Meet Tari

Holistic Life Coach. Real Estate Entrepreneur. Shamanic Practitioner. Life Architect.

For more than 20 years, I have dedicated myself to the study of human potential and thriving. Like most people, I looked for the good life in all the usual places. I had achieved tremendous success in business and the status that comes along with it. I had the big house in the suburbs. The vacations. The material things. From the outside, it looked like I had it all.

You see, most people think success and status will lead to fulfillment, but the deeper truth is it can be very lonely at the top, and no amount of recognition will make up for a lack of alignment with our most deeply held values. No matter how good things may have looked on the outside, the one person I couldn’t fool was myself. I was living a staged life, and it was slowly killing me on the inside.

So, I did something seemingly radical. I walked away from everything I spent my life building and went on a journey. A radical journey of self-care and self-actualization. I adapted a beginner’s mind. I studied spiritual traditions other than the one I had been raised with. I went on a cross continental pilgrimage to encounter the magic of the Divine Feminine and participate in goddess initiations. I became a student of the healing arts and worked with shamans, mystics, intuitives, and cutting-edge practitioners. I sat with medicine men and women from around the globe and drank in their wisdom as they shared their experiences, traditions, and beliefs with me.

It was a year of fire. Transformative, purifying fire.
It wrecked me. Yet it also healed me.

It opened my heart and mind in ways I didn’t know were possible and inspired me to stop flirting with my own calling, and finally leap all the way into it. It inspired me to stand tall and speak up for healing, human rights, equality, social justice and the environment; and to help grow leaders who are ready to do the same.

My mission is to help others unlock their destiny, say yes to their calling, and live as the most fully healed, thriving, authentic versions of themselves possible.

If this resonates, we should chat about if working together is a good fit.

Schedule a Chemistry Session

Meet Tari

Holistic Life Coach. Real Estate Entrepreneur. Shamanic Practitioner. Life Architect.

For more than 20 years, I have dedicated myself to the study of human potential and thriving. Like most people, I looked for the good life in all the usual places. I had achieved tremendous success in business and the status that comes along with it. I had the big house in the suburbs. The vacations. The material things. From the outside, it looked like I had it all.
You see, most people think success and status will lead to fulfillment, but the deeper truth is it can be very lonely at the top, and no amount of recognition will make up for a lack of alignment with our most deeply held values. No matter how good things may have looked on the outside, the one person I couldn’t fool was myself. I was living a staged life, and it was slowly killing me on the inside.
So, I did something seemingly radical. I walked away from everything I spent my life building and went on a journey. A radical journey of self-care and self-actualization. I adapted a beginner’s mind. I studied spiritual traditions other than the one I had been raised with. I went on a cross continental pilgrimage to encounter the magic of the Divine Feminine and participate in goddess initiations. I became a student of the healing arts and worked with shamans, mystics, intuitives, and cutting-edge practitioners. I sat with medicine men and women from around the globe and drank in their wisdom as they shared their experiences, traditions, and beliefs with me.

It was a year of fire. Transformative, purifying fire.
It wrecked me. Yet it also healed me.

It opened my heart and mind in ways I didn’t know were possible and inspired me to stop flirting with my own calling, and finally leap all the way into it. It inspired me to stand tall and speak up for healing, human rights, equality, social justice and the environment; and to help grow leaders who are ready to do the same.

My mission is to help others unlock their destiny, say yes to their calling, and live as the most fully healed, thriving, authentic versions of themselves possible.

If this resonates, we should chat about if working together is a good fit.

Schedule a Chemistry Session

“In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” 

~ Abraham Maslow

Soar Above Suffering

Radical Self Care for Rapid Healing and Transformation

By Tari Johnson

Suffering is undeniable and universal. While most of us would prefer to skip the difficult or painful parts of life, few would deny they are inevitable. It is this inevitable and universal nature of suffering which suggests there may be more to it than initially meets the eye. Soar Above Suffering is ultimately about rethinking the role of suffering in our lives and in our world. It is an invitation to courageously embrace the insights and lessons gained through suffering and transform them into sources of beauty, compassion and joy.

About my Name

The struggle for authenticity started early for me. I was born Teresa Marie, but everyone always called me Tari. As a young girl, I liked my name. It was a common name, but with an unusual spelling. It was different, unique. It suited me. I was proud of it.

And then something happened. Someone told me not to be.

Isn’t that the way things are sometimes? In my case it was an elementary school teacher. It was the beginning of a new school year and the teacher was asking everyone what they liked to be called – if we had a nickname, so she could make name tags for our little desks. Smiling, I told her my name was “Tari.” As she began to write it down, she spelled Teri – with an e, a much more common spelling.

It’s interesting what we remember about pivotal moments in our lives. What I remember about that moment is the lump I felt rising up in my throat, my palms sweating, the heat in my cheeks and the knot in the pit of my stomach as my efforts to have my name spelled the way it always had been fell on deaf ears. My teacher firmly explained to me I was mistaken. Teri is spelled with an e – not with an a. I can still hear my tiny little voice as I said “but this is how my mother spells it.” Her voice was stronger that day though, and the conversation ended as she replied with “then your mother doesn’t know how to spell.”

It was the first time I remember feeling publicly shamed about who I was. It’s also the first time I remember feeling I needed to conform to what I was told. And that’s what I did. Nearly 40 years passed before I would come to understand I experienced a bit of soul loss that day.

My mother is a talented seamstress. For the first years of my life she made most of my clothes. One of my favorite things she made me was a little red t-shirt with my name on the front of it. Not too long ago, I came across half a dozen photos of me wearing it.
And then another thing happened… a soul retrieval.

Sitting on the floor of my living room surrounded in old photos and burning candles I reclaimed my name. I honored my mother and thanked her for gifting me with something so special.

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