Are you filling an ’empty shell?’

How to heal your spending problem

No matter who you are or where you come from—all of us have a coping mechanism that’s unique to us.

Some people internalize their feelings . . . hold onto them and then release them at a later time. While others hold nothing in and do whatever it takes to get an immediate sense of release and gratification through acting out in whatever way they’ve conditioned for themselves.

We don’t develop a coping style or mechanism overnight. Usually it takes years of conditioning to determine what gives us an escape from our pain or stress.

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Live simply and cut out what holds you back

Simple is fine by me. After all, my first home was a tiny house.

I have a habit of moving. So do a lot of people. Anyone who has gone off to school, taken their career to a different city or moved for the sake of love, knows what it’s like to pilfer through their belongings to determine what they would want and need the most to make their next chapter a seamless page turn.

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