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On this week’s episode of The Messy Middle Road Trip podcast, Nicole shares her experience with reconnecting with her Emerson College sisterhood after 27 years through zoom. She explains how the Asabiyah sisterhood was formed in the late 90’s and why there was a need to reestablish those relationships now. In an effort to work on the guiding principals of the group, they have chosen to do activities based around the following themes over the next few weeks: self care and connection, identifying powerful women globally and in our communities, discuss cultural movements and work with non-profits and community service organizations.

The first week’s topic is self care which is so important at any stage, but especially in midlife. Here are a few examples of what self care looks like for the sisterhood:

  • going for walks
  • meditation
  • eating healthy, nourishing meals
  • exercise
  • detoxing from social media
  • making healthcare appointments
  • spending time with family
  • laughter
  • grounding
  • gardening
  • pursuing a passion/hobby
  • picking up the phone to call a friend

In an effort to stay connected, the group agreed to take turns reaching out to one sister per week via text/phone/zoom using a phone tree. A private facebook group and WhatsApp thread is also used for communication.

Nicole encouraged listeners to find their tribes and carve time to reconnect and make time to nurture those relationships. This can be done through a book club, a walk and talk with a phone call during a walk around the block, a socially distanced get together or through zoom. What ways do you stay connected to your tribe?

Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of The Messy Middle Road Trip podcast. We hope you feel empowered to reconnect with your sisters as you navigate through the middle of life. If you enjoyed today’s show, please head over to iTunes to subscribe and leave us a rating and review to help reach even more women fearlessly navigating the middle of life. Don’t forget to visit us on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube to see what’s happening over there. We’re looking forward to our next road trip with you. Thanks for riding shotgun. Until next time…

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