As women, we thrive and function at our best when we have a supportive sisterhood of like-minded friends. This all began for me when I was very little. Whether it was playing with my cousins (who were all girls except for one) or my sports teams or cheerleading squads, I was always blessed to have a great group of girlfriends. Back then, we loved throwing slumber parties and giggling about boys and dancing around my parents living room. Not much has really changed. If you catch a group of my girlfriends at my BFF’s house in Dallas….before the end of the night– the furniture is moved and the living room is turned into a dance floor! When women connect, it does something differently to our spirit than connecting with our boyfriends/husbands or children does for us. If we go too long without “girltime” or hashing out life over a cup of coffee with a dear friend, our spirit suffers a bit. Don’t you notice how your spirit is lifted after a good dose of fun with a great group of girlfriends? You have a pep in your step and that warm & fuzzy feeling resonates with your for a few days after. Encouraging and supportive female energy is a mighty force that we all need in our lives.
When I began healing and growing in my late 20’s, I went through a dark and lonely time. I began to “outgrow” friends and was too emotionally raw to get out there and make new ones. Of course, I am so grateful for this period in my life because that’s when I got to know God. He truly is the greatest Positive Force, Friend and Father. I also starting watching “The Oprah Winfrey Show” much more and noticed it gave me that “lift” I was missing. I felt connected and that hour episode on TV had become my “girltime”. I kept this in mind as I began to create my talk show ideas and figuring out how I could use the power of video to help women. I knew if I felt lonely then there had to be so many women around the world who felt disconnected like I did. One of the best comments I receive about my webseries, this blog, and the Facebook community is how it gives you Mom’s a sense of girltime once the kids are in bed and you have some time alone on the computer. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Over time, I was blessed to connect with new, like-minded, spiritually conscious girlfriends and have created deeper friendships than I’ve ever had before. Whether it is online with social media or offline in real life, I encourage you to connect and reach out if you are in that lonely space. Ask about groups in your community or church. If you can’t find one, start one of your own. My girlfriends and I here in LA did just that and it has made a huge difference in all of our lives. LA can be a very disconnected place because there is not the same sense of community as in more family-friendly cities. We have done a great job of creating our own surrogate LA family/sisterhood. We can get a brief shot of connection and friendship on Facebook, but nothing can take the place of feeling a friends hug, sharing a laugh (or cry) and making eye contact. A sisterhood gives you a sense of belonging and a knowing in your spirit that “I am not alone”. I swear, it has to help with your immune system and overall health & wellness too!
- REACH OUT
- MAKE THAT CALL
- JOIN A GROUP
- START A GROUP
- SCHEDULE WEEKLY COFFEE/LUNCH DATES