A Well-Fed Woman seeks to find harmony in her dance of giving and receiving. This applies to food, for sure, and relationships, without question, but it also applies to money. The epidemic of hungry women extends beyond the table and bedroom into our bank accounts.
When I work with hungry women they almost always have tortured relationships with their money. And I get that, it’s another area where we’re not given a healthy model, not in the least. When it comes to money, as it does to food and sex, we socialized to feel ashamed. Shame about wanting or having too much money and shame about not having enough. Shame about what we don’t know and shame about what we don’t do.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. Money can feel good. Really good.
Enter: Kate Northrup.
Kate’s been there. She knows, intimately, what it’s like to feel all tied in knots about money. Not that long ago Kate was in $20,000 of debt, though from the outside you might not have known it. Can you relate?
She didn’t untangle herself overnight, but she did over time and along the way she made sense of her own dollars and cents.
Lucky for us, she’s captured her wisdom in a brilliant new book, Money, A Love Story.
If this an area you crave being more Well-Fed in, I highly recommend getting to know Kate and grabbing a copy of her new book. I’m honored to share her words in this latest installment of The Well-Fed Woman interview series. Read on…
Kate, what are you TRULY hungry for?
I’m truly hungry for a world in which men and women know that they have the power to create the freedom to have the choice to do what they want with their most precious asset, their time. When we have the kind of freedom where we don’t have to make decisions on how we spend our time based on needing to trade hours for dollars, we can show up and be more present to our purpose, whatever that may be. I’m hungry for this for everyone and that’s why I teach people how to create financial freedom.
What’s a craving that you previously denied that you know happily satisfy? How has this impacted you? (not talking about food necessarily)
I’m still working on giving myself the pleasure of dancing regularly. It’s always been a passion, but for some reason after college I started denying myself of it. I stopped going to class and just didn’t prioritize it. Every time I dance I feel free and more connected with myself and to the divine. Going to class, even if it’s a Zumba class, is one of the most nourishing things I can do for myself.
What are you a conduit for? What comes through with ease, meaning, and spark?
I’m a conduit for practical wisdom. When I write I feel like my fingers just type and I’m able to teach things that I wouldn’t have been able to teach if I weren’t writing it out. I recently read back through my book on a final round of edits and to be honest, I couldn’t remember writing large parts of it. Information that the world needs just kind of comes through and I trust that if I’m compelled to write it, someone needs to hear it.
Favorite bite in recent memory?
Delicious spicy thai veggies with friends, family style, at Fresh in Bridgehampton, NY.