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Let’s Rewrite Our Stories

Let’s Rewrite Our Stories

Everyday, all day long we tell ourselves stories about ourselves and the world around us. Often these stories are based on our past experiences. We think because we had trouble completing a task, getting a job or being in a rewarding relationship in the past that the...

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Let’s take back our power

Let’s take back our power

I normally don’t discuss political issues but today I feel I must. March 22nd marked 50 years since the Equal Rights Amendment was first approved by the U.S. Congress and sent to the states for ratification. It has still not been ratified and so is still not the law...

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I’m shifting a bit

I’m shifting a bit

I'm shifting a bit.    After I moved back to Chicago, I spent 5 years working as a Financial Counselor for a social service agency. During that time, I got lots of practice helping people overcome serious financial hardships. Then in August of this year, I started...

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From 35,000 to 120,000 in a little over a year

From 35,000 to 120,000 in a little over a year

Let me share an inspiring story about a therapist I worked with.   When Lisa first came to me, she was working at a Social Service agency. She felt they were taking advantage of her. She worked very hard seeing 5 clients or more a day for $35,000. a year. She was so...

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Are you sabotaging yourself?

Are you sabotaging yourself?

Are you sabotaging your efforts?   You may have decided that you are going to get your financial house in order this year. That may have included starting to budget or plan for your spending. If so congratulate yourself, that is a huge step in the right...

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Do you think to make more money you need to work more?

Do you think to make more money you need to work more?

Do you think to make more money you need to work more? I’ve taught many classes on how to manage money and increase your income. In those classes I ask my students to complete the following sentence. I want to make more money but… So often the ending to that sentence...

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Dream of owning your own business?

Dream of owning your own business?

Lately, any time I’m in a group I hear people talking about wanting to leave their job and start their own business. The numbers have doubled since the beginning of the pandemic. Many feel their employer doesn’t really have their back or they feel they aren’t being...

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Money as a Self Care Practice

Money as a Self Care Practice

When I bring up the topic of Spending Plans or budgets, my client’s often expect that I will ask them to cut way back on anything that isn’t essential.   But in fact, to truly succeed financially requires using your money as a self-care practice.   This is...

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A Little Inspiration

A Little Inspiration

I love my clients. They teach me way more than I teach them and they allow me to help them improve their lives, which lets me see my gifts and value. We both know that our work together will mean they will have way more money and joy for the rest of their lives. They...

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No One Wants to Play With Me

No One Wants to Play With Me

Some days I feel my past nipping at my heels pushing me into old, not very productive habits. Today is one of those days when I can’t seem to shake the stories I have been telling myself for years.   They all have to do with the feeling that no one wants to play...

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