I was gifted the most nourishing day of sisterhood yesterday. (I'll give you more details in a bit!) On the last stretch of my car ride home, I wept joyful tears of abundance. I feel so blessed to have truly remarkable women in my life that I love like the sisters I don't have.
**just to be fair, I have an awesome younger brother and FB actually dropped one of their "friendship memories" of us this morning that I happily shared on my feed- no coincidences- I love my brother 💗 (he also married an amazing woman that I claim in my sisterhood ☺)
I'm tight with my mom, but ya' know, she's my mom. Love you mom!💗
And then there is her mom, my 98 year old grandmother and my aunts and cousins.
And my daughter, well, I'm her mother and she's 16 so....I'm super grateful for the simple gestures like a smile, a hug, or an episode of Friends.
I thought about my monthly Women's Meditation Group that I've been meeting with for a few years now. We are deeply connected and I have great love for them as we have shared so much of our histories, our fears, our joys, and our passions with one another. We hold space for one another in the most loving way and I have felt truly held by these women.
I have sweet sisters that I am connected with through our children, through homeschooling, through summer camp...some are near and some are in other states even on other continents. Some I speak to regularly and others we can go years, but the love and connection is still strong. And then there are the ones that have left this world too soon, yet I still hold love in my heart and feel their presence.
Crossfit over this past year has been a place of connection with some of the strongest women I have ever met, both physically and mentally. Daily I am inspired by them and driven to push myself past my fears and insecurities. For the first time EVER, I feel safe and accepted in a gym environment, regardless of my size or skill. It has been such a profound life altering experience for me that I've been compelled to openly share my path. In turn, I have inspired 5 women to give it a go!!
I have recently gathered mamas with teens to support one another on a monthly basis. The pull was strong to create a sacred space for us to meet and hear we are not alone in this parenting adventure. I feel honored to be trusted, and grateful for each of the women and their individual journey.
Also recently, I have teamed up with my sexy soul sister to run a monthly Sexy Sunday Sister Circle to create safe space for women to connect, share and learn from each other. She is a certified Sex, Love, & Relationship Coach and I bring the oily goodness along. I am so excited to see this group of women blossom!
So, back to my weekend. Crazy that I get to call this "work." I was invited to the Poconos for a Leader's Retreat for my Young Living business. My upline and sister friend for 10+ years invited us for the day and showered us with love and inspiration. She nourished us with delicious food and NingXia Red, of course, and gifted us with tools and symbolic anchors of where we are capable of reaching. She led us in yoga and a wild dance party, she encouraged us to look deep within and reset our compasses. We shed tears, shared laughter, and cheered each other on as we redefined our "why." 💜
I pulled into my driveway, took a deep meditative breath, wiped away the tears and took a moment to soak in the immense feeling of gratitude. My heart full of love.