In this interview, George Kinder, a global thought leader and mindfulness meditation teacher, talks about his latest book, A Golden Civilization & The Map of Mindfulness (Serenity Point Press, 2018). He states, “If we want our children to live in a Golden Civilization, the first step is for each of us to imagine it.” To do this, we must reflect upon what really matters and endeavor to work collectively to make mindful changes.
George Kinder, known as the father of the Life Planning movement, revolutionized the profession of financial advice by training over 3,000 professionals world-wide in the field of Financial Life Planning. Harvard educated, he is the recipient of numerous professional awards, a sought after speaker at industry events and conferences, a regular guest on media programs, and the founder and CEO of the Kinder Institute of Life Planning.
His expertise extends beyond the role of speaker or advisor. He is an artist, poet, photographer, author, mindfulness practitioner and teacher. He leads weekly meditation classes and retreats around the world. His articles have appeared in The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, New Model Adviser, Forbes, and Time magazine. He is the author of Life Planning for You: How to Design & Deliver the Life of Your Dreams (2014), Transforming Suffering into Wisdom: The Art of Inner Listening (2011), A Song for Hana & the Spirit of Leho’ula (2007) and The Seven Stages of Money Maturity: Understanding the Spirit and Value of Money in Your Life (2006).
Elizabeth Cronin, Psy.D., is a licensed psychologist and mindfulness teacher with offices in Brookline and Norwood, MA. You can follow her on Instagram or visit her website at https://drelizabethcronin.com