Hi–I’m Sheree Martin.
I’m one of those people who believes we each must be true to who we are and who I am is multi-faceted. I’m not fond of boxes, pigeonholes and silos.
I’m what some people call a multipotentialite.
At the beginning of 2015, I wrote and published a guest post on See Jane Write Birmingham that began with these questions:
Is your inner compass pointing to your true north? Do you even know?
Do you feel overwhelmed by life and your desire to be healthy, balanced and fulfilled in whatever roles you’ve chosen—or landed in by default?
I’ve certainly dealt with those questions in my own life.
The Shinecast® is the result of years of reflection, journaling, prayer and thoughtful consideration about how I could best combine my interests, talents, skills and interests to help others live happy, healthy lives.
Since my own journey has been direct or easy, I feel a calling to help others—like YOU—as a teacher, writer, mentor, guide.
As I approached my 50th birthday in late 2012, I went through another iteration of what amounts to my life’s quest to answer the big questions.
At the time, I was far from where I wanted to be professionally and, in fact, had a few sizable challenges looming before me (still do), I realized that I was happy, notwithstanding, because I was in a situation where I was able to engage with all the things that mattered to me.
The Happy Life Manifesto
Over the course of several months in the second half of 2012, I worked through a series of exercises to identify what truly mattered to me. I looked at what had contributed to my successes at that point that also gave me some degree of comfort, joy and fulfillment and then I grouped them together into themes that have become the core of the Shinecast approach to life.
I diagrammed and mind-mapped, labeled and reclassified. And then one day in February 2012, almost on a lark, I sat down and wrote my Happy Life Manifesto.
The Happy Life Manifesto is the framework for what I offer here through the Shinecast and on my other websites and media content.
My purpose is to inspire and help you discover, grow and shine in your own life.
To help you move forward on your hero’s journey along your life path.
Your True North Requires Whole-Ness
Being real means being yourself and it means being true to your WHOLE self.
I began my career as a lawyer and I’ve also worked as a freelance writer (mainly in the strategic communication / marketing / technology spaces) and a college professor.
I’ve always enjoyed studying and reading about life success, motivation, leadership, contentment and fulfillment. That’s probably how I ended up in a Ph.D. program for mass communication yet taking classes in organizational theory, leadership, and change management.
Check out the Discover Grow Shinecast, a podcast to help you along your path to health, wealth, wisdom and happiness.