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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 […]


A Small Business Owner’s 3 Tools For Success During The Pandemic

In recent years, economists have estimated that 600,000 US businesses have permanently closed each year. Due to the pandemic, that number has skyrocketed with an estimated additional 200,000 permanent closures of businesses — or about a quarter to a third above normal. How can small businesses make it in our new normal?  Susan Slater Cotter […]


The Secret to Resolutions That Stick

Last month’s journal topic focused on New Year’s Resolutions.  Now that it is January 31st, how are your New Year’s Resolutions going? If you have not made the progress that you hoped to this past month, you are not alone. When making New Year’s Resolutions, we step into the New Year with an earnest intent […]


The 50/50 Friendship Flow Challenge Will Change Your Life

What if I told you that 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.  […]


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 […]


November is National Adoption Awareness Month

The phrase, “Imposter Syndrome” has become a hot topic for life coaches in recent years.  I have noticed its prevalence among my own clients.  The syndrome, which does not discriminate, reaching beautiful, educated, successful women, who easily appear as forces to be reckoned with to the outside world.  The term, “Imposter Syndrome,” is described in […]