What's Your Relationship With Money?

Oct 21, 2022

Many of my clients have been struggling with stress about money. Your account balances can feel like they define your self-worth. Yet, the pressure can come from a feeling of having too little, but many times it’s coming from a feeling of having too much. These feelings are almost always subjective and not necessarily based on any objective standard. Why is this so? Our early stories about money shape our beliefs today. Money often controls our lives. Can we change this relationship with money?

You are enough, regardless of your bank account. If you let go of grasping for more, you get to pay attention to what you already have. When you let go of the grasping, many people find that what you have expands. “What you appreciate, appreciates.” When you have a powerful feeling that you have more than you need, that may be an opportunity for philanthropy – the love of humankind.

Take some time to examine your money beliefs. Get honest with yourself. What’s your money story, and how do you want to rewrite that story? A new financial plan likely isn’t the solution. Instead, try curiosity, self-compassion, and self-forgiveness and see what opens up.