Relationships add so much to our emotional health, yet as we walk through the various phases of life, many of us are consumed in our busy day-to-day activities, and we forget to connect with family and friends. When hectic routines require so much of our energy, it is all-too-easy to spend less effort on maintaining relationships outside of our immediate circle. Friends or family who live in different towns, countries, or even just 10 minutes down the road, can unintentionally become an afterthought. If you struggle to find time or ways to stay connected, you’re not alone. Here, local women share their experience and advice about sustainable practices that can help us nurture those much-needed relationships.