Money Memoir: When your financial world comes crashing down…
this is how you re-invent your life.

written by Bari Tessler January 23, 2018
Tara-Nicholle Money Memoir

What if you could talk to real people about money? We ALL have money stories to share. Tough times and how we overcame them. Hard-won wisdom. Inspiration and soulful insights. In this intimate conversation series, I talk to real people about real money stuff. Curl up with a cuppa as we pull back the curtain. Because when we dare to speak the truth about money … amazing healing begins.


How Tara-Nicholle created a thriving new career + spiritual outlook after her financial trial by fire.

Have you ever thought about how much your money relationship impacts your relationship with time?

Money can transport us to the future: smiling as you save up for that dream Bali vacation … or worrying about that month’s mortgage payment.

Money can also transport us to the past. Your student loan bill arrives and you remember studying with your favorite professor … or the check lands on the restaurant table and you remember how your Dad would always pick up the check with a gracious nonchalance you thought was just so cool.

At its best, deep money work helps us cultivate awareness. So when it comes to the future, we worry less and dream more. And when it comes to the past, we feel more gratitude than regret, more gentleness than shame.

But there’s another striking thing money can help us do. It’s something I’ve heard over and over from the wise people I’ve interviewed and folks in my year-long money school, The Art of Money.

Money can drop us into the present moment.

Right here. Right now. This transaction. This breath.

The people who have really done their work around money — that’s the inner work and the nitty-gritty practices — almost always tell me it’s opened doors to more peace of mind, abundance, and enoughness.

Sometimes, that looks like turning your money self-care practice into a mindfulness meditation.

And sometimes, it looks like befriending money as you show up more fully to your life, cultivate emotional resilience, and claim the gifts of your upbringing while releasing what no longer serves you.

These are some of the jewels Tara-Nicholle Nelson found along her money journey — and I’m so excited for you to hear all about them (and get to know her!) in today’s Money Memoir.

Listen to my lively conversation with this entrepreneur and “world’s sexiest grandma” to hear:

  • How a financial catastrophe gave her a sense of spiritual resilience and opened fresh possibilities
  • When everyone told her to declare bankruptcy, what she did instead (so inspiring)
  • How different income models have impacted her relationship with time
  • Why showing up 100% helps her cultivate “enoughness”
  • How she and her partner “do” money so it’s about love, not a power struggle
  • The importance of being gentle with ourselves as we fine-tune our finances

Also available on iTunes


Tara-Nicholle Nelson

Tara-Nicholle Nelson is the author of The Transformational Consumer: Fuel a Lifelong Love Affair With Customers by Helping Them Get Healthier, Wealthier and Wiser, and creator of the 30 Day Writing Challenge for Conscious Leaders. Tara is an Entrepreneur in Residence with Lightspeed Venture Partners and the Founder and CEO of a startup called SoulTour, a technology and media platform for upliftment and spiritual wellbeing. Tara is the former VP, Marketing for MyFitnessPal and Under Armour Connected Fitness. She has been featured in Harvard Business Review, Essence and The New York Times and was recently named the #1 woman Silicon Valley tech companies should be naming to their boards by Business Insider. Learn more about Tara-Nicholle here.

What if money wasn’t a sore spot anymore?

Healthy communication skills? Check.
Healthy eating and exercise? Check, check.
Money? Yikes, oof, ugh … can’t we skip that one?

So many mindful, creative folks describe money as the “final frontier” of their conscious lifestyle.

They’re able to bring smarts and awareness to so many parts of their lives … but for some reason, they still feel they don’t “have it together” with money.

Money is a part of our lives, whether we want it to be or not.

The good news is: you can bring all the skills of mindfulness, creativity, empowerment, and smarts you’ve cultivated in other areas of your life … right into your money relationship.

You can choose to tend to money like one of life’s gardens. With skill and gentleness and appreciation.

The next thing you know, money isn’t a sore spot anymore. It’s a trusty ally, reflecting your true self back to you. A reliable friend, helping you make the most of your precious life.

You can make money a mindful self-care practice. Let me show you how.

The Art of Money | Bari Tessler

My year-long money school, The Art of Money 2018, is now open for registration.

It’s for newbies and old-hats to this work.

It weaves individual, couples, and creative entrepreneurial money teachings into one complete tapestry.

It includes LIVE monthly coaching calls with me, amazing Guest Teachers, my entire methodology, and so much more.

Plus, this is THE way to work with me in 2018.

Are you ready to transform your sore spot into a sweet spot?

Take my hand. Let’s do this.

The Art of Money 2018 starts soon! Learn more here.

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