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A place where I openly share my personal experiences and thoughts to connect, motivate, inspire and journey through life with you. 

10 Tactics for Finding Happiness During Times of Isolation and Loneliness

Tangible solutions to an increasingly common problem. By Sharon Feiereisen March 24, 2021 for Real Simple®https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.448.1_en.html#goog_137821576Share: Tactics for Finding Happiness During Times of Isolation and Loneliness×Direct LinkYou might like×1How to Stay Focused on Saving for RetirementThe Best Finance Podcasts for Beginners, Investors—and Everyone ElseYou Should Try a Toe-Dip Trip This Summer12 Fruits and Vegetables That […]

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Everyone You Meet Is Both Your Teacher And Your Student

When I was training to become a certified life coach through, I learned the founder of the school’s philosophy: Everyone we meet is both our teacher and our student. Those words instantly resonated with me. From the moment I heard those words, I stopped looking at others as a lesson or a blessing and instead […]

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5 Questions to Help you Actually Succeed at New Year’s Resolutions.

It is New Year’s Resolution time—time to set intentions and goals for 2021. I’ve personally set New Year’s Resolutions each year since I was a 10-year-old. As a life coach, when December rolls around, many of my clients spend a full one or two sessions with me to discover and develop their goals for the […]

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In Her Own Words: Shari Leid turns friendship into a movement

At the beginning of 2020, I was successfully serving women around the country as a life coach, excited to have my first book released in the Fall and anticipating both of my kids leaving for college on opposite coasts for Fall semester. My husband of 23 years and I were set to become empty nesters. […]

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Friendships in your 50s: One Year. 50 Empowering Dates with My Girlfriends.

I love saying that I’ve reached “my better half.” While I have been married for 23 years, “my better half” is not a reference to my husband but rather to my place in life. I turned 50 last December. And I couldn’t be happier than I am now, finally living in my better half! Prior […]

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The Friendship Challenge That Will Change Your Life

What if I told you every person that is in your life is both your teacher and your student? What if I told you that everyone who comes into your life, is in your life for a purpose? The 50/50 Friendship Flow encourages each of us to give one another the gift of time. It […]

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The Power of Listening

Remember back in grade school, as early as kindergarten, when we were told to “listen to your teachers” or “listen to your parents.” We were taught at an early age that listening was important. If we did not listen, we knew that we would be in trouble. This first direction “to listen” came from a […]

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The Grass is Not Greener On the Other Side of the Sidewalk

Life lessons from a rainy morning stroll This past month, due to construction work at our home, we rented a house in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle.  Since COVID-19 shut down our annual family vacation, we were excited for this little get away from our home, even if it was just a short 40-minute […]

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2020 Is The Most Important Year Of My Life

There have been a few times in my life, when my life has literally changed overnight.   These moments in life have taught me to not waste a day. I love the line in the Lee Ann Womack song, “And when you get the choice, to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance…” While […]

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This Month – I Drafted A Personal Mission Statement, {Which Feels Vulnerable To Share….}

The purpose of a mission statement is to describe why an entity exists, what its overall goal is, what product or service it provides, and includes a description of the  primary customers or market that it wishes to serve.    Staying at home during the Covid-19 pandemic has provided the opportunity for a moment of […]

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