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Words of Wisdom Day 12 featuring Mell Abbe

What does 'community' mean to you: 

“A group of people who support and lift each other up. People who don't judge and who accept you for who you are. ” 

Why is having a soul tribe important:

“Everyone wants to feel like their apart of something magical. A soul tribe can give women the support and confidence to take on any challenge. ”

What words of advice do you have for women seeking out deeper community and connection:

“Don't be nervous to be judged. Everyone you meet is looking to add to their soul tribe (even if they won't admit it out loud). Own who you are and be confident in yourself.”

What are your thoughts when it comes to personal growth:

“It can be difficult to change and get out of the "rut" you might be comfortable in, but the risk is worth it. ”

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice what would it be: 

“It's okay to be nervous about "fitting in," everyone is! Don't be afraid to make the first move, because no matter how it turns out, at least you tried! ”

What do you love about being a woman:

“Being a #ladyboss. I like proving to people that yes, I know how to use use tools or be the leader in a meeting... while also getting my nails done and taking bubble baths. ”

Final Thoughts:

“You've got one life to live, so take that risk (even if you're nervous)! You can do it!”

Words of Wisdom Day 11 featuring Allison Kimmerle

Why is having a soul tribe important:

“Right now my “soul tribe” is scattered geographically and I have to go to them to connect. But the effort I make to connect comes back to me 10-fold every time. I am rewarded!  I know myself more completely because I stay connected with them. They ask me how I am (and I have to think about how to answer and how I really am); they ask if I am happy (and I have to think about my response to that too); they help me to remember why they like me (and often I need to feel and hear that); and they love me (something that I often need to be reminded of). ”

What words of advice do you have for women seeking out deeper community and connection:

“It is not easy to find connections or a community that fits. But don’t quit exploring! Without community or sustaining connections, isolation results and THAT is a harder situation to find your way through. Believe that you WILL find sustaining connections. It’s a big complex diverse world out there...there ARE sustaining connections waiting! Patience and faith are so important in what can feel like a very long wait!”

What are your thoughts when it comes to personal growth:

“You are never done! You are never fully grown or finally transformed. Life throws zingers, curve balls, and surprises of all kinds at you. It’s guaranteed! Yet through those experiences what you thought you knew about yourself can change. Perhaps you will be transformed in some unanticipated way or develop a new awareness of who you are in the here and now. Change and transformation are not just experiences of youth!”

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice what would it be: 

“You cannot know who you will stay connected to as time goes on. Distance, work, family, misunderstandings, marriage, personal decisions, etc. can make cherished friendships harder and harder to maintain. But do whatever you can to keep the connection. If it means that much now,  it will mean even more as time goes on. This is especially true with siblings.”

What do you love about being a woman:

“The ability to give birth to my children. It has been the single most important achievement of my life!”

'Words of Wisdom' Day 3 featuring Linda Goodspeed

What does 'community' mean and look like to you: 
“For me, it's the different group of friends that I have. I have my community from my temple, I have my coaching community , I have my different work communities that include people from my different jobs and of course those from my elementary, high school and college.”

What words of advice do you have for women seeking out deeper community and connection:
“You need to peel the layers off of yourself. And you must allow to show yourself to be vulnerable and take a chance. Not to be so polite and careful. I think this is why many women aren't successful connecting with men, because they aren’t real enough. Need to be real, open and authentic.”

What are your thoughts when it comes to personal growth:
“ You need to continually grow. If you are getting married, or pregnant, you may need to take a break for a bit. But in each job you should take on something new or move to a new role once you know 80% of it. Challenge yourself to grow. Don't be too comfortable.”

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice what would it be: 
“Never stop going to the gym you idiot! ha-ha. I think I grew 
throughout my life and I am thankful for it. I have had a wonderful time learning about life, and about myself and allowing myself the luxury of getting certified in coaching. I love that.”

What do you love about being a woman:
“The power in it.”

'Words of Wisdom' Day 2 featuring Jill Ayala

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What does 'community' mean and look like to you: “Being present, supportive and available.”

Why is having a soul tribe important: “Being busy is often seen as being successful and happy, but not in my eyes. Life is short and as a mom of two it’s important for me to remember that I am a woman and my own person.”

What words of advice do you have for women seeking out deeper community and connection: “People want to connect to something bigger, we just need to value the time and effort it takes.”

What are your thoughts when it comes to personal growth: “Every experience good or bad helps form who you are.”

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice what would it be: “Stay true to the genuine friends who are there in good times and bad. The ones who go out of their way to stay in touch.”

What do you love about being a woman: “Being independent and nurturing.”

'Words of Wisdom' Day 1 featuring Anya Nordström Deveaux

What does 'community' mean and look like to you: “Women supporting women whether it be in business, friendships or motherhood.”

Why is having a soul tribe important: “Being a woman in 2019 is tough. There is a ton of judgement and lots of unrealistic standards and societal pressures imposed on women. We need more strong female voices to share real life stories that share the reality of what being a business owner, entrepreneur, mom, wife, friend, etc. is really like and find ways to support each other. Especially those who choose to do things in non-traditional ways. Times have changed and while women have always carried a heavy burden in life, 2019 marks a transitional period where women really are "doing it all". We are running for office, creating empires, running business, having children, maintaining marriages and households - and doing it all at the same time.”

What words of advice do you have for women seeking out deeper community and connection:
“Create your tribe but always listen to your own intuition.” 

What are your thoughts and experiences when it comes to personal growth and transformation: “Be grateful for the things that didn't work out. Sometimes you don't know where you are being guided to when in the midst of chaos. Just trust that greater things are aligning for you. Let go gracefully.”

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice when it comes to community, personal growth or life what would it be:
"There is no such thing as perfect balance. No two days will ever be the same and feel lucky for that! Surprise and spontaneity is what life is all about. Do all things in moderation and don't put too much pressure on yourself. There will be times when family outweighs work and times when work outweighs family; days when you have too much coffee and days when all you drink is celery juice, sections of life where physical activity replenishes your soul and others when all you need is a bag of chips and Sex & the City marathons. Ebbs and flows are normal. Take it one day at a time.”

What do you love about being a woman: “We create life, we sustain it and we raise it. We forge our own paths in life and we take charge of protecting those who mean the most to us. We are strong, powerful, feminine, masculine, smart, sexy and intelligent. Female is power.”