Before Anastasia, I was feeling contracted, fearful, guilty, small, and isolated around money. I inherited some money and didn’t know where and how our family had made the money. Now I’m feeling excited about what’s possible, and have more clarity. I have had the courage to ask my father where the money came from and I’m now feeling empowered with that information, and feel good about it being my money to use. I feel proud to claim that I am an impact investor. Overall I I have a relaxed sense of being, I feel welcoming to the mystery of life, and I feel secure and happy and alive in my own body.
Before I worked with Anastasia, relative to money and in general, I was more ‘frantic’, felt ‘mindless’ about money and not conscious of it. When you said 'personal finance' to me, my body felt anxious, tense, gripping, and painful.
I have done a lot of therapy and counseling in my life, and until I did the 2 day session with Anastasia, I have never really felt ‘in my body’. Overall I feel more calm, grounded, relaxed and open. I started being more conscious in paying attention to spending money and I now I am working with Anastasia to help my family move our assets into socially impactful, and profitable investments.
The Anastasia process has been illuminating and helpful and so worth it. Before when you mentioned "Personal finance" I felt stressful and tedious. Dealing with these things was never a favorite thing. I have an MBA yet was always bored when guys around me would talk about stocks. My advisor would call to talk about maximizing dollar return etc. and growing the money, I didn't care until I met you. I feel that instead of return on investment it should be return on impact. I now feel very comfortable and know what I want, and nobody is going to tell me what I want or what to do with my money. I’m good.
My life has changed for the better as a result of our work together! I feel like it has helped shift some internal resistance in me, and I am feeling more empowered and confident in honoring my values and vision for how I interact in this world. As for what new values aligned initiatives and investments I've undertaken since our work, I have actually been more focused on knowing when to say "no," which is really important so that I can open up the best spaces to say "yes." I had already been taking steps to invest in one company (Emerging Women), and I have now closed on that investment, which feels great. I now experience my relationship with money with less resistance. This is an ongoing process, but I'm learning not to feel like I have to "fix" everything all at once. I think that's an important part of my relationship with money.