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Are You An Impulse Buyer?

07, with the recession looming, President George W. Bush offered what may rank as the worst piece of advice any U.S. president has offered his fellow Americans: “Go shopping more.” There are plenty of behaviors we should engage in more often — smiling, eating mindfully, stretching our hamstrings — but clicking “Buy now” is surely not among them. And yet most of us behave as if the former president was on to something. We shop recreationally, habitually, impulsively, and, in many cases, uncontrollably. In fact, 6 to 7 percent of Americans qualify as “compulsive buyers,” according to a 20-year rRead More

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5 Reasons Why Mindful Travel Can Increase Success & Prosperity

ccess and prosperity, both within ourselves and in the life around us, we must be open to take risks, do new things, and face our fears. It is easy to continue with the same old routine every day and stay in our comfort zone, but it takes willpower and character to make a positive change. One way to start living a more prosperous, successful life is getting a new perspective by traveling, be it short distances or around the world. Here are a few reasons why: Mindful travelers choose to live in the moment: If you think of the happiest memories of your life, you’ll most likely find that you wereRead More

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Orange Is The New Orange

series “Orange Is The New Black” we see the lives of women behind bars for so many different crimes, and the drama has me on the edge of my seat. In my work as a spirituality teacher at the County Jail it’s no different. In the last seven years, I have heard thousands of stories from women; why they committed the crimes, what they will do differently when they are released, and their realization of some of the hindrances that might throw them off the path and back in jail. What I noticed is that their story’s are no different that our stories around the root cause of suffering, and skillful orRead More

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BREAK OUT…of the Prison of Greed and Fear

t article titled ‘Let It Flow’ I discussed the importance of breath and conscious awareness in our bodies. How, when our amygdala’s “flight, fight or freeze” alarm response creates constriction in our bodies, we lose the opportunity to be creative and generous, and we find ourselves locked up in a pattern of suffering that causes harm to us and those around us. In this next series of articles, I will illustrate how the lives of my students incarcerated in the Marin County Jail parallels the poor choices many of us have made in our own lives. I use these illustrations to illuminate the universaRead More

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INVITATION: Mindfulness Care Center Forgiveness Workshop

any relationship, our relationship with money can be a source of great stress and anxiety. Thursday, July 16th, from 7:00 to 9:00pm Our money anxieties may often lie at the heart of so many of the disruptions from unresolved events we’ve had in life such as; losing a job, having to ask for a raise, enduring a divorce, family learned patterns, fluctuations in the marketplace, or simply struggling to stay on budget. Koorosh Ostowari, MCC Advisory Committee member, mindfulness facilitator, and author of of “The Money Anxiety Cure” along with Rik Center, Co-founder of the MCC and a Mindful/SRead More

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San Francisco Landlord Shares Insights, Part IV

w In the last blog, Turn on your Physical GPS, I discussed how we hold anxiety in our bodies, and offered a few tips to alleviate our stress by becoming more mindful. Our body is our best indicator, so we need to become more aware of its messages to us. I have spent years exploring money and mindfulness and observed how, when, where and why money flows into and out of my own life. When I am in a state of fear and constriction, my relationship with money gets stuck. When I can become at peace and act with conscious intention and action, it flows. I’ve observed this in other’s lives, as well. I Read More

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San Francisco Landlord Shares Insights, Part III

ur Physical GPS Tune in to your gut feeling as well as other physical signals that may surface in your body. Once you become aware of these messages from your subconscious, you can move toward those opportunities that make you feel good, and trust yourself to avoid those things that might turn out to cause you more trouble than you need. Think of those feelings – like shortness of breath, sweaty palms and racing heartbeat – like the blinking lights on your car’s dashboard, warning you of potential danger. It’s your body guiding you to avoid poor financial decisions. It is always there, rRead More

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Unity.FM Radio Interview

my interview with Reverend Beverly Molander on ‘Affirmative Prayer’ hosted by Unity.FM Listen Here “What’s the Story About YOUR Money Anxiety?” Koorosh Ostowari is a first-generation Iranian who saw his single mother overcome great financial and cultural obstacles to provide her family with the American Dream. He realized his dream was different and started combining money with mindfulness … a Buddhist approach to the material world. If you are held captive by your idea of money, this show is for you. Koorosh shows us how we can shift from scarcity to flow. Read More

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San Francisco Landlord Shares Insights, Part II

post, I briefly discussed the current situation in the San Francisco rental market. Now I’d like to address some ways for both landlords and tenants to understand and cooperate with one another. As a landlord, I accept that it can be a challenge to pay the hefty mortgage on a rent controlled apartment when I know its market value, but I am also proud to have the means to house the elderly, the under-employed, and many other wonderful tenants at 25% of the market rent. As one of my Buddhist teacher friends explains, rent control is what allows individuals to live near their work and their commRead More

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Koorosh Ostowari

Author Koorosh Ostowari has successfully bridged the gap between spiritual and material worlds. He has operated a profitable real estate business in San Francisco for the past 25 years and is trained as a Spirit Rock Meditation Center Dharma Leader, is a certified somatic therapist, and offers spiritual and communications classes to men and women in the Northern California prison system.
His new book, The Money Anxiety Cure: A Path To Financial Wellbeing, offers tools to help those struggling with financial anxiety achieve a new, personally meaningful vision of prosperity.

Koorosh is dedicated to the practice of cultivating mindfulness, alleviating anxiety, and helping his clients and students maintain balance and achieve financial wellbeing.
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