Karen's Blog

What kind of relationship to money do you have– is it like a car, or Santa Claus?

The subtitle of my book is “Developing a healthy relationship to money.” Relationship with money?? Many people think, “I can’t have a relationship with money. It’s just there. Money is just a thing,” or, “I don’t even want to think about money, much less have a relationship with it!” For many of us, our relationship with money is similar to the one we have with our car: we don’t really want to understand what’s going on under the hood; we just want it to work and take us where we want to go without any trouble. And hey, we’re realistic. We know the car needs gas. We realize we have to put in a little fuel and care in the thing, but beyond that we don’t want to hassle with it. That’s our wish with money too. Others’ want money to be like Santa Claus, a benevolent force that ask nothing of us but still shows ...Continue Reading

The Money/Life Drain

Countless people are experiencing anxiety and worry about money. This may be coming from having an unstable financial structure in your life—a structure I call the Money/Life Drain. Are YOU caught in the money-life drain? Are you experiencing a sense of increasing pressure and escalating emotions around money? And if your relationship to money is problematic, are you feeling enormous pressure to make more money or to spend less? I want to share with you the layers of the Money/Life Drain, to help you see where you are. The Money/Life drain describes a financial structure born of unhealthy money behaviors and circumstances. The force of the Money/Life Drain, with increasing pressure and narrowing options, draws us down to its bottom level. There, we feel trapped, caught in a repeated pattern of money behaviors and the consequences that...Continue Reading

My book is born! FINANCIAL RECOVERY- Developing a healthy relationship with money

Last week I stood in front of a large audience who had come to hear me speak at the Book Passage in Corte Madera, California. It was like a dream come true. For years I had come here to my favorite bookstore, often to hear authors, and my dream was to one day be one of those at the front of the room who shared  their vision, their passion, and their book. Well, I did it. My book, FINANCIAL RECOVERY - Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money, has at long last been published, by New World Library. It is like birthing a child and now I want to proudly show my “baby “off to the entire world!  This book, while not my first book, is my favorite. In its pages I tell my own story of achieving Financial Recovery and I tell you how you can too. I delved deep within myself to share my very personal story in these pages, because I know tha...Continue Reading