Slow Medicine for Financial Health

Slow Medicine for Financial Health

When we speak about “debt,” we typically think in terms of the balance we have on our credit cards, school loans, or home mortgages. Debt, however, is a deeper reflection of lack – whether lack of faith, self-esteem, love, or support. All of this “lack” can show up financially, though not necessarily in obvious ways. Perhaps you have the soul of an artist, for example, but you became a dentist, because you were conditioned to believe you could never support yourself through the arts.


By practicing the Slow Medicine approach to financial health, we can understand where and how we live in debt; explore our heart’s desires and life’s purpose; receive clarity on and tools for integrating these truths into our lives; cultivate the self-love necessary to move forward; and otherwise learn how to manifest a life of abundance. For more information about Slow Medicine for Financial Health, or to register for a group or workshop, please contact the Slow Medicine team. Meanwhile, get started with a free guide, “From Debting to Daring: Live Abundantly!”



When organizing an approach to becoming healthier, it is essential that one considers the impact of financial stress. Indeed, it is rare that health and financial stress do not affect each other. Living abundantly is predicated on a single plan that produces a critical balance between giving and receiving, working in the service of others and celebrating life itself. Health on any level is not defined by numbers. Instead, the true abundant health we seek can be better defined by the qualitative relationship between our purpose, passion, and work, as well as by our relationships to others and to ourselves. Put into this context, our financial challenges are yet another opportunity to achieve the delicate balance of health and enjoy a full and beautiful life.

Michael Finkelstein, MD