About Shari Jonas
Every Person Has a Story
I'll share mine if you share yours! I'll go first. I was 3 years old when my parents divorced. At the time, I was too young to truly comprehend how that would impact my life. But over time, I began to realize that I was very different, because my family was different. Divorce wasn't popular back then, however my mother was just too unhappy to stick with it. I watched her try to raise 3 young kids on her own, but she was a beautiful woman without a career, and it wasn't very long before she remarried.
Growing up with a mother who was financially dependent on her father and then on her husbands was the impetus behind my drive and ambition. Yet it also made me uncertain as to how to make good relationship choices.
After my son was born, it wasn’t long before I divorced my husband and became a warrior single mom on a mission. I wanted to understand why I had chose to marry a man who was so different than me. I had already completed an undergraduate degree in Psychology from McGill University and so the decision to go back to do a Masters Degree in Human Relations just made sense.
During that time, I began to research how women’s relationships with their fathers impacted their personal relationships with the “opposite” sex. FatherEffects was my first self-published book and I have since added a workbook to it and turned it into an ebook.
Currently, I am researching Anxiety because it has become a mental health epidemic. I’ve written a questionnaire on the topic which is available for anyone to fill in, if they are suffering from Anxiety.
Looking back at my life, I am the woman I am today because of how I have handled all my experiences. I have raised two incredible children whom I am especially proud of as they are both strong, driven, self aware and highly capable individuals. Now that they are embarking upon their own journeys, I have the time to invest in helping others to overcome their personal challenges and rediscover themselves, in the hopes of following their dreams.
I believe that we are all here for a reason and I am compelled to help anyone who wants to embark upon their path of self discovery, because this is your life and if you feel like I do about it, let’s go BIG before we go home, shall we?