Come Together.

“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”

Ladies, I know this feels like a rotten time in the world, in many ways.

But I still have hope. 

I know that a good group of like-minded and joyful women can create community, almost immediately. We talk, we share our stories, and we care about each other. 

Then, we create solutions together. 

This is why I’ve created  women’s circles called Come Together. 

These groups — with at least 6 women and no more than 12 — will convene online at the same time, each week, to share our stories and come up with solutions. We’ll laugh. We’ll be vulnerable. We’ll help each other find our calm, honor our minds, and enjoy our lives.

Over time, we’ll become collective friends. 

Instead of a shared experience through a few sessions, each group of like-minded women will meet at the same time, every week, for 6 months, with the possibility of more after that.

Once the group is set, there won’t be anyone new invited in. 

Over time, we’ll help each other nurture our magic and wisdom. That growth can’t  happen in one or two sessions. 

And it won’t happen if we women keep coming and going. 

It’s the relationship that heals. 

Having a group like this means we can count on each other to be there, listen, and hold space for each other. 

In this way, we’ll be practicing together. This isn’t a group you belong to or an appointment you keep. This is a group we create together, a relationship that grows over time, together. 

When we each show up, we create a deep well of collective experience. When other women hear our story and care about us, we can begin to trust our wisdom and intuition. 

We’ll  bring our own knowledge, experiences, and wisdom to the circle. Together, we’ll create a safe space where everyone is seen, heard, and understood. 

If you’re reading this, and you know it feels right for you, then join the group whose name calls to you. 

Here are the groups.

Women with ADHD (diagnosed or suspected)

Have you realized that the way you have been berating yourself for decades has been a waste of time? Because the way you have a hard time meeting deadlines, doing what’s expected of you, and trying to look like you fit in with other people has nothing to do with how good you are. 

How your brain is built makes this modern world especially difficult for you. (Read this piece if you haven’t yet.) And for me. We have amazing brains, actually. Let’s talk together about who we are and how we can best support each other. 

Women Who Are Mamas

These last few years have been especially exhausting. Your kids cling to you, because they’ve been scared. And you don’t remember what it would be like to have a day off to yourself. 

Try as you might, you just can’t seem to make friends with the other moms at your kids’ school. Pleasantries and competitions over snacks for the end-of-the-year party leave you exhausted. 

You’re an artist. A thinker. A seeker. You have a great sense of humor. You’ve never felt typical. And my goodness, you would love to know a group of women who understand you. 

Here we are. 

Women Who Write

“Writing is really a way of thinking — not just feeling but thinking about things that are disparate, unresolved, mysterious, problematic, or just sweet.”
—Toni Morrison

You love stories. You live for language and trying to create the sentence that will sing so someone else will understand your mind. 

And you’re working on a project right now — a novel, a memoir, a graphic novel, a nonfiction piece about your great grandmother and how you see yourself in her. 

I run a writing group that meets on Fridays. We’ve become each other’s readers and friends. We encourage each other to take chances and do another draft. We listen. We care. I have room for a few more women in there. Join us. 

Women Who Have Endured Trauma

Your nerves used to jangle at the slightest unexpected noise. You’re still carrying the directives of parents who insisted you solve all the fights in the family, then keep your mouth shut when you’re at school. You’ve been carrying all that trauma around for decades. 

But you read The Body Keeps the Score or The Deepest Well and life started to make sense. You’ve been doing the work to heal yourself — talk therapy; EMDR; somatic work, etc. — and you’re starting to grow clear. 

And yet, sometimes you’re still triggered and you spend the day in bed, not feeling strong enough to face the world. 

You long for a group of women who would understand. 

Here we are. 

Women Over 50

You love being in your 50s. You’ve shed so many expectations of yourself and you’re starting to really live. And if you’re 75, you may look back on your 50s with amazing fondness. You know so much more now about how to leave all the bullshit aside and be who you are. 

If you’re a woman 50 or older, and you’re looking for a group who are older too, this is the group for you. 

Next steps.

Want to talk? 

If you’re interested in being in one of these groups, I’d love to talk with you.

Email me at shauna@getcuriousaboutyourstory.com

Tell me the women’s group that is calling to you. I’ll send you details. We’ll set up a conversation. 

That’s where we’ll discuss rates and talk about the details and payment. 

Looking forward to talking with you soon,

Shauna

You can cultivate the courage
to share your story.