Hanging with the Gals
Did you know that hanging out with the gals can help relieve stress?
A landmark UCLA study suggests that women respond to stress with a cascade of brain chemicals that cause us to make and maintain friendships with other women. Traditionally it was believed that stress triggered either a “fight” or a “flight” response. Now it’s believed that women have a larger behavioral repertoire. “In fact,” says Dr. Klein, “it seems that when oxytocin is released as part of the stress response in women, it buffers the fight or flight response and encourages her to gather her children and cluster with other women.” Women’s estrogen levels seem to enhance this effect of oxytocin.
Men, on the other hand, when confronted with stress produce high levels of testosterone, which seems to inhibit the effects of oxytocin.
Kasey Knight leads Interplay® workshops and the CLP Women’s Perspective monthly luncheon. This month’s luncheon will be held on Wednesday, July 6th at noon at Heaven Sent Wellness in Melbourne, FL. For more information on how you can connect with women of like mind in our community contact Kasey at 321-684-9026 or email Kasey(at)pobox.com