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October 16, 2017

      Life Is Like A Bellydance Competition   I LOVE Bellydance Competitions – loved being a competitor and still love being a spectator as well as a judge. I appreciate the beauty and the hard work that goes into it from both the competitor and the producer, yet when it comes to choosing […]

August 24, 2017

        Holy Shift   I’m not going to lie…   One of the most emotionally challenging mindset shifts I’ve had to make personally in my biz is stepping into a CEO role. And to top it off, I didn’t have any mentors to help me navigate this wild journey (although now I have […]

July 1, 2017

    The Bellydance Professional vs. The Group Fitness Professional   I am both a teacher of dance AND fitness, and I am deeply appreciative and honored for being here. As both a teacher and a leader, I have a strong investment in finding out what motivates people to improve their practice, whether it is […]

May 28, 2017

  I’ll never forget chatting with one of my students in the studio after teaching class when my 2 kids were young and I took them to class with me. My little guys were 4 and 2 at the time, and running around the studio, through my legs and pulling on me.   Her kids […]

April 26, 2017

      “Wow, so cool! You’re like…famous!! Just realized from Googling you.”  [This was an actual statement from another mom on a playdate as I almost spit up my coffee.]   It’s always a fun conversation when my work-life and my mom-life collide. Famous??  Umm…no.  But I  absolutely love what I do and I’m […]

February 26, 2017

    What does Shake your Beauty mean to you?   One weekend I was alone without my husband and kids, enjoying my morning coffee (this was a rare occasion for me and I enjoyed every friggin minute!) Being in a quiet home got me thinking about my biz, SharQui. What the heck does Shake […]

January 27, 2017

      Life Lessons From My Dog, Jojo   I wanted to share with you that my amazing French Bulldog, Jojo, passed peacefully on January 11, 2017 at 12.5 years old. I knew it was coming but still so hard to deal with.   I got her in the summer of 2004, at 8 […]

December 17, 2016

    Why Injuries Can Be Awesome 4 Truth Smacks when I suffered from Sciatica   Would love to share this story with you…   One late summer day I was helping my husband put in a concrete, outdoor deck for our BBQ to live on. It took us 2 weekends digging dirt, leveling the […]

November 9, 2016

What’s Your Manifesto?   What gets you out of bed every morning? What do you passionately believe in? What makes you tick? (or tock)   It’s taken me a long time to figure out why I truly do what I do and how I want to feel going forward in my life. I’ve worked hard […]

October 24, 2016

    Are You Being Watched?   Do you think people are watching you? Do you knowingly inspire others? I think most people would say, “Nah”, “I don’t know” or “Maybe?”….but I have a great experience to tell you about, and it’s all because someone was watching.    Personally I do feel I have inspired […]

October 6, 2016

Confidence Is The New Beautiful   Hello Beauty Shakers! So I met this fabulous woman a little over a year ago in August 2015.  I was at the Jewels of the Orient Bellydance Conference in Delaware and she was vending her gorgeous apparel.  I was not only drawn to her shiny and sparkly tanks, but I […]

September 12, 2016

    Fall into You   Hey there! I want to personally thank you for welcoming me into your inbox and I want to welcome you to my community as well. Now, a little over 2 weeks ago I sent you my very first blog post. Not a newsletter, not an upcoming product or an event – […]

August 18, 2016

  Hi, it’s me, Oreet…   …and welcome to my very first blog post. To be completely transparent, I’m a little nervous. This is something that I have wanted to do for a long time. The seed of this blog has been germinating for over 2 years and it’s finally time. One reason it took […]