Authentic Friendships

Welcome to the Authentic Friend-Tips Blog!

Jan 01, 2021
Happy New Year and Welcome to the Authentic Friend-Tips Blog!!
We are beyond excited to be starting a new year with all of you!
2020 was quite the year, so many ups and downs, a year full of unexpected events and circumstances beyond our individual control...let’s take a pause to acknowledge ourselves for making it to the other side!
Helloooo 2021!!
One of our favorite things to come out of 2020 is the Authentic Friendships Community!! We opened the doors to the Facebook Community ( on May 15, 2020.
Debbie Ternes and I (Sheri Petersen) co-founded this community because we saw the need for connections, real, authentic connections amongst women.
In 2018 Debbie and I created the dynamic “5 Powerful Pillars of Authentic Friendships Workshop”. We had been hearing from our clients for years about the struggles that come up for women in the area of friendships (as well as having our own personal experiences). We felt drawn to the topic of friendships and what makes them work and what can cause them to break, and more importantly how could we help women have the kind of friendships that will support and encourage them versus the ones that bring them down?
Through a series of life events we never did launch our program or community back then, we know now that is because it wasn’t the right time...yet!
In the spring of 2020 Debbie called me and said, “I think now is the time for Authentic Friendships!” I wholeheartedly agreed! Our country had been in a lock down since March because of Covid-19, people were isolated and feeling the impact of having their regularly scheduled lives come to a drastic halt because of the pandemic. Now was the perfect time to build a community for women to come and connect and grow friendships.
Over the past 6 months the group has grown to include over 1000 members and continues to grow every week.
In this Blog we will be sharing Tips for growing and maintaining true, Authentic Friendships. Please comment with any questions you would like for us to address in the weeks to come, our intent is for this to be a place where you can come for support and connection!
Sheri and Debbie

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