The Art of Money

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Here’s the thing: you’re not the kind of person who usually avoids things.

You believe that a good life is a conscious one. You blaze your own trail. You question the status quo, reflect deeply, and ground your actions in your values (beauty, service, and love).

You’ve thought about, talked about, and journaled about tough questions: body image, sexuality, spirituality, a career with meaningeven the Great Gluten Debate.

You’ll look the toughest taboo in the eye. Heck: you’ll pour it a glass of Pinot Noir and share a few laughs.

But there’s one nagging, glaring exception. One area of your life that feels … off. Shameful. Misaligned, maybe.

MONEY.

Ooof.

It’s that thing you’d rather not think about. (Let alone talk about.) Gulp. Sweaty palms. Scary, pit-in-stomach icky feeling.

But IT keeps coming up, anyway. It’s the elephant in the room … that you keep turning your back on.

It was there the weekend you splurged on those amazing $200 boots … then panicked as soon as you got ‘em home. (Can I actually afford these? What’s my bank account even AT, right now? When will I get my act together and be a grown-up with money?)

It was there when your new coaching client asked you for a discount, and you had no idea what to say. (I want to stay strong, but man I need the money!)

It was there all last week, when you and your sweetie gave each other the cold shoulder after you found out how much he’d spent on bike gear (and he found out how much you spent on fancy lotions).


This elephant has been in the room your whole life. And you just haven’t known how to deal with him.

You’ve tried whipping him into submission, and creating super-strict budgets. (But after a few weeks, you can’t stick to it — and just feel like a failure.)

You’ve tried to ignore him, out-run him, or just stick your head in the sand. But he’s always there. And it’s getting kinda awkward.

But you’ve never looked him in the eye, poured him a cuppa chamomile, and had a heart-to-heart chat.

It’s about time, don’t you think?

Pinkie promise: he doesn’t bite. Really. And he’s not a big, scary monster. When you give him a chance, you’ll see: he’s a powerful, loyal friend.

He will move mountains for you, so you can live the life you want.

He’ll light the candles and pour the wine for an intimate date night with you and your sweetie. He will walk with you on a path of personal transformation, pointing out opportunities for more clarity, power, and peace of mind.

In short:

Life becomes deeper, sweeter, and more conscious if you give the elephant in the room some love … and peanuts.

Most of us have no idea how to do this, though. We simply weren’t taught how to work with money, from childhood on up. And we certainly weren’t taught how to deal with our emotions about it!

That’s why money is the final frontier of a conscious lifestyle for many, many people.

That’s why I do what I do.

And that’s why I’m so excited to share my favorite teaching program, ever, with you: The Art of Money.

bari-bench-4-fall-2015Hi, I’m Bari Tessler Linden, Financial Therapist and Mentor Coach. Over the last 14 years I’ve guided thousands of people into new, more loving, and refreshingly honest relationships with money.

Two years ago, we shared something completely new with the world: a one-year money school called The Art of Money. It’s the thrilling culmination of over two decades of my money, emotional, and body-centered work — and my absolute favorite teaching model, ever.

The results have been nothing short of incredible. Extraordinary healing. Heart-opening insights. Deep transformation. Astonishing community support.

Now, we’re about to welcome a new group of Money Adventurers to our third year: The Art of Money 2015. It’s going to be our very best year, yet: with added support, new Guest Teachers, and an oomphier-than-ever mission to create a global, conscious money movement.

 


This work isn’t magic. It’s conscious transformation.

You can transform dry, confusing budgeting into a meaningful, creative self-care practice.

You can transform those tense money conversations with your sweetie (or that terrible lack of communication!) into intimate Money Dates that bring you closer.

And you can transform money itself into an adventure of deep visioning and peace of mind … so that it stops holding you back and starts launching your dreams.

Because when you finally look into the elephant’s warm, brown eyes and give him some love, he’ll love you right back.

We’ll pour the tea and bring the peanuts.

 

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… with a treasure trove of content

… eclectic, expert Guest Teachers

… monthly live group coaching calls with Bari

… a heart-plucked team of Transformation Assistants

… a kindred, enthusiastic global community

… accountability, love, and support

… a thoughtful, flexible structure

… practical, ready-to-use resources

… access to my entire library for the lifetime of the program

… AND our most affordable monthly price, ever.

For veteran students and brand new adventurers.

For solo journeyers and couples.

For anyone with a willing heart and curious mind.

One complete tapestry weaving together personal, couple, and entrepreneurial money teachings.

 

This is our third year of The Art of Money. That means: it’s the best, yet!

Over the first two years of The Art of Money, we welcomed 700+ Money Adventurers, from 17+ countries. (Wowza!) We didn’t just teach them, though: we asked for feedback, every step of the way. And we’ve taken it all to heart, to offer you the very best experience, yet.

More community support. A crack team of heart-plucked TA’s (Transformation Assistants!). Fresh interviews with your favorite Guest Teachers — and a thrilling batch of brand-new experts, teaching on topics you asked for.

Here’s an overview of the territory we cover on the journey…

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1. Money Healing Discover a gentle approach to deep healing, pattern-untangling, and emotional well-being. You are a creature of great complexity. Your being includes body, emotions, mind, relationships, and spirit. Your money relationship reflects all of these aspects — and our approach to money healing honors them all.

  • We’ll spend 3 months here, learning to apply massive doses of compassion, listening, and love.
  • Get honest about your money story and bring it into the light.
  • Learn emotional and body-centered practices for deep healing.
  • Discover the 7 Money Areas and what’s truly brought you here.
  • Understand the nuanced, subtle, and complex forces driving your money patterns: family conditioning, personal reactions, gender dynamics, and more. 
  • Create your own money rituals for refreshing peace, clarity, and acceptance.
  • Experience forgiveness, un-shaming and fear-busting … in droves.
  • Enjoy a confident, more mature relationship with money — on your own terms.
  • Celebrate your strengths, heal your wounds, and honor your desires.

2. Money Practices Create a clear, eyes-wide-open, refreshingly honest relationship with your finances. Soulful work is deeply rewarding — yet we also need the techniques, practical steps, and nuts ‘n bolts number-crunching to breathe it to life.

  • We’ll spend 4 months here, applying actionable how-tos, fresh perspectives, and expert guidance.
  • Start (or refine) money self-care practices that fit your life.
  • Learn the language of money — and harness it to support your journey.
  • Get empowered through systems and practices that keep you accountable.
  • Achieve new awareness + savviness with your Saving, Earning, Spending and Giving habits.
  • Look at your numbers, learn from them, and make the changes you want — with less resistance and more ease.
  • Identify your deepest values — and how to align your money habits with them.
  • Transform dry, dreaded “bookkeeping” into something beautiful that supports your deepest values.
  • Infuse more passion + fun + creativity into your relationship to money.
  • Enjoy plenty of time and compassionate encouragement as you implement, regroup, and integrate your new habits and approaches.

3. Money Maps Zoom out to the greater context of your life’s big dreams and visions — and connect all this with your real numbers. Support your unfolding personal journey through an empowered relationship to money. You’re an evolving, changing creature — and your money relationship will change over time, along with you. How does money support and reflect your current and long-term dreams and goals?

  • We’ll spend 3 months here, giving you the space and tools to connect even more deeply with yourself and craft your own responses to some big questions:
  • What are your big visions, dreams, and goals for this one precious life?
  • How can you support your personal journey through an honest, empowered relationship to money?
  • What life phase are you in, what phase are you moving into, and how does this connect with your money journey?
  • How can you dance with your dreams — right now and preparing for the future?
  • How do your values and phase of life affect your decisions around conscious spending, earning, and saving?
  • What does your personal Money Map of Intention look like?
  • Where do your gifts intersect with what the world needs — and will pay for?
  • How will you get from here to where you want to go? In 5 years, 10, 20, or 30?
BT-AOM-TasteOfAOMHeaderExperience it for yourself in a robust, miniaturized version. Whether you’re new to my teaching style — or just new to The Art of Money — get a behind-the-scenes peek so you’re confident you’ll love it before you buy. Get an Art of Money Sampler, including:

  • Audio teaching introducing a Monthly Mission
  • A Weekly Love Note 
  • A slice of a Monthly Mission — in PDF format
  • A Guest Teacher interview
  • An audio excerpt of a live Q&A call, with Bari’s focused teaching and support. 

It’s all delicious, delightful, and deep. Get your own Art of Money Sampler, for free, right here.

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The Art of Money is the culmination of over a decade of conscious money work with thousands of people from all walks of life.

My team and I have listened to our community and created this experience based on what truly works best. We’ve experimented, pondered, and fine-tuned. We’ve surveyed our first-year Art of Money Explorers and made this year’s program even better. We’ve balanced flexibility and accountability. Go-at-your-own-pace resources and community structure. Personalized attention and group support.

Join us for this deeply personal exploration. With friends, teachers, and wise ones. With practices, ongoing support, and massive amounts of love.

Here’s what’s included:

  • Money Healing. Money Practices. Money Maps. The program unfolds fluidly through these three essential elements. Engage with ease, knowing we’re holding the grand vision.
  • 12 months. 1 powerful year. Within the grand framework, we’ll dive deeply into one theme every month — from careers to kids, debt to ritual, Enneagram to bookkeeping systems. Explore the varied and vast reaches of your money relationship. With ample time to prepare for the journey and integrate what you’ve learned. 
  • Live, 2-hour Group Coaching Call with me, every month. This is your chance to ask me anything. I’ll guide the community through our Monthly Mission and save plenty of time for live Q&A. (Don’t worry: you can always send your questions ahead of time if you’re unavailable — or just shy!)
  • Amazing Guest Teachers. We’ll welcome an amazing roster of guest teachers throughout the year, teaching a “money-and…” class on their area of expertise. You’ll receive access to a full year’s worth of recordings of these classes from The Art of Money 2013 and 2014 — plus seven new Guest Teachers for 2015.
  • My incredible team of Transformation Assistants. These women are wise guides in their own right — and have been steeped in my Art of Money work for years. They’ll help me support all of you, in more ways than I can count. When you hit a wall, when you need a hand, or when you want some help celebrating (which you will!). 
  • Monthly Missions. Start each month fresh and focused with a Monthly Mission email. You’ll also receive video, audio, and workbook exercises to guide your exploration deeper.
  • Irresistible exercises. You’ll be encouraged to continuously engage the material — at your own pace — with weekly homework, reflection prompts, exercises, and more.
  • Ongoing Guidance and Love. You’ll be held with so much love by me and my team. Expect emails, loveletters, support, and resources each week.
  • Rich Community. Connect, share, and engage with your fellow Money Adventurers as much as you like within the private Facebook group. I’m very active here, so if you need a little nudge or reflection from me, just ask!
  • Access to my entire Library. I’ve been gathering incredible resources about money for 14+ years now. And you get all of it. Videos, audios, interviews, exercises, referrals for financial experts, and other resources galore. Don’t fret: we won’t overwhelm you with it all! Your Monthly Mission is curated and focused. But all these other goodies are here for you, whenever you want.

 

Got Questions? We’ve got Answers.

We’ve given every detail of this program oodles of caring thought. Want to know our reasons behind anything and everything? Click right here to read the full FAQ.


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As a Money Explorer, you’ll also get access to my entire library of online trainings for the life of the online portion of the course (which will be quite a bit longer than the one year it will be running): materials, interviews, and more. Yep: everything I’ve got. The 2015 member area materials. All the nuts ‘n bolts, bells ‘n whistles are yours. Even after your Art of Money year is over. (That’s everything except the private Facebook group.) The Bari archives include:

  • Handy tutorials, videos, and mini-courses
  • Library of fabulous interviews with expert teachers
  • Exercises, workbooks, recordings, and articles
  • Recommended reading list
  • Exclusive referrals for your financial team
  • … and more …

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Setting the Stage

  • Learn how to get the very most out of this transformational year
  • Get up and running with my team’s loving support on housekeeping and logistics
  • Dive into preliminary work that will pave the way for the journey to come.
  • Prepare. Vision. Create a safe container for rich, deep work.
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Getting Honest

  • Dig into your first Monthly Mission, and begin your Money Initiation: the education of a lifetime
  • Get the grand overview of the journey: Money Healing. Money Practices. Money Maps.
  • Dip your toes into the Art of Money community: say hello in our private Facebook group 
  • Start un-shaming your money relationship … in a big way
  • Learn and practice our favorite-favorite tool: the body-check in
  • Take stock of your current money life (relationship to earning, spending, planning, etc.)
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Money History

  • Dig into the past to find the golden nuggets of your money story
  • Examine the complex, subtle influence of your family of origin and lineage
  • Explore your conditioning, reactions, rebellions, etc.
  • Identify how your patterns play in yourself and in relationship
  • Delve into the money dynamics of couples and gender
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Getting Current and Complete

  • Determine the actions you need to get current — practical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual
  • Take the necessary steps. Write that letter. Pay those taxes. Set up that system.
  • Explore money’s relationship to ritual and rites of initiation
  • Learn to forgive: others and yourself
  • Create your own rituals to complete and move forward

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Introduction to Money Self Care

  • Transition from deep healing into practical money work.
  • Discover: What is a money practice?
  • Learn the language of money and harness it to support your journey
  • Get empowered around definitions and systems
  • Complete your own bookkeeping assessment
  • Learn how to craft and pace your Money Practice for success
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Values-Based Bookkeeping + Tracking Systems

  • Create your own Chart of Accounts and truly look at your numbers
  • Identify your deepest values, and learn how to align them with your bookkeeping
  • Rename blah categories with values-driven titles
  • Learn to look at your numbers with gentleness and ease
  • Choose a tracking system and begin implementing it!
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Refining and Implementing Your Money Practice

  • Refine daily, weekly, monthly practices + money self care 
  • Identify which steps are in place already, and which need implementing
  • Understand differences between financial experts — who to hire, and how to hire
  • Learn about the basic financial reports and how to use them
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Integration + Implementation

  • Review everything we’ve covered in Months 1-7
  • Celebrate your victories and shifts — big and small
  • Identify your remaining roadblocks
  • Pinpoint your growing edges in money healing and money practices

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Defining and Creating Your Map of Intention

  • Define, vision, and create your personalized budget
  • Shift from dry budgeting to a Map of Intention
  • Create a 3 Tiers Plan (for Basic Needs, Comfortable, and Ultimate Lifestyles)
  • Continue an ongoing dance with your goals, projections, values, dreams, and current reality.
  • Begin to develop your ability to make great decisions around your spending.
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Visioning and Living Your Map of Intention

  • Apply your Map of Intention to your real-life cash flow
  • Engage with your finances, whatever your circumstance: steady income, individuals, couples, entrepreneurs, etc.
  • Explore making money doing work you love
  • Connect with your current and future dreams
  • Plan how to get from where you are to where you want to be
  • Vision, dream, intend, create, and play!
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Your Annual Money Practice

  • As the year comes to a close, learn how to review with savvy and compassion
  • Look forward into the new year with clarity, empowerment, and love
  • Get a head start on taxes by setting up systems and support
  • Create fresh intentions for your money relationship moving forward
  • Fine-tune and experiment with your Map of Intention / Budget, harnessing it as a deeply supportive life tool.
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Review, Celebration, and Closure

  • Celebrate and honor. Rest and rejuvenate.
  • Refine your vision for 2015
  • Learn to honor endings, transitions, and change — both internal and external

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As a Money Adventurer, you’ll be guided through my entire, time-tested approach — and enjoy brand-new teachings on a multitude of themes. From grand vision to monthly themes to baby-steps: discover a vibrant tapestry that lovingly weaves together every thread of your money relationship.

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Say hello to your team of Transformation Assistants!

I love these women. And I’m so honored to have them by my side, offering you loving support this entire year. Whether you need techie troubleshooting, a shoulder to cry on, wise guidance when you hit a wall … or someone to celebrate a mini-triumph with you, they’ll be here. And they are oh-so-wise.

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Karin Robbins is our in-house Somatic Psychotherapist and Coach.

Jess Reagan Salzman is our in-house Bookkeeping Specialist and Trainer.


And Sharron Mendel Swain is our in-house Money Coach.

 

Got Questions? We’ve got Answers.

We’ve given every detail of this program oodles of caring thought. Want to know our reasons behind anything and everything? Click right here to read the full FAQ.

 

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I have to tell you, reading this section gives me happy chills every time I look at it. I am humbled and honored to introduce you to this crazy-amazing lineup of teachers and contributors I’ve gathered to support you.

I consider each a visionary expert in their field, and I’ve collaborated with them to choose the most potent topic to dive into together. In addition to the robust framework from me (money healing, money practices, and money maps), each month we’ll welcome an incredible guest teacher to enhance your experience. This roster is hand-picked — no, heart-picked — by me, for you.

Feast your eyes, dear friends . . . .

We’re welcoming 6 brand-new Guest Teachers for 2015:

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Jacquette Timmons Financial Behaviorist Topic: Couples + Money Get beneath the surface conversation and identify what you’re really talking about when money’s on the table. Learn how to talk about money with your sweetie … more sweetly, powerfully, and peacefully.

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Fabeku Fatunmise Business Awesomizer, Suck Exorcist, Sonic Alchemist. Money + Creative Entrepreneurship + Superpowers The good news: You’re a superhero of galactic proportions. The bad news: you’ve totally forgotten this. The great news: It can all come flooding back. And that means major mojo for your biz, your money … your whole life.

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Wokie Nwabueze Communication Strategist + Conflict Resolution Expert Topic: Money + Communication Say what needs to be said about money — in a way that’s captivating, compassionate, and clear. Renew your self-image, overcome fear, embrace intuition, and develop the interpersonal communication skills you need to create aligned success.

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Amy Bradbury Profitability Powerhouse + Financial Strategist + QuickBooks Guru Topic: Cashflow, Systems, and Biz Models for Entrepreneurs Your online biz needs a special set of systems, strategy, and savvy to hum and purr. Learn how to make the most of your cash-flow, bust through the “Six-Figure Myth,” and create a sustainable business you love.

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Mikelann Valterra Co-founder of MoneyMinderOnline + Money Coach + Author Topic: Overcoming Under-earning Start making what you’re really worth! Step into greater abundance by bringing a most holistic approach to your money. Empower yourself to conquer under-earning (rampant among women) and enjoy more ease and freedom.

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Karin Robbins Somatic Experiencing Coach Topic: Somatic Tools for Your Money Relationship Working with money can bring up Big Stuff. Survival and scarcity. Fear and anxiety. Learn how you can surf the emotional and body-based waves of these waters, self-regulate, and move forward with more peace and calm.

You’ll also receive recorded interviews with Bari and these lovely Guest Teachers, woven into your Monthly Mission:

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Hiro Boga Business strategist, transformational teacher, energy alchemist Topic: money + energy Develop a deeper, more honest relationship with money by understanding how it works together with energy. Get a taste of energy alchemy skills to honor and work with money’s energetic counterpart. Heal your own relationship with money and help shape a world of sustainability, kindness, and prosperity for all.

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Barbara Stanny Leading Authority on Women and Money Topic: Money + Overcoming Under Earning  Overcoming Underearning is where you’ll truly understand ~ and discover how to apply in your own life ~ the Inner, the Outer and the higher work of wealth so that you can transform your relationship with money forever.

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Mark Silver Entrepreneurial coach, consultant, mentor and spiritual healer Topic: money + heart-centered biz planning Every act of business can be an act of love. Learn how to fully integrate your heart, integrity, and spirituality into effective business practices — without burning yourself out!

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Marianne Elliot Zen Peacekeeper and Storyteller Topic:  money + courage How can we do good and be well?  It takes clarity, courage, and compassion.  Plus a commitment to self-awareness and self-care.  Start cultivating the courage and clarity you need to set out on your own true path to serve the world.

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Amanda Steinberg Founder of Daily Worth. Topic: money + women’s earnings What glass ceiling?  We’ll discuss business models and earning capacity for women.  Learn to show up to negotiations — and your own personal and professional finances — with smarts and passion.

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Deborah Price Money Coach, Founder of the Money Coaching Institute Topic: money + couple dynamics Money is a sore spot for many couples — but with the right strategies and tools, it can truly bring you closer together. Learn to create financial intimacy with your partner, so money conversations and conflicts become opportunities to make your relationship stronger than ever.

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Rachel Cole Coach for a well-fed life Topic: money + food relationship What are you truly hungry for?  How does acknowledging and feeding your true hungers relate to your relationship with money?  Learn how to satisfy your deeper desires: in your food relationship, your money relationship, and the overlap between them.

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Diane Heller Somatic Attachment and Experiencing Trainer Topic: money + somatic experiencing Money is deeply connected to the subjects of power, trust, and scarcity — and working with it can bring deep wounds up for healing.  Learn how to tap into your body’s own wisdom to restore your self-regulation, sense of aliveness, relaxation, and wholeness.

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Christopher Peck Financial Advisor Topic: money + green investing Learn about SRI: Socially Responsible Investing. What does it look like for you? What are some basic strategies you can implement — short, mid, and long-term? Get a crash course in Green Investing 101.

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Ben Saltzman Money Coach Topic: money + enneagram Learn about the powerful Enneagram personality system and how it directly applies to your spending, earning, and saving patterns.

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Olivia Mellan Pioneering Financial Therapist Topic: money + couples Discover Olivia’s pioneering “Money Harmony” work, including the 7 types of Couple Polarizations and a 4-part Couple Dialogue process to use with your honey in any money conversation.

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Julie Daley Coach, Healer & Ritualist Topic: money healing + ritual Learn how the creative process relates to ritual — and hear Julie’s own personal story of money shame and the unique money ritual she developed to transform it.

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Gerri Detweiler Consumer Debt Advocate Topic: money + debt options Get a big info download on consumer debt options: consolidating and paying down credit card debt, bankruptcy, credit scores, and more.

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Jessica Reagan Salzman Bookkeeper Extraordinaire Topic: money + heart-centered bookkeeping Enjoy some serious tracking systems mojo!  Get the low-down on all the pros and cons of various tracking systems — so you can find the best one for you.

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Heather Jarvis Student Loan Expert Topic: money + student loan repayment Student loans are such a prickly maze for so many of us!  Get expert guidance on how to navigate repayments, consolidation, deferments, and much more.

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Eva Konigsberg Financial Coach, Bookkeeping Trainer, + Tax Expert. Topic: money + financial support teams We all need a support team!  Learn about different roles: bookkeepers, bookkeeping trainers, tax professionals, financial coaches, planners, therapists, and more.  Learn who you need in your corner (for personal and business finances) and how to interview potential team members.  

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Galia Gichon Financial Coach Topic: personal finances + financial planning 101 De-mystify and de-struggle your relationship to budgeting, planning, cash flow, and savings.  Learn how to create a budget — and then live it, dance with it, and let it support you.

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Nona Jordan Business Yogini, CPA Topic: money + entrepreneurial adventures Bring awareness and yogic principles to the financial ups and downs of being an entrepreneur.  Learn Nona’s own version of “body check-ins” and how to roll with cashflow, pricing, projections, and business models.

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Carrie Contey Parenting Expert Topic: money + kids How do you talk to your kids about money?  What topics and details are age-appropriate?  How can you create an ongoing, honest money conversation with your children that will create a solid, loving foundation for their own money relationship?

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Kristen Wheeler Native Genius Consultant Topic: money + finding your native genius Simple, profound ah-ah:  what you do naturally is a huge gift!  Learn about how to identify your own native genius — and welcome more financial abundance through it.

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Martha Hartney
Estate Planning Attorney
Topic: making plans to take care of the ones you love if/when you’re no longer here
So scary and vulnerable to imagine no longer being here to take care of the ones we love, and so so important.  
Martha lovingly and expertly spells out exactly the steps we each need to take for lasting peace of mind.

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And then there’s me, your Financial Therapist and Mentor Coach, leading the way. Forgive me for stating the obvious here, but you’ll be getting the very best of me in this program. You and I? We’ll be tight this year. I will be your primary guide, teacher, and cheerleader over the course of our year-long journey. You’ll have direct access to me in our private Facebook group and during monthly Q & A calls. I’ll pop into your inbox with love, support, pep talks, inspiration, resources…and frankly, everything I’ve got.

 

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This program isn’t for everyone.  (No program is.)  And I’m not everyone’s teacher.  (Nobody is.)  My team and I want to be as transparent and loving as possible in helping you decide whether The Art of Money is perfect for you. 

The Art of Money is perfect for you if:

  • You’re SO ready for this. You’ve been wishing upon a star for this kind of support for ages now. Or you just learned about us and this work feels like the answer to a prayer you didn’t even realize you had. This format, style, and approach feels like a perfect fit for where you are and where you’d like to go. The thought of lovingly diving into all the facets of your money relationship (emotions, number-crunching, relationships, family history, gender dynamics, work and life purpose … and so much more) excites and inspires you. You realize that you’ve needed this kind of experience for a long time — and by golly, you’re ready. 

     

  • You’re a self-starter — who needs a framework, a community, or maybe just a little loving encouragement. It’s OK if you’re not 100% ready to go full throttle on every single aspect of your money relationship right at this very millisecond. Resistance is part of the process (sometimes in a big way!) But if you’re willing to put in some work, meet your resistance when it arises, ask for help when you need it, and show up with everything you’ve got — this program will absolutely repay your efforts.

     

  • You love online learning — or are at least willing to give it the college try. You love the idea of being a part of a sacred international community. And come to think of it, doing all of this from the comfort of your PJ’s sounds pretty swell, too. Much of The Art of Money takes place online — in our member’s area, with recordings and PDFs, through weekly Love Notes and Monthly Missions, and in our private Facebook group. (The rest of the program — our live group coaching calls — happen over the phone.) You certainly don’t need to be a whiz-kid-hacker to fully engage with The Art of Money! But you do need to be willing to check your email and give online learning a try to get the most out of this year. Even if this isn’t your tippy-top favorite learning style, if you’re inspired by this work (and perhaps thrilled that you can engage with it without travelling all the way to Boulder, CO!) you’ll do just fine. 

     

  • A loving, gentle approach to learning sounds amazing. My teaching approach is very feminine, nurturing, and compassionate. With me, you get a loving guide — not a barking drill sergeant. If the thought of adding some chocolate and candlelight to your money routine sounds lovely — if the thought of loving through your resistances instead of beating your head against them sounds refreshing — if the thought of finding compassionate acceptance when you “fall behind” puts you at ease — then you’ll feel right at home here.

The Art of Money is NOT for you if:

  • You expect a quick fix. My friends, our money relationships are complex, far-reaching, and deep. They’re ancient and personal and evolving. Working with them is just that: work. We weren’t taught how to do this as children or even young adults — so we need a year-long journey to create a new foundation, trace new grooves, and create new patterns that will serve us for the rest of our lives. There simply are no quick fixes in money work — that’s just not how this works. The Art of Money will stir up your resistance. It will dredge up fears and wounds for healing, and invite you to dig deep and meet yourself in new ways. If you’re not prepared to put in some time and energy and effort — if you want to take a magic pill and change everything on Day One — or if you expect someone else to “fix” everything for you, with no effort on your own part — this is not the program for you.

     

  • You hate online learning. This is an online program, with a members center, weekly emails, a Facebook forum, and more. To get the most out of it, you need to be comfortable (or at least willing to be guided!) with online learning. If you absolutely, positively need face-to-face teaching, this isn’t the program for you.

     

  • What you really want is private financial therapy. When you sign up for The Art of Money, you’ll get a ton of access to me: on our monthly, 2-hr group coaching calls. In our private Facebook community. Through ongoing emails. I’m very active in holding and guiding this community — and if you speak up with questions, whether live on coaching calls or privately through email, I will get to you with some laser coaching and love. But if what you truly want is an ongoing, personalized, deeply therapeutic relationship with me — you may want to consider private financial therapy with me, or consider purchasing the option to join Art of Money that includes some one-on-one sessions with me. (Learn more about private financial therapy here.)

     

  • You hate a feminine approach. The Art of Money balances deep emotional healing with practical nuts ‘n bolts. Yet my overall approach is decidedly feminine. I’m compassionate and nurturing and maternal. I believe in loving people into transformation — and I refuse to shame you into change. I believe in gently excavating the reasons behind your resistance — and I refuse to be anyone’s drill sergeant. Our framework is firm yet flexible — I refuse to be rigid when something softer will serve better. If all of this sounds awful to you, I’m likely not the best teacher for you right now. And that’s OK! 

     

  • You actually don’t want to change your money relationship. In order to get value from this program, you truly need to take responsibility for your own experience. We’ll offer you tons of tools, resources, community support, and ongoing, loving guidance. But it’s up to you to step up, use them, and apply them to your life. As with anything in life: it’s all what you make of what you’re given. If you’re ready to do some work, get some guidance, and let some love in — you’ll be astonished at the results.

Wherever you are in your money journey, wherever you are on the globe, whatever you earn or spend in a month: we want to welcome you to this deep, rewarding work. And make it easy for you to give an empowered, clear-hearted YES! 

 

Got Questions? We’ve got Answers.

We’ve given every detail of this program oodles of caring thought. Want to know our reasons behind anything and everything? Click right here to read the full FAQ.

 

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What does it cost?

We’ve made every effort to make this program as affordable and accessible as possible. We’re just that committed to sharing this work with the world!

Please enjoy our lowest, most generous price point, ever. When the program opens for registration in January of 2015, you can join the program by choosing one of the options below, and please note that these prices are in US Dollars:

 

For solo journeyers

 

$88/month for 12 months

   

           –OR–            

 

One-time payment of $850

 

For couples

 

$108/month for 12 months

 

–OR– 

 

One-time payment of  $988

 

The Art of Money 2015 is Opening Soon!

Think this miiiiight be your year? Sign up to get a loving heads-up when registration opens on January 3rd, 2015.

 

Sign up for email notification of when AOM 2015 opens here:





 

Ready for a Recap?

When: Our year-long journey officially runs February 1 — December 31st, 2015. (With settling-in goodies and resources for you to begin the journey heading your way in January.)

Sign up early to attend the Kickstarter class on November 18th, 2014 AND the Money and Life Intention Tele-Ritual on December 14, 2014. (Early bird registration will close November 18th.)

Once registration closes, this program will not open again for registration until late 2015.

Where: Online (so: in your pinstripes or PJs!)

Who: You, Us, Everyone!

How Much: $88/month –or– one time payment of $850. Or, if you’d like to join the program with your intimate love partner, you can both join for $108/month, or a one-time payment of $988. Please enjoy this low, generous pricepoint!

WHY: Because, in your heart of hearts, you dream of a better relationship with money. You’re tired of the anxiety, confusion, and overwhelm. You’re ready for relief, refreshing clarity, and renewed confidence. And the idea of masterful guidance, visionary teachers, and loving community sounds too sweet to pass up.

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Join us.

I’m putting everything I’ve got into this program. Everything I’ve learned, everything I am, and everything I know we can become — together. This program will take the lion’s share of my time, heart, and energy this year — so if you want to work with me in 2015, this is your chance.

 

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The “Why” behind our No-Refund, No Opt-Out Policy

The Art of Money is a non-refundable investment in your relationship with money. It’s an invitation to listen, learn, connect, explore, and transform, in a richly supportive group experience. 

My team and I thought long and hard about whether or not to offer a “30-day money-back guarantee” or some other sort of refund policy.  Ultimately, we decided it didn’t feel right to us to offer one.  We asked ourselves a lot of questions about this and finally recognized it as an opportunity to provide a conscious money teaching — right here in your decision-making process, before even clicking “buy.”

The Art of Money is a year-long experience that can be paid monthly or in full — but it is not a monthly membership program that you can cancel and opt-out of at any time.  It’s important to us to create a safe, supportive group container for this deep work.

To help create that, it’s important to us that everyone start together, with intention and commitment — and everyone stick together ‘till the end.  We offer a number of ways for you to experience The Art of Money before you buy (see Reason #2, right below), but we do not allow you to “test the waters” within the year-long program, itself. 

Here are our reasons for not offering refunds for The Art of Money, or allowing members to opt-out of the monthly payments, if they choose that payment option:

Reason #1: This is your chance to make a clear, confident money decision. A big part of conscious money work is empowering you to engage every money decision mindfully, lovingly, truthfully, and directly. By not offering a refund for this program, or allowing you to opt-out at some point during the journey, we’re asking you to make the truest decision for you, right now. So check in with yourself. Take a breath. Look at your numbers. Reflect on your intentions. Consider the value. Ask yourself: yes or no?

Reason #2: Everything you need to make an informed decision is right here. On the fence?  Get a full taste of The Art of Money right here.  Hear intimate stories about money relationships from my dear friends and colleagues in my month-long Money Memoirs Series, here.  Review my Golden Nuggets series to get a great overview of my approach to money work.

Browse the archives on this site and see if my approach to money feels good to you. Does it make sense? Does it align with your way of being in the world — or do you want it to? Do you want more of it? Do the guest teachers for the program intrigue and excite you? Does the format feel like something you’d love? Am I, Bari, the right guide for you?  We’ve given you all the details to empower your decision.

Reason #3: The transformation we’re offering can only be measured by you. If you engage with the entirety of this program — all the coaching calls, exercises, community support, and resources — if you do the deep inner work and implement the practical steps we recommend — we’re confident you’ll experience profound shifts, in your money relationship and beyond. Yet what these look like will be different for each participant.

We offer a helpful framework — but the responsibility for what you get out of it belongs to you, and you alone.  Some of you will choose to do every single exercise — others may pick and choose from what we offer and still benefit tremendously.  

Some of you already have clarity around your numbers, but need help being more gentle and forgiving around money. Others of you might already overflow with financial compassion, yet need help with a nuts ‘n bolts money practice. You might need help recovering from debt — or you may have an overabundance of money that feels equally overwhelming. The shifts you experience are unique to your financial history, situation, and goals.

Reason #4: When you’re all in, you’re all in. This experience will most likely challenge you. Holy moly, will stir up resistance — and that looks like falling behind in the program, getting triggered by lessons or teachers, or even wanting to throw the towel in completely. It will flow through phases of excitement and grief, clarity and difficulty.

Often the biggest breakthroughs come just after the greatest resistance. By denying you an escape route when things get tough, we hope to encourage you to work through your tough spots — whether they come in Month #1 or Month #12. We’re inviting you to be an active co-creator in this experience, to trust the process, and commit to it.  Because life happens — and it will happen during this year.  

Things will come up, related to this program and outside of it.  Growth spurts.  Paradigm-shifting pivots.  Births, deaths, job shifts, moves, and life-changing parties.  It’s up to you — and only you — to commit to this deep work, not only when it’s convenient, but especially when things get tough.  Because devotion is beautiful.  And it’s all and only yours to claim.  But speaking of all that …

Reason #5:  You get access for the lifetime of the program.  Every recording and resource we offer is yours, for the lifetime of the Art of Money.  So even if you hit resistance in the moment — or if “life happens” during this year and you fall behind — you may reconnect with these teachings in a few months and suddenly glean all their value. 

We want to welcome you to this community of kindred money adventurers — and we know the warmest welcomes come when you show up fully, right from day one, knowing this is where you want to be (even if it feels vulnerable/scary/big).

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Just imagine: what could money become, for you, if you devoted a year to your relationship with it?

A source of confidence, not shame.

A lit-up expression of your conscious lifestyle — instead of a nagging exception.

A reason for spontaneous dance parties … instead of tense shoulders.

A springboard for fulfilling intimacy with your honey instead of ongoing conflict (or awkward silence).

An opportunity to connect with a kindred community of other conscious wayfarers.

Founded in soulful abundance. Clarified by passion. Fueled by your deepest values. Graceful, easeful, true.

I’ve been listening to you — here in my community and beyond. To your wants and needs, to your pain and frustration, to your anger, numbness, overwhelm, and over-it-ness around money. Sound familiar?

The Art of Money is my response to what so many of you have asked for.

Truth: Your money relationship has everything to do with everything.

Your family stories. Your career. Your spirituality. Your body. Your life dreams and goals. Your unique way of seeing and being in the world.

This program honors all these aspects of you. Your whole self is invited.

Expect deep wisdom and practical how-tos. Reflective solitude and community connection. Pattern-untangling and self-care to-the-max. Rich community support and skilled leadership. A visionary approach to serve you for a lifetime.

When you bring healing, humanity, and smarts to your money relationship, the benefits ripple out to every area of your life.

I’ll guide you to creating a sacred new phase in your money journey. One founded on clarity, ease, and intimacy.

Then gradually — sometimes gently, sometimes dramatically — these qualities soak into the rich terrain of the rest of your life.

You’ll bring a new-found sense of peaceful confidence to your tasks, epic and mundane. You’ll carry yourself with deep, abiding value, during high times and low. You’ll relax into well-informed hope and fulfilling freedom: in relationships, in solitude, in big-life-visioning.

You are brave to be here. Oh, so brave. Welcome to the right time, the perfect place, and the path to transformation.

Join us and begin the journey.

 

For solo journeyers

 

$88/month for 12 months

   

           –OR–            

 

One-time payment of $850

 

For couples

 

$108/month for 12 months

 

–OR– 

 

One-time payment of  $988

 

The Art of Money 2015 is Opening January 3rd, 2015!

Think this miiiiight be your year? Sign up to get a loving heads-up when registration opens.

 

Sign up for early bird notification here:





  

Got Questions? We’ve got Answers.

We’ve given every detail of this program oodles of caring thought. Want to know our reasons behind anything and everything? Click right here to read the full FAQ.

 

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Bari is the real deal. In a world mucked up by hype and overblown promises, Bari’s work is a rare gem: shining with clarity, love, and outrageous generosity. She brings a level of depth and gentleness to this tender work that’s not just refreshing — it’s profoundly transformative.

I’ve had the great privilege of working with her for over 3 years now, both professionally and in the Art of Money program. Thanks to her guidance and graceful modeling, I’m proud to say that I’ve taken some great strides in my money relationship.

Now, I can look at my numbers (a triumph in itself!), and it’s not about strong-arming myself; it feels fun, empowering, and playful. (No, seriously!!) And everything she says about how working on your “money stuff” ripples out to the other areas of your life? 100% true.

I’ve learned invaluable skills in this program around un-shaming, boundary-setting, truth-telling, and so much more … and I apply them to my career, my relationships, and other areas of my life at least once a day. I still have so much work to do with my money relationship — and I say that with way more excitement than shame.

I’m so very grateful for Bari’s work. This work is profoundly important. And Bari is the one to lead it. My highest, unequivocal recommendation.

~Angela Raines | Wordsmith and Consultant | Sexy, Savvy Copy

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It is an extraordinarily rich tapestry that you weave and guide us through exploring so many different aspects of how money is intertwined in the deepest parts of ourselves. I am celebrating being able to sit with contradictions, to notice what’s happening, to not tune out. To be okay with what I do have, to not panic if things aren’t exactly going the way I want them to. To acknowledge cycles, upswings, downswings, patterns. To trust more. ~Nancy B.

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I’m not really sure I will ever truly find the right words to express my deep gratitude for having found Bari’s work and for the year I have spent as part of the AOM community. This program has RADICALLY shifted my relationship with money and even how I see myself. I broke through some barriers that had held me back for a long time. I even launched out and started my own business which I NEVER would have been able to do if I had not changed how I related to money. This program was a gift from the Divine at a time when I needed it the most.

The program is laid out in such a way that everything builds on what came before but nothing requires you to move at any particular pace. I have been so thankful for the permission Bari continuously offered that we approach this at our own pace. That gentle holding of space, allowed me personally to expand as I needed to. There was lots of times when I met resistance but each time I could come back to the work and know that it was all part of the journey of me growing in my relationship with money.

Probably my favorite part was the FB group. I could always count on being able to pop in there when I needed support and encouragement or when I needed to celebrate a breakthrough I experienced. It has also been such an honor to witness the growth of the other members of the group who have shared so courageously about their own journey. Their courage breathed courage in me and helped me to keep going at times when I wanted to stop. I will admit that initially the FB group was overwhelming because there were so many people. In time, though, things settled down and a steady group emerged who were really active. We got to know each other and journey with each other and it was so beautiful.

Oh and the guest teachers! Goodness, gracious seriously it’s like Bari went out and found the best of the best to share and educate us. I was blown away by the depth of knowledge in the teachers and the breadth of experience they brought. Each one was different but each one added to the richness of the AOM landscape.

If you are considering doing this work, I can’t say strongly enough how much you should do it. Money and I are on such better terms and I owe it to this program. You will not be sorry and you will be the better for having invested the time. I will say though that you get what you put into it. Bari and the team hold space for you to move as you need to but you do have to show up and do the work. If you show up though, you will be rewarded by levels of growth you can’t begin to imagine right now. This program is worth the investment of both your time and your dollars. I can’t say enough good things about AOM and Bari. It has been an absolute joy to have spent this last year with her and her team. I loved this program and I know you will too! ~Makeda Pennycooke

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Tonight a kind of magic came to a head. After 74 days in, and at least 21 before, I have been immersed in a kickstarter campaign.

The first one, with financial values and truth in hand, failed. Epically. The second, started only four days later, was a different bird entirely. Full of wonder, love, some of the hardest work ever, emotional breakdowns of others in important roles, deciding to step into the leadership position I actually have, surprise support from people who said things like, “you are not alone” and I could hear them, and a wave of creative, artistic energy and response from me.

We have succeeded. On the inside, I have put too many Art of Money aha’s into motion to be able to name. Overall, it felt happily more like a give and take. This is a deep happiness I’m feeling, like I’ve learned something, like I’m in synch. I’m deeply appreciative of the art of money journey. Thank you!

The course has been exactly what I needed when I needed it, which is a great combination of my own self-reflection/intuition and your perfect offering. I look forward to continuing to work through the materials on into the future.

Thank you for the course. It’s been a game-changer, but not necessarily in the ways I thought. I’m just liberated. ~ Rebekah West

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I am close to completing my 4th round of working with Bari and the amazing community she gathers to do this deep work of making money conscious.

When I first signed up for AOM (then Conscious Bookkeeping) 4 years ago, I considered myself an explorer and a learner in so many areas of my life. I’ve done all kinds of deep inner work for years.

But money?! No way. It was the final frontier. A shadow realm I had never learned much about, and somehow thought everyone else had an education I was missing.

In the loving space of the AOM community, I discovered that next to no one gets a great money education, and all of us have healing and learning to do, whether we’re deep in debt or deep in a big inheritance.

I’ll be signing up for another round because I so value the support and community as I engage this deep work. I still have a long way to go, but the more the light shines in the darkness, the easier it gets.

When I began with Bari, I used to practice the “ignorance is bliss” tactic with my money life. I could hardly look at my numbers or talk to my beloved about it without either of us getting uptight and snippy. I knew my strategy wasn’t going to work for long, and once I gave birth to my son, I knew I needed to make this realm conscious.

Now I do body check-ins when I check my balances (regularly!), my sweetie and I have spontaneous money dates where we actually enjoy looking at our numbers and making plans. It feels like a freaking miracle!!

I adore Bari’s compassion, enthusiasm, somatic sensibility, practical skills and vast heart.
The program gets better year after year, with amazing resources and incredible guest teachers, and while there’s so much to work with (for years to come) she keeps it from becoming overwhelming.

I still have much to learn but am happily celebrating the amazing growth I and my husband have done with her support in the past few years. I’m ever so grateful I took the plunge into working with her, as terrified as I was. I can’t imagine a more kind-hearted guide in this exploration of such an important topic, so ridden with stress and shame for many of us.

And the integrity Bari brings is such a big part of it. She doesn’t push her values (or anyone else’s) with regards to money, but helps me get clearer on my own truth, and helps me to grow my skills to support bringing my money life into true alignment with my values. I’m beyond grateful for all the blessings that the Art of Money, and Bari and Forest have brought into my life. ~ Erin Geesaman Rabke

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Yesterday I had a huge day around the topic of Art of money: I handed in my licensure information to the North Carolina State Board. For me, this was an extremely daunting paperwork extravaganza, and I DID IT!!! (happy dance!)

When they process the information, I will be able to receive financial compensation for hands-on healing, massage therapy and bodywork . . .which is a big deal to me after 15 years as a life coach and yoga teacher. Through my work with AOM, I realized it was time to expand my services, and because of this work I had the courage to go through the process of consciously taking on a student loan, which clear communication and understanding of what I am creating…very different than my first batch of undergraduate student loans, which have taken long years to clean up.

After years of unconsciously choosing struggle , I can honestly say that it is a pleasure and a joy to handle money , and I *can* handle it, with grace and ease ~ I have gotten my ducks in a row to prepare for this new era of stable, regular income doing what I love. As more and more income flows to me, I have all the tools I need to create order and stability with it, uniting very practical steps with more expansive ways of seeing money and financial matters. Thank you, Bari, and the rest of the amazing Art of Money team and community…I would have no idea that any of this was possible, or even where to begin without everything I have received on this journey. ~ Jaime D. Powell

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Yesterday my husband and I were discussing some catching up he did on YNAB when one of the kids asked “what is that?” pointing at the computer screen. I said “I would love to tell you!” and proceeded to tell our 11 and 9 year old boys about what each of the numbers were- income, expenses, how we were trying to get balanced, how if we spend more than we brought in, it follows to the next month, and we looked at the course of the last 4 months we have tracked (yay!).

We looked in a few categories, they asked what we could do to spend less, and we thought of the different options. And then at some point I said “you know, I’m so happy to share this with you because I hope to teach you how to do this when you are older. I feel my parents didn’t teach me and it’s taken a long time to learn, and I hope I can teach you better.”

And the best part- I was so happy, I wasn’t even angry at my parents at that moment. Thank you Bari Tessler Linden for a beautiful moment that could have never happened, on so many levels, before Art of Money. ~ Chana Leib

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It seems to me that speaking about money is as intimate and taboo as speaking about sex.

This is the first time I have heard someone talk about money in an practical loving way.

Bari holds the door open for our money fears to be shared with a loving community of peers, guest teachers,and a team of wonderfully caring TA’s.

My deepest emotional money wound has been healed in this class.
This is a real sea change in my life. I don’t feel lonely with my money problems anymore, I now have a vast well of resources and people to call upon. ~ Joanna Harcourt-Smith

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A couple of weeks ago I finally sat down to rename my chart of accounts. I’ve been a bookkeeper working in Quickbooks for about 16 years, so I know my way around a chart of accounts, but putting this together was really powerful . Often our money and our time don’t align with our priorities, which I think is the source of so much pain around money. To be able to realign the chart of accounts around my priorities was the most powerful exercise.

Bravo / Brava! to all of you out there who don’t have this background but dove into the Art of Money anyway! This is hard work, even for a seasoned professional. I’ve been trying to do this work for my own household for so many years, and and even with the practical tools it wasn’t where I wanted it to be. Once I was able to shift my thinking with this guidance, I was able to transform the process. ~ Betty Marcon

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The Art of Money journey has been an incredible experience. I have grown in ways that I have longed to for decades. I am no longer afraid of money. I am now earning more with greater ease and receptivity. My limbic system no longer thinks it is the boogey man. Thanks to Bari’s heart and skill, and to the incredible on-line community I have turned a corner and the new horizon is beautiful. ~ Aninha Livingstone Ph.D. Founder of Ancestral Wisdom for Purposeful Living

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Thank-you so much for this wonderful course; it has been a transformational healing journey to the roots of my relationship with money and has taught me the necessary tools to allow my financial health to blossom. Witnessing my relationship with money heal, deepen, soften, mature, and evolve is powerful medicine. ~ Melanie Pulla

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I thank the Art of Money program for helping me to become more “financially fit” this year so that I was able to be clear about my value/s and “dance” gracefully with my biggest client (yet!) to help meet both of our needs in an authentic and meaningful way. ~ Sarah Kilts

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I grew up with no money education and no money understanding. My first memory of money is that there’s never enough at the end of the month. But the Art of Money community, working with Bari, and coming together with my wife around money have been extraordinary experiences! I am changing my understanding of my history, present, and future, thanks to AoM!

My wife’s and my relationship with one another and with money is changing so radically. We have been digging out things that need healing, and working to have money dates every single week. And that is amazing. If I got nothing from this Art of Money besides the concept of money dates and support for putting them into place, the whole thing would be worth it. The reality, though, is that I’ve gotten so much more and I believe that what I have received will continue to support me and others, like concentric circles, working their way out blessing the world. ~ Catharine Clarenbach

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It took me awhile last year to actually sign up for Art of Money, because I was already in some other programs and feeling overbooked. My friend who was in it was trying to tell me how fabulous it is. A few months into the program I told my friend “I think this is the best thing I’ve ever done.”

Bari has this amazing combination of acute sensitivity, compassion, ability to listen to and stay with what a student is going through, all in addition to being a somatic therapist who can relate the world of one’s finances to various levels of one’s being – mental, emotional, spiritual and so much more. Bari has imparted so much wisdom throughout the year, and I feel blessed to be a part of her community. This work is a lifelong process, so I plan to sign up for a second year. Thanks Bari! ~ Susan Bensen

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I can’t recommend this year long program enough. I feel I only scratched the surface of the material so I’ll be coming back for another year. The support on the FB group is fantastic. I didn’t participate as much as I’d like but even getting the weekly emails and seeing it on my FB feed helped keep me focused!! As of today I am free of over 13 years of credit card and student loan debt!! One more personal loan by the end of the year and I’m Debt free!! Can’t wait to learn more about where my financial empowerment will take me! ~ Andrea Smith Gage, SEP, CMT

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I never thought I would actually enjoy talking about money.

As an artist and yoga teacher/studio owner, I did the financial bare minimum – paid my bills, occasionally checked my balances online, paid the occasional late fee and tried not to overdraw my account as my business grew. But as my creative dreams developed, I knew I needed to know more about how to manage my money. None of the “get out of debt FAST” programs rang my bell. After listening to pitches from such programs promising a quick and easy plan for eliminating debt I’d get a funny feeling. Something like anxiety mixed with dread. Like I was being forced to go on a liquid diet or something equally punishing.

Then I found Bari Tessler Linden. I listened to a call where she answered questions about her program. Her soothing voice helped, but soon I discovered that there was a powerful force behind the pretty voice. She claims to be an expert in the “art of unshaming” and I can tell you this is absolutely true.

Through my work with Bari, I have dug deep: transforming long-held beliefs about money that were holding me back, taking steps forward to get clear about my relationship to money (and how money affects my relationships), challenging outdated thinking of myself as a “starving artist.” And more!

I am constantly amazed at how Bari is able to use her background as a somatic psychotherapist as she educates us about such practical matters as bookkeeping systems and socially-responsible investing. The lessons keep coming. I am now investigating what I value most and what valuable gifts I bring to the world.

The community of people in the AOM Facebook group have been more than a valuable resource for me in this process – they have become my friends. What a treat this last month when several of us met in New York City – in person – after months of communicating on the calls and online! ~ Leah Bray Nichols

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Thanks so much for another great year of Art of Money. Mike and I are so glad we signed up again and we’ve been keeping pace, doing our homework.

I’ve downloaded all the guest teacher interviews and when I’m working with my hands, like cleaning or washing dishes, I listen or re-listen to an interview. I infinitely trust the care with which you curate the teachers you invite and the other programs you recommend. I’ve been in communities where this is done with less care, or that don’t align with my values so I know the difference.

I find everything, from the worksheets, to the audio and video, even your perspective that shines through everything you say and write as one of the most valuable offerings I’ve experienced in my life thus far. Year 2 has really helped Mike and I take things deeper and the continued support made our money practices even more ‘sticky’ so that we find we’re much more committed to continuing our couples money journey into the future. ~ Gayle Yamauchi-Gleason

deb-lerouxBari Tessler Linden and her wisdom, honesty and approach, is both healing and educating at the same time ~ a rare combination….Bari is the Brené Brown of Money.  ~Deb Leroux
athena-pallisI cannot say enough about the positive impact Bari’s work is having in my life. Profound as well as practical, her Art of Money class has been life changing. Coming so late to this money awareness, I might have been harsh with myself, but Bari’s compassionate approach has allowed me to move forward without chastising myself for the past. Thank you, Bari Tessler Linden! ~Athena A. Pallis
erin-geesman-150wWorking with Bari is like taking a long renewing life-changing retreat. Besides nurturing and witnessing her students, she empowers us to take charge of something that can be quite confusing. Her courses offer growth on many levels beyond just getting your money sorted out. ~Jen Young
jen-youngOur relationship to our financial life is LOADED. Bari’s insights, gentle questioning, and wise coaching definitely lightened my load. I am so glad to see the challenges of the personal, spiritual, and practical realities of money being addressed! ~Lynn Jericho
theresa-reedBari Tessler Linden is helping people learn to have better relationships to money. This work is SO important. The Art of Money is a great program – rock solid. It is like a slow unfolding journey which starts with unravelling your old stories and then working towards developing new habits and thoughts around money. I highly recommend it. If you are looking to become more conscious (and smarter) with your money, this is the program for it. ~Theresa Reed
stacey-donelsonMoney & shame – who knew?!? I think down deep – we all know. And Bari’s coaching and program help you face those patterns and create new ones. I’ve tried Suze Orman and Dave Ramsey and have found that a few lessons stuck. The work with Bari is deeper and gets to the root of the problem.  ~Stacey Donelson
deirdre-coleBari’s work has opened doors for me that I’ve been waiting for for a long time. I commend her for her energy, determination and vision. ~Deirdre A. Cole
jess-anderson-150wOne of the best gifts I’ve given myself this year is the ‘practice of money’ with Bari’s Art of Money class. It has allowed me to consider from multiple perspectives: my value as an entrepreneur, the transition from private practice to stay-at-home-mama, and the intentional steps to enter the workplace again, empowered with a fuller knowledge of saving, sustainable investing and meeting debt with gratitude. This is amazing transformative work. ~Jess Anderson
jess-andersonI found Bari years ago through a Google search for “financial therapy.” I knew I didn’t need an advisor, or a bookkeeper, or someone to help with my investments. I needed someone to help me understand and improve my relationship with money. I didn’t even know if that person existed but, thankfully, she does! This is immensely important and necessary work. ~Andrea Shields Nunez
jeanna-ruppelI am continually amazed and empowered by Bari’s program. So excited that her work is going mainstream, as our world can really use a gentle & strong approach option to healing and growth. ~Jeanna Ruppel
tracy-matthewsBari Tessler Linden is brilliant! I have had the honor of taking her course this year. Her work is powerful! ~Tracy Willard Matthews
rosa-zubizarretaI’m so glad to read this article. I feel strongly that all of us who identify as “spiritual and creative” need to become more empowered when it comes to money, since money is part of what it takes to heal the world. I’ve been a fan of Bari Tessler Linden’s work for years, and much appreciate this well-written article. ~Rosa Zubizarreta
kristin-noelleBari is doing such fantastic work. World-changing work. She’s helping lead a movement that can’t help but change the course of history. So grateful to be part of it!! ~Kristin Noelle
erin_callway-150wI’m participating right now in Bari’s 2012 Art of Money program. It’s completely fabulous. I have learned so much about myself and money — more than I ever expected. And because of that, I am for the first time in my life using a system to budget and manage my personal finances. Not only am I NOT gritting my teeth, I am truly enjoying it — and I feel more on top of my money than ever. The content of the course is incredible, the way it’s organized, the guest presenters, everything…but here’s the thing. The real magic happens because of Bari’s compassion, encouragement, and understanding. She makes it possible to step in and air your money hang-ups without fear of judgement so you can get on with the practical stuff. Absolutely incredible. ~Erin Callaway
karen-robins-150wHello friends! I am so excited to let you know that the 2014 Art of Money course is officially open! I’ve been doing the course this year and it is so amazing! Life changing, really, I’m not being dramatic! If you are an entrepreneur, want to be an entrepreneur, or simply want to have a better relationship with money this course may be just what you are looking for! Bari’s approach is so supportive, yet direct, and honest! I don’t know about you, but we just don’t learn about money in school the way we learn about so many other subjects. Bari Tessler Linden is so wonderful and the guest teachers have all been super helpful! I’ve actually been working closely with two of them and I’m sure they aren’t the last two teachers I will work with from this fabulous community. ~Karin Robbins
lori-tempestini-150wI love Bari’s voice-her presence-her authenticity. She leads, but in an open, evolving, non-hierarchical way. I find her very encouraging and soothing. I love the way the work is buiding slowly over time. It makes it easier to integrate what I’ve learned in The Art of Money. Thank you, Bari, for teaching me to be brave and gentle with my relationship with money. How I treat myself=how I treat my money. ~Lori Tempestini
kelly_wagner-150wBari, thank you for making bookkeeping & financial planning more of an energetic, spiritual, values-based undertaking. I used to resist and downplay my aptitude for numbers because it was all so stodgy in the financial professions & educational background I came from. You’ve done a really great job at bringing more awareness to the ‘life & lifestyle’ side of money. ~Kelly Wagner
melinda_perry-150wA great, heartfelt thanks to your mission to helping the world live in a healthier way through one of the most fundamental ways we interact with it – through money. I have done a lot of growing and turfing out of old beliefs since beginning this course! For me it was time, and your teachings and coaching have been just perfect. ~Melinda Perry
shirley-sukhanil-150wI really appreciate the Facebook group – hearing what is going on for fellow members and the input from Bari and the rest of the community. It makes me feel like we are journeying together through the financial forest – and I’m not alone AND it helps me stay present and engaged with the material. I’ve enjoyed the guest teachers because each person brings a different flavor and teaching to The Art of Money. I enjoy hearing the different perspectives and specifics they each bring to healing and growth. ~Shirley Sukhanil
milissa-harding-150wSince starting The Art Money, I’ve really started to become more comfortable with money. I learned about where my negative beliefs and mindsets are around money and where they come from, and I’m learning that I can change that. I no longer feels as that I have no control over my money. I’m starting to feel comfortable looking at my numbers, making simple goals and plans for my money and most of all, not being AFRAID. This has been a wonderful program! ~Milissa Harding
terry_jordan-150wI have made so many amazing shifts since this class began. First of all, I am totally up-to-date with all my business books and have a wonderful bookkeeper who is guiding me through the joys of QuickBooks! This is huge! Now, all of my taxes are paid and everything is up-to-date and it feels wonderful. Second, my honey and I have had so many amazing Money Dates and we’re moving forward to the next phase of our lives. After 25 years together and going through really lean times, (having to roll coins to make a down-payment on a townhouse) we are finally at a point where he can retire. Having the Money Dates has helped to really clarify what we have, what we value, and how we want to spend our time and lives together in the future. I tell everyone I meet about this class. I love it! Bari has such a warm, sincere and real presence. Each call, letter or Facebook message, make it feel as if Bari is right there with each of us. Bari’s love and passion for this work along with her honesty and kindness are so appreciated. ~Terry Jordan
shari-molk-beaudette-150wSending you love and strength Bari Tessler Linden and gratitude for the space & community you’ve created online. Your energy and your work have shifted & changed my life in so many ways the last couple yers and yes – we need you!  ~Shari Molk Beaudette
tamara_kerner-150wI cannot say enough about this Art of Money year long program I just completed with Bari Tessler Linden. If you are ready to dive into your money patterns and figure out what’s been stopping or hooking you at a very deep level, I highly recommend checking her out. OR if you have a child graduating and about to embark into the world, what a great gift to give that will continue to give for years to come. I only only ONLY recommend things that I myself have tried, and the personal growth that I’ve received has been profound. ~Tamara Kerner

Bari’s work was just what I needed. Bari is a gifted coach. I was able to pinpoint the areas of my financial life that need my attention. And, most importantly, I’ve been able to look honestly at my finances and start developing a plan to change the things that need changing. All in a spirit of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and ultimately self-confidence. Bari calls herself a coach, but I think “money whisperer” is more like it.

~ Leah Bray Nichols

Bari is a wise, loving and incredibly real. Working with her has been a grounding point not only in my relationship to money but also in my life. She naturally creates a safe haven and gently holds the space for you to navigate the wilderness of money and all dances with it. She wears many hats… a guide, a teacher, mentor, friend, role model and she moves through these hats with the perfect amount of transparency, professionalism and grace. Her worked moved me from a place of fear, shame and isolation around money to a place of having much more confidence, clarity, ease and enjoyment! I never knew that looking at my numbers could actually be exciting. If you know the time has come for you enter “money adulthood” then Bari is your gal. Her work leads your through a process that is both deep and transformational but also fun, educational and action oriented. Working with her was one of the best decisions I made in 2013.

~ Rebecca Lewis

I think what Bari does more than anything is un-shames us around money. It’s the combination of nuts and bolts financial knowledge and practices, with compassionate attention — not only on the numbers, but past baggage, emotions, and heart. . . . . It was the combination of rigor — and frankly love — that made this work land with me like nothing before. ~Kristin Wheeler
Bari is a burst of inspiration. She is a soulful, wise and energetic teacher who can guide anyone to greater clarity and power around their money. Bari’s program was a revelation for me — a firestarter that allowed me to get more clear, grounded and empowered around my finances and my life. ~ Andrea Scher
My husband and I decided to work with Bari because we were stuck in the same, old (ugly) patterns around money. We each had our own individual money “stuff” which was affecting our self-esteem and our businesses; and together, as a couple, we had “stuff” with money, which was hurting the rest of our relationship. We knew we needed to change, yet the “money talks,” the budgeting, the planning…none of it was working, but instead, keeping us on a merry-go-round of struggle, anger and frustration. I knew it was our “psychology” and our emotions around money that really needed to shift, while my husband was more focused on the nuts-and-bolts of our finances; and Bari was a perfect fit for both of our needs. In her kind, soothing and ever-so-compassionate way, she gently helped us see the old patterns and begin to shift them. She helped us understand how to finally become “grown ups” with money and take responsibility for what we had and what we wanted to have. She reminded us that although we each “held” different stances around money in the relationship, we actually had similar values and wishes for our family. Bari also gave us the courage to “look” at our money in a more nuts-and-bolts, concrete way. We set up a Mint account, have “money dates” weekly, and budget and plan in a way that doesn’t feel “restrictive” and depriving, but exciting and hopeful. Together, we are working toward goals as a couple and as a family, and we have shifted personal and relationship patterns in a big way. Our conversations hold connection instead of disconnection and anger; and our money relationship is no longer a source of conflict for us. It is a HUGE relief. In addition – and this feels almost magical – my income has increased. I think that by looking at my money, my thoughts about my “value” and my boundaries with money, I was naturally able to shift how I approached my business, and it’s shaken up the bottom-line! If you struggle with money (and who doesn’t?) and you want a loving, soothing guide to support you with wisdom, intuition and deep psychological awareness, than you will be in great hands with Bari. ~ Karen Schachter
marilynThe training you provide is stellar in the online world. I’ve done a few other courses in abundance, money shadow, money management and it honestly made almost no difference. Your course, on the other hand, helped me heal and transform my relationship to money, deepen my understanding of my history of money and to change my money practices significantly. These practices have allowed me to gain far more consciousness around how, why, and where I spend money and have helped me gain alignment between my income, my expenses and the values that underlay these decisions. As a result the money hemorrhaging has stopped, which has more than paid for the cost of the course. Its also helped me lay the foundation for a far greater level of abundance. Which, in turn, allows me to be of far greater service to my clients and the world. I think the difference (in addition to your comprehensive, integrated approach) is your deep heart. You create such a deep, safe loving space that it’s possible to be with the hard truths, the blindspots, the areas of shame and money trauma without going into overwhelm or blanking out. And when we do go into those dark places (which is sometimes needed to release them to the light) you model self-compassion and forgiveness which makes it possible for more truth-telling and releasing. I felt that you treated every person and every question with extreme sensitivity and care and the constant encouragement to keep going. I now see my money path as a sacred journey, and your loving presence will always be with me as I continue to walk towards new possibilities. ~ Marilyn Daniels
Thank you Bari. My wife and I are more connected now because of your work, I am a fan! We now meet once a week for sacred financial practice. And, we are getting so much out of the shared vocabulary. Considering all that my wife and I have been through together, this is truly an amazing gift. Getting clear about my relationship with money means more freedom to create wealth. If you are thinking about investing in your education this year, personally or professionally, make this a priority. ~ Seth Braun
Signing up for Bari’s class was a huge leap of faith, both financially and emotionally, and I waited until the last day possible to sign up. I had no idea what would happen next, but making a decision to invest in my financial life from the inside out felt right. My heart cracked open on the first call; listening to others share their story made me realize how much we all have in common, and how we don’t have to do this work alone. The very next night, in a burst of inspiration, I finally articulated what I would do if “money” were no concern. I would be a Gratitude Accountability Coach. The next morning I began my first 30 day micro coaching group with 8 people sending me 5 things/day they were grateful for. We’re now in our fourth month with “5 affirmations/day” with many people (myself included) reporting deep and meaningful shifts towards healing and well being. I know www.thanklikeus.com would not have happened if I hadn’t made the LEAP to join this amazing program. Participating in this community gave me courage to dive into the deep end of my money story/history and really embrace all the lessons still needing to be learned. As I suspected, many of these involved painful & dysfunctional relationship patterns I witnessed between my parents. I knew they were plaguing my 20 year relationship with my soulmate, and were the reason I was drawn to Bari’s gentle approach. This program helped me own my own energy source; to BE the spotlight rather than stand in someone else’s spotlight, feeling insecure as a result. I trust more now. I am more open and loving with myself and my husband. I am more mindful and skilled in observing vs. reacting. I am at peace. I am infinitely grateful to Bari and this incredible community for the loving & sacred space you created for this important, energetic force we call money. I hope we can stay connected and keep blessing and honoring this incredible connection. ~ Megan OKelly
I feel total gratitude and completion with this course. I was looking for a right of passage in money, and I got it. It created the container for me to dive deeper into my money archetypes and face what was holding me back- ultimately my inability to bridge and take a full step into my work potential. I’m thrilled to report that I start my new job tomorrow with the financial planning firm David White & Associates, bringing my Money Coaching practice full circle- through this course I found the missing ingredients that allowed me to bridge my precious work in Inner Economics/Money Coaching with the outer work of financial planning. Already I have started to taste the power that comes from exercising that muscle of earning your worth. This group helped me do something that I never would have imagined I could do. I feel like a different person. I’ve discovered a new language that I’ve been super hesitant to jump into. Outer economics, money and my earning potential feels like a whole new world, and finally, it feels possible. ~ Elizabeth Husserl
leslie wattsI came to this course sensing that there was more to my lack of interest in tracking money than a lack of interest. I’ve read books about getting your money life in order, I knew how important it was, and yet I couldn’t force myself to keep track and focus on where I wanted to go. I’ve always had a sense that there was not enough money, even though there was always plenty. I decided to take a leap of faith and join the course. When Bari explained how the course is structured, I was so glad I had signed up. I really needed to dig deep and uncover my beliefs and way of being around money, energy, and time. The financial therapy portion of the course and the support of Bari and the other members helped me to feel comfortable and really made the journey possible. I saw how money was tied to my feelings of self worth and how that was connected to everything. Everything! Before I started, I had no idea where to go or what to do in my money life. Since doing the course, I have done some significant and necessary foundational work, I have several immediate next steps, and I know where I want to go. I really didn’t understand how profound this would be, and yet it has affected every area of my life. I’m so very grateful for the invitation to do the work, Bari, and for my willingness to take the plunge! ~ Leslie Watts
Being part of this group has been such an exquisite, tender and profound experience. What we created in the Facebook group was something sort of miraculous. Rarely have I ever, even in a group that met live, experienced so much intimacy, trust, and depth being shared, and so much caring for each other. ~ Tomar Levine
Thank you, Bari. Your words and steady hand in the last half of the year have meant a lot. I enjoyed and will continue to be part of what you have created for us all. ~ Jonathan Davis
Bari was my entrance to the world of conscious money, and over the span of slightly more than 10 years I have studied with her twice, and continue to follow her writing and work. I remember what a relief Bari’s presence was, how I knew she was ‘one of us’ but in the world of money, that I could trust her. She holds the tension of practical ‘real-world’ bookkeeping and financial tracking skills in perfect harmony with the world of personal patterns and human relations. When I recently read her post naming her superpower as ‘unshaming’, I couldn’t agree more! She brings her delightful, and very human, self to her work, creating a space for you to bring yours. I still recommend folks to her, and will continue to do so! ~ Ursula Ferreira
I’m that woman. That wildly successful woman in a quirky profession, whose dad isn’t even sure I have a real job. And you know what, I hold myself back, from earning earning earning because of old tapes and mantras from my past, and fear of who I will be when the barn door flies off and my services and healing information become a household name. Who will I be with six figures? How about seven figures? Who is that woman gonna be? I know that woman now. She can do quickbooks on a mac, she knows the difference between financial planner and financial coach, and can hire a bookkeeper when the time comes with confidence. She’s upgraded the mantras and sings a new financial song. And I stepped up because I no longer stumbled in my money shoes. Thank you Bari. My healing around that which scares (terrifies) me has blown right off the charts. And she speaks in these low soothing tones that could talk a (financial) jumper off a ledge, uh, like me. My life will never be the same, and yours won’t be either if you are brave and love yourself enough to change that which does not serve, even if its its mad scary. Bari will help you. Trust me. ~ Rowan Twosisters
The financial therapy part of Bari’s work has helped heal so many parts of my life not even all directly related to money. Because of Bari and The Art of Money, I am making progress in financial areas that were filled with stuckness and dread before – sometimes with ease and delight! Thanks for everything ~ the Art of Money course is amazing.  Truly amazing. ~ Sharron Mendel Swain

 

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