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Nancy Sherr
Nancy Sherr is Founder and CEO of A Zestful Life, a leadership and lifestyle company leading clients through strategic, creative, and disruptive engagements where outcomes of innovation and growth are exponential. She is informed by 25 years of corporate business leadership on Wall Street and start-up consulting, coach trained under the eye of Martha Beck, Ph.D., renowned life coach and scholar, by apprenticeship with Gretchen Pisano, MAPP, and by the writings of key researchers in the emerging area of positive psychology, brain-based coaching and the Theory of Well-being lead by Martin Seligman Ph.D. Nancy empowers via one-on-one and group coaching, as well as motivational speaking engagements, teaching the keys to living A Zestful Life. Redesigning personalized well-being and gracefully navigating life transitions -- exuberant living, fully expressed!

Entries by Nancy Sherr

Cosmo: My Unorthodox Dog and His Lessons of Love and Second Chances

(2) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 4:33 PM


Cosmo has the personality of a frat house brother who's big on Greek life. As a member of say, Alpha Delta Phi, he'd wear sunglasses at night, sport a toga and at the end of the night, he'd be the one...

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Calling You On The Carpet: STOP Selling Out In Love And Business

(6) Comments | Posted May 18, 2013 | 7:49 AM

Is it familiarity that keeps us trapped in a relationship long after its expiration date?

Consider this paradox: Your relationship feels deeply unfulfilling yet deceptively comfortable. After all, you've lived this way -- for years.

Lopsided love breeds heartache; we feel trapped and alone. And for reasons understandable...

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Wasn't I Just Here? 5 Keys To Zoom You Into the Joys Of Midlife Changes

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 7:05 AM

Right now, you're here. But you want to be there.

You can see it so clearly; in fact, if it were any closer, you could just reach out and grab it.

So, why don't you just grab it? Just go for it? That was your plan in the days...

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Nix The 'Overtime' In Your Round-The-Clock Life -- ENOUGH!

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2013 | 12:16 PM

My brother Michael turns 65 years old today. Happy Birthday, Mike!

Mike is a football coach turned horse whisperer; he trains and boards horses at his sprawling ranch in Upstate New York. He calls his place Overtime Farm. And that's because Michael works Overtime. Everyday. And he makes sure...

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The Naked Truth Between You And Achievement

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2013 | 6:32 AM

I was asked to submit a bio last week for an upcoming speaking engagement -- it had to be 30 words or less.

That's not a lot of words.

You know the deal with bios -- you want to include your greatest accomplishments, and make...

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A Women's Guide To Smart Dating In Midlife

(17) Comments | Posted February 24, 2013 | 7:04 AM

I was sitting at an Upper West Side café the other day, when a conversation at the next table caught my attention.

"I just don't get it," the perky brunette said to her friend. "We had so much fun together. We laughed and talked about our dreams -- he seemed...

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The Midlifers' Guide To A Singing, Swinging Holiday Season

(37) Comments | Posted November 25, 2012 | 7:04 AM

In New York City, where I live, it's beginning to look a lot like the holidays. Manhattan storefronts don bright lights, decorations and holiday sale signs. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade floats are ready to make their annual voyage; the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting is upon us; and the Rockettes at...

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Women, Toss the Binders -- It's Time to Advocate

(33) Comments | Posted October 17, 2012 | 6:19 PM

By now, you've no doubt heard the fallout from Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney's comment during Tuesday night's debate noting "binders full of women." In the unlikely event that you haven't, here's a quick recap: When asked to articulate his stance on equal pay for equal rights, Romney recalled a...

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On Do-Overs, Lessons Learned and Second-Chances

(4) Comments | Posted October 16, 2012 | 5:28 PM

The beauty of midlife is that you see things with so much more clarity. Put another way, it's easy to see what you could've/should've/would've done differently when you were younger and how your life might have turned out differently as a result.

While we don't get a "do over" when...

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STOP the Obedience Insanity

(12) Comments | Posted September 27, 2012 | 4:44 PM

"If everyone likes you, you probably aren't saying much."

-Donna Brazile

Dear Gorgeous Woman in Midlife:

Are you one of those women with whom everyone gets a turn... at giving their opinions about how you should live your life? Or raise your kids? Or spend your money?

Let's face...

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6 Essentials To Moving Fearlessly Through Fear

(5) Comments | Posted September 13, 2012 | 3:35 PM

You thought you'd get away easy, huh? Slip silently past the pain, the uncertainty -- the fear that awaits you, just down the road a bit.

Not so fast, my dear.

You feel that dull, nauseating feeling in your gut? Any minute now, you're going to have to dance the...

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Women, Divorce & Keys to The Aftermath

(12) Comments | Posted September 6, 2012 | 3:50 PM

Remember the English punk rock band, The Clash?

The Clash is the all-time favorite band of the man I married. John grew up in Brooklyn. I was a young Boston girl and found this street-smart, handsome guy to be attractive and true. For those reasons, and the fact that...

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Mommy's Courage, Chaos & Climax of College Admissions

(10) Comments | Posted August 19, 2012 | 10:48 AM

It's that time of year again -- crisp blue skies, the nostalgic vibes of summer's last hurrah hanging thickly in the air. The buzz of the back-to-school ads clamor for your attention. You make another note on the endless to-do list. "Clothing, Shoes, Supplies, More Pressure!"

How is it...

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Get Your Flow-jo On!

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 2:30 PM

When was the last time you immersed yourself in an activity and completely lost track of time? Your whole being immersed, your emotions energized, firing on all cylinders, aligned solely in deep focus on one activity -- exclusively? In the zone, on a roll, in the groove, wired in, on...

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Midlife Women After the Wham

(43) Comments | Posted August 9, 2012 | 9:08 AM

As a woman in midlife we possess a particular depth of experience, a sense of hard-earned cultivated wisdom -- and we certainly deserve that distinction. We've raised kids, managed households, lead careers, engaged in marriages and relationships, cared for our aging parents and then -- wham.

In 2008, I ran...

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