Shar Berns

A native of Minnesota, Shar has been a resident of West Fargo since 2002 where she lives with her husband Mac. They have one son, Augustus, born in 2011 and a new baby girl, Hazel, welcomed home through adoption in December 2019. A self-proclaimed “multipotentialite” (someone with many interests, many jobs over a lifetime, and many interlocking potentials), Shar has worked in retail management, media, sales and marketing, has been a dance and fitness instructor, and owner of a dance studio. Currently, she serves as a coach, speaker and educator, teaching classes at Ecce Yoga in downtown Fargo. Shar has a degree in Communication and Spanish from Concordia College, is a certified Holistic Health Practitioner, a certified Laughter Yoga Leader, and a DoTerra Wellness Advocate. In the remaining moments, Shar enjoys reading, cooking, dancing, yoga, friends, family and travel. She is especially proud to have completed her first full marathon in 2019, even though she still does not consider herself a runner. She hopes to offer inspiration, support and understanding in her field of knowledge and fully realizes how important it is to have a sense of connection.

Grandparents Day: Let’s Celebrate! {FREE PRINTABLE}

Grandparents play a number of special roles within the family. To honor grandparents, President Jimmy Carter declared the first Sunday after Labor Day to be National Grandparents Day in 1978. This year, Grandparents Day...
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Almost to the Finish Line: A Marathon Year

Congratulations on nearly completing your marathon in 2020!  Wait, you didn't realize you were doing a marathon? While it's not a marathon in the traditional sense of the word, it's the marathon of 2020 that...
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Story of Adoption Part 1: I Am an Adoptive Mother

Adoption. The word itself brings up feelings for many people and the range of impact is far and wide. It carries many opinions, perspectives, and experiences. November is National Adoption Awareness Month and it...
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Let It Burn & Let It Go

I truly believe that "for everything there is a season" and that we can learn from nature when it comes to letting go.  One benefit of living up north is that we get to distinctly...
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5 {Sneaky} Ways to Get Vitamins into Your Picky Eater

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice, so please talk to your pediatrician or family doctor about any eating concerns or before adding any vitamins or supplements to your child's food.  When my son was two,...
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Embracing a Large Age Gap

When we brought our daughter home, I was a bit nervous to introduce her into our household. We had become accustomed to the only-child lifestyle. The "little kid" stuff was gone; we gave it...
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Reversing the Golden Rule: Treat Yourself Well, Too

Do to others as you would have them do to you.   The Golden Rule is a cross-cultural ethical principle throughout the world. We teach our kids to treat others well by considering how they would...
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Laughter Yoga: A New Family Exercise

Laughter should come on a prescription pad. We’ve all heard the age old saying “laughter is the best medicine,” but did you know it has scientific validity? The problem is laughter can’t be bottled or...
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Feel Well, Be Well: A Guide to Whole Wellness

"No more diet games. I just want to FEEL better!" This is the comment I hear most often in conversation with moms who are trying to make changes in their health or overall lifestyle. My...