Episode 25: About commitment, with Elissa

Holy shamoly, friends. I spilled my guts and shared my *truth* in this episode. In fact, this is the most vulnerable storytelling I’ve ever shared publicly. I chose the theme Commitment this month because it’s been my personal theme for 2019. And boy oh boy, I have spent the year understanding what it means to make a commitment. In this episode I share openly about the things I’ve been letting go of (hint: this has to do with habits around money and love), the new choices and behaviors I’ve been committing to, and the story of the day my life changed.

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Show Notes:  


Solvency: Only spending money that one has. My definition of staying solvent is not incurring any new unsecured debt.

Moratorium: A temporary pause in an activity… in this case, paying my credit card minimums. 


I highly recommend Debtors Anonymous as a free community for addressing issues around money and debting. And really all Twelve Step programs for any addictive pattern of behavior. 

You can learn more about moratoriums and other tools for solvency in Jerrold Mundis’ book How to Get Out of Debt, Stay Out of Debt, and Live Prosperously.

You’ve also heard me mention my money coach Ashley Feinstein Gerstley of The Fiscal Femme… check out her amazing money resources and courses, and listen to our podcast episode together here.

Dictionary.com definition of commitment for your reference.

Here’s the podcast episode with Chris Davis, who I dated in Tulsa. 

The Get Down dance party in NYC, in case you wanna go!


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Production Credits:

Our Assistant Producer is Suzie Masser

Our Editor is Eilise Bonebright

Our Graphic Designer is Laura Sills

Our Photography is by Sophie Mathewson

Our Audio Consultant is Martin Carrillo of heardrum.org

And our theme song is “Waters of Body” by Strange Weather

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