2017: The Year of Courageous Connecting


GirlFriendCircles.com connects women and cultivates meaningful friendships.

Join us now for 2017:

The Year of Courageous Connecting


We have an epidemic of unacknowledged loneliness.

We are more socially networked than ever before, yet we don't feel really seen and supported by a few who really matter. We are hungry for deeper friendships. With 75% of women reporting dissatisfaction with our friendships, it's time to admit we want more meaningful connection and show ourselves we're willing to do something about it.

Too few of us have been taught how to deepen friendships...

Through a monthly theme and class, online conversations and connecting, live Q/A coaching calls with friendship expert Shasta Nelson, and fun ways to meet women locally and around this globe, GirlFriendCircles.com is the community that will introduce you to new friends and inspire stronger friendships in your life.

membership benefits

Meet New Friends

Connect with Women Like You:

We provide online support and advice groups for women like you whether you're a mom, a millennial, child-free by choice, divorced, or suffer with chronic pain and illness!

Attend Events:

We invite you to local get-togethers, virtual classes, national retreats, and international trips.

Meet New Women:

We'll introduce you online to women nearby if we can and you can always find new friends who share your interests.  All the women on our site care enough about friendship to invest their time and money to connect and support each other.

Make Better Friendships

Receive Monthly Inspiration and Accountability:

We pick a new theme everymonth (e.g. vulnerability, ways to meet new friends, mutuality) to inspire you and challenge you to practice meaningful friendships.

Learn How To Be a Better Friend:

We provide, every month: a class or interview, short and inspiring videos, a personal worksheet, a discussion guide, and a community.

Access Advice and Expertise:

We give you access to  Shasta, a leading friendship expert, live Q&A calls, office hours, and discounted coaching; and you can access the wisdom of the entire community when you post. 


why we need gfc


who joins gfc


what our members say

“I can honestly say that without GirlFriendCircles, I would not have some of the close friendships I have currently."

- Julia Krout, New York City

“The truth is that most of us have never been taught how to have healthy friendships so I joined GirlFriendCircles to learn more about how to friend others in a joyful and balanced way."

- Rheba Estante, Walnut Creek, CA

I recently moved. Shasta's teaching has been a source of encouragement, inspiration, and practical guidance to me as I've started making new friends in a new city.  

- Tricia Andor, Colorado Springs, CO

"What I love most about GirlFriendCircles.com is that it's a supportive community of like-minded women who are intentional about building and maintaining friendships."

– Kim Montenyohl, Baltimore, MD


"Shasta articulates and deconstructs friendship so powerfully, giving us the tools and language to be able to do friendship with depth and connection."

- Ayesha Mathews Wadhwa, San Francisco, CA

who leads our community?

“I love nothing more than watching women connect….watching women lean in to hear the story of another, their eyes attentive and accepting, their body language communicating interest and support.  And then I love those beautiful moments where heads fall back and laugh, entering into the joy or another; or when their hands reach out and touch the arms of another as if to say, “I’m feeling this with you.”  All of us deep down want that: to be seen, known, and loved by others. 

And yet most people don’t know how to actually create that community, which results in an unacknowledged epidemic of loneliness in our world.  

And that’s not okay with me.  My calling in this world is to bring women together and teach them how to create the frientimacy in their lives that will improve their health, increase their longevity, and fill their lives with the happiness and peace that comes with being supported. I would love nothing more than to journey with you— teaching you tangible friendship skills, challenging you to try new ways of connecting, inspiring you with fun ideas, and encouraging you with advice and support as you pay attention to creating healthy friendships!

Shasta Nelson, M.Div., is the Founder of GirlFriendCircles.com, a women’s community that introduces women to friends and inspires better friendships. Her spirited and soulful voice for strong female relationships can be found in her books Frientimacy: How to Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness and Friendships Don’t Just Happen! The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends. She also writes at ShastasFriendshipBlog.com and in the Huffington Post, speaks across the country, and is a friendship expert in the media appearing on such shows as Katie Couric and the Today Show. 


Are you ready to meet other women who value healthy friendships?  

Are you ready to do what it takes this year to develop more meaningful friendships?  

You are invited to join our community!

Cancellation/Refund Policy: We can't wait to have you in our beautiful community and we hope that you find it as awesome as we do!  If, however, you're not 100% happy, you can cancel at anytime without incurring additional fees.  Easy-peasy!  Monthly subscribers are not eligible for a refund of any past charges, but will not be charged for any future months upon cancellation. Annual subscribers may request a refund of unused future months, minus any promotional discount value.  We look forward to "meeting" you, GirlFriend!

Women Welcome From Around the World: All of our classes and community interaction are in English, but you are so welcome to join us from anywhere.  No matter where you live-- our classes will benefit you, our community will support you, and we'll inspire and teach you how to build up friendships, wherever you are. (Prices are $USD)

Questions? We’d love to answer them.**

**We are not currently able to provide membership information for a specific city, but we invite you to join for our monthly classes and awesome online community while we keep building up all the cities we can!

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