Money Mochas

Can money be practical AND deeply meaningful? It’s something I wondered about — longed for, really — in the early days of my money journey. On the one hand, I saw mainstream folks talking about money — but in ways that rubbed me a little raw. Cold, hard facts and cash, Jack. No room for feelings — let alone dreams and deep values and spirituality. On the other hand, my creative and spiritual friends were deeply committed to their values,…

October 20, 2018
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Will those money emotions ever go away?

A few weeks ago, this question popped up in the private Facebook group for my year-long Art of Money program: Bari, help! As soon as I start working on the practical, nitty-gritty stuff around money, my brain shuts down. I’ve been trying to catch up on my taxes, but as soon as I begin, I panic. My brain goes blank. It’s like I’m a computer in meltdown mode: blue screen of death, nobody’s home. It’s just too difficult to look…

October 18, 2018
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For years now, I’ve watched people throw themselves into the same 3 mainstream approaches to money. And they almost never stick. I first started noticing it when I was a graduate student at Naropa University. I was studying somatic psychotherapy and authentic movement and was surrounded by dancers and tons of creative, spiritual types. And there was SO much suffering around money. Mostly because people simply never looked money in the eye. I saw this suffering around money even more…

October 16, 2018
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