Today was a great day!

I didn’t earn a dime.

What did I do?

Had a most amazing latte and conversation with author and major league Mama Supporter Sara Blanchard. Experienced a new place for said latte that I will be visiting again soon and can’t wait to share with other friends and my family.

Had lunch with a great friend who is also a mama-preneur; another amazing conversation.

These two conversations alone, have generated an explosion of ideas of how to reach more moms and how to better serve my moms.  The new and renewed connections with these women have done something to me on a cellular level.

I feel lighter, more capable.

I feel valued.

I feel understood.

I also signed up for a workshop taking place early next year that came to me out of the blue.  No leading the workshop, no helping at the workshop, but actually going as a full on participant-just for me!

Why is this important?

Today was a great reminder to keep surrounding myself with people who ‘get me’, people who whole-heartedly support my message and what I am creating in this world, people I genuinely like to spend time with.  Doing things that make me feel good, listening for the things that feel right to me.

Sometimes I find myself head-down, working hard and before I know it weeks have passed without any contact to my outside world.  It’s easy for us to get wrapped up in our own worlds that we forget or forego reaching out to others.  Not only do studies show that personal connections helps us to reduce anxiety and depression, among many other benefits, but not having personal connections actually has the opposite effect.  Increasingly, (at an alarming rate) women are reporting they don’t have anyone to confide in.

Brene Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston , has been quoted:

“A deep sense of love and belonging is an irresistible need of all people. We are biologically, cognitively, physically, and spiritually wired to love, to be loved, and to belong. When those needs are not met, we don’t function as we were meant to. We break. We fall apart. We numb. We ache. We hurt others. We get sick.”

Today ‘felt’ good.  Better than good, today felt great!

To top it all off, I took my daughter out for ice cream after school.

Today was a great day!