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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. 

A Mom’s Heartfelt Story: Autism After High School – 3 Tips For Families

It is back to school time! Transitioning back to school can be a challenge for families with children who have received an autism diagnosis and those challenges don’t just end at high school graduation. Navigating what life after high school looks like for a young adult with autism can be daunting for parents of adult […]

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ONE QUESTION. 52 WOMEN. 50+ INSPIRING LIFE LESSONS.

MAKE YOUR MESS YOUR MESSAGE:MORE LIFE LESSONS FROM AND FOR MY GIRLFRIENDSby Shari Leid Life is messy. Yet, through many of the challenges we face, weoften find our strength, our perseverance, and our resilience toovercome the difficult times. In her new book, Make Your Mess Your Message: More LifeLessons From and For My Girlfriends [978-1954920118;$17.95; […]

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My Difficult Decision to Get My Second Covid-19 Vaccine Shot

According to a New York Times article, (Robbins, Rebecca (2021, April 28). Millions Are Skipping Their Second Doses of Covid Vaccines. The New York Times), more than five million people or 8 percent of Americans have missed their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Until a few days ago, I was a member […]

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Seven Tools For The Adult Daughter Who Pines For a Better Relationship With Her Mom

This Mother’s Day article is dedicated to all of my girlfriends who pine for those beautiful social media picture perfect bonds with their mothers. Let’s not be ashamed to admit the hard truth, Mother’s Day is not easy for everyone. It is a day that some of us dread because it is a reminder that […]

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How To Not Just Survive But To Thrive When Faced With A Lazy Co-Worker

Here are 5 Practical How-To-Steps from a Life Coach In a 2018 poll conducted by Pew Research, Americans rated their jobs and careers as having a substantial bearing on how highly they rated their satisfaction with their lives. Jobs and careers were mentioned by a third of all respondents when they were asked to describe what […]

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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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