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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.

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I’m So Hot Hot Hot…Does This Ever Stop!

Turtleneck sweaters and hot flashesLong gone are the turtleneck sweaters that I loved to wear. It has been 25 years since I started menopause and I still get those awful hot flashes; certainly not nearly as bad as they were when I first started menopause.

I could feel them coming on. It was like heat forming in the pit of my stomach. It would permeate from the inside out. I knew it would only last for a short while, but these bursts would return continuously throughout the day, at different intervals and almost always at night.

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Women Helping Women and Menopause The Musical

Menopause The MusicalThis week I went to see the show “Menopause the Musical” -The Hilarious Celebration of Women and The Change, have you seen it yet?

They covered every issue that most of us women experience when living through menopause; hot flashes, mood swings, memory problems, peeing all the time, to questions about our sexuality.

It was hysterical: we laughed throughout the entire performance. It especially hit home for my friend Wendy and I because we both have dedicated ourselves to helping woman overcome this change in life.

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