I’m Sara Rose Danesi, Psy.D. (she/her), a clinical psychologist and author of the blog, life beyond shopping. As someone who was burdened by the anxiety, shame, and financial consequences of a shopping addiction, I understand how difficult it is to break free from the spell of consumerism.

In 2019 I started blogging to chronicle my strategies and thoughts on recovering from a shopping addiction as I strove for Financial Independence (FI). Unexpectedly, the process of blogging revealed the missing fundamental piece to shopping addiction recovery. That is, creativity.

My hope is to reach kindred souls who want to live a life beyond shopping. I share practices and offer coaching to empower others to leap off the hedonic treadmill, gain financial confidence, and start creating a life they love.