Selections from the Book

“People get little useful information about money from the world around them. Those who grow up in families influenced by substance abuse, anxiety, depression, or trauma or whose life experiences distort their thinking might get even less useful information. In our society, adults don't often speak openly about their personal experiences with money and often don't know a lot of factual information about money.” 

“Too often, people hope for a high net worth and live in low self-worth. When you make a conscious commitment to learn and develop behaviors that support financial health, your sense of self-worth increases. When your sense of self-worth increases, you more easily increase self-care. If you increase self-care, your sense of self-worth can increase, and your net worth can also increase. When you raise your net worth, you can boost your self-care even more because you can afford it. When you again enhance your self-care, you can raise your net worth even more. You can enter this 'worth circle' at any point and add to all three areas: self-worth, self-care, and net worth.”

“The path to healing from the impact of stress, anxiety, and trauma can be a difficult one, but it's ultimately a rewarding one for those who choose courageously to take it. Those in recovery from addictive substances or behaviors inevitably must address one or all of these roadblocks to functionality once they have ended their addictive cycle—integrating their values with their behaviors.”


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