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The Original Sin, the Original Blessing, and Your Finances

money beliefs shame Sep 29, 2020

When working with financial therapy clients, we delve deep into their emotions, where the emotions come from, and how they impact the client, relationships, and their financial future. We look at both the good and the bad, address them, and create a plan to move forward so they can find financial wellbeing and the security they desire. One barrier that often comes up is the theological teaching of original sin and the chronic shame this causes. With the theory of original sin we are taught...

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What Does Shame Have to Do With My Financial Well-being?

        I can tell you as a Financial Therapist one of the key barriers I see to my clients’ financial wellbeing is SHAME. Professionally speaking, I consider shame to be the most destructive psychological forces we deal with as humans. The intense negative emotions it causes makes us feel unworthy, which affects our self-esteem, our relationships, how we generally show up in the world, and our financial wellbeing. So where does shame stem from?

What causes shame and...

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