How Money Stress Affects Your Brain

How Money Stress Affects Your Brain

Yesterday was my Grand-daughter’s high school graduation and I was the student.

I’m not around teenagers every day so it was refreshing to have a deep conversation with her about her goals and dreams for her life.

What she taught me can help you reach your dreams and goals in life too!

This young woman is super smart, talented and beautiful and she’s headed off to college in the Fall, yet when I asked her if she was excited for her “adult” life to begin, she answered hesitantly,

“Yes. I’m telling myself I’m excited.”

In that simple sentence, I learned two things:

At 17 years old, she knows her thoughts create (Yay!)

In her heart, she’s more hesitant than hopeful (Boo!)

I can understand this.

The world is a very different place than it was when I graduated high school.

This is especially true when it comes to financial security.

This was such an important lesson to me because I realized that on a very profound level we each have the responsibility to stand for hope. To PROMOTE HOPE.

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This includes YOU.

The world needs YOU to be sharing hope every single day through your thoughts, words & actions.

We have to do this together.

It will help our world and it will most certainly train YOUR brain for happiness.

I’m going to teach you the KEY to positive affirmations and making them work for attracting financial and any other kind of success, but first –

Read What Eric Jenson has to say about how financial stress affects the brain in his book “Teaching With Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It” because if this financial stress is affecting our kids’ brains this way, you can bet it is ALSO AFFECTING YOURS.

And then we’ll get to the Key.

“The biology of stress is simple in some ways and complex in others. On a basic level, every one of the 30-50 trillion cells in your boy is experiencing either healthy or unhealthy grow. Cells cannot grow and deteriorate at the same time. Ideally, the body is in homeostatic balance: a state in which the vital measure of human function-heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar and so on-are in their optimal ranges. A stressor is anything that threatens to disrupt homeostasis-for example criticism, neglect, social exclusion, lack of enrichment, malnutrition, drug use, exposure to toxins, abuse or trauma. When cells aren’t growing, they’re in a “hunker down” mode that conserves resources for a threatened future. When billions or trillions of cells are under siege in this manner, you get problems.”  Eric Jensen

Hope changes brain chemistry. It influences the thoughts you think, the actions you take and the decisions you make.

Just this morning (early, so I wouldn’t miss more family fun) I shared this with a woman who had taken our brain chemistry assessment and she asked a really good question.

Is hope biochemical or mental and how much does your environment have to do with it?

Here’s my answer:

Hope is ALL of that and more. Hope affects your brain chemistry and your brain chemistry affects hope.

Your level of hope is determined by what you eat, what you think, who is around you and much, much more. Hope is a nutrient that requires every possible nourishment in every way you can “eat it up.”

Hope is also a choice.


You must believe what you say right now.

If my Grand-Daughter had said “Something will happen that will get me excited” it would not have been effective in raising her vibration.

You can’t be “waiting” for a certain event or result and then you will feel hope.

The way vibrations and attraction work are that the universe mirrors what you feel which stems from what you believe.

So you need to be satisfied and hopeful with how things are RIGHT NOW. That takes trust.

You can do it!

You deserve hope. You can choose to restore it without anything changing on the outside.

It’s 100% an inside mental job. When you make that mental shift, it helps your brain chemistry.

Do it now!! Your happiness and our world depend on it.

PS: DOORS CLOSE on The Clear Path Retreat on Tuesday.
We have 1 spot left. Together a strong group of women who are dedicated to their own happiness will join me in the Rocky Mountains to renew themselves and restore their hope and enthusiasm for life!
You can still get in on this if you ACT NOW!


One Response to How Money Stress Affects Your Brain

  1. Perfect Leah, I needed that today. So true, hope is belief, trust, the balance between surrender and conscious choice and directed actions. Your grand daughter is amazing and deserves like my kids and all young people to be full of hope and excitement about their worlds.

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