Keisha Blair, Mother of Holistic Wealth, on Embracing Global Holistic Wealth Day

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By Keisha Blair

Global Holistic Wealth Day (commemorated annually on April 9th) is a day dedicated to celebrating wellbeing, connection (relationships), and fulfillment in all aspects of life.

As we embrace Global Holistic Wealth Day, it’s important to engage in transformative practices that elevate our experiences and deepen our understanding of holistic wealth. From mindful meditation sessions at sunrise to embracing sustainable living, Global Holistic Wealth Day offers a unique opportunity to nurture our minds, bodies, and spirits.

We have even heard of couples now tying the knot on Global Holistic Wealth Day, April 9th, incorporating holistic wealth into their wedding ceremonies and honeymoons—an ode to a holistically wealthy lifestyle.

Some have even included the Holistic Wealth Expanded and Updated book in their destination wedding welcome bags. Others have used the book in their wellness retreats, corporate retreats, schools, and workshops. Wedding photographers have monogrammed their favourite quote from the book alongside wedding portraits of the bride and groom:

Love is the mother of humanity and the forbearer of everything good. Love is at the epicenter of holistic wealth.

Keisha Blair

Why the world needs Global Holistic Wealth Day

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In today’s world, marked by a mental health epidemic and a loneliness epidemic, coupled with burnout and work stress, rising costs of living, and increasing inequality, Global Holistic Wealth Day is more essential than ever. As individuals grapple with the pressures of daily life, from financial stresses to societal expectations, the need for a holistic approach to wellbeing is more important than ever.

Global Holistic Wealth Day addresses the interconnected aspects of our lives. By prioritizing our mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, and our relationships, alongside financial stability, Global Holistic Wealth Day provides a roadmap for navigating the challenges of modern life with resilience and grace. In a world where the pursuit of material wealth often comes at the expense of our health and happiness, Global Holistic Wealth Day reminds us to seek balance and fulfillment in all areas of our lives.

My husband died at age 34, he started dying at work but didn’t leave because he had a long line up of colleagues outside his office waiting for him to check their work. He stayed to check their work and left work at the end of the day and died three hours later in a hospital emergency room.

I started my holistic wealth journey with a one-year sabbatical, where I incorporated mindful meditation, sustainable living and holistic healing principles in my day-to-day living.

I coined the term “Holistic Wealth” with the release of the first book on holistic wealth that sparked a global movement of more than 50 million people. Through the Institute on Holistic Wealth and the Holistic Wealth podcast, many more lives have been transformed.

Now, we have more than 25 Global Holistic Wealth Day Ambassadors from more than 25 countries. This is separate from our Holistic Wealth Trailblazers, who continue to reach over 50 million people through their various platforms. We continue to advocate for a more inclusive world, women’s empowerment, and girls’ achievement of their dreams.

Financial Empowerment is the new feminism. Women can’t be fully empowered until they are financially empowered.

Keisha Blair

Holistic Wealth and Global Holistic Wealth Day continue to affect society and change lives. Here are some ways you can celebrate Global Holistic Wealth Day.

Mindful Meditation at Sunrise:

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One of the most powerful ways to start Global Holistic Wealth Day is with a mindful meditation session at sunrise. This practice allows us to connect with ourselves and the world around us, setting a positive and peaceful tone for the day ahead. By grounding ourselves in the present moment, we can cultivate a sense of gratitude and clarity that can guide our actions and decisions throughout the day.

To practice mindful meditation at sunrise:

  1. Find a quiet outdoor space where you can comfortably sit or stand.
  2. Begin by taking a few deep breaths to center yourself and focus your attention on the rising sun.
  3. As you observe the sun’s gentle rays, allow your thoughts to come and go without judgment, simply acknowledging them before returning your focus to the present moment.
  4. Pay attention to the sights, sounds, and sensations around you, allowing yourself to fully immerse in the experience. By practicing mindful meditation at sunrise, you can start your day with a sense of calm and gratitude, setting a positive tone for the hours ahead.

Embracing Sustainable Living:

My husband loved nature, and he planted flowers and created a living garden, with pink and white peonies and other beautiful flowers, at the front of our house in Ottawa. Those flowers began to bloom in the weeks after he died. I felt like my heart was going to burst. They were coming to life, and he was gone.

Keisha Blair, Holistic Wealth

Peonies symbolize love, hope, renewal and new beginnings. Global Holistic Wealth Day welcomes Spring and the dawn of refresh and renewal. Global Holistic Wealth Day is also a time to reflect on our impact on the planet and embrace sustainable living practices.

This can include reducing our carbon footprint, supporting local and eco-friendly businesses, and adopting a more minimalist lifestyle. By living in harmony with the earth, we not only enhance our own wellbeing but also contribute to the wellbeing of future generations.

Here are some fun and practical ways to incorporate sustainable living on a day-to-day basis starting on Global Holistic Wealth Day:

  • Host a Sustainable Potluck: Invite friends and family to a potluck where everyone brings a dish made from local, organic ingredients. Share recipes and stories about sustainable living for a truly enriching experience.
  • Explore Nature Close to Home: Take a hike in a local park, go birdwatching, or have a picnic in a nearby green space. Connecting with nature is a great way to recharge and appreciate the beauty of the world around us.
  • Start a Garden: Plant herbs, vegetables, or flowers in your backyard or balcony. Gardening is not only a sustainable way to produce food and beautify your home but also a therapeutic and rewarding activity.
  • Have a Zero-Waste Day: Challenge yourself to produce no waste for a day. Use reusable bags, containers, and utensils, compost food scraps, and find creative ways to repurpose items instead of throwing them away.
  • Volunteer for a Green Cause: Join a local environmental organization or participate in a community clean-up event. Giving back to the environment is a meaningful way to contribute to a more sustainable world.
  • Try Meatless Mondays: Reduce your carbon footprint by going meatless for a day. Explore new vegetarian or vegan recipes and discover delicious and sustainable alternatives to meat.
  • Host a Clothing Swap: Organize a clothing swap with friends and exchange clothes you no longer wear. It’s a fun way to refresh your wardrobe sustainably and reduce textile waste.
  • Practice Mindful Consumption: Before making a purchase, ask yourself if you really need the item and if there are more sustainable options available. Consider buying second-hand or borrowing instead of buying new.
  • Plan a Sustainable Adventure: Research eco-friendly travel destinations or activities such as hiking, camping, or visiting a sustainable farm. Not only will you have a memorable experience, but you’ll also support sustainable tourism practices.

By incorporating these fun and adventurous tips into your Global Holistic Wealth Day celebrations, you can make a positive impact on the environment and enhance your overall wellbeing.

Elevating Travel Experiences with Holistic Wealth:

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Travel is often seen as a way to escape the stresses of daily life, but it can also be a powerful tool for enhancing holistic wealth. By approaching travel with a mindful and intentional mindset, we can transform our experiences into opportunities for growth, learning, and connection.

Whether it’s immersing ourselves in local cultures, engaging in sustainable travel practices, or seeking out wellness retreats, travel can be a transformative journey that enriches our lives in profound ways and enhances our relationships. A study by in 2023 found that 83% of travellers are interested in sustainable travel.

  1. Mindful Retreats: Join a retreat that focuses on mindfulness, meditation, and holistic wellbeing. These retreats often include yoga sessions, nature walks, and workshops on personal growth and self-discovery.
  2. Voluntourism: Combine travel with meaningful volunteer work. This could involve conservation projects, community development initiatives, or teaching programs. Engaging in voluntourism allows you to make a positive impact while experiencing a new culture.
  3. Wellness Destinations: Visit wellness resorts or spas that offer holistic treatments such as massages, yoga, and healthy cuisine. These destinations provide an opportunity to relax, rejuvenate, and focus on your overall wellbeing.
  4. Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the local culture by participating in cultural activities, attending festivals, and interacting with locals. This can broaden your perspective and deepen your understanding of different ways of life.
  5. Adventure Travel: Embark on an adventure that pushes you out of your comfort zone, such as trekking in remote areas, rock climbing, or surfing. These experiences can build resilience, confidence, and a sense of accomplishment.
  6. Spiritual Journeys: Travel to spiritual destinations or pilgrimage sites that hold significance to you. Whether it’s visiting ancient temples, meditating in sacred spaces, or participating in rituals, these journeys can be deeply transformative.

On Global Holistic Wealth Day, do at least one thing to add to your holistic wealth bank account.

Keisha Blair

Global Holistic Wealth Day is a reminder that true wealth is not just about financial success but about living a life of purpose, connection, and wellbeing.

By embracing practices such as mindful meditation, sustainable living, mindful budgeting/spending, and mindful travel, we can cultivate holistic wealth in our own lives and contribute to a more compassionate and sustainable world (#globalholisticwealthday).

Keisha Blair

Keisha Blair is widely regarded as “The Mother of Holistic Wealth,” having coined the term Holistic Wealth in the first book released in 2019. She is the founder of the Institute on Holistic Wealth and host of the Holistic Wealth podcast. She is the internationally bestselling author of the Holistic Wealth series of books, including Holistic Wealth Expanded and Updated: 36 Life Lessons To Help You Recover From Disruption, Find Your Life Purpose, and Achieve Financial Freedom (forward written by Actress Kelly Rutherford star of Gossip Girl, Melrose Place and Dynasty). Keisha Blair is the founder of the global holistic wealth movement that has touched the lives of over 50 million people globally and is the founder of Global Holistic Wealth Day.

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