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The Power of Girlfriends on Women’s Health

In an evening class at Stanford University there was a lecture given on mind-body connection and the relationship between stress and disease. The speaker (head of psychiatry at Stanford) said, 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. Sounds a bit funny, but he was quite serious.

Mind Body ConnectionWomen connect with each other differently and provide support systems that help each other to deal with stress, menopause and difficult life experiences.

Physically, this quality “girlfriend time” helps to create more serotonin (a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and can create a general feeling of wellbeing). Women share feelings whereas men often form relationships around activities. We share from our souls with our sisters/mothers, and evidently that is very good for our health.

He suggested that spending time with a friend is just as important to our general health as jogging or working out at a gym. There is 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!!

Healthy WomenI was sent this article by a girlfriend of mine and thought it so worthy that I wanted to share these thoughts with you. I have met so many remarkable women whether just by talking to clients on the phone about our common problems or several other women who are inspired by their desire to bring products to help other women feel better.

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! and let’s toast to our friendships with our girlfriends.

I was having dinner with a group of women a couple of weeks ago (I knew I felt very healthy that evening). We all started talking about menopause and hot flashes. I must admit I was the senior amongst them (but I still experience those awful hot flashes), when one of the ladies in our group whipped out her product “Cold Front”, a cooling type pad to be placed on your body to “cool it down” until the flashes subsides. She placed it in the middle of the table and each one of us at some point during the evening grabbed it, chuckled at the commonality; we all understood each other perfectly. Thanks to all the girls in my life who have helped me stay healthy, happy and feeling very loved.

Whether it is products to help with those hot flashes or Inner Intimates Vaginal Renewal Complex for vaginal dryness, we do have one common goal;

Author: Olga Cohen

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