Your Journey

Ruth Kao Barr - Stress Coach
Ruth Kao Barr, Founder & Coach

You're here because you're stressed.

You feel it in your mind, heart, and body – and it’s keeping you stuck.

Stress holds you back.

From showing up in life in a way that makes you proud.

At your core, you believe you're meant to experience more ease.

You want to express your true self, do the thing you love, be the vibrant soul that you are, and create and live a purpose-driven life full of meaning and impact.  

And I couldn't agree with you more.

We’re all born to experience beauty and ease, and feeling chronically stuck and stressed is message that needs attention. 

I also believe that at the root of prolonged stress is unprocessed trauma, which can be released through the work we do together. 

About me

Hi Im Ruth

I'm here to support you in your journey.

I’ve been there – woke up one day in my 30’s and barely recognized myself. “Successful” and put-together on the outside and completely burned out, bored out, and numbed out on the inside. And feeling like there’s no way out. 

When we're stuck and stressed - it can feel like we have limited options.

But when we clear the noise – we can’t help but see our truth with clarity and the many possibilities that await.

Magic happens when we connect with our truth.

Today, in my 40’s, I do what I love everyday, serve and connect on a deeper more meaningful way, make my own rules, and surround myself with people and things that light me up. 

I’m grateful that I didn’t ignore the signs years ago protesting “something’s wrong.”

You might be sensing a similar "protest"in you right now.

If so, clear the noise and tap into your clarity. 

I understand the strong pull of noise.

But even more, I believe in the power of deep-seated clarity that exists within you.

Beneath the noise, you will find your

Truth period


The space where science, mindfulness, and spirituality meets.

My holistic approach is anchored in mindfulness, psychology, neuroscience, spirituality, and trauma-informed practices. 

Note: coaching is not a regulated industry in many countries, so you’ll find coaches of various flavors with varying qualification. You can read about my training in psychology, therapy, and coaching in the FAQs.

Strip away the noise and see your truth with



Tapping into your clarity

Your Truth & Purpose

What's important to you, lights you up and gives meaning to life.

Your Emotion & Compassion

How you're really feeling beneath it all. How you've been protecting yourself.

Your Intuition & Wisdom

The whispers and inner knowing that you've been ignoring or rationalizing away.

Your Inspiration & Creativity

What makes you feel moved, connected and alive!

Clarity opens the door to

beauty & ease

What to Expect

Bring your whole self 

You're the expert of your life

The most powerful creator & healer is within you. I'm here as a guide - the final call is always yours.

You're not broken

I believe you don't need "fixing" nor do you need a "diagnosis" - what's helpful is a different perspective and some self-compassion.

You're independent

My goal isn't to work with you indefinitely- but rather set you up so you thrive on your own.

Ruth Kao Barr - Stress Coach
Ruth Kao Barr, Founder & Stress Coach

What else do I believe?