Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Please stay safe this holiday season!
Author Gail Sheehy said: "Having checked off most "shoulds," women generally feel a new sense of mastery in their late 40's and 50's. You've done your best to please your parents, your boss, your mate, and to raise your kids. Now it's time for you." - She's right!!! It's time to put ourselves first!
The Head of Psychiatry at Stanford gave a speech on the relationship between stress and disease. He commented 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 their personal lives but are more than willing to discuss their jobs, sports, cars, fishing, hunting or golf. But their feelings? Rarely. Women do it all the time. We share from our souls with our sisters, 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. True! There's a tendency to think that when we are "exercising" we are doing something good for our bodies, but when we’re hanging out with friends, we’re wasting our time and should be more productively engaged - not true. In fact, failure to create and maintain quality personal relationships with
other humans is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking! So what’s holding you back? Join us today! Every time we get together we can pat ourselves on the back and congratulate ourselves for doing something good for our health!
"Life is a roller coaster - let's enjoy the ride together!"
A WISE WOMAN SAID:
Stop Growing Up & Older, Start Growing Wise & Wilder…
There comes a day, somewhere in the middle of every woman’s life, when Mother Nature herself stands behind us and wraps her arms around our shoulders, whispering
“You have taken enough now. It’s time to stop growing up, stop growing older and start growing wiser – and wilder.
There are adventures still waiting on you and this time, you will enjoy them with the vision of wisdom and the companionship of hindsight, and you will really let go.
It’s time to stop the madness of comparison and the ridicule of schedule and conformity and start experiencing the joys that a life, free of containment and guilt, can bring.”
She will shake your shoulders gently and remind you that you’ve done your bit. You’ve given too much, cared too much, you’ve suffered too much.
You’ve bought the book as it were and worn the t-shirt.
Worse, you’ve worn the chains and carried the weight of a burden far too heavy for your shoulders.
“It’s time” she will say.
“Let it go, really let it go and feel the freedom of the fresh, clean spaces within you. Fill them with discovery, love, and laughter. Fill yourself so full you will no longer fear what is ahead and instead, you will greet each day with the excitement of a child.”
She will remind you that if you choose to stop caring what other people think of you and instead of caring what you think of you, that you will experience a new era of your life you never dreamed possible.
‘It’s time’ she will say…
“to write the ending, or new beginning, of your own story.”
She's right! Join the Crown Jewels and start a new adventure in life!