It is incredible how authentic conversations over a cup of coffee dispel the lie that women can't get along. Four other women and I named ourselves; The Phenomenal Five. We would meet once a month in Harrisburg for our monthly sister circle. It was a time of transparency and sheer authenticity. After dinner, we would settle ourselves and share our collective successes and insecurities without judgment. In this community, we created a space that embraced intentional openness. This space allowed us to encourage and inspire each other despite the fears - big and small – that we felt.
These are the safe spaces that are essential for building community. These spaces are encouraging, inspiring, and supportive. They empower a woman's ability to speak her truth, share her heart, and still feel love and acceptance. I thrive in communities where I can be myself without fear of judgment, criticism and feel loved.
I recently attended a virtual platform led by an exceptional change agent. She created a community that allowed us to share our life assignments in simplicity and honesty. This is a beautiful reminder of the power of building healthy communities. Let us continue to build communities where women shine and help other women shine!
Fierce Social Wellness Affirmation
'My experiences and my imperfections make me unique and remind me that I bring something to the table.'
6 Social Wellness Ingredients
1. Practice self-care!
2. Appreciate yourself and others!
3. Accept that you have something to offer!
4. Know that you are smart enough.
5. Embrace a sense of belonging.
6. Own your voice!
Call to Action
Based on your body's story, commit to engaging in supportive communities that empower you to integrate one of the fierce Social Wellness ingredients that nurture your MIND, BODY, and SPIRIT.
'Join the 'Me-Time Movement!'