Welcome to the RARE Women blog. I am glad you are pausing to read our first post.
Our desire for this blog is to be a place you will look forward to reading. We want to provide helpful and meaningful content about resilience, relationships, renewal, growing in emotional maturity, as well as enhancing conversation quality. In the months to come there will be BONUS posts about other topics as guest bloggers join our movement to share their gifts with this community.
At this juncture in my life, I realize apart from relationships nothing else matters much. Relationships are the foundation of our well-being. I believe we were designed to be in relationships so we can be our best selves. In our current culture, relationships seem to be challenged with the added pressures caused by a global pandemic.
Relationships are the foundation of our well-being.
When our relationships are sideways or we are living out of emotional pain or unresolved conflict, our emotional and physical energy is compromised. When energy is limited, we do not operate out of our strengths or as our best selves.
The launch of our website for RARE Transformation, and the RARE Women blog, comes from my personal mission to help the next generation of women to find inner peace, greater life satisfaction and more satisfying relationships.
My own story of transformation reveals that, I am embarrassed to admit, it has taken me over 40 years to understand the value of loving others well. However, when I did discover the “secret sauce” to meaningful and life-giving relationships, the quality of my life positively changed. When reflecting over my life this past year, a theme emerges, “resilient relationships transform the world.” I realized when I participated in small groups, I most frequently moved forward in my transformation journey of life.
It is through belonging to groups that relationships with others have helped me to see my weaknesses and have provided me the courage to make the necessary modifications and behavior changes. It was when I was willing to get real with my own immaturity and own my relational gaps and limited ability to be curious, compassionate or judgment free when people were different from me, the satisfaction of my life changed. My personal growth in emotional, relational, conversational, and spiritual intelligence changed my life for the better and has led me to a more satisfied life that includes fulfilling relationships both personally and professionally.
RARE Women is a place that you can belong. It is our hope we will become a community of women who want to go on a journey together growing resilience, maturing emotional intelligence, and enhancing relationships. Women are created to belong. We can see it historically, from the early settlers working together in the gardens, clearing the plains to build a homestead, enjoying conversations at the quilting bee, or cooking meals for the community barn raising. Women are made for community and belonging. The western culture has created barriers for women to participate in compassionate caring groups that are created to support the innate needs of women.
It is our hope that RARE Transformation is a place where you will check in to see what we are learning, sharing, or inviting you to be a part of. There are many ways for you to connect. Perhaps you would like to check out one-on-one coaching; maybe you belong to a team that is not life-giving, and you want to address those limitations; maybe you want to grow your resilience by practicing with others in a small group; and if your time is limited, maybe you will read the monthly RARE Women blog posts that will help you grow your resilience.
Our hope is that you will experience belonging and your life will be satisfying.
Remember, resilient relationships transform the world.