What do Menopause and Financial Therapy have in common?

written by Bari Tessler February 18, 2021
Community, Growth, and Financial Therapy: an interview with Nina Collins

Dear Money Adventurer,

One of my favorite things about the way my work has evolved over the years is the continued growth and transformation of our Art of Money community. Here we have built a beautiful framework of support and camaraderie, a space where we find safety and comfort. Here we can step forward and share our secrets. Here we unshame, and allow ourselves to move forward and write new chapters in our money stories.

This money journey is part of the lifelong narrative we weave, the intimate chronicles and adventures of our lives. Community gives us an anchor on troubled waters, a shelter from the storm. Community is where we celebrate our success and prepare ourselves for the path ahead. Here we can learn and relate, laugh and grow — together.

Today I am so excited to introduce you to another community that is dear to my heart, one where I’ve found space and support for another path of change and growth in my personal life. The Woolfer Community.

When I started my own perimenopausal journey four years ago, I talked about it everywhere I could. Eventually, my explorations led me to stumble across The Woolfer. I was so excited to find a place where folks were openly talking about all things life and womanhood after forty. The Woolfer is a community for menopausal, book-loving, sex-loving women! Here I found exactly what I needed.

I was inspired by this magical space, this company of women who could relate to everything I was going through. It was like I had been holding my breath, and here I found a safe place to land. I have to tell you, I soon found myself harboring a secret wish to be interviewed by Nina Collins, founder of The Woolfer community. I longed to connect with the person who had created this space that I so needed and was so grateful to find.

So, when Nina reached out a few months ago after finding me on Instagram, it was a quick yes for me! How I love synchronicity when connections happen to fall into place like this naturally, unexpectedly effortless.

Nina had no idea that I was already a fan of The Woolfer or that I’d been quietly yearning for this exact opportunity to unfold. We shared a beautiful conversation, diving into the heart of financial therapy, exploring the Art of Money work, and what that looks like in the context of real, human lives.

Although I’m especially thrilled to introduce womxn who can relate to life after 40 to The Woolfer, this interview is for everyone in the Art of Money community. While this interview really is all about my financial therapy work, I’m so happy to introduce you all to their community as well.

So, find a moment to steep yourself a cup of your favorite tea, grab the dark chocolate you stashed away on the top shelf of that cupboard, and join us. When you’re comfy cozy, watch the interview below.

Thank you for being a part of my community. I am so honored to share this journey with you.

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