New Kindle Book on Emotional Sobriety

New Kindle Book on Emotional Sobriety

I’ve just published a new book, the first in a series of short Kindle books. If you enjoyed the “Getting Out from Going Under Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders,” you will want to check out “The Sum of Our Parts: An art book on emotional sobriety, chronic illness, and the mind-body connection.”*

Ebook price $2.99

In my last post, I explained that I’ve now focused my recovery efforts on creating art in conjunction with writing about my search for emotional sobriety and healing from chronic illness.

In this little book of 56 original inspirational readings and artwork, 
I share my experience, 
strength, and hope (along with more than a bit of my struggle)
 on the topics of emotional sobriety, chronic illness, and healing 
from mind/body syndrome (also known as TMS). 



Plus, I’ve written an essay at the end of the book (called, “Why These Topics?”) explaining more about the subject of the book in the context 
of my personal journey, for those new to the concepts. The book also includes 
a list of my favorite resources.






Whatever you are going through, remember you are not alone. 

May you find comfort in these words and images.

If you are interested in seeing more of my work, please follow me on Instagram (@HealingDoodle) or on my Healing Doodle Facebook page.


*Link to the Amazon book contains an affiliate link where I will receive a small royalty if you purchase through the link.

Update & Daily Reader Kindle Version Now on Sale!

I wanted to let you know that the Kindle version of the “Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders” is now on sale for $2.99 for a limited time!

Plus, the Kindle version is free if you buy the paperback edition!


Introduction

It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted to this blog and I’d like to take a few moments to share with you what I’m now doing. Recovery from compulsive debting and spending is still a top priority for me. Gratefully, one day at a time, I’ve maintained my solvency since April 25th, 2009.
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Reviews for the FREE Fearless Budgeting Training Program!

In case you haven’t checked out the free Fearless Budgeting training program yet, I’m excited to share two of the testimonials that I’ve received. You can find them when you take a look at Course #1: Foundational Course, Creating Your Spending Plan.

(For purposes of this post, I’ve used initials where I thought appropriate.)

Incredible. As a new D.A. member, this course is fundamental!
by F.F.

I feel truly grateful for Susan’s incredible work. I’m a psychotherapist in my 30s, and just a few weeks ago, the reality of my money problems, spending/debting addiction has landed with a huge impact on my sense of self.

I have begun attending DA meetings, and as I prepare to find a sponsor and keep track of my spending for the next 90 days, I found Susan’s course. Truly incredible. What I loved the most was her compassionate voice, inviting me to breathe, pause, and not attempt to “rip the bandaid off” and just push through the course all in one sitting. Thank you Susan for this work. I have the basis for a Spending Plan that I will begin using as a get together a PRG meeting in a few weeks.

Your step-by-step, kind, grounded, layered approach has helped me truly make a STRONG foundation for a spending plan. I have read SO many budgeting and money books in the past. This has stuck with me.

THANK. YOU.

Helpful and Kind – Just what I need
by Krystal T.

One of my favorite things about Susan B is her gentle coaching. This course takes her calming voice and breaks down the spending plan piece by piece, turning it into bite size chunks that are easy to follow and implement. Unlike other financial/budgeting courses, Susan comforts and teaches through encouragement and personal stories rather than shaming the student. I felt relieved when I finished this course, whereas before this course I was a tightly wound ball of anxiety around money. Now, onto the second course!


This online training program is, and will always be, free! I urge you to check it out or read more about it. And please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

The FREE Fearless Budgeting Training Program is Live!

The Fearless Budgeting Training Program for Compulsive Spenders has officially launched with this blog post!

I have to say that creating this training program took so much longer than I anticipated (six months instead of two) because I found that there was more and more that I needed to tell you, but I’m hoping this will be a helpful resource for compulsive spenders seeking to create and learn how to use a spending plan.

The program is comprised of two audio/text courses:
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What You Will Find on This Site

This website contains HUNDREDS of articles to help you work a 12-Step program of recovery around compulsive spending and debting. Topics range from setting up a spending plan to working the steps to sponsor/sponsee issues to dealing with relationships in recovery … and much more!

Pick a category from the Sidebar, go to the list of posts by title, type a topic in the “Search the Site” box, or just scroll down to start reading posts. The articles on this website were written by Susan B., a recovering compulsive spender and debtor. You can read about her recovery journey here.



Check out the FREE Fearless Budgeting Training Program for Compulsive Spenders

 

 


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Recovery Books

The Getting Out from Going Under Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders

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The Five Year Recovery Journal


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Now Get Three Months to Try YNAB FREE!

I recently discovered that there were some people who were able to offer their readers three months free to try YNAB before having to pay for it. I was really upset because I was only able to offer the standard 34 days. I had no idea that this even existed!

So I wrote them and they approved my doing this too! I was really excited because you will have the two extra months to accumulate for the first year’s subscription. Then, you can just accumulate each month for subsequent years.

Plus, you can really give YNAB a good, long try to see if it’s the right approach for you. You know I love it, but you need the opportunity to fall in love with it too. 🙂

I feel badly because I asked if previous subscribers could now get the extra two months through my link but they said they didn’t have a way to do that. I’m sorry. I did try.

Click here to sign up for the three months FREE YNAB.

The Birth of Fearless Budgeting

Listen to this blog post: “I Can’t Stop Spending!” podcast, Episode 053.

I’ve decided to create a series of spending plan training podcasts because it feels like that is the most important information I can offer you right now. If you want help creating or maintaining a spending plan, this podcast series is for you. Even if you already have a spending plan, the training will be a helpful refresher and will likely provide you a with new perspectives and tips. It’s the exact same process I’ve successfully used with my one-on-one students for seven years. And there’s no charge for this podcast series.

The Birth of Fearless Budgeting

I decided to call my training podcast “Fearless Budgeting.” I wrestled with this name for months. As you may know, I despise the word budget, but I strongly believe in the act of allocating money to categories, which is the definition of budgeting. I’ll go into more detail about spending plans vs. budgets in a later episode. But “Fearless Budgeting” truly encapsulates my overriding approach … to gently take you by the hand and help you overcome your terror around facing the truth of your spending, which is a crucial first step in the process, and to ease you into a practice that will keep you clear around your money and engaged with your spending plan ongoing.

By the end of the series, you will have a spending plan foundation and you will know how to work with your spending plan ongoing. And, you can always arrange a one-on-one session with me if you need additional help. Just go to FearlessBudgeting.com/training for details.
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