Posts by Valerie Friedlander

Supporting Your Relationship With YOU

The number one relationship in your life is the one you have with yourself. It influences how you experience and engage every other relationship be it with people, situations, or resources. Interestingly though, your relationship with yourself is also built by all your other relationships. Most of the dynamics of your self-relationship happen in the…

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Healing from Toxic Money Stories

Money stories. Many of the ones our society is swimming in are toxic. In order to change those stories and create healthier structures, we need to consciously engage them as individuals. I have many clients who are working to step out of lack mentality and create a greater sense of abundance in their life. They…

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Sustainable & Ethical Entrepreneurship with Erika Tebbens

Growing up we learn to follow the rules, hustle to create success, if we make enough money we’ll be happy and valuable… Most of these stories are rooted in toxic systems that reinforce harmful ways of engaging money and people. This doesn’t make money bad. There are ways to create a sustainable business that allows…

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Ditch the Money Shame & Support Your Goals with Ornella Yovo

Money is a topic we are obsessed with in this society. It’s incredibly sensitive, so we rarely talk about it directly. Yet we’re constantly surrounded by conversations related to it. Part of the reason is that there is a great deal of shame surrounding it – mostly in not having it, though for some there’s…

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How to Plan for the Future AND Enjoy the Present

We’re taught from a young age to look toward the future. That life really begins once something in the future happens, such as once you become the person you’re going to be when you grow up. The problem is that this sets us up in a pattern of chasing, not having. Many clients come to…

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Creating Your Ideal Day YOUR Way

There are tons of books all about creating an ideal day or how to start your day so that you set yourself up for success. The problem with all these strategies is that they often tell you to do things that may not fit YOU and instead leave you feeling more frustrated and less productive.…

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It’s Simple, So Why Am I Not Doing It?

Have you ever really wanted to do something simple yet kept not doing it? The woman in this session came to me because she wanted to write a book and she couldn’t figure out why she wasn’t. All her natural obstacles were gone, and she had the perfect conditions for finally doing it: stable income,…

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Embracing Your Identity with Ellie Dote

You can follow all the strategies but ultimately, success is multi-faceted and can only be defined by you. Yet authenticity is vulnerable and comes with greater risk, especially for people who are marginalized in our society. Stepping into greater alignment with your true identity involves letting go of pieces of your life that you were…

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Toxic Positivity

Toxic positivity is a hot topic right now because the growing awareness of its presence in the health and wellness industry. It’s used as a way to spoof life coaching in the media and I’ve even had someone at a networking event assume I’d agree that a positive attitude would cure illnesses such as Covid.…

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How Do I Find What I Really Want?

A single woman in her early 40’s who loves to sing, dance, craft, and cook was contemplating starting a business in performance until the Coronapocolypse began. She’s trying to use this time now for introspection and personal development while also balancing a fulfilling but low-paying day job with paying student loans and renovating a house. She…

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