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Mindfulness, Money & You

Mindfulness is getting a lot of airtime now from many high-flyers, including Bridgewater’s uber-successful (and wealthy) hedge fund magnate Ray Dalio, a daily meditator.

Courses and certifications are even taught at the hallowed halls of Oxford University.

While trending for years, mindfulness is rooted in ancient philosophy and practices that used to be the exclusive domain of monks and yogis.
I don’t doubt that the mental clarity you would reach dwelling in a cave or a temple for a year would be transcendental. Fortunately today, you don’t have to shave your head or retreat to the mountains to learn some simple tips and tools to become more mindful in daily life.

With all its digital distractions and frenetic pace, modern living has created conditions that are the antithesis of mindfulness. We tend to do things in a rush with little consideration of the consequences or a deeper understanding of our motivations and intentions.

When outcomes are bad, people act surprised but usually their conduct has landed them predictably in that disastrous place.

Today we have a society beset with bad outcomes. Stress, illness, burnt-out, relationship breakdowns, addictions of all kinds, widespread dysfunction and confusion.  Our financial lives are no different.

Mindfulness is one way out of this mess.

When the mind is clear, uncluttered, and rested, our decisions are more coherent and deliberate.
Money, in and of itself, is not difficult to manage. It’s our behaviours with money that is problematic.
To that end, I am offering a six-week Mindfulness, Money & You course.
We’ll delve into essential topics each week, including in the first few weeks…
An introduction to Mindfulness and Money where he explore what mindfulness is, how it can enhance our wellbeing, and setting intentions.

In our second week, we’ll look at the Psychology of Money: how beliefs and emotions impact financial decisions, overcoming comparisons and scarcity mindset, and how to cultivate a healthy relationship with money.

Week three is mindful spending,  which identifies spending triggers, practises mindful shopping,  and makes intentional decisions.

If this piques your interest, this course is for you.

Where:  Flourish Yoga Studio in Takapuna.
When:  Starting May 8, Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

​Space is limited, so be sure to register early. 
I will offer one space for free for those unable to pay but who may benefit.
Email me directly with your story if this is you: morrallamanda@gmail.com subject line Mindfulness.

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