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Wherever you are along your money journey, you’re welcome here.

Bring your stories. Your goals. And a good pair of galoshes. I lead with vision, heart, and playfulness. And I know these woods like the back of my hand.

That said, these woods can seem thick, dark, and scary if you’re new to it all. So, I’ve put together 12 of the best articles from my site to introduce you to my methodology. Grab your most comfy hiking shoes, come with me on my favorite trail, and let the money healing begin with one of these classics:

13 essential articles and videos

Gaia Women Lead Keynote SpeechBari Tessler Keynote Speech Gaia Women Lead
In this 36-minute livestream video, you’ll learn about the Zen Buddhist metaphor I love using for our Big Money Riddles, hear about some of my own money koans, past and present, and then my 3 elegant steps for solving your own Big Money Riddles. 



My 6 Fave Tools + Practices
In this 50-minute video podclass, I give a robust overview of my entire methodology, including simple practices you can start using today.


money-shame-200wThe Antidote to Money Shame
This is probably my most popular article, ever. Learn what “Money Shame” is, why we all have it, and the Body Check-In: my single favorite money healing practice.


whats-a-money-storyWhat’s a Money Story?
We’ve all got one. Your Money Story encompasses all of your history, strengths, missteps, and beliefs about money. Here’s how to start understanding and working with it (and writing your next chapter).


take-self-money-date-200wHow to Take Yourself on a “Money Date”
Doesn’t that sound better than “ugh, paying bills”? Light a candle, nibble some chocolate, and learn a more sumptuous approach to all things money.


bari-solar-charging-leaf-200wWhy I Hyperventilated at the Car Dealership: A Live Case Study in Making Money Decisions
I share personal stories quite a bit in my teaching, and in this one, you’ll learn a powerful framework for making smart money decisions that feel great. (Check out an alternative framework here.)


year-end-money-ritual-part-1-200wHow to Create Your End-Of-Year Money Ritual
A gentle introduction to the third phase of my methodology, Money Maps. Because clarity about where you are in this grand life-and-money journey … is exquisite. (And you don’t have to wait ‘till New Year’s Eve to get it.) Also check out Part Two, here.


what-is-your-value-in-the-world-550How to Claim Your VALUE
Value is one of my essential, ever-evolving money inquiries — and here’s a compendium of my favorite teachings and tips to feel it, claim it, and deepen it in your money life (and beyond).


What does your body have to say about money? (A lot.)Body Article NH
Truth? A huge slice of my money work is actually a gateway into body-based mindfulness. Learn why your body is an essential ally along your money journey, and some of my favorite insights + tips for working with it.


money-honey-200w10 Ways to Deepen Your Connection with Your Honey through Money
Money is a tough subject for most couples — but when you have the right tools, it can bring you closer together than ever. (Pinkie promise.)


entrepreneurial-money-healing-200wCreative Entrepreneurship + Money
Want a surefire way to stir up all of your “money stuff”? Start a business. I LOVE sharing money wisdom with ‘preneurs, and in this 3-part series, I show you how to apply my 3-phase methodology to creative ‘preneurship.


The Non-Scary Way to Pick a Bookkeeping System (and Stick with It!)
Tracking your finances can seem daunting — but it’s a HUGE step in getting money clarity. In this video interview with my own bookkeeper, we step-by-step you through picking a system and much more.


savings-blog-200w7 Fresh Ways to Save Money (with Heart)
Remember when I said I don’t give traditional money management advice? Experience a more compassionate, sustainable take on this classic issue: savings.


pocket-map-badge-400wThe Pocket Map

A mini-but-mighty version of my methodology, zapped straight to your inbox over 7 days. (No charge, tons of change.)

Get this free course and start changing your relationship to money here:


bari-forest-wonder-smirk-200wThe Podcast 

Rich storytelling, deep money insights, interview snippets, and a whole lotta love, woven together in a narrative style by me and my amazing husband.

Click here to listen to the podcast episodes


book-rock-200wThe Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness.

The book is here!! My entire methodology, as told through stories, reflections, and can-do practices. You can buy it at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or IndieBound books. You can additionally buy in your local stores.

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