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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® 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 […]


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 […]


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. […]


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 […]


Fight or Flight and The COVID-19 Pandemic

Fight or flight, a physiological response to  stress that is brought about by a perceived harmful event, attack of threat to survival.  COVID-19 has prompted this human survival instinct in all of us.  Fight, we feel immense anger about what the virus is doing to our loved ones, our own health, our education system, our […]


The 50/50 Friendship Flow – CHALLENGE!!!

If you know me personally, this past year you may have witnessed my 50 dates with 50 women who have had an impact on my life.  I chose to meet with 50 women during my 50th year of life, to sit down one on one for the purpose of sharing with each woman what they […]