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Apr 19, 2022

Most partnerships sail smoothly in the aspects of love and building a healthy family. However, the topic of money has become taboo, striking an unhealed wound on both parties.

Together with coach, author, and business strategist Leisa Peterson, we dissect our core beliefs in money management, the attraction to our “financial opposite”, and the right approach in initiating this tricky subject.

Tune in to this episode: Relationships and Money with Leisa Peterson.


Key points covered in this episode:


✔️ Cultivate mindful and intentional relationships with money. Leisa Peterson aims to discover the root cause of this disconnection with money and open people’s eyes to the cycle of playing off of your partner’s financial fears.


✔️ Money habits are learned. Remember how your parents handled money? You may have unconsciously picked up their habits, or intentionally done the opposite after seeing the consequences.


✔️ Establish safety in money conversations. Set some ground rules to maintain comfort in your dialogue. Go through these guide questions:


  • “What does money mean to you?”
  • “How does money make you feel?”
  • “What makes you feel good about having more money?”
  • “What worries you about not having enough money?”

Listen deeply. Compare notes. And see your partner through the lens of their money story.

✔️ Awareness is everything. Recognizing the sources of fears and tendencies slowly breaks down the problematic parts of your relationship. And those issues you thought would never be resolved are straightened out.

✔️ Your commitment should be stronger than the noise. Instead of Googling for solutions, work with an expert to finally escape the limbo. Also, team up with your partner in riding the waves of conflict and disagreement.

✔️ Be curious enough to explore newfound wisdom with your partner. As you’ve been enlightened, your partner may not be on the same wavelength. Don’t clobber them with information. Approach discussions like gift-giving.

Leisa Peterson, CFP® is on a mission to help 1,000,000 people elevate their financial consciousness. As a money coach, business consultant, and spiritual teacher, Leisa hosts the Mindful Millionaire podcast as well as virtual workshops and deep-dive retreats. Her masterful blend of sound financial strategy and mindfulness training helps people break free of patterns of lack, scarcity, and money fears, allowing them to finally lead the rewarding, fulfilling, and abundant lives they most desire.

Leisa has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, FastCompany, Forbes, The Week, Huffington Post, and has been featured on many podcasts and radio shows. Prior to starting WealthClinic®, LLC, Leisa worked with some of the largest financial and business services companies in the world including Wells Fargo, State Farm Insurance, UNUM Life Insurance, New York Life, Federal Express, Pitney Bowes, Ford Motor Company, and General Motors.


★★★ About Marie-Elizabeth Mali ★★★

Marie-Elizabeth is the founder of Relationship Alchemy, where she helps people create loving and nourishing intimate relationships that support their work in the world.


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As a Relationship Alchemist, two-time TEDx Speaker, and host of the Relationship Alchemy podcast, Marie-Elizabeth Mali shows women how to cultivate deeper love and connection in their intimate relationships. Drawing on her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and over 20 years of working with clients, she teaches women how to show up as authentic leaders in their relationships and work instead of twisting themselves to fit in. Marie-Elizabeth’s work has been featured in Thrive Global, SWAAY, and Forbes. She is also a member of the Forbes Business Council, a published author with an MFA in Poetry from Sarah Lawrence College, and an underwater photographer who has a thing for sharks. Learn more at