We tend to think about money in terms of dollars and cents, something quantifiable that we either do or do not have enough of. For most of us, though, our actual experience of money is much more complex, intricate, and tangled.
Our relationship to money can be rational, logical, and realistic, but it is also irrational and emotional. Money is not only legal tender, it is emotional currency as well. The range of emotional responses to money and the meanings they carry—as well as the ways we use money to express our feelings—are almost limitless.
Money is often one of the most emotionally charged arenas in our lives, sometimes the most charged. It deeply touches our relationships with ourselves, others, and the world.
“Emotional Currency: A Woman’s Guide to Building a Healthy Relationship with Money” is available as a paperback or ebook through your local bookstore or online at www.indiebound.com. Request an inscribed and signed copy by ordering it through Point Reyes Books. www.ptreyesbooks.com.
“Emotional Currency” is published by Celestial Arts/Ten Speed Press/Random House. You can see the table of contents and read part of the introduction on The Random House website.
Kate Levinson in Conversation with Susan Braun at the new School of Commonweal on August 28, 2011:
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