If you've followed my blog or my Facebook posts for any amount of time, you probably know how passionate I am about women's groups. Men's groups too. How come? Well, a lot of reasons. Firstly, because I believe community is crucial to our journey toward whole adulthood. We can't do it alone. Getting loving mirroring, feedback, challenge, holding, and reflection are necessary components along the path of evolution to help us soothe our soul, drop into ourselves, and get traction. Plus, it's an ancient tradition that's got magic in it.
I adore my women's group. Cherish it. We meet every other week and I look forward to it every single day between our meetings. I truly don't know where I'd be without it. This group of women never fails to inspire me, bring me to tears, open my heart, take me into uncomfortable territory, and leave me feeling grateful beyond words that I get to be a part of it.
We've been through a lot together. Marriages, conflicts, career confusions, financial challenges, breakups, illnesses, moves, celebrations, and of course, lots of tears, and LOTS of laughs. These are the women I turn to to celebrate with, or when the shit hits the fan. Never have I had such reliable, solid, (and scheduled!) support in community. The bond of our group field and the individual relationships that help make it up continue to deepen over time.
My women's group is one of the non-negotiable must-haves in my life as part of taking care of me. That's right: good food, good sleep, sunshine, therapy, and women's group.
I can remember hearing stories like this back before my group formed and longing to be a part of a group with committed, amazing women. I know so many women share that longing! I often wonder what the world would be like if every woman had a women's group. I also wonder how much happier relationships would be if each person had a women's or men's group to support them and their relationship.
I want to help fill that longing for you women out there! For starters, I've got a 6-week group enrolling now. There are still a few spots left. Or, if you've got a group already, but it's not quite scratching your itch, I can probably help. Finally, if you want to start your own group, I can help with that too. Just be in touch.
One last word: I know not all women feel this way. So many of us experienced harsh wounding around groups of girls/women when we were young and it still stings. If this is you, it's possible to heal it. Here's a good place to start.
Please leave me a comment and share your longing or what your circle of women has made possible for you!
All the best,