The Genie Has Arrived: Stop Overshopping Now

The Genie Has Arrived: Stop Overshopping Now

Last week actor Cheryl Stern and I spent an hour together. Sometimes silly, sometimes serious, we talked about her overshopping story and how it became the subject of her one woman musical Shoes and Baggage, returning to New York for a limited run later this month.

The two of us got a little silly when instead of typing “it’s going onsale,” for her answer to the question, “What if I wait?,” about the proposed purchased of a bathing suit, Cheryl had typed “I’m going insane.”

I hope Freud would have had a wonderful laugh over that. We certainly did.

Hearing about the real people that some of Cheryl’s characters were based on and the very serious consequences that their overshopping led to was the cautionary tale that prompted Cheryl to write the show. Talking about serious, we even discussed the relationship between overshopping and the fear and denial of the finality of death.

Last night was also the official launch of our Guided Self-Help Urge Strikes Coaching Program. Cheryl (who graciously offered to “test drive” it) and I had an actual coaching consult during the Facebook Live event. Together we reviewed several of her recent shopping urges in substantial detail, we identified trends in the data, looked at her underlying needs and talked about positive ways to meet them.  I think the event provided a good illustration of the power of this guided self-help coaching.

You can access all of the details about The Guided Self-Help Urge Strikes Coaching here, including what’s involved on our end, what’s involved on yours, and what the fee is.

For those of you who want to see the Facebook Live event, you can access it here.

It’s our intention at Stopping Overshopping, LLC for this program to provide you with an effective jumpstart and we’re excited to be able to offer it.

By Carrie Rattle

Carrie Rattle is a Principal at, a website for women focused on mind and money behaviors. She has worked in the financial services industry for 20+ years and hopes to inspire women to better prepare themselves for financial independence. Read More