How can money express your values? Use this simple tool.

written by Bari Tessler February 14, 2020

I remember it like it was yesterday.

Sunlight streaming in through the redwood trees. Rubbing my eyes as I awoke from a dream -- a vision, really -- that would change everything about how I related to money.

19 years ago, I had a vision of how money could bridge heaven and earth. Values and practicality.

This dream showed me a whole new way to make money more meaningful, creative, and playful.

It planted one of the seeds for the money teachings I share with you, this business, my book … everything.

At first, it shocked me. I didn’t want to believe it.

Wasn’t this somehow … sacrilegious? Wasn’t I supposed to have values and spirit on one side of my life, and money all the way over there, on another side?

It took me years to integrate this vision. Unpack it. Learn to live it. And learn to teach it.

And I’m so happy, today, to be able to share this intimate and profound teaching with you.

How to bring your values into your bookkeeping

Curl up with a cuppa -- it’s storytime. And oh, this is a good one! Let me tell you the story of:

  • My vivid vision about a red velvet Book of Life
  • The insight about money + values that shook me to my core
  • What I learned about money from my dear, first money mentor, Tamara
  • How re-naming your financial categories can help you LIVE your values, every day.

This is one of my all-time favorite stories. You’ll hear me read the version from my book … and you will also hear some additional stories, examples, and teachings.

So you can start LIVING this teaching, right now. (In your very own way, of course!)

Psssst….want the whole thing? It’s waiting for you! Join the Art of Money community and get immediate access to the bountiful tools, resources, encouragement, and support we share along this money journey together.

I can’t wait to welcome you!

With my dearest wishes,


P.S Are you feeling called to wade a little deeper here? Are you looking for a safe space to explore your own money story?

Our relationship with money influences every single part of our lives, from our relationships to the way we move through the world. As my personal money journey has grown and evolved, so has my work to support folks seeking to create a more intentional relationship with money in their own lives.

The Art of Money is my year-long money school and global community – the inclusive, encouraging, supportive space where this deep, personal money work takes place. Here we explore our money stories and write new chapters for ourselves through a holistic framework of money healing, money practices, and money maps. Here we integrate personal finance, couples finance, and creativepreneur finance to manage our money and understand our beliefs, patterns, and behavior around money, too. Here we come together to support each other, share encouragement, and grow into our journeys.

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