Bari Tessler: Healing Our Money Stories


For creative people, just the word alone can make you squirm a little, whether you have it or whether you don’t. With Bari Tessler as your money liaison, money does not have to be scary or the giant elephant in the room that everyone is afraid to talk about.

She points it out.

Calls to it.

Brings you face to face with it with compassion.
I first heard of Bari through her husband Forest. Forest and I had gone to Vermont Colllege together for a few semesters and when Facebook became popular, we were friends on there (By the way, you can find him at his Clarity Lab). Naturally, he posted about the cool things his wife was doing, and intrigued, I followed the path she was taking with money.

Bari’s approach to money is more than just creating a budget. There are a hundred or more people to tell you how to do that. Instead she brings gentleness, compassion, and healing towards each persons money story. What is a money story? It is our history and relationship to money. We all have one. For many of us there is a fair amount of shame and secrecy attached to money. For others, it may be how they define their life. Each money story is as unique as the individual telling it. Bari, with her kind spirit and intelligent work, allows each person to work through the blocks of their money story in order to reach their full potential. She works one-on-one as a financial therapist, meeting the individual where they are and working with private sessions or she has created The Art of Money, a year-long course that works with emotional and practical aspects of money.

In her interview we talk about the origins of her money learning quest and how it changed the course of her life, how she decided to create The Art of Money program, and her beliefs about money.
Bari is my first audio recorded interview and I was delighted to spend some time talking with her. She is a wonderful storyteller, weaving her money beliefs through examples of real life money stories. A few times, I got lost in listening to her tell a story, that I nearly forgot I was doing the interview. Click the link below to be taken to the interview.
PS: there was a storm the day we interviewed so towards the end, I cut out a little but she comes through. I hope you are as enchanted by her as I was.

Interview with Bari Tessler.

headshot-favorite-500-200x300Bari Tessler Linden, M.A., is a Financial Therapist, Mentor Coach, Mama-preneur, and the Founder of The Art of Money. She has guided thousands of people to new, empowered, and refreshingly honest relationships with money through her nurturing, body-centered approach.

Bari earned a Masters in Somatic Psychology from Naropa University and worked in body-centered therapy for over a decade before unexpectedly falling in love with bookkeeping systems and money work. Her unique methodology integrates these two worlds into deep money healing that honors all the facets of our money relationships: body to spirit, lineage to career, smart practices to deep visioning, and much more.

Bari is currently leading a global conscious money movement via her year-long program, The Art of Money, which weaves together personal, couple and entrepreneurial money teachings. Bari is also the Author of her upcoming book, The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness, published by Parallax Press on June 14th, 2016. To learn more about Bari and enjoy her: Pocket Map for Your Money Road Trip: A 7 day journey into The Art of Money Method:



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