Every little thing you need feeds your greed

Every little thing, you think you need — that’s just feeding your greed. Oh, I bet that you’d be fine without it.



The lyrics and music to this song resonate deeply for me. The guidance and wisdom is intensely and genuinely profound. Easy enough to understand in our hearts — not so easy to embody in our day-to-day lives.

Especially with the holidays upon us, and the frenzy for the best gifts to give, the most amazing Christmas tree, and tastiest of treats. It seems it all sparkles and shines, and drives you to reach and grab for it. It gets under your skin and won’t be denied.

Maybe this year you’ll tear your eyes away and realize that none of this satisfies. Years past barely remembered. The piles of things given and received dusty, discarded or scattered and piled everywhere.

Could it be time to rethink the things you buy? To revamp your holiday approach, rituals or traditions? Maybe shift them to what truly matters to you?

For me, what matters is the celebration of life, love, joy and connection to others. No gifts required. No special decorations either. Just a gathering of souls sharing the joy of the season.

Happy holidays…

Tidy Up Tuesdays — Someday Syndrome — Do you suffer from it?

It is an epidemic. Widespread and there is no shot or medicine to ward it off.

It floats in the air and when you least expect it, WHAM, you get hit by it.

Sound ominous? Well, it is! What is it?


Someday Syndrome
Do you suffer from it?
(3:52 minutes)

It causes inflammation, like an “itis,” in all aspects of your life.

Someday-itis! When we catch it, things and stuff simply grow out of control.

And, I’ll bet you have it already! How do you know? Because you’re exhibiting the symptoms. Ever hear yourself say –> “I’ll take care of that … Some day!”

You know, “Some day I’ll clear away all this clutter.” “Some day I’ll find time to organize this house and put everything away.” “Some day I’ll find the time, but not today, I’m too busy!”

And yet, “Someday” never comes and the inflammation grows.

The other way you contract Someday-itis is by keeping STUFF because you’ll use it “some day!” And, yet that day never comes either.

You fear that the very day you toss or giveaway that useful thing, that’ll be the very day you need it! So, you hang onto it for decades.

How about a simple cure to chase away “Someday-itis?” Repeat after me –> “Just because it is useful, doesn’t mean I’ll use it!”

Or, how about this one — “Today is the day since some day never comes!”

Are you ready to recover from Someday-itis? Well then, you’re right on track because the first step to recovery is recognizing the symptoms.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it. Things are changing in Your Money Dream

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

The word on the streets is that Improve Your Money Life is changing and shifting. AND, Your Money Dream will be no more…

It’s now all about tidying up your life!

Maybe you noticed? It has been a subtle change. A shift into talking more and more about tidying up. And, not just in your money life but in your stuff, too!

After all, Clutter DOES Affect Your Money.  Something I’ve been talking about, and teaching and counseling on, for years. In fact, since 1998 when I began to help people see there was a connection between their things and their money.

It is no accident that my shift and change would envelop and include all aspects of our lives, not just our money.

Because, what I noticed, over the years, is that as I guided others to clear away the stuff in their lives, amazing shifts happened. Shifts in their self image, confidence, and ability to make better decisions. Their spirits lifted. Their hopefulness quotient rose. Their joy increased.

All from something as simple as clearing away the excess in their lives.

So, today I share the subtle, yet powerful, change in the name of my newsletter to…

Tidy Up & Improve Your Life

Major changes will be happening to my website, too. No longer will it be Your Money Dream but simply Joan Silva (www.joansilva.com). So, stay tuned…

Have I stopped tidying up in money? Heavens no. If that’s the area you need guidance, then that’s where we will focus. Just don’t be surprised if I ask you about your STUFF!

Happy tidying…

Tidy Up Tuesdays — Get rid of those bins!

Tidy Up Tip
Get Rid of Those Bins!
(4:37 minutes)

It is time. Time to admit you’ve kept too much stuff. Time to admit how long it has been since you even looked at the stuff you’ve kept.

Time to say, “Uncle!”

The storage bins MUST GO!

You know, the ones that hold mounds and mounds of stuff, most of which you haven’t looked at for eons, decades, or even years.

Stacked and stored. Piled high. Sitting on shelves. Stuffed in closets. Hidden in corners. Put into rented storage space. Or, my all time favorite, covered up with a decorative cloth and used as a table!

Did you know that home storage products is a $10.5 billion industry?

There is a reason for this…

We Americans LOVE our stuff, keep too much of it AND we continue to buy more and more. As that stuff builds up in our homes, there are only a few answers to the discomfort to solve it.

These are the ones most of us consider…

Ignore, step over, and live with it. Rent a storage unit to store it all. Buy a bigger home to house it. Or … The ever famous one, buy bins to hide it all away nicely, and KEEP IT.

The one that I’m going to suggest instead is get rid of the stuff. GET RID OF THE BINS. And, do not buy any more.

Your pocketbook will thank you — not to mention, your home will breathe a sigh of relief.