MINDFUL MONEY PRACTICE: Getting There

MINDFUL MONEY PRACTICE: Getting There

While being clear on your Here is important, it is equally important to know where your There is. Without a clear destination in mind, your life’s journey will lack purpose and focus. To figure out where your There is, you must do some soul searching. Take a moment to...
Mindful Money Practice: Here Now

Mindful Money Practice: Here Now

Making a financial and life action plan means embarking on a conscious pilgrimage, not a blind excursion. As I discuss in chapter 3 of Mindful Money: Simple Practices for Reaching Your Financial Goals and Increasing Your Happiness Dividend, in order to do that, you...
Mindful Money Practice: Picture Your Perfect Life

Mindful Money Practice: Picture Your Perfect Life

There’s an old saying, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there.” People who achieve lasting happiness know exactly where they’re going and exactly what There is meant to look like. They can clearly visualize the ideal There, even as they...
MINDFUL MONEY PRACTICE: CREATE A CASH FLOW STATEMENT

MINDFUL MONEY PRACTICE: CREATE A CASH FLOW STATEMENT

Creating a cash flow statement is similar to the Building a Balance Sheet Practice I introduced last week. Draw a line in the middle of a page. Title the left column “Income,” and list all the income you receive each month from work, social security, your business,...
I am Grateful

I am Grateful

This morning during my meditation, I listened to Thich Nhat Hanh lead a simple guided breathing and gratitude meditation. During the meditation he led a moment of gratitude for our eyes because they ground us in the experience of the present moment. They show us what...
MINDFUL MONEY PRACTICE: GRATITUDE SCAN

MINDFUL MONEY PRACTICE: GRATITUDE SCAN

Instead of pen and paper, this exercise in gratitude requires nothing except your pillow and blanket. When you wake up tomorrow morning, allow yourself a few extra minutes under the covers to consciously take note of all the incredible blessings you typically take for...
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