I am a seeker. Perhaps you are too? Always looking for tools and teachings that help us and those around us move forward in self-realization. The past month has been a time of deep transformation with visions pouring into my mind and heart about why I am here. I thought I knew but these visions are taking things to new awarenesses and understandings.
This summer I was interviewed by my friend Chris Peach for his Money Peach podcast. During our conversation I shared about the power of mindfulness in life, business and with your money. After listening to the podcast my friend and client Leslie Marchand of So.Yo.Co. Wellness messaged me with her take aways from the interview and I thought that you’d enjoy me posting the link on my blog.
Confessions of a Former “Onion” — Guest Post Written by Deb Montgomery Esposito
When I began my journey into this intriguing world of money, I found it to be anything but exciting. Anxiety-laden, desperate thoughts were the best I could muster. With a marriage that was in shambles and finances that mirrored its catastrophic state, I felt emotionally heavy, uncreative and more than a bit helpless. I knew I needed to do something life-changing, I just didn’t know what to do or where to start. Worse, since most of the people with whom…
If you have ever felt stressed about money — it is good to know you are not alone!
During this interview with economist and money coach, Crystal Arnold I share how there are three levels of mistrust that cause financial paralysis and some suggestions for what you can do to change your life and your money going forward.
Just back from three weeks of travel to attend four very different events in San Diego, Phoenix, Las Vegas and New York City. All said my cup runneth over. I knew before I left home that it wouldn’t be easy to travel that much and still keep my mind in a state of peace and I was right. It’s funny because it wasn’t until I was asked by a client yesterday how I could travel, attend classes, and take in so much and still be okay that the lightbulb went on…
Have you ever started a diet to only fail a couple weeks after? You may try to give up carbs or go to the gym everyday instead of addressing the real reasons that prevent you from your goal. The same could be said when it comes to saving money. Trying to stop all bad spending habits immediately almost always fails if you don’t understand why you have these habits.
A staggering two thirds of Americans are more afraid of a money-related catastrophe than anything else, including death, according to a recent survey conducted by GOBankingRates. Many people never take the necessary steps to move past their money fears. Many simply allow financial panic to drive life choices.
Money can be an abusive trouble-maker. Imagine someone in your life has the power to inflict pain and suffering on you 24/7. You can’t stop it. You feel powerless. This person’s poison—an abuser who demands to be treated like royalty, but regularly makes you feel humiliated, guilty and insignificant. You’re not a masochist, right? This relationship must end.
Unfortunately, in our pursuit of amassing wealth, we often forget to funnel our funds toward the achievement of our dream. We get off track and, for many of us, the accumulation of money ends up as our primary pursuit. This is the path I was on, before that fateful day in my doctor’s office.
As someone who helps people clear out their painful feelings about money it would be great to spot my own money shadows before they appear in public. Unfortunately that isn’t always the case…