In today's video (the first in a five-part series), "Challenges Moms Face with Friendship," Shasta Nelson talks about the importance of giving ourselves permission to go out and build new friendships with women going through similar life stage issuesbe it new parents, teenagers, divorce or health-related matters.

That said, it is key to cherish the friends in our lives and show up with empathy, compassion, commitment and forgiveness with these women that have been there for us along the way. Being aware of the different roles these two sets of women play in our lives is critical to having a happy and healthy circle of friends.

This five-part video series is a collaboration between Dhana Inc. and GirlFriendCircles.com to discuss a universal challenge facing moms as it relates to friendship, making new friends and the impact on kids.