The Money Anxiety Cure: A Path to Financial Wellbeing (Paperback)

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By Koorosh Ostowari, Ron Kaufman (Foreword by)
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Uncertainty creates anxiety, and we are engaged in a modern collective anxiety known as "money anxiety disorder." Money anxiety disorder lies at the heart of so many of the disruptions that occur in our lives, our society, and our world. It can be triggered by events like fluctuations in the marketplace, job loss, employment instability, divorce, or even just struggling to stay on budget. Like the economy itself, our anxiety about money fluctuates. But we don't have to be at the mercy of it. We can learn to cope with unpredictable financial times and silence our panic. There is a cure for money anxiety disorder. The first step to the cure is to get a handle on the practical ins and outs of your money management. Learning how to budget, set financial goals, create a system for paying bills, and plan wisely for retirement are crucial pragmatic tactics that we all must learn if we are to experience peace and security around money. So many of us were raised to believe that financial success and material prosperity are the most important things we can achieve in our lives. But where does that leave us when things don't go well with our bank accounts, when we don't achieve what we think we should have achieved when we expected to achieve it, or worse, when we make a lot of money and experience professional success only to realize we are still not happy? And when the entire world seems to be in an economic downturn, does that mean that we too are doomed to misery? This book will not offer you advice on accounting, budgeting, spreadsheets, or numbers. Instead, we'll focus on a deeper cure: how to create financial wellbeing by changing your attitude toward money and creating a realistic and balanced vision for your own personal prosperity. Using mindfulness, reflective journaling, and somatic tools, you'll learn to better manage your anxiety around money-and your life.

Praise For…

“Many suffer from money anxiety disorder, a chronic fear that manifests in physical symptoms. Ostowari offers a solution to this disorder, and it’s not what you would expect. Instead, it’s about how you respond to money – using mindfulness, gratitude, and generosity. Ostowari’s advice can help, and the techniques described in this book can also be used to deal with any other aspects of your life causing stress.”
– San Francisco Book Review

“This innovative and important book helps readers increase their prosperity in challenging times, while also alleviateing their anxiety about finances. With his feet on the ground and in words coming right from his heart, Koorosh Ostowari shows how to open yourself up to life’s true gems: gratitude, generosity, and inner peace.”
– Rick Hanson, Ph.D, NY Times Bestselling author of Buddha’s Brain

“This is as much a book about Buddhism and its place in our lives today as it is about how to handle the (self imposed mostly) pressures of living in a materialistic culture where it is often how many "things' you have that determines ones value. At any rate, I highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with money anxiety (most of us) and also to those with an interest in Buddhist philosophy. A fabulous integrative text!! Kudos to the author. A welcome addition to the modern Buddhist and financial library.”
– Ricky Fishman

“Koorosh presents a uniquely balanced approach to money and prosperity that embraces many of the tenets of the "Middle Path". Over the past several years, I have taken Korrosh's advice and implemented it in a practical way, and I can tell you, emphatically, that it works. I am confident that anyone, no matter what their financial situation may look like, can benefit from reading this book.”
– Heather L. Morgan

“Koorosh Ostowari's brilliant "The Money Anxiety Cure" takes the reader far beyond simple how-to fixes for balancing budgets and doing effective planning. Instead, Ostowari uses examples from his unique life story, how he went from a young entrepreneur, to a seeker of both inner and material wealth, to create a blueprint for using the principles of Buddhist mindfulness for achieving financial goals. In addition, "The Money Anxiety Cure" ends each chapter with practical exercises that will help you achieve both inner peace and outer prosperity.”
– Brian Shields
Product Details
ISBN: 9780986446306
ISBN-10: 0986446300
Publisher: Koorosh Ostowari
Publication Date: March 1st, 2015
Pages: 198
Language: English