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Money Moments – How To Rise Above The Money Life Drain

money life drain If you’ve visited the beach this summer, you may have noticed that certain beaches have signs posted that warn swimmers of the risk of being pulled underwater. Though the ocean is always enticing to swim in, it’s forces can prove quite powerful, and even dangerous. A similar force is present when you have a problematic relationship with money. My clients have often described that in order to stay afloat, they feel an enormous pressure to make more money or to spend less. And they feel caught in a downward spiral. I’ve come to call this spiral the Money/Life Drain. Sometimes we’re pulled downward because of circumstances beyond our control, such as a loss of income or a downturn in the economy. Other times, the force is created by our own habits of spending or debting. However it starts, the force of the Money/Life Drain c...Continue Reading

Money Moments: Deprivation – The Invisible Force Behind Money Issues

In this short video, I am actually reading from my own book, FINANCIAL RECOVERY: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money. Obviously, I like what I wrote! Shame and deprivation often play into an unhealthy relationship to money. And in fact, if we don’t look at the effects of shame and deprivation, logical solutions to money problems won’t help us.  To truly help people heal their relationships with money, deprivation will usually need to be addressed. Deprivation means living in a state of emptiness and longing, of which we may not even be aware, but which nonetheless drives our choices. Deprivation is the wound that develops when our most essential needs - physical, emotional, social or spiritual – are not met, particularly when these needs are not met for a long time, and even more so when this happens to us early in ...Continue Reading

The Invisible Force in our Money Problems

The number one issue that I’ve seen over and over again during my 30 years of counseling may surprise you, just like it continues to surprise me. I’ve seen it with people working for minimum wage and those who have six figure incomes. I’ve seen it with people working for minimum wage and those who have graduate degrees. And, I’ve seen it with those who are staying at home raising their children to heads of companies. I’m talking about deprivation – that feeling that “there's never enough and there will never be enough". This year for the first time ever, I have created a program, Healing Deprivation: The Key to Creating a Lifestyle of Meaning, Satisfaction & Abundance, to go deep into the subject of deprivation and how you can overcome it. I will be presenting this in a FREE webinar on Tuesday, March 7th, at 4 pm P...Continue Reading

Why I Took a Month Off

Every New Year's Day, my husband and I have a ritual that we go through around our financials.  Last year when we did this exercise, something was REALLY bothering me.  I knew that I was being called to do something else….. In this short video below, I share about what that was and how I developed a new strategy for my business, my financials and a way to serve more people with their money relationships: I hope that you enjoyed my video, and if you are interested in joining my powerful 6-month program, Redesign Your Money Relationship, register before midnight TONIGHT to receive two 60-minute private one-on-one sessions with me. Orientation starts this Thursday, so you don't want to miss out. Learn more here: www.financialrecovery.com/redesign Here's what one of my participants, Pam, said about the one-on-one support t...Continue Reading

Money Moments: Redesign Your Money Relationship

Happy New Year Everyone! I know for me the beginning of the year is a great time to think about what's important,....what I want to accomplish, what areas of deprivation I want to heal, what I want and need to earn, and to just tune in to what my soul is craving. I know I'm not alone. If you are feeling this way as well, I invite you to watch a video I did last month. It includes topics such as.... money problems and what to do about them financial dis-ease and its symptoms 3 signs of deprivation breaking denial the key to becoming conscious and connected to your money understanding needs and wants creating a personal spending and income plan debt and savings; understanding your relationship with work and earning If you would like to watch and listen to the webinar, click here: https://www.financial...Continue Reading