The Antidote to Money Shame

written by Bari Tessler February 6, 2020
The Antidote to Money Shame

Most of us have HUGE resistance to doing money work — at least in the beginning.

An elegant, successful client of mine once told me: she’d rather talk about her sex life than her bank accounts!

And even when we know that we “should” work on our money — we’re still resistant.

Talk to a bookkeeper? Yikes! Look at our income and spending with our honey? Run away!!

There’s a name for this resistance. It’s not just fear. It’s shame. Money Shame. And we’ve all got it.

That’s why the “tough love” approach to money absolutely positively doesn’t work. Because it’s just piling more shame upon shame.

The only way out of Money Shame … is through. Gently, gently, gently.

Curl up, pour yourself a cuppa, and let me tell you a story about a woman who overcame Money Shame … and actually learned to recognize the gifts hidden within it.

(Spoiler alert: this story’s about yours truly.) You’ll also get a chance to practice my favorite, completely-not-scary-at-all-I-promise, 60-second practice for healing Money Shame.

  • What “Money Shame” is and why we ALL have it
  • How to recognize when it’s popping up in YOUR life (there are different flavors!)
  • Why tough love isn’t actually the solution (I know it seems that way!)
  • A guided tour of the Body Check-In: my fave, 60-second money practice to heal from Money Shame.

Money Shame (and other uncomfortable feelings) will always pop up, here and there. But when we have the right tools, we can recognize them, listen to their wisdom, and allow them to flow through us, only taking the good.

Here’s to wiser, gentler, more loving relationships with our shame. With our money. And most importantly? With ourselves.

Click play to listen in … and begin to release (and even befriend) your Money Shame.

With my dearest wishes,






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