Presenter: Helen Wai
According to the American Psychological Association a survey in late 2008 found that 80 percent of the people who responded said that the recent financial crisis was causing them a significant amount of stress. That is an increase from the earlier survey done in 2007 which they found only 66 percent were stressed. The anxiety over money has produced a new ailment that is affecting a large part of the population, particularly women. Psychology professionals have a name for this affliction: Money Anxiety Disorder. Women are more likely to be stressed about money issues because they are worried about their familyʻs daily needs and well-being. They may not be comfortable with managing the money; their spouse might be the one doing it or they may be a single parent. They may not be the major breadwinners; or they are the care-givers. Money is one of the hardest subjects to talk about and its through this session that you will learn some practical things that you can do today to help relieve your madness.
About ʻAha Wahine
On February 4, 2012, more than 300 Native Hawaiian women gathered to inspire, inquire, invest, and invigorate each other with ʻike, aloha, and kuleana. Presentations by highly regarded experts covered topics that concerned our ancestral gods, our modern day leaders, health issues that are unique to us, and economic issues that affect us. This gathering was an opportunity to garner ideas for the larger ʻAha Wahine that will happen in August 2011.
More information about the upcoming August conference can be found at www.ahawahine.org.