyk and her co-writer, Liz McGeachy

What Readers Are saying

“I’m excited to say that I am half-way through your book and I have already sent a copy to my son. I am amazed at the ingenuity of memoir/inspiration/advice. Wow! …  I am in awe.”

Frances Foster, Emory University Professor Emerita

“Thanks, Maggie, for providing such a thoughtful approach to such a complex topic, and for including various helpful practices. I was fascinated with your own life story and how it has brought you to who/where you are today.”

Dorothy Fletcher, Atlanta, GA

“This book does a good job giving people ways to learn to relate to their money differently and get insights into themselves and their relationship with money. I think it gives people a roadmap and some great exercises to look at what is important to them and to make money decisions from there.”

Camille Gagliardi, Private Wealth Advisor

Integrating Money and Meaning is wise, moving, galvanizing, and funny. I am deeply grateful for its powerful message about a spiritual path that includes money. Bringing together personal stories, practical advice, and reflection on our deepest longings, Kulyk offers a timely vision for living a heart-centered life in the midst of today’s political chaos and economic uncertainty. A must read!”

Lynne Huffer,
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Emory

Buy the Book

the Workbook

Interested in putting the philosophies of Integrating Money and Meaning into practice? Contact Chicory Wealth, an independent Registered Investment Advisory practice based in Decatur, Georgia. From Chicory’s website:

“You see money as one thread in the larger tapestry of your life. You would like to align your money with your most cherished hopes and dreams – for yourself and for the world. You want to work with a group that only acts in your interest and whose compensation is not tied to commissions. You know we live in an increasingly complex financial world and you need an advocate and guide.”

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