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...
MINDFUL MONEY PRACTICE: PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MEANING IS

MINDFUL MONEY PRACTICE: PUT YOUR MONEY WHERE YOUR MEANING IS

Before you can put your money where your meaning is, you must determine your higher calling and clarify who and what matters most to you. The answer to those questions may shift over time, so use today as your starting point for an exercise you may want to revisit...
MINDFUL MONEY PRACTICE: USE MONEY TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS!

MINDFUL MONEY PRACTICE: USE MONEY TO IMPROVE YOUR RELATIONSHIPS!

Money touches every aspect of our lives. Although relationships aren’t about money, our relationships often affect our finances, and vice versa. We want to be conscious of these connections when making a financial plan. This is another three-column exercise. At the...