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  • Writer's pictureMolly Richard

Financial trauma is a real thing.

Updated: Apr 13, 2020

A sudden loss of income can be traumatic. Graduating with student debt during a stalled job market can be traumatic. Raising children in a recession can be traumatic. Transitioning from a 2-income to a 1-income household can be traumatic. Growing up with wealth and witnessing extreme poverty can be traumatic—and vice-versa. Receiving an inheritance can be traumatic. Being told you are bad with money over and over again can be traumatic. And a financial crisis can certainly be traumatic.

When fear or anxiety manifest as the primary responses to a particular aspect of life, it’s possible there is an unhealed “big T” or “little t” trauma at the root of that pain. Financial trauma is not excluded from this.

Lots of things are out of our control right now during the COVID-19 pandemic, but here are a few things we can control: We can remind ourselves that we are safe. We can remind ourselves that we have everything we need in this moment. We can talk about our fears. 📞We can be gentle and patient with ourselves. 🌳 We can notice our negative thought patterns and encourage our positive thought patterns. 💆🏼‍♂️ We can talk about our desires. 🧞‍♀️ We can practice healing. 🧘🏽‍♀️ We can commit ourselves to getting through this together. 🌅

My mission is to help folks cultivate a clear, resilient, and expansive relationship with money. So, financial crisis or not, that’s what I’m still here to do. The May 2020 Flourish Series will be offered at a sliding scale. I acknowledge that times are tough. I also acknowledge that times like these present an unprecedented (and imperative) opportunity to grow in our relationship with money. I’m here to Flourish with anyone who is ready to grow from exactly where they are right now. 🌱

Stay healthy, everyone.

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