Overcoming Financial Fear
Overcoming financial fear is not just a topic at the Holidays… or when the bills come due after the Holidays. For many, financial fear is a major source of source and bears directly on their health and well-being. Just as there are complementary practices to help us deal with traditional health problems so too can we apply these therapies to help prevent the stress in the first place.
With an estimated 67 percent of Americans at least a little anxious about paying the bills, and 58 percent worried they won’t have enough money for retirement, it’s becoming increasingly clear that being financially well is an integral part of overall wellness. Of course, money management isn’t one-size-fits-all, so we’re talking to people from all walks of life to find out how they achieved a healthy relationship with their finances. We hope it empowers you to live a life Well Spent.
Aviva Romm, M.D., is a Yale-trained doctor and herbalist who constantly inspires us with her holistic approach to health and vitality. Here, the mindbodygreen Collective member talks candidly about how money can be used to fuel a more meaningful life, mining her own financial experiences for lessons along the way.
For Romm, few surprising techniques (think EMDR, visualization, and yoga) were what ultimately helped her overcome financial fear. If you, too, are approaching money from a scarcity mindset, you’ll want to read her advice.