Bari Tessler

Money Stories and Trauma Support with Kimberly Ann Johnson

Dear Money Adventurer, Tuning into our bodies is a life-saving, life-giving practice. Our bodies have precious wisdom to share with us, but in a culture that teaches us to ignore those messages, how do we get back to our bodies and learn to listen to the insight that they have to share with us? In the latest installment of my Money Memoirs series, I had the opportunity to interview Kimberly Ann Johnson, a Somatic Experiencing™ Practitioner, educator, and author who…

May 6, 2021
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Are you afraid to log into your bank account?

Dear Art of Money Adventurer, When you think about checking your accounts, how do you feel? Is your stomach churning with anxiety at the thought of mounting bills? Do you think of how the pandemic has altered your financial landscape and feel fearful uncertainty flutter in your chest? Does your chest tighten over financial mistakes you’ve made that you wish you could take back? You aren’t alone. Money affects every part of our lives, but few of us were ever…

April 29, 2021
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85% of our Money Decisions are Based on our Emotions.

Dear Money Adventurer, Did you know that research shows that 85% of our money decisions are made based on emotions? In 2002, psychologist Daniel Kahneman, Ph.D., won a Nobel Prize for his team’s groundbreaking work proving, contrary to popular belief, that people are more likely to make financial decisions based on personal perceptions and experiences than on logical reasoning. More than 4 out of 5 of the decisions we make around money depend on how we perceive the choice or…

April 22, 2021
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