A little update from Bari…

written by Bari Tessler October 2, 2019
A little update from Bari

1. I grew up in Chicago. When I saw mountains for the first time as a teen I knew I had to live amongst them. I have lived in Boulder, CO since I was 24. I also spent some time in the Bay Area of California where I started my Financial Therapy work. (But lately I have been craving city again)

2. During my 20’s I trained as a Somatic Therapist at Naropa University and have a Masters in Somatic Psychology. This training saved me, taught me essential emotional literacy tools, and is the foundation for my Financial Therapy work.

3. As a transition into my Financial Therapy work, I ran a bookkeeping business for therapists, coaches and artists for a few years. I learned more about people’s relationship to money than if I would have done private therapy sessions with them.

4. In 2001, I integrated my therapy training with my bookkeeping training with the personal money healing work I was doing and started my Financial Therapy practice.

5. For the last 18 years I have been teaching my methodology in groups. Originally I taught my work (live) in small groups of 10 people over and over, before it grew to 20 students, then 50. Now I teach my year-long money school, The Art of Money, online with 500+ students from around the world each year.

6. My first book, The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness was published in June, 2016.

7. I turned 50 in January, which feels amazing. And, I’m dancing again which also feels so good and I can do a solid set of push-ups.

8. My husband and I have been together for 18 years and we have a beautiful 11 year old son. Our little family is the foundation of everything for me. We are a family of 6: 3 humans and 3 cats.

9. I am a soccer mom. Our son is now on a Denver Youth Rapids team and we are heading to Barcelona again next year so he can play in the youth world cup, which we are all very excited for.

10. For 2020, I have said YES to these two big projects: My year-long Art of Money Program 2020 will open for early-bird on October 16th (which is so soon!). And, my 2nd book is due May 1st, 2020.

11. There are other projects competing for my time and energy and are still in the process of being decided. I need to see how much I can realistically offer and what the best equation of time, money, energy, family and heath will be for 2020. I’m actively working on this now so stay tuned…

Thank you dearly for being a part of my community.

With my dearest wishes,

P.S. Quick head’s up about something that has me bouncing in my office chair just a little: We’re opening up early-bird registration for The Art of Money 2020 in 2 weeks!

Yes! It’s that time of year. This is my flagship program. The sum total of 19+ years of honing a methodology that can help you make shifts, both great and small, in your relationship with money. And, this will be my 8th year teaching in this year-long format.

This program is a deep, helpful, supportive year-long journey and it only opens for early-bird registration once a year. That time is coming soon…in two weeks.

For those of you who’ve been waiting all year for the doors to open, mark your calendars, because in mid October, we’ll publish a free series of insanely helpful, savvy sips of practical money tools and practices. We call them “money mochas,” and they’re coming to your breakfast table in just a few weeks.

When the mochas start landing with a satisfying “thunk” on your table, that’s when early-bird registration for the Art of Money 2020 program begins. It’s a short window to register in this period, so be sure not to miss it if you know you’re ready to start getting support in this area of your life sooner than later.

Can’t wait to see you then!

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