Connecting with other women is obviously a point of wild sister, what with ‘sister’ being one of our main focuses. Even in a sisterhood like ours, though, it’s sometimes easy to forget the importance of a one-on-one connection with another human being.
For centuries before ours, divine feminine energy has connected in circles of women across cultures but, in the 21st century, we often find ourselves separated by family units with our sisterhood and feminine energy-type interactions far and few in between.
Some of us have co-workers. Some of us have family or friends we chat with on the regular. But, for many of us, that connection just isn’t there.
When was the last time you sat face to face with another woman and just…talked? Not gossiped. Not chatted about the weather and highlight reel of our lives. Really talked.
When I went to write this article, I Googled ‘Connecting with other women’ and was equally astounded and unsurprised (is that possible? I think so, because I felt it) at the results. It varied from ‘Why Connecting with Other Women is Critical for Your Career‘ to ‘How to Stop Hating Other Women: 8 Steps’.
Isn’t that sad?
There are around 3.52 billion women on this planet. Many of us, at some point, struggle with the same things: feelings of inadequacy, depression, guilt, shame, etc. on top of the challenges being human presents, such as our jobs, parenting, relationships, chronic illnesses, our hell-yeah rockin’ dreams that many of us are aiming to reach.
While we’re going through all of those things – things our mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers went through before us – we’re finding ourselves increasingly disconnected from each other in an ever more ‘connected’ world.
What would happen if we intentionally stopped and connected, face to face, with someone on a regular basis? What if we saw our smiles and our tears reflected in the eyes of another human being? What if, instead of reading words and emoji’s on a computer, we saw someone’s joy or empathy expressed on their faces?
Brené Brown says ‘Connection is why we’re here. We are hardwired to connect with others, it’s what gives us purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering.’
So many of us are suffering.
So, today, I encourage you to reach out and connect. I don’t even care who you connect with, or how. Just connect with someone who you know is a safe, loving space. The Wild Sisterhood is incredible for that, of course. Support groups for whatever you’re going through, whether it be a happy awesome thing or a struggle thing, are also great for that.
And because helping women connect is so important to me, I’m currently offering (free, and pitch free!) ‘Tea Times with Shai B.’, specifically to give women the chance to just connect with another soul and talk. We can laugh. We can cry. We can brainstorm your next great idea. For 20 minutes, I’m yours! Just sign up here.
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