Female friendships are just a hop to our sisterhood, and sisterhood can be a very powerful force.
In ancient times women shared a lot more than they do today. They shared care of their babies, gathered food and cooked together. The women and the children shared their lives intimately, and were a source of strength and comfort to each other on a daily basis. Traditions like the Red Tent, where women came together during menstruation to be together, often with synchronized cycles, were a beautiful time for nurturing, sharing women’s business and keeping each other resilient and happy.
Today, women are a lot more isolated in their own homes and lives and more separate from each other. The opportunities for coming together are much more limited and the time spent together in this way greatly reduced. Because of this women miss the beautiful healing and nourishment that comes from being with other.
Creating a Cycle of Nourishment
Women are at the center of family life, the pillars of a family, providing care for children and often the wider community. Other women fill the emotional gaps in the intimate partnerships women have. They strengthen these relationships, as a support and assurance that one person cannot be everything to you. Being with other women helps you to be a better mother, and the moral support, physical, emotional and mental support and stimulation create a beautiful harmonious environment for children to thrive.
Women are natural nurturers and empathic givers. It is vital for them to receive and be nourished as continual giving out ends in depletion, an increasingly common health problem. Women instinctively know how to nourish each other, and just being with each other is restorative.
The true benefits of friendship are immeasurable. Friends make our lives better and studies show that friendship has a bigger impact on our physical and psychological well-being than family relationships.
Women share a special bond; they bare their souls to each other, support and encourage one another.
The power of female friendships has also revealed some of its secrets to science. Researchers have found that the hormone oxytocin is, for women especially, the panacea of friendship and, by extension, health.
Women talk about different things. We delve deep. We go under, even if we haven’t seen each other for years. There are hormones that are released from women to other women that are healthy and do away with the stress hormones. “It’s my women friends that keep starch in my spine and without them, I don’t know where I would be. We have to just hang together and help each other.”
The Menopause Support Group that you are all members of was formed seven years ago to foster this kind of a sisterhood bond. With that membership now being over 70,000 strong, it’s evident that we are filling a void. Our hope is that you have built lasting relationships with other sisters in the group.
We realized that there was still a big gap that needed to be bridged, so we formed the VIP Menopause Group. This is a group where you can get up close and personal with our Team of Care Providers who are there to serve you. They will offer podcasts, webinars, one on one coaching and summits. The purpose of these programs is to offer you tangible solutions during your menopause struggles. Unlike the Menopause Support Group, the VIP Group is a platform for education and collaboration.
If you are not yet a member of our VIP Menopause Group, please CLICK HERE to become a member.
You will receive invaluable information in this group. You will also build strong relationships while being personally nourished in your menopause journey.