The Power in Your Money Personality
When you “urge to splurge” or “crave to save,” the first trick to assessing whether to act on it is to determine if it’s driven by a belief that may be distorted or unrealistic. We may have received messages from our culture or key people in our lives that have carved out some mischievous traits in our habits that cause financial problems. It helps to get the
Murk may not leave the white mustache of the old “Got Milk” ad campaign, but it does leave a fog that keeps us from seeing things we may need to see. This article’s goal is to bring a sparkle of mindful mental health about money.
Many of us are on a steep learning curve when it comes to environmental sustainability. When we consider the way the earth’s resources are being depleted and damaged, it can be very motivational to control spending so as to leave a “lighter footprint.”
April is Financial Literacy month – that’s no “April Fools” joke! You may not think of yourself as a money mentor, but think again. Just as we all have different money styles due to upbringing and life experience, we all have different parenting styles. These two style factors merge and sometimes clash the instant you gaze into the eyes of your child.
We all have memories we treasure. Others may be ones we’d delete from our memory banks if given the choice! What we may not know, is that our memories – even traumatic ones – can create a positive treasure map that guides us through our career and other decisions in our adult lives.
“A first faint appearance” is the definition of a word I became curious about recently, because of spring, Easter, and the repopulation in the stores of those tremendously sugared marshmallows – PEEPS!
Encourage means to support; or to inspire with courage and hope. Recently a person who attended my encouragement seminar said she found the stories I shared were “beyond inspiring” – that they gave her confidence to take actions she’d been putting off.
Recently, a client who was blending families was “getting the blues” and asked about how to get through the complexities. My main answer was a single word, “Flexibility!” With the unique history of step siblings, parenting styles, and age/stage variations, the one thing you can count on is group dynamics that are ever-changing. Use this rhyme as a therapeutic guide for starters:
When a significant relationship ends, it can feel as devastating as a death. Divorce or breakups can be one of life’s most profoundly sad, anxious, and troubling transitions. This is especially true when we did not expect the ending, and thus, were wholly unprepared.
In Susan’s poem below from the book Rays of Hope, “Starting Over,” expresses it as feeling stripped bare in the temporary loss of identity that comes with uncoupling. To recover and move on, acknowledging mistakes and learning from them is an important growth tool. Finding the courage to rebuild our life and identity as a single person brings valuable lessons that are the gift of courageous honesty.