Why Every Woman Needs a Girl Gang
Not too long ago women spent the majority of their lives with other women, helping each other raise children, gathering and preparing food, and in many other daily tasks. In today’s society, as we get older and our lives become more complicated, full time jobs, children, other obligations, we tend to have less time for social lives and less quality time with other women. Our relationships with other women are often the first thing to give, however, these are some of the most important relationships in our lives; they are something we really need to make an effort to nurture. This is why you need a Girl Gang!
I have come to realize that my friendships and my time with other women has evolved into a safe space for me. I find I can relax more, be myself more, and overall worry less. I like to believe it is because we are hard wired this way, to seek support and comfort from other women.
With all of the pressures each of us deal with each day, it can be very hard to keep up with a self-care workout routine, let alone find quality time with friends. This is where Cherry Blossom comes in! I, like many others, hesitantly stepped through the front door for my first class and had no idea what to expect. What I found was an enormously supportive, non-judgmental group of women. It became my safe space, a space to get a good healing dose of girl gang while getting a good work out in at the same time.
Other compelling reasons to find your girl gang:
- Women instinctively nourish each other; just being with other women is restorative.
- Research has found that the hormone oxytocin is the panacea of friendship, and by extension, health. This hormone is released when we spend time with other women.
- The hormones released from women to other women are healthy and do away with the stress hormones
- Women’s friendships are like a renewable source of power
- Women always need other women; from the moment we understand how different the male species is.
- Women understand things men will never understand
- The visceral need for chocolate
- What it feels like to almost bleed to death every month
- Giving birth
- Crying at the Ikea commercial where the lamp gets abandoned on the curb because you feel bad for the lamp
- The list goes on!
Always remember we are stronger when we lift each other up, not when we tear each other down. Find your girl gang (there is a great one here at Cherry Blossom Studio) and hold on tight!