Friendships don't just happen.
We develop them.

 

We are hungry for deeper friendships. We are more socially networked than ever before, but still feel largely disconnected. We know more people, but feel less known.

With 75% of women wishing for more in their friendships, it's time to do something about it.

GirlFriendCircles brings together the women who not only know just how important better friendships are, but who are also willing to do something about it!

 
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The Membership for Meaningful Friendships

 

For too long we have believed the myth that we simply need to find the right friend. But the truth is we need is to learn how to foster the right friendship.

In other words, our problem isn't only needing to meet more people as much as it is needing to know how to deepen the connections we already have.

And just like we can’t simply go to the gym once a month and expect to see results, neither can we simply keep hoping that our friendships will miraculously start, deepen, and stay healthy without our ongoing attention and practice.

When most of us feel a desire for "more friendship" it is most often because we want a couple of "Committed Friends"--those who can be BFF"s in our lives. But we forget that every single friendship must start on the far left, in the most casual of relationships, and only those that practice the "Three Requirements of Frientimacy" can eventually become our bestest friends. As much as we wish we could simply "find" someone to plop into our best friend slot... it doesn't work that way. A friendship is not based on simply liking someone, but on what actions we repeat with another person. **RECEIVE this popular class "The 5 Types of Friends" FREE when you join us!**

When most of us feel a desire for "more friendship" it is most often because we want a couple of "Committed Friends"--those who can be BFF"s in our lives. But we forget that every single friendship must start on the far left, in the most casual of relationships, and only those that practice the "Three Requirements of Frientimacy" can eventually become our bestest friends. As much as we wish we could simply "find" someone to plop into our best friend slot... it doesn't work that way. A friendship is not based on simply liking someone, but on what actions we repeat with another person. **RECEIVE this popular class "The 5 Types of Friends" FREE when you join us!**

GirlFriendCircles.com is the "gym membership" for better friendships. Welcome!

membership benefits

GirlFriendCircles.com is the virtual community to inspire and teach you how to develop and deepen the friendships in your life. 

As part of your monthly membership you will: 

Be Inspired with a new Friendship Focus every month designed to develop your friendship muscles

Learn from the monthly 1-hour class taught by an expert in our Friendship Focus (or listen to the recording at your convenience!)


Download the monthly Connecting Kit full of resources that include personal worksheets, inspirational memes, sharing questions, and more

Stay accountable to your friendship goals by choosing and sharing a new Courageous Practice to do every month


Access expert advice on our monthly Live Friendship Q/A Advice Call with Shasta

Feel supported by our virtual community of women ready to encourage you, share their advice and tips with you, cheer for your successes, and resonate with your fears


Go deeper by joining one of our virtual circles for sharing the highs-and-lows of friendship making with people like you (i.e. Child-free Friendships, Chronic Pain & Illness, Moms Need Playdates, Entrepreneurs)

Attend or host a local event in your area to help bring women together face-to-face


 
 

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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?

We mistakenly think that the hard part of friendship is finding people we like. 

But the truth is that we have all met A LOT of women we have liked with whom we never became good friends.

Friendship isn't a search, but a process. 

And that process-- those skills and actions--can be taught.  And practiced.

We can build up the "friendship muscles" that will make a difference!

The healthiest women among us aren't the ones ignoring their sense of disconnection, rationalizing it, or hoping it will just go away on it's own. We may not have been taught how to do friendship as kids, but the women who are emotionally intelligent enough to hear the hunger of their body for more connection and support will also be the ones who acknowledge they're ready to put action behind that hope.

My calling in this world is to bring women together and teach them how to create the frientimacy--friendship intimacy-- 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 teach you tangible friendship skills, challenge you to try new ways of connecting, inspire you with fun ideas, and encourage you with advice and support as you pay attention to creating healthy friendships!

Let's focus the next 12 months of your life to building greater friendships as though your life depends on it. Because it does.

We've got this, GirlFriend,

xoxo,

Shasta

Shasta Nelson, M.Div., is the Founder of GirlFriendCircles.com, the "gym membership" for 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. 

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Are you ready to connect with other women who value healthy friendships?  

Are you ready to learn (and practice!) the skills that will develop more meaningful friendships in your life this year?  

You are invited to join our community!

 

Join now and receive complete access to this month’s class, friendship resources, live events, and engagement with our community! Just $20/mo once your free trial ends. Cancel anytime!


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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