Life Lessons

You know what gets my goat? (And not the kind of cute, cuddly goat that you’d feed graham crackers, either.) It really gets my goat, this idea that if you’re not making HUGE SWEEPING ASTONISHING CHANGES OVERNIGHT that you’re not doing enough. Maybe you haven’t heard anyone say those exact words. But this idea is there, just below the surface of our cultural conversation. Taking a gentle walk everyday isn’t enough — you’ve gotta go hardcore and pump iron 5…

November 9, 2018
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Tiny shifts add up to big change. Even if you can’t see it.

Five years ago, I hyperventilated at a car dealership. See, big-ticket purchases had always been challenging for me. Thankfully, I had tried-n-true practices I could use in the moment, to get me through that big day. When I felt myself getting overwhelmed, I went to the bathroom to do a Body Check-In. I gave myself some time and space to feel my feelings and calm down. I also realized that, in order to make this big decision (whether or not…

October 1, 2018
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Bari's Gaia Keynote on money koan

What do you do when you hit a wall, with money? When you’re not just stuck, you’re up-to-your-elbows-in-molasses stuck. You keep asking the same questions and getting nowhere but more confused … and that creative positivity you’re known for? Must be on vacation. You’re not crazy or broken. This happens to all of us. This is what it feels like to be in the middle of a “money riddle.” The bad news? It can be uncomfortable. But the good news?…

May 7, 2018
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