Shari Leid

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Former litigator Shari Leid currently operates An Imperfectly Perfect Life, LLC, a professional mindset coaching business serving clients who are in those tricky middle age years, helping them create the life of their dreams. She is the author of the nationally acclaimed Friendship transformational book series, which includes The 50/50 Friendship Flow: Life Lessons From and For My Girlfriends and Make Your Mess Your Message - More Life Lessons From and For My Girlfriends.



BY Shari Leid • POSTED ON Aug. 23, 2021

In this guide, various women reflect on the key lessons they’ve learned in their lives.

Leid interviewed dozens of women in the course of assembling this string of quick, inspirational life stories. As the various women the author profiles in these pages tell their tales, the book’s central question—“What is the mess that became your message?”—emerges as the motif tying the stories together. Whether it’s Angie coping with the sudden loss of her husband, Rob (“He was in the hospital for only a day. Three surgeries were performed, but he never regained consciousness”), or successful entrepreneur and community organizer Linda, who was temporarily sidelined with an aneurysm (“The message was clear: she needed to take better care of herself and put herself first”), a picture of resilience emerges. Each profile ends with a swift summary, a central message, and an “action step” for readers to implement in their own lives (“Take a walk outside or simply sit outside and listen to your heart”). In this sequel, the combination of these disparate stories makes for an upbeat, wide-ranging narrative intended for female readers. At the beginning of the engrossing book, the author warmly reflects on the problems of gathering the photographs that accompany each profile. The pictures had to be taken during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, when professional photo studios were off-limits and Zoom technology was sometimes the best option available. This course of action—of gamely embracing challenges and rising above them—is the theme Leid skillfully weaves through all of these intriguing profiles. Readers coming from their own difficulties will find a good deal of inspiration in these tales.

An engaging and uplifting collection of personal stories about and for women.

Pub Date: Aug. 23, 2021

ISBN: 978-1-954920-11-8

Page count: 350pp

Publisher: Capucia Publishing

Review Posted Online: Dec. 28, 2021

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15, 2022

Friendship Flow Series

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Woodinville, Washington

Day job

Life Coach For Women Who Are In Their Fabulous And Tricky Middle Years

Passion in life

Helping People Connect To Others - To Help Women Attain Fulfilling Friendships

I’ll be there for you: A fascinating Q&A on why female friendships are so important as we age, 2021 Happiness and Joy During Turbulent Times: Shari Leid Of ‘An Imperfectly Perfect Life’ On How To Live With Joie De Vivre, Even When It Feels Like The Whole World Is Pulling You Down, 2021 Holiday Mindset - M Magazine, 2021 Make Your Mess Your Message Review, 2021


The 50/50 Friendship Flow - Life Lessons From And For My Girlfriends

We all have friendships that we have maintained over the years. But now more than ever it’s easy to lose connection with those who you care about—and the uncomfortable feeling of being disconnected from our friends is all too common. The 50/50 Friendship Flow offers a conscious path to not simply maintain friendships, but to deepen those relationships to support connection and bring joy and a sense of purpose to both of you. As you read The 50/50 Friendship Flow you will discover That everyone you meet is both your teacher and your student A feeling of wellbeing and happiness as you deepen your friendships The power of the one-on-one meeting The purpose and impact that each person brings into your life The 50/50 Friendship Flow encourages each of us to give one another the gift of time. It reveals the power of sitting down one-on-one with a friend for the sole purpose of letting her know the positive impact that she has made in your life.
Published: Oct. 2, 2020
ISBN: 1945252855