What we're about

We're a group of strong-minded, interesting and interested women in the Asheville, North Carolina area. If you want to renew your creativity, self-efficacy and connection with other wise women, you belong in this group! (NOTE: During the COVID-19 pandemic, we're meeting via Zoom. That link is available inside our Facebook group, 'Asheville Wise Women'.)

We love to learn new things, make an impact on the world and find mutual support in our individual missions. We seek a deeper meaning and connection in life than the 'everyday mundane'. We often dip into the spiritual as we discuss the ways we can improve our personal outlook on the world.

Many of us have become friends who also get together for fun outside the group. If you're open to new ideas and want to connect with like-minded women who know there's more to life than meets the eye, you're invited to join us.

Our group is supportive, positive, helpful and interactive. We expect everyone here to be kind at all times and open to hearing others' opinions without trying to push their own ideas as "the truth". We try to avoid advice-giving, but instead listen actively to each other's points of view. Mostly we love to talk about important things and support each other, and sometimes we open our journals and write about the chosen topic or take home a journal prompt to write about.

Discussions center on finding new insights and exploring our individual spiritualty and self-development, and sharing with each other as friends.

(In 2018, we discussed and implemented lessons from"It's Never Too Late to Begin Again", by Julia Cameron, bestselling author of "The Artist's Way". In 2019 we continued our discussions of deep and interesting topics of JOY, INTENTION, SPIRITUALITY, SIMPLICITY, VITALITY, CREATIVITY, ADVENTURE, AUTHENTICITY, GRATITUDE, FREEDOM, RESILIENCE and CONNECTION.)

Our theme for 2020 is "TRANSFORMATION". The book we started using in 2020 has been set aside while we meet on Zoom, but here's the information, if you'd like to have it for personal use: "LIVING WITH JOY (Keys to Personal Power & Spiritual Transformation) by SANAYA ROMAN .


The suggested donation per meeting is $5 - 10 payable through: http://www.paypal.me/PeggyShafer1


The group's founder is Peggy Shafer, M.Ed., Certified Law of Attraction Coach, Connections Mentor, Teacher and Social Justice Activist. Peggy has led women's journal circles since 2012 and has been a part of powerful women's groups for many more years. She writes, occasionally blogs and coaches fascinating women from Asheville, NC. Find her on Facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/PeggyShafer - Happiness Coach and at https://www.PeggyShafer.net

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