Deborah Nixon, Entrepreneur, Consultant
Judy was panicked over her investments and frozen in indecision about what to do next. The market wasn’t doing well and she wasn’t sure what all of this meant for her. She was in her mid-50s, didn’t have a pension (darn those years of doing her own thing) and was single.
Late at night, while lying in bed, she was obsessed with the haunting images of ending up as a bag lady, pushing a cart down the street and wearing old clothes. She knew this was irrational — after all, she was well educated and considered a success by any objective standard. But she couldn’t get these thoughts out of her head.