Becoming the best version of yourself

Keeping Ourselves Healthy AND Happy – – –

on November 15, 2012
Many times I get forwarded things from friends that just strike a chord and resonate with me.  Whether or not the below is an actual fact and was presented in a University class is irrelevant to me.  What matters most is the message, and nothing could be more true than the importance of GF’s!!  So enjoy and take time to think of all the wonderful women who have made a difference in your life.  Wishing you all great happiness and health today!
Female Relationships

They Teach It at Stanford

In an evening class at Stanford the last lecture was on the mind-body connection – the relationship between stress and disease. The speaker (head of psychiatry at Stanford) said, among other things, that one of the best things that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman whereas for a woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends. At first everyone laughed, but he was serious.

Women connect with each other differently and provide support systems that help each other to deal with stress and difficult life experiences.

Physically this quality “girlfriend time” helps us to create more serotonin – a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and can create a general feeling of well being. Women share feelings whereas men often form relationships around activities. They rarely sit down with a buddy and talk about how they feel about certain things or how their personal lives are going. Jobs? Yes. Sports? Yes. Cars? Yes. Fishing, hunting, golf? Yes. But their feelings? Rarely.

Women do it all of the time. We share from our souls with our sisters/mothers, and evidently that is very good for our health. He said that spending time with a friend is just as important to our general health as jogging or working out at a gym.

There’s a tendency to think that when we are “exercising” we are doing something good for our bodies, but when we are hanging out with friends, we are wasting our time and should be more productively engaged, not true.

In fact, he said that failure to create and maintain quality personal relationships with other humans is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking! So every time you hang out to schmooze with a gal pal, just pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself for doing something good for your health!
We are indeed very, very lucky. Sooooo, let’s toast to our friendship with our girlfriends. Evidently it’s very good for our health.

Forward this to all your girlfriends and stay in touch!

Thanks to all the girls/ ladies in my life who have helped me stay healthy, happy, and feeling very loved.

One response to “Keeping Ourselves Healthy AND Happy – – –

  1. Jinx says:

    This is very, very, very true; however, it is hard to find single women that are not working full time and have any time or more energy and for friendships…….. JInx

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