But Was it Life Changing?

But Was it Life Changing?

“Was it life changing?” my daughter, Zoe asked me this morning as I groggily sat at the kitchen table drinking coffee. I’d gotten home from nearly three weeks in South Africa the night before, had managed a few hours of sleep, and was now on my third cup of coffee and it wasn’t even 7am. “Was it life changing?” “Yes and no,” I said. “Yes, of course, and no, not really.” And it’s not because I’m jaded by my recent travel to Bali last November, Nepal this past April, and the last many weeks in South Africa where I traveled with my 21-year-old daughter Ruby, and my 79-year-old mother Suzy. It was incredible to tool around in a jeep on a large private animal reserve in South Africa and to stumble into a herd of elephants taking down trees for breakfast. It silenced me to get as close as we did to the pride of lady lions whose faces were covered with blood – “lipstick,” our guide called it – after they’d just taken down an impala – a kill we’d seen them circling for, heard them attacking deep in the bush, and watched them emerge from afterwards. It was ridiculously amazing to watch a mama rhino and her baby lumbering along a shady dirt road, taking their time as our vehicle kept a safe distance behind. The closest I’d ever gotten to these animals – cheetahs, giraffes, rhinos, leopards – was in magazines or on T.V., and it was both oddly wonderful and disconcerting to be so close to them. One day we drove right up to a...
The Art of Money Event

The Art of Money Event

The Art of Money • July 8th Friends, please join me for a rousing evening with the vivacious, Bari Tessler author of The Art of Money For anyone who struggles around money and wants more ease, for anyone who feels like they could have a little more fun making, spending, and saving money, this night is for you. The Art of Money is the book your money-savvy best friend, therapist, and accountant would write if they could. Bari’s integrative approach to looking at money 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. This is going to be an engaging night where you’ll get a chance to talk about your relationship with money, as well as learn more about Bari’s gentle approach to the subject. She’s super skilled at weaving together emotional depth, big-picture visioning, and totally accessible, nitty-gritty money practices, and a master of guiding people through a step-by-step journey that will transform their relationship with money and, in so doing, transform their life. Friday night July 8th, 2016 7:30 pm @ 27 Powers Please RSVP to [email protected] to let me know you’re coming. Snack, drinks and chocolate guaranteed, as well as books for sale and time with Bari. 27 Powers Ct. Alameda CA 94501 (510) 703-4030 Parking can be tough, come by 7:15 to get a spot. [/et_pb_blog] More about Bari: 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....