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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. 

Why It’s OK to End Toxic Friendships

Written by Shari Leid for Mommybites – originally published on December 28, 2021. As a parent of a young child, you teach countless skills daily. But chances are that you aren’t spending enough time teaching your child how to set boundaries, especially when it comes to ending toxic relationships with friends. If this sounds like […]

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5 Ways to Leave a Friend Group Without Major Drama

The last 2 years have carried a lot of shifts — which has often meant a shift in relationships, including friendships. Ending a friendship can be as difficult as ending a romantic relationship. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Stephanie Sengwe for PureWow. Check out our conversation at https://www.purewow.com/wellness/how-to-leave-a-friend-group

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How To Find Freedom From Childhood Sexual Abuse – A Woman’s Personal Story

Meet the women of the book, Friendship book series. This week (January 25th, 2022 at 2PM PST/ 5PM EST) I speak with Cindy Benezra (The 50/50 Friendship Flow – Chapter 48 -Invite Friends Into Your House). Cindy is a business owner of Elite Events Seattle, and author of Under The Orange Blossoms, a memoir self […]

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3 Tips For Women In Midlife Who Are Considering Going Back to School

Meet the women of the book, Friendship book series. This week (January 18th, 2022 at 2PM PST/ 5PM EST) I speak with Mary Munsil (The 50/50 Friendship Flow – Chapter 31- Align Your Virtual Life With Your Real Life). Mary made the decision to not only return to school in her late 40s to complete […]

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3 Tips From A Social Worker Turned Tech Founder For Women Entrepreneurs

Meet the women of the book, Friendship book series. This week (January 11th, 2022 at 2PM PST/ 5PM EST) I speak with Diane Najm (The 50/50 Friendship Flow – Chapter 9- Recognize Your Unique Value). Diane Najm is a tech founder, keynote speaker, advocate for women and philanthropist. She is the founder of PhotoPad For […]

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3 Tips For Women Who Want To Move Towards Financial Freedom In The New Year

Meet the women of the book, Friendship book series. This week (January 4th , 2022 2PM PST/ 5PM EST) I speak with Renee Hawkes (The 50/50 Friendship Flow – Chapter 40- Aim For 80 Percent). Renee Hawkes is a Director and Senior Wealth Strategist.  One of her passions is to  guide women towards financial freedom. […]

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3 Tips And Inspiration To Write Your First Or Your Next Book

Meet the women of the book, Friendship book series. This week (December 28th , 2021 2PM PST/ 5PM EST) I spoke with Martha Brockenbrough (The 50/50 Friendship Flow – Chapter 5- Live Your Values). Martha Brockenbrough is the award-winning author of more than 20 books for young readers, and two books for adults. She founded […]

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An Integrative Wellness Coach Shares 3 Tools To Optimize Your Health In Middle Age

Meet the women of the book, Make Your Mess Your Message. This week (December 21st , 2021 2PM PST/ 5PM EST) I speak with Teri Harmeyer (Chapter 28 – Enhancing Wellness and Longevity Through Functional Nutrition). Watch here! During our conversation, Teri shares her personal story of the loss of her father at  a young […]

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December Is HIV Awareness Month – A Daughter Shares Her Personal Story

Meet the women of the book, Make Your Mess Your Message. December is HIV/AIDS Awareness month —  This week (December 14, 2021 2PM PST/ 5PM EST) I spoke with Sarah Noble (Chapter 1 – Returning To Joy). During our conversation, Sarah shared her family’s personal story of the loss of her father to HIV/AIDS  — […]

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How Custom Meaningful Jewelry Can Bring Healing, Joy, And Love

Meet the women of the book, Make Your Mess Your Message. This week (December 6, 2021 2PM PST/ 5PM EST) I speak with Maja Arnold (Chapter 23 – Finding The Beauty – Even In The Darkness). During our conversation, Maja shares the heartbreaking story of the loss of her daughter which led to the creation […]

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