I've been lucky to have made a number of friends every stage of my life from childhood days to teenager; as a single young adult to a working mom. My friends mean the world to me and they are my inspirationpeople I respect and treasure in life. Never once have I taken them for granted and even though many of them live far away in distant lands, we manage to keep in touch via technology through the benefits of Skype, Facebook, What's App, text messages, phone calls, snail mail and in-person visits.

I've always lived by the mantra, "Life's a Celebration," and for every moment in life, we have the option to make it special and memorable. That said, friendship, as we all know, does not come without its challenges. So it did not surprise me that while I traveled the world for work as an entrepreneur and mom, that many women shared some of the challenges they had making new friends as life progressed. Many of the reasons for these challenges were not unique to just a few, but it seemed that they were plagued by a majority of women all over the world.

So when I met Shasta Nelson, Founder of GirlFriendCircles,com, I was thrilled to learn of a new resource for women to tap into and share their stories, learn from others and join a network of women that all had a similar common denominatorfriendship. I decided to reach out to Shasta and invite her to share her wisdom as a coach, to address some of the fundamental reasons why moms have a tough time making new friends, keeping friends and nurturing and nourishing friendship.

We're honored and proud to have collaborated on this topic of moms and the challenges of friendship. Over the next five days, we'll unveil five videos that will engage moms to take steps to make friendship a priority in their lives. We invite you and hope you travel this journey with us as we truly believe friendship will transform the world we inhabit today for the better in every way.

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