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soul tribe

'Words of Wisdom' Day 4 featuring Rachel Norton

What does 'community' mean to you: 
“Community means a group of people who share similar values, goals, and interests. To me, community consists of my family and friends who I have chosen to keep in my life because we support, challenge, and love each other genuinely. ”

Why is having a soul tribe important:
“Having a soul tribe is super important because you need people who accept you for who you truly are in order to feel validated, understood and loved. My soul tribe is made up of some of my immediate and distant family members, friends from childhood, high school, college, grad school, and jobs that I’ve had. Everyone in my soul tribe is someone who I can confide in, trust fully, and enjoy spending time with. And I care deeply about them and their lives. Without my soul tribe, I wouldn’t be the person I am today.”

What words of advice do you have for women seeking out deeper community and connection:
“It’s important to be yourself from the beginning, otherwise, you’re going to attract the wrong people. It’s also crucial to actively listen to others who you meet in order to get to know them well. It’s imperative that you be a good listener so that you can be a supportive friend. ”

What are your thoughts when it comes to personal growth:
“Be patient with yourself. I’m 33, and I’m still figuring out who I am. Don’t define yourself by one thing. You can and should have different identities (career, family, friends, passions etc.) that all make up who you are and what you’re about. ”

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice what would it be: 
“Have faith that you will find people who make sense in your life without doing/saying what you think that they want you to do/say.”

What do you love about being a woman:
“I love being able to nurture those I love. I feel like given the difficulties that women have faced and do face - I feel very empowered to be my true self. ”