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Kakeibo: The Art of Financial Mindfulness

By Gina Messina, Ph.D. About a year ago, a friend introduced me to Kakeibo, the Japanese art of budgeting and applying mindfulness to our spending, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. You see, I am a major contributor to our consumeristic culture. I see something shiny and I think I have to have it. A friend jokes that she hates going shopping with me because I have to pick up and touch everything on the shelves (although I’ve eliminated that practice due to COVID!).  Like so many of us, I am easily persuaded by marketing tactics. Now that we so rarely spend cash, it feels like I can simply swipe a card, click a button, or use my fingerprint and suddenly I have a new…

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PODCAST: Living in Alignment with Beth Korinek

Beth Korinek, BSN and Holistic Wellness Coach talks about how we can live in alignment. Institute for Women, Wellness & Work Living in Alignment with Beth Korinek Play Episode Pause Episode Mute/Unmute Episode Rewind 10 Seconds 1x Fast Forward 30 seconds 00:00 / 00:21:23 Subscribe Share Amazon Apple Podcasts Breaker Google Podcasts Spotify RSS Feed Share Link Embed Download file | Play in new window | Duration: 00:21:23TrendingSelf-Esteem vs. Confidence & How to Cultivate BothSubscribe: Amazon | Apple Podcasts | Breaker | Google Podcasts | Spotify

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Women in Today’s Workplace: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?

The post-pandemic workplace is littered with uncertainty for workers in all industries, especially women. While the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic has passed, the lack of a steady workplace for women is still a prevalent problem. COVID-19 and Women’s Employment During the COVID-19 pandemic, women were 33% more likely than men to work in an industry shut down by the pandemic. Research indicated that jobs held by women were 1.8 times more vulnerable than those held by males. Women made up 39% of the employment on a global scale, but they accounted for 54% of the job losses worldwide. Economists also report that women were much more likely than men to be furloughed during the pandemic. In addition, women were furloughed for longer periods than…

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The Link Between Unfinished Tasks and Wellness

Dear Fellow Working Woman – I invite you to participate in a short survey. Please mentally check off any of the scenarios below that you have experienced: Before leaving for work you have already begun thinking about your to-do list for the day. And, of course…it’s a mile long.You arrive at work and your inbox greets you with an overwhelming amount of emails to manage, even after deleting the ones you can ignore. Thanks, inbox.It’s time to hunker down and work on one of your important projects. You are in the initial phase of working on it, and you are interrupted by one of the million commonly experienced concentration killers [co-workers “dropping in” to chat, desktop clutter calling your name to clean it up, your…

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7 Ways to Stay Present in the Moment

When people talk about staying present or living in the moment they are often talking about mindfulness. But what does that mean? Being mindful refers to intentionally paying attention to what is happening around you and within you. Why? So you can experience life moment by moment as it unfolds and without judgement. This type of mindful, present-focused living keeps you out of your head, stops you from ruminating on things that went wrong in the past, and lessens the amount of time you spend worrying about what could go wrong in the future. As a result, living in the moment can enable you to enjoy the moment more and feel like your life is more meaningful or fulfilling.  In fact, these types of interventions…

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