Can Anxiety Influence Your Relationship to Money?

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Published by Kerry Meath-Sinkin

I was speaking with someone the other day, who remarked how much a shift in her internal state shifted her relationship to money. She had transitioned into a loving stable relationship, with someone who shared her core values for healthy living and clean eating. Together they cooked healthy food, read books together, went for walks outside, and engaged in nourishing activities. This allowed her to feel more grounded and loved, and transition away from needing external objects to fill her up.  She mentioned how she used to go to Target or impulsively buy things as a way to try to “fill up”. Now because of feeling more full, grounded, and loved in her life she is naturally finding herself shopping much less. She doesn’t have an “emptiness” to fill.

I find that people experience anxiety around money in two ways. Some people have anxiety that transfers over to money, others have specific anxieties around money, and some have the double whopper.  So the question becomes, is anxiety in your life causing anxiety around money, or are there other independent triggers around money that require more exploration? This is an important distinction because it provides a valuable starting point to begin bringing greater balance and abundance into our life.

If you are feeling anxious in your life, the best place to start is by cultivating practices that bring greater balance and grounding into your life. If you haven’t already read my blog on anxiety, I recommend checking that out, as it provides some great quick tools to get started.

If however, you aren’t feeling generalized anxiety in your life, but your anxiety is primarily related to money, including feeling anxious, struggling, or avoiding reviewing your finances altogether, then you might want to try a different approach. If this is you, and you haven’t already read my by post called, “What is Your Relationship to Money” this is a great place to begin and find some tools to get started on your own journey. I believe we can all find a balanced and healthy relationship to money, but that it requires some work and exploration to get there.

Stay tuned for more to come on tools to help you live life abundantly!

Love and blessings,



Kerry Meath-Sinkin is a registered investment advisor and financial planner based in Minneapolis. She graduated with honors from Brown, and works with clients not only in the Twin Cities, but nationwide. Kerry believes in a holistic approach to finance.  She works with her clients to develop a practical plan with their finances, while also working on their inner relationship with money. Together, these aspects allow clients to feel healthy, abundant, and free. Kerry also has a passion for healthy living, is a certified Ayurvedic practitioner, and public health educator. Click here to learn more about Kerry.

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