I was surprised by how strong a reaction I had to finding a five-dollar bill in my recycling. Throwing away money, no matter how small an amount, feels sacreligious. But like all emotional shocks and challenges, it offered valuable insight.
Tax season is the time when money is most on our minds, and a good time to make improvements in our relationship with money. There are some simple steps to follow to change our ways with money, familiar steps that we use when we want to change other behaviors.
An infrequent blog of bits and pieces about our emotional relationship with, and direct experience of, money in our lives. Why is it that our relationship with money is not often thought of in terms of psychology? Why is it that money is not more of a topic of interest in clinical psychology? We often overlook and undervalue the ways we relate to money emotionally. This blog, my workshops, and "Emotional Currency" is about bringing more of a balance to our thinking about money by including our personal emotional and psychological responses to money in our lives.