Today I’m speaking with Bari Tessler. Bari Tessler Linden, MA, is a Financial Therapist, Mentor Coach and Mama-preneur. Bari’s gentle, body-centered approach weaves together personal, couple, and creative entrepreneurial money teachings into one complete tapestry. She is the founder of The Art of Money: a global, year-long money school, which integrates Money Healing, Money Practices and Money Maps. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, Inc.com, and the Huffington Post and in US News & World Report, Reuters Money, The Fiscal Times, Experience Life Magazine, Yogi Times, Best Self Magazine and Emerging Women. Bari is also the author of The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness, published by Parallax Press. Learn more about Bari at: http://baritessler.com/
After reading Bari’s book, I knew I just had to interview her. I know, maybe a little strange to have a financial therapist on a show about food and nutrition, but Bari’s money practices actually have a lot in common with my nutrition practices. She also stresses the importance about connecting to your body when making a decision about money.
Most prominently, this episode is about releasing shame around money. And again, I can’t stress enough, like we all have money shame, we all carry food and body shame as well. Shame is shame is shame. No matter what you’re struggling with right now, Bari offers some really great tips on how to release feelings of shame, and start taking productive action to heal your relationship with money, and ultimately, yourself.
Her book really helped me see that I am not bad with money. Just like you can’t be bad with food, your issues surrounding money are not your fault. And the solution doesn’t involve sticking with an unrealistic and strict budget. Much of the solution involves shifting your mindset, and making gentle shifts in your money practices, and your future planning (sound familiar)?
After you listen to the episode, if you’re craving more information, I highly recommend reading Bari’s book, The Art of Money. I’ve read it twice! Also, Bari will be launching her fifth round of her year-long course, also The Art of Money. Registration opens on January 17th and I WILL be enrolling! I am not an affiliate for the book or program, so I am recommending this because it’s something I truly believe can be helpful if this is an area you struggle with!