Taking ownership of your money story

I am constantly reminded how challenging money stories can be. To fully understand your money story takes some introspection – it is hard work try to make sense of the psychology and the personal drivers behind your particular relationship with money. Bruce Lee expressed it so beautifully by saying “As you think, so shall you…

Your money story

I have spent a large part of the past two years researching , learning about and making sense of money stories. Every one of us has a money story, or a specific relationship with money. Your money story can either be a good, positive one; or one that boycotts your financial destiny. A positive money…

Expect the Unexpected

Have you ever been surprised by a moment of joy or insight that you never expected? Such moments are my frequent experience, largely because I am a life-long learner, and because so much of my working life entails encounters with our clients.  While I go into a meeting to guide and facilitate discussion, I far…

Being happy – not a secret!

What is the secret to happiness? The findings of the longest recorded research project suggests that the quality of our relationships is the deciding factor. Over the years, it has become my custom in Life Planning meetings to assert that no area of the Wheel of Balance is more important than another. And, for many…

Goddesses never age

Can a number really tell you who you are? There are some books you read that you know will change your life.  I recently read Goddesses Never Age by Dr Christiane Northrup and was so inspired that i want to encourage all women to read it. Apologies, men, this one is for us women, but be assured…

Rising Strong

When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending. Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path…

Change-charge your brain

Here are a few simple exercises to keep yourself poised for change. Fold your arms (as you usually do, without thinking about it). Now fold your arms the other way (reverse your usual way).  Just experience how that change in habit feels.  Easy?  Or a bit uncomfortable? Consider where you habitual seating place is: in…