The way you treat money is a reflection of what you believe about yourself.

The way you treat money is a reflection of what you believe about yourself.

I discovered this truth the hard way. When I graduated from college with a psychology degree, there were not many jobs available. Graduate school wasn’t an option and I was a newly married bride who needed to find a job. Money was the brass ring and I was on a carousel of searching for that perfect fit where I could excel.

But employers were not lining up at my door.

Money was breathing down my neck as I became more desperate for the brass ring, which kept moving just out of my grasp. Finally, I was offered a job at…

Money is a demon or a dance partner, but it depends on your willingness to shine the light of awareness on your hidden beliefs.

When I was sixteen, I worked for a women’s clothing store part-time. It was my first job, and I didn’t have a clue about saving or investing. Instead, all I knew was that the next shipment of clothes had too many items that belonged in my closet.

It took only three days after payday to spend my entire paycheck on new clothes.

To say that my parents were appalled would be an understatement. …

Your inner-verse includes your thoughts, beliefs, and the meaning you gave to past experiences — it’s that part of your mind that filters your present moments.

Remember, the function of the mind is to protect you. In every moment, there are trillions of bits of information bombarding you. Your mind can’t handle the volume and instead looks for patterns that match your filters. The information that passes through the filters is proof that your assessment of the situation was correct.

Because you aren’t aware of the other evidence that didn’t make it through the filter, you assume that the evidence…

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Today is June 10, 2021 and we will experience a solar eclipse when the sun, moon, and earth align for a moment in time.

The moon has a dark side that never faces the earth, always showing only one side. Because the moon doesn’t spin on its axis, we never see the other side. But during a solar eclipse, the dark side of the moon faces the sun as it blocks the sun’s light to earth.

There are three simple lessons we can learn from the dark side of the moon.

  1. Perspective is your reality.

Just for today, be aware…

You hold your world in your hands, including money.

Are you happy with your relationship with money? Or do you find yourself spending on things you don’t need, never knowing why?

Money is not what you think it is.

We don’t see money, because it mirrors our beliefs about it. It is the perfect chameleon, shape shifting in the physical world as it reflects our beliefs back to us. We believe that what we see is real, and continue believing.

What if you could step back from your limiting beliefs about money and wealth, and reform them? …

We have abused the concept of wealth, and narrowly defined it as money, possessions, and ownership.

Nothing could be farther from the truth.

The true meaning of wealth had always been right in front of us. The word “wealth” comes from the Old English word, “weal,” which means well-being. Well-being is alignment of your mental, emotional, physical, and mental energies.

I call it “wealergy,” or “wealth energy.”

When you live from the narrow definition of wealth, the results often are troubling, dissatisfying, and disheartening. Desperate to succeed, you continue to create from the same level of awareness. …

Men and women have different relationships with money and wealth.

For men, money is a measure of value and worth. It provides a way to analyze performance by objective data, statistics, and the satisfaction of reaching a goal. Money is the end result, the summit of the mountain, the accumulation of hard work, effort, and vision.

For women, money seems mysterious, confusing, and frustrating. No matter how hard a woman works, or how often she reads about wealth creation, her bank account always needs to be filled. …

You have the opportunity to be better than you were just five minutes ago.

You have learned how to react to certain situations based on your past experiences. When someone criticizes you, for example, you may become defensive or withdrawn. If you are ready to learn how to grow instead of repeating old patterns, keep reading.

Integrate these 3 steps into your life and discover for yourself how to become a growth person.

Step 1 - Be Aware of Who You Are

As you move through the moments of your day, you can increase your awareness of who you are…

Today is Earth Day. Since 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, let’s look at what water can teach us about life.

The following lessons are supported by a quote to remind you of the deeper truth.

Life Lessons from Water

  1. Water and life are constantly changing. Accept this fact and stop trying to control the outcome. You will discover a deep peace that pervades everything.

No man steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man. -Heraclitus

  1. Respond to life with fluidity and vulnerability. Because life is always…

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One early evening, a father came home from work. He had a horrible day and was looking forward to relaxing.

Except his 4 year old son had other ideas. He pestered his father to play with him, until the older man heaved a sigh and tore out a picture of the earth from the newspaper. He tore it up into little pieces and gave them to his son. He also gave his son a roll of tape and a piece of paper, and said that he would play when the boy finished taping the picture back together.

The father went…

Kathryn Eriksen

Empowered Women Wealth Coach. Spiritual Writer. Inspiring Speaker. Mindfulness & Meditation Teacher. Learn more at

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