I am reading the book “This is not the Life I Ordered”, I would like to share a passage.
“According to a recent UCLA study, our connections to women friends actually counteract the stress most of us experience on a daily basis. Engaging in a “tending and befriending” behavior counters stress in women and produces a calming effect. Not only do our women friends soothe us, give us encouragement, and help us remember who we really are, our friendships might even save our lives.
A famed Nurses’ Health Study from Harvard Medical School found that the more women friends one had, the less likely the woman was to develop physical impairments as they aged and the more likely they were to lead a joyful and meaningful life. In fact, the results were so significant the researchers concluded that not having close friends or confidants was as detrimental to a woman’s health as smoking or carrying extra weight.
Don’t let one more minute pass without reaching out to a woman friend and build into your daily routine a way to connect with another woman.