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Courage for empowering money conversations

“Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.” – Author unknown This month, as we celebrate the spirit of womanhood, I have decided to dedicate my blog to all the strong, brave women who are taking ownership of their financial futures! Many of us are still struggling…

Courage over comfort – what will you choose?

As human beings, we are hardwired to avoid pain and would rather seek out comfort over feeling uncomfortable. How many times have you avoided a difficult conversation because it makes you feel awkward? Have you ever steered away from giving honest feedback, but chose the “suck-up” approach instead? What about circumventing the truth, making up…

Vulnerability is your greatest strength

Attending Brené Browns’ Dare to Lead course in San Antonio, Texas, was one of the five fabulous things I planned as part of my 50th year celebrations. Still technically in my 50th year, I am proud to say that I finally ticked off this item on my Bucket Wheel®. To tell you the truth, I may have just added Brené Brown on my Bucket Wheel® again!

Courageous Currency Conversations

Reflecting of my journey with money, I recognise that it’s not how I want my children’s story to go. And it’s not just my story – it’s the stories of hundreds of clients I spend time with in Life Planning meetings. Yes, the plot and storyline may be different, but the results are the same…

The BRAVE new You

I have personally walked a long and arduous journey with money. I have spent more than half of my life devoted to transforming my money story. And it was not easy. I often wonder if I knew more about the psychology of money twenty years ago, if my life would have been any easier. In…

LIVE your NEW money story?

Living your new money story is the challenging part. Knowing the information is not enough to drive a behavioural change. We all generally know that it is important to live a healthy life and eat a balanced diet. But how many of us spend enough time exercising and eating healthily? To ‘know” something and then…

Making sense of money stories

We learn through stories – it’s how we understand and remember. We tell stories every day – to make sense of something, to remind us, to imagine a possible outcome. A story depicts a journey and is held together by an account of memories, whether real, remembered or fabricated. Sometimes, in stories, the line between…