Who do you spend most of your time with? Do you have a core group of supportive people? I call that core group a tribe. They are the people who you spend most of your time with and the people that support you when you need it.

Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart, and nourish your soul.

–Unknown

Many of us find ourselves surrounded by a group of people more or less by default. Maybe they’re the people you are around the most because they are family. Maybe they are coworkers, so you spend the majority of your days interacting with them. But are these people making you hungry for life?

Although our family and coworkers can be incredibly supportive and wonderful people, we want to develop our tribe by seeking out the people who share our core values and help us to be the best version of ourselves. As this unknown author says, they make us hungry for life and nourish our souls.

How do you build a tribe of people who nourish your soul? First identify your core values. What is most important to you? For me, health is so important that I want to spend my time with people who also live a healthy lifestyle and share that as a core value. When my tribe shares this value, I know that they will be willing to join me for a tennis match or to get a cold-pressed juice or attend a mediation group.

Second, build your tribe by sharing. Bonobos primates share their food with strangers in order to build their tribe. Humans have the same practice of sharing food, but that doesn’t have to be the only thing you share to build a tribe. You can also share time, information, or support.

If you have people who touch your heart, tell them how much you value them, and if you’d like more people who nourish your soul try these steps to build your tribe.

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  • Nicole Clarke
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    Agree. I read a similar passage that said you are the average of the top 5 people you spend most of your time with.

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