As many of you know, I've spent the past few years delving deeply into futures thinking via the Institute for the Future's Urgent Optimist Community, led by Futurist Jane McGonigal, where I'm a Founding Member.
Join us, by the way. It. Is. Sublime.
Mindfulness and futures thinking have a lot in common. They both:
cultivate flexibility and adaptability
have been shown to improve well-being
prevent you from being blindsided by what might be mentally paralyzing to others
broaden your mind
Whether you're a parent, leader, coach, advisor, engineer, artist, attorney, or scientist, these are all beneficial skills. The curiosity developed through mindfulness and futures thinking expands your mind to help you see new possibilities and opportunities. Your mind opens to different ways of being, thinking, and relating.
It makes sense, then, that I'd incorporate futures thinking into my mindfulness work, as together they're aligned and complementary.
But wait, there's more . . .
Why go it alone when you can work with someone you love who makes your "work" even more enjoyable? Someone who shares your passion and has a similar vision of a different future . . .
Thought leader, genius, and overall-awesome human being, Julie Fortin, CFP®, FBS®, CeFT® (and here's the award-winning paper she co-authored) and I are partnering on a new venture, The Future of Financial Advice: Practicing Well-Being and Connection.
Our first offering will be an 8-week journey filled with learning experiences designed to introduce you to what it means to inhabit your human body and to leverage and lead with what makes you human. You'll learn new ways of being, thinking, and relating that will make your relationships deeper and more fulfilling.
You'll come away a different person, and you might even like yourself more. You'll be armed with the current science on well-being and how to use it, and you'll know how to notice when you—or someone you're with—is in an unproductive or potentially harmful mental or emotional space, and you'll be able to transform that space.
Jump on the waitlist! The inaugural cohort launches in February.
What does this mean for marymartinphd.com?
I'll still be blogging about mindfulness, consciousness, well-being, and awareness from here. Feel free to unsubscribe if you aren't finding the blog posts and/or newsletter valuable.
I'll still offer MBSR, and all financial-advisor-related courses will be at futureoffinancialadvice.net. My book is still here for purchase, but that might change.
Heck, all of this might change. Who. Knows?
Hit reply to ask me anything, and may ease find you.