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10 Things You Can Stop Doing Now (You're Welcome)

Terri Trespicio | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Terri Trespicio

There are a zillion and one things you have to do. And that I have to do. I can't even think about it all. But I do believe knowing what NOT to do i...

The 5 Biggest Friendship Mistakes Women Make

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

We all want those really easy, meaningful, comfortable and deep friendships with no drama, right? Most of us are silently suffering from some form of loneliness as we just keep waiting for those relationships to fall in our laps, the way little girls look for little fairies hovering over flowers.

Urban Campfire: An Interview With Melody Biringer

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 09.16.2013 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

One of the upcoming events where I'm speaking is in Seattle next month. I'm so looking forward to Urban Campfire, not just because it's in an airplane hangar, but because we get to roast marshmallows and sit around campfires with small groups of other women! Fun!

5 Questions To Ask Before Ending A Friendship

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 08.21.2013 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Very few people are actually "toxic" (a word thrown around way too easily these days!), but that is not to say that the friendship you co-created with someone might not be meeting your needs anymore.

Women's Friendships: The Forgotten Priority?

Christine Bronstein | Posted 05.13.2013 | Women
Christine Bronstein

It turns out I have some friend circles I need to develop to live a happier, healthier life, and some priorities I need to evaluate. As Shasta Nelson helped me understand in our conversation below, friendships don't "just happen." We have to do the work.

Can Friendship Save the World?

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 11.25.2012 | Healthy Living
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

Sometimes when we hear the word "friendship" we think of it as nice to have, something that is just warm and fuzzy, sweet, and pink. But that's missing the point. It's not just a luxury for a few who have extra time in their lives.

Ms. Magazine Celebrates 40 Years With Gloria Steinem and Kathy Spillar

Christine Bronstein | Posted 04.07.2012 | Media
Christine Bronstein

Women of all generations came out to celebrate and raise money for Ms. Magazine at Spruce restaurant in San Francisco. Photos by Margot Duane. ...

Can That Friendship Be Salvaged?

Shasta Nelson, M.Div. | Posted 01.07.2012 | Women
Shasta Nelson, M.Div.

When we label a person, we are buying in to a fear-based belief system that people are inherently one thing: unhealthy or healthy, bad or good, toxic or non-toxic.

Speed-Friending: Helping Busy Women to Connect

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Sad but true: The large majority of female friendships come to an end. So women need to replenish their inventory from time to time.