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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. 

The Art Of Friendship: How to Start Conversations That Attract Friends

Shari was interviewed by Mia Brabham, reporter for Shonda Rhime’s digital platform, Shondaland. Read this timely and fabulously written piece here! Great advice from a number of experts as we re-connect with others after the last 2 years of social distancing!

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3 Simple Ways To Establish A Friendship With Anyone You Meet

Check out Shari’s article written for Modern Professional — originally published on June 25, 2022.

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The Art of Friendship: How to Bond With a Stranger

Shari was interviewed by Mia Brabham, reporter for Shonda Rhime’s digital platform, Shondaland. Read this timely and fabulously written piece here! Great advice from a number of experts as we re-connect with others after the last 2 years of social distancing!

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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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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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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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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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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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