What if your savviest financial strategy … was walking a softer, gentler path?
After all, this is what you do in other areas of your life, right?
You ditched that hardcore bootcamp and now get in touch with your body on yoga mats and mindful hikes.
When your mother is pushing your buttons (again), you do your best to pause, breathe, and remind yourself you love her.
And when your youngest had a tantrum over long division, you didn’t shame him for not getting it — you tried to show him patience, kindness, and your best silly zebra dance.
So … why is it so hard to bring this same mindfulness, sweetness, and creativity to money? Especially for ourselves?
Why do we beat up on ourselves for not automagically knowing how to refinance our homes or track our spending? Why do we feel like such failures when we earn too little (or too much)?
The truth is, most of us never got the financial education we needed and deserved, as children and young adults.
Money wasn’t to be talked about. Or sparked nothing but fighting and heartbreak.
Is it any wonder we’re confused, ashamed, and silent?
The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness is the emotional and practical financial education you deserve … but probably never got.
- It gently guides you through an elegant, integrative 3-phase methodology: Money Healing, Money Practices, and Money Maps. This holistic approach welcomes your whole self into your money relationship, so you can:
- Let go of your “money shame” with a simple (yet profound) mindfulness practice
- Take small-yet-mighty steps forward, in your emotional healing and To Do list
- Use ritual, forgiveness, and contemplation to cultivate a sense of wholeness and peace
- Personalize your daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly money tasks so they feel like rich, creative self-care practices
- Learn how “money dates” with your honey (or family or biz partner) can actually bring you closer together (oh, yes!)
- Put money in its rightful place: supporting your cherished values and Big Life Dreams
I’m Bari Tessler, Somatic Therapist and Financial Therapist, Mentor Coach and Founder of the year-long money school, The Art of Money. I’ve spent 21 years guiding thousands of people into more empowered, happy, and refreshingly honest relationships with money.
I bring a decade of training as a somatic psychotherapist and expertise as a financial professional together — to create a gentle approach to money that’s both practical and deeply healing. I firmly believe in the transformative power of un-shaming, education, and dark chocolate.
I’m so thrilled to share this book with you. It includes my entire, 3-phase methodology to financial transformation, along with teaching stories from my dear community and insights from my personal money journey.
The Art of Money is …
- Winner of the 2017 Benjamin Franklin gold medal, one of the highest national awards for excellence in independent publishing
- Published by Parallax Press: beloved Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh’s publishing house
- Lovingly printed on recycled paper
You really can bring all of your heart, wisdom, and creativity into your money practices. In fact? It’s essential.
This book is for women and men of all ages and economic backgrounds. For couples, individuals, and creative entrepreneurs. For people brand-new to working on their “money stuff” or veterans of the financial and personal growth worlds. For anyone who is ready to (finally) look money in the eye and make friends with it.
From the back cover:
“The Art of Money is the book your money-savvy best friend, therapist, and accountant would write if they could. Bari Tessler’s integrative approach creates the real possibility of “money healing,” using our relationship with money as a gateway to self-awareness and a training ground for compassion, confidence, and self-worth.”
Buy your copy here:
Kind Words from Money Visionaries
Reading The Art of Money is like being brought into conversation with the most loving and wise money guide you can imagine. This book will be useful for everyone, but I am particularly excited about it’s potential to empower women around this critical part of our lives that we often avoid or neglect. Through this book, Bari has completely changed the way I understand my relationship to money, for the much, much better.
~ Tara Mohr, Author of Playing Big:
Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create and Lead
The Art of Money offers a sacred and essential bridge between money pain and shame and our deepest dreams for financial well being. Intuitive and wise, warm and practical, Bari Tessler has the rare gift of holding space for healing AND inspiring action. If you desire a new relationship with money – an empowering one, worthy of your highest self – this is the perfect place to start.
~ Wokie Nwabueze, Speaker & Creator of The Courage to be Seen & Heard
Reading The Art of Money is like being brought into conversation with the most loving and wise money guide you can imagine. This book will be useful for everyone, but I am particularly excited about its potential to empower women around this critical part of our lives that we often avoid or neglect. Through this book, Bari has completely changed the way I understand my relationship to money, for the much, much better.
~ Barbara Stanny, author of Overcoming Underearning and
Sacred Success: A Course in Financial Miracles.
I’ve taught about business and money to thousands of heart-centered and spiritual entrepreneurs, and I’m really struck by the humanness, the practicality and the depth of what you’ve written here. The stories, the empathy, the clarity and the nitty-gritty come together in a beautiful alchemy of usefulness. I know I’m going to be recommending this book to our clients and community as a primary resource.
~ Mark Silver, M.Div. Founder and CEO, Heart of Business, Inc.
Money has always been personal, but the rules of money have changed. That is why finding financial happiness is both complicated and beautiful. With “The Art of Money,” Bari Tessler reminds us all that one of the best personal finance decisions you can make is to get to know yourself better. Her book, her methodology, helps you to do just that – using money as the genesis for self-discovery, self-examination, and self-love.
~ Jaquette Timmons, Financial behaviorist and author of
“Financial Intimacy: How to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your Money and Your Mate”