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A ladies guide to sports viewing

Your boyfriend or husband is obsessed with sports, and you feel completely unprepared to deal with this time-consuming, relationship-hindering passion of his. You see your weekly date nights being shortened or rescheduled due to unforeseen sporting events such as World Junior Hockey games, College Football Bowl games, and NFL games on Thursday nights. This is just too much,…

10 Qualities of Strong Women That Men Can’t Handle

What makes a woman strong? We are not talking about Xena the warrior princess, a professional wrestler, or a boxing champion. We’re talking about someone with qualities that make her overcome hurdles and obstacles all on her own.

She takes her vulnerabilities in her stride and shows her flaws to the world with pride instead of shame.

A strong woman is someon…

Cold Calling Tips

Everyone hates cold calling. Well not everyone, but most people hate the idea of having to call a stranger to try and get them to buy something from you. However, getting good at cold calling can make it to where you never have to worry about running out of leads. I am going to take you through a couple of cold calling suggestions that may help you along your journey….


“There is the person you were born to be and the person you learned to be.” 

– David Wood 

When I first heard the David Wood quote, it really struck a chord for me. At the time, I felt like I was being slapped in the face with the harsh reality that I was living the life I had learned to cope with, rather than the life I was meant for. I was in a job I…

The Pen is in Your Hands to write Your Life!

All we can do is Control our Efforts, not the Outcomes – so why DO we focus our efforts solely on the outcome? And why boast about our successes or mope around when our efforts aren’t rewarded with a tangible result?  And why do we judge ourselves so harshly when we make mistakes?

Was it our upbringing? Were we disciplined negatively & sometimes …

ADHD – My Gift

ADHD for those who don’t know stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder. A person who has ADHD is someone who struggles with focusing and being too hyper. That is the shortened version of it. Lots of us struggle with undiagnosed ADHD and a lot of our kids do too.

This is my story on ADHD. I grew up always feeling different. Different to my peers! Black shee...

A unique way to deal with No!

If you are in sales, an entrepreneur, or really any job for that matter, I’m sure you hear no about as much as I do. Sometimes people will not do what they need to do because of that word. It’s crazy how many people I see get knocked completely out of the box because of their inability to deal with rejection. So here is a unique way to deal with No’s.


Why you should travel the world!

This will be a short and sweet article, but a topic that I have wanted to talk about for quite some time now. I see a lot of people drifting through life, with no real purpose or excitement. It seems like many of them stopped living long ago and are just going through the motions waiting for death.

I have lived a very blessed life. I haven’t had the constraints of …

Raised Beds For City Dwellers

Gardening is part of our DNA. If you believe the scripture, it says that humans were originally created in a beautiful garden called The Garden of Eden. This garden was planted by God and mankind’s only responsibility was to tend the garden and live from the food and enjoy it. So from a creation standpoint, gardening restores humans to a spirituality that we lost long ag…

The Gratitude Box

It is a Sunday morning and I am sitting at my desk writing this article! Candles lit and sitting in silence reflecting on my life and the last 3 years. It has been one of the most challenging three years of my life. So many changes. So many ups and so many downs. 

I look at my life now and think how grateful I am for every step of the way and so thankful for wher…

The power of Gratitude

In the years before I began my life transformation, not only was I a huge complainer, but I was also really negative towards myself. I never felt good enough, and I never felt capable of achieving my goals. When faced with a new challenge or opportunity, I would set myself up for failure, practically quitting before I had even started. I would say things like: 



Networking is the lifeblood of a business success. As a business owner, it`s essential that you belong to Business Networking Groups in your region to keep your brand visible & top of mind.


1. JOIN BUSINESS GROUPS…..Not sure what groups to join, start with

– Your local Chamber of Commerce. They organize their own events. When y…

The Curse of the Ambitious

I want this article to stand as a warning to anyone who is going to take on the task of trying to get better. I will promise you that the path to success is littered with obstacles, naysayers, self-doubt, unsupportive friends and family, tons of opportunities to quit, and some very tough years. I can however, promise you that if you don’t quit, it will be the best dec…

Listening to The Inner Circle

If you have ever read Stephen Coveys book “7 Habits of highly effective people” You will recall him talking about “The Inner Circle” I found this intriguing but it also answered a lot of questions about how I thought about myself. It also gave me cla…

Cancer Kills Through the Eyes of a Loved One

It’s with great sorrow to say that in this day and age most reading this article and most of us, in general, have been affected by cancer in some way. Whether it was you a family member, a partner, a friend or whether the cancer affected being was a survivor or not. We all have our stories of this devastating disease, and when I say devastating I sincerely mean DEVASTATING! …

#TeamTrust: Sports Coaches and Business Leaders

Reading time: 90 Seconds

If you are a boss or a sports coach you want to be known as someone who is accountable and trusted. You want people to know where they stand with you. This should give them greater confidence in you and if they feel the same way then the chances are those they work with will feel the same as well.

If this trust is brok…

The Look of Depression in Men

Clinical depression—in women or men—can cause sadness and a loss of interest in once pleasurable activities. But depression can sometimes manifest in different ways in different people. While the symptoms used to diagnose, depression are the same regardless of gender, often the chief complaint can be different among men and women. You can’t go after one symptom, but instea…

Don’t Worry Be Happy

I have spent most of my life worrying. Every time I had to make a decision in the past I would think of the worst case scenario. I was brought up with generations of worriers. I didn’t take risks in my life because I was scared things would go wrong so I stayed in my comfort zone.

When I came to move from Dubai to Canada, I had a list of all the worst-case scenarios…

Coincidence or Synchronicity?

Has this happened to you? You think of a person you haven’t spoken to in a long while and get a phone call from them?  Better yet, you bump into them?! Even more so, you see each other in an airport in a city which you both do not live in?!! How about, you were thinking of an occurrence and then it happened?  

These types of “coincidences” happen more often than not. …

Mobile App to help Max your Credit Card Rewards!

Today’s money saving tip: using the Wallaby app available on iPhone and Google devices.

Yet another completely free mobile app that can help you earn FREE money! I have written several articles about earning free cash back through the use of no-fee credit cards. As you might be able to tell, I have many credit cards that I rotate through every quarter – I will c…

Oh Pain in the Neck! 4 Quick Thoughts on Headache

Headaches are something with which every single person is familiar. It’s a simple enough ailment there’s an entire section in the pharmacy devoted to it and complex enough that neurologists can specialize in it. Next time you’re trying to choose amidst the fifteen different types of Tylenol, here are a few things to mull over.

1) Your brain doesn’t have pai…

Social Struggles

When your child is socially accepted, or dare I saw popular, you don’t worry as much about this aspect of school. But what happens when your child isn’t socially accepted, or even worse, socially rejected. This puts parents in what often feels like an impossible situation. You love your child and you want everyone to love them just as you do, but it simply isn’t always the ...

I live by The List!

Do you ever feel like your head is going to explode? Do you lay awake at night, mind racing? Thoughts spinning like a tornado?

My brain is often on overload. Think about it, I’m a mom-entrepreneur. I need to manage the child, meals, activities some house chores (I’m lucky, my husband is very good at house keeping), school events, my business, clients, staff, jobs, m…

How your Posture is Impacting Your Health

“For every inch of forward head posture, it can increase the weight of the head on the spine by an additional 10 pounds.” Kapandji, Physiology of Joints, Vol 3.

It is not uncommon that I see patients walk into the office with a head that has moved forward 2 inches in front of their shoulders and their posture is far from perfect. The question I always …


We’ve all heard the aphorism that you are the five people you surround yourself with. Well, sometimes those people can be hard to let go of, even if their presence is poisonous to you. We often think we “owe” people for things or must remain friends because we grew up with one another. But that’s silly, of course: sometimes, as we grow, change, and transition, those early f…


The power to forgive is essential to living a healthy life. Easier said than done, though, right? Forgiveness can be difficult to achieve, and the prospect of letting go of your anger — anger at the pain someone else has caused you or the mistakes you feel you’ve made can be daunting. 

Things happen for a reason: every scrape, every tear, every burst of anger is th…

Listen to your body!

We all have dates that are etched in our memory. Birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

June 6, 2011 is one that I always remember. And do you know what I did that day? I went to the doctor! Thrilling, right?

Well let me tell you, I’m glad I did. You see, I listened to my body and man, was it telling me something.

For quite some time before that date, I ...


In this era of social media, we are hyper focused on our appearance. Never before have we been so subjected to a constant barrage of images. The arrival of social media platforms have sensitized us to self images and driven us to compare ourselves to one another even more. It’s this behaviour that creates false perceptions and insecurities.

As a phot…

Writing Workshop Warriors

The desire to write a book is noble but realistically speaking, writing and getting a book published is actually a challenging process. Most people can’t manage it and yet the publishing industry is on fire with self-published authors.

If you are reading this because you have a big book idea itching to get out then maybe you’ve seen them. Those self-…

Keep Your Dreams Alive!
“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” — Wilma Rudolph

Imagine you’re not who you think you are.

What if you’re actually much greater than you’ve imagined?  You’re a wi...

To Chose or Not to Chose

 “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ’em.” – William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

What I love most about Shakespeare’s romantic comedy, Twelfth Night, is that even with over four hundred years since the play has been published, the themes of the play still resonate with the…

How To Audit and Update Your Wardrobe this Spring

With Spring newly year upon us, it’s the perfect time to review and refresh parts of our home. While everyone has their own organizing style, below are the steps I follow to update my closets and get rid of things I don’t wear.

1. Start with your existing fall/winter (f/w) closet. Bringing spring/summer (s/s) clothes into the mix too early will mean extra clothes an…

Let me introduce myself.

You have known OF me for many a year, but You have never KNOWN me.

We have spoken, eaten, laughed and cried. 

We have loved and made love with everything we were….or so I believed.

Our conversations have been delightful, insightful, educational, motivational, and at times quite frustrating. It is hard when everything is one-sided.

I learned of yo…

Releasing Resentments

Releasing Resentments and Initiate Peaceful Resolution While Co-parenting

A damaged relationship is not irreversible when both parties sincerely put in the effort.  As with any other relationship, you will have disagreements and misunderstandings. Set aside your personal feelings and focus solely on resolving the matter for the benefit of your ...

Maximize your Time!

How many of you are guilty of wasting time? I know I am! I am the king of wasting time. I waste time with the best of them lol. I recently listened to a podcast that changed my thinking about time and started maximizing every minute of time I can throughout the day. Here are a couple of ways that you can use time you would normally waste to your advantage.

I live i…

Use Robinhood to buy stocks for $0 Commission!

Are you tired of paying between $4.95 and $9.99 every time you buy or sell a stock? I sure was, and this frustration led me to a newer stock platform called Robinhood.

Today’s tip is definitely not for everyone… if you do not have a basic fundamental understanding of investing in stocks, I would first start with a great educatio…

The power of words

Words have so much power behind them it is almost scary to a point. Most of us don’t respect this power as well, and we just use them at will. A comic can use these as a missile to make you laugh so hard that you can cry, to one person and the next will be upset. A president can use the words to strike fear into people, or at the same time uplift other people. An employer c…


This past week I was fortunate enough to attend a training conference in Las Vegas with my amazing wife and a bunch of friends we made through our Social Marketing Business. While, I’m not going to elaborate on that business in this article, I invite you to reach…

What Now! I’ve Hit a Brick Wall

You’ve run into a brick wall, not knowing what to do. Seems there are no options. Hopelessness & despair are your only companions.  Your circumstances hit you like a big wave at the beach, knocking you off your feet. Inside your soul is crying out from the secret places of your heart ‘what now’.

We’ve all been there when our situation seems hopeless. What do we…

Are You My Soulmate?

Dear Friend:

If you’re drawn to this topic and reading my words, there may be a higher reason for us to meet across this page. Perhaps, just perhaps, we belong to the same soul family. Maybe you and I are soulmates… even from a distance… and even if we barely know each other right now. 

I can just see you. Your eyebrows are…

A Soulmate Forever: Mom’s Legacy, Part I

“We do not choose the work we are brought into this lifetime to do. That work is your soul signature – your unique expression. Your Spiritual DNA.” Panache Desai, “Discovering Your Soul Signature”

    In my last article, I spoke with you about soulmates. If you missed it, I’d suggest reading it over to understand how soulmates help us le…

Legacy.. it’s in everything we do

I used to think I had to do one extraordinarily remarkable thing that no one else could do to leave a positive mark on the world. It had to be big and vast and reach millions in order for me to feel that my life mattered. Some singular thing that would always be associated with Shari Reinhart. 


My claim to fame will not likely be anything as great as…

Law 13 – Live With Purpose

This chapter in T.J. Hoisington’s “If You Think You Can” is both summation of the previous principals and the most crucial of them all, without which no progress can be begun, much less be made. It’s thanks to this principle that I started blogging, pushing…


When your life is in alignment, you feel good living it, and even if things are scary, they are serving a purpose. Alignment, to me, is so crucial to living a happy healthy life. At times, we follow the crowd because it seems like the easier route, but our bodies have a way of showing us the value of individuality. 

Align yourself with your values and see …

Doing the Unthinkable A Beach Vacation with UR EX

Doing the Unthinkable A Beach Vacation with Your EX

Before you dismiss your co-parenting communication style as hopeless, remember why you keep trying to make it work: your children. For the sake of their mental health they need to have a relationship with both of you, and definitely deserve to feel that they are front and centre in both of your...

Courage and Change

“Take a risk

Take a chance

Make a change

And breakaway”

Those are familiar lyrics to some of you, I’m sure. Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway”.

I’ve belted these same words out many times since the song came out. I’d venture to guess that sometimes when I sang the word…

“SUCCESSOGRAPHER” – What the heck is that?!?

A little over a week ago, I started on a new journey of discovery. An exploration into purpose & passions, mindset & motivates, honesty & happiness, and a integrity filled self-description.

For those of you who have read some of my articles in the past, you will understand when I say this journey actually started much further back, and is still on-…

SSL Secure Certificates – Private… but, safe?

HTTPS… secure connection… suggests safety… 

You – can – go – to – this – site… and, if you do, you’re safe. You Believe you’re safe. You think…

But are you? There is a green lock icon, and the word, “Secure.”

What they really say when you click on it…

“Your information (for example, passwords or credit ca…

A Special Friend

Have you ever considered writing poetry to express yourself?

Poetry offers a fun way to take a “snapshot” of life.  Poems can transport you to a new place, share your ideas, and allow you to eternally savor a feeling, an experience or an event. But more than that, poetry gives us a way to create a meaningful tribute to special people.