012 | Money Therapy


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Money is one of those topics that, uuuuuuuuugh can bring up so many things - full spectrum. For me - guilt, shame, not good enough, contraction, avoidance, and guilt. It’s different for each person. One thing is for sure though, we definitely don’t like to talk about it in this culture. We also don’t provide basic education on how to work with it well. It’s personally one my main healing entry points, and one that is so essential to address if you are going to be engaged in life and not meditating in a cave 24/7.

Over the years I’ve made my way through a variety of approaches to working with money - both spiritual and uber practical, and they seem to miss the full picture. It wasn’t until I came across Bari’s very somatic based money teachings that things started to shift. Bari pieces all the different layers together and in way a that is incredibly nurturing, direct, and effective. In this first episode of season 2 Bari shares some crazy helpful tools and illuminating stories on how we can heal our relationship to money, develop healthy honey practices, and find our way to financial happiness.

"Fear, anxiety, anger, sadness, checking out, joy, guilt, excitement -

all the emotions that come up in any other big area of life will come up with money too.

They are all welcome.

They are all part of the terrain."

We discussed:

  • How Bari’s daunting student loan surprisingly propelled her out of her somatic therapy practice into conscious bookkeeping and later money therapy

  • The power of basic financial education - and how the lack of it affects everyone

  • Why we need to address the psychological, spiritual, and practical levels when working with money

  • Money shame - how it shows up and the initial antidote to unravel it

  • The key of the body check-in for any money moments

  • Money Dates - how to set yourself up well

  • Why you need to look at your numbers and identify your money values

  • The inner money judge voice

  • The money differences that can arise with couples

  • Tips for having those tough money conversations and plans with your partner

  • The Art of Money for Financial Happiness


Website: http://baritessler.com/

Instagram: @baritessler

The Art of Money School: http://baritessler.com/art-of-money/

About Bari:

Bari Tessler Linden, M.A., is a Financial Therapist, Mentor Coach, Mama-preneur, and the Founder of The Art of Money. She has guided thousands of people to new, empowered, and refreshingly honest relationships with money through her nurturing, body-centered approach. Her methodology 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, the Huffington Post, US News & World Report, Reuters Money, The Fiscal Times, USA Today, The Cut, Girlboss, Nerd Wallet, The Simple Dollar, REDBOOK Magazine, Experience Life Magazine and Mindful Magazine. Bari is also the author of The Art of Money: A Life-Changing Guide to Financial Happiness, published by Parallax Press.


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011 | Facing Fears & Empowering Women Through Surfing


For the longest time surfing was something that terrified me. I was excited by the idea, had been thinking about it for several years, but so scared of the reality. As a water baby, I’ve always been drawn to the water, but surfing wasmy edge. It never felt really accessible until I met Kelly Potts.

Kelly is basically the super rad, badass, yet totally sweet and loving, sister you (I) never had and ALWAYS wanted. I met Kelly while I was working as a massage therapist at a local summer surf camp (shout out to Maui Surfer Girls). I was instantly struck by Kelly’s warmth, aloha, and sense of ease. It wasn’t long after that I found myself at one of Kelly’s free women surf camps for Maui women.

Kelly has this amazing ability to make you feel wildly capable, safe, and totally understood all at the same time. Which happens to be the most amazing combination when you are out of your element and trying something new that scares the sh*t out of you.

I left Kelly’s women’s surf clinic feeling proud of myself, and also so empowered by the element of sisterhood that Kelly created. Cheering other women as they caught a wave. Feeling my arms shake and my heart soar when I too stood up on my board.  I knew there were some powerful things to learn from surfing, and Kelly was the perfect woman to learn from. In this episode Kelly shares with us her unique journey to becoming a pro surfer, giving back to her community, what she’s learned from being out on the water.

In this episode we discussed:

  • How Kelly found her way to surfing & made her own new pathway of sponsorship
  • What helped Kelly work through her own periods of darkness & pain: volunteering
  • The common painful story and trauma she hears most from women learning to surf
  • How Kelly’s Maui Prana Women’s Surf camps began
  • What the ocean has taught Kelly on and off the board
  • Why women are prone to be amazing surfers
  • Kelly’s advice for women facing their fears
  • The power of being uncomfortable

“To be uncomfortable - it is the first part of something really spectacular about to come take over your life.”


Website:  KellyPottsSurfer.com
Instagram: @kellypottssurfer
Facebook: Kelly Potts: Pro Surfer & Mentor



Kelly Potts’ exuberance for life can be contagious -- all thanks to her life-long participation in sports. As a teen she formed a passionate relationship with nature when she took up surfing, marrying sport with the outdoors, and since then has centered her life around adventure and wave hunting. It is with no surprise that Kelly decided to share the great gifts she gained through surfing with her Maui community, and for the past five years has proudly provided free surfing clinics and retreats for local females of Maui and Indigenous girls and women on the Pacific Northwest. Through the sport of surfing Kelly helps females discover their inner lordess, while perpetuating sisterhood.



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