Is Sisterhood the most powerful force for Women’s Health?
During ancient times women shared a lot of things than today. They share the sensitive information of their babies; they gathered and prepared food together. The women and kids shared their lives stories by being close to each other. It has also brought strength and energy to each other on daily basis. According to the traditions of the Red Tent, women used to meet up together during menstruations and nurtured each other. Therefore, this was a beautiful moment for every woman in this tradition because they can listen to each other and bring pleasure to every woman.
However, if we considered today’s world, the majority of women are isolated and living separately from their own homes. Therefore, they have very fewer opportunities and limited time to spend time with each other. Sadly, these women miss the lovely healing and nourishment that comes from being with other.
Creating a Cycle of Nourishment
Women are the key to sustainable development and quality of life in the family. The woman is man’s helpmate, partner, and comrade. The whole burden of childbearing and the greater part of the child are carried out by the woman in the family. Women plan various recreational activities to meet the needs of young and old members of the family.
However, having a community of women that you share your goals and dreams will bring positive results. Being with other women helps every woman to be a better mother and a wife. Addition to that, it will bring moral support, emotional support, and mental support to create a beautiful life. Every woman needs external support in order to have an amazing life and urging them to keep going forward.
The Power of Female Friendship
“A true friend is the best possession.” – Benjamin Franklin
Friends always have faith in us. Therefore, they offer both the words and the support that you need to become a better person in all aspects of life. Friends identify shortages in your life. They challenge us to embrace and succeed in making these life changes.
According to Louise Bernikow, women share a special bond that they bare their souls to each other, support and encourage one another.
Women feel they can count on their friends to pull through for them no matter what they are struggling within their lives.
How Friendships reduce Stress
According to a research study, it has found that women respond to stress differently than men. Therefore, it has significant health effects. According to the health line, when people experience stress in their daily lives they release hormones such as cortisol (Cortisol is a stress hormone released by the adrenal glands). According to yale scientific Oxytocin hormone studied mainly for its role in childbirth and that is secreted by both men and women in response to stress. Hannah Holmes explains that levels of oxytocin have an impact on our ability to bond (even with our own children) and on our ability to feel empathy for others.
However, women encourage them to protect and nurture their children and to gather with other women.
According to Dr. Shelley Taylor, she observed that women often reach out to others during times of stress, where men always try to isolate themselves. Women often call a friend, commiserate with coworkers, or ask others for advice, while men typically prefer to suffer in silence.
According to Jane Fonda “Friendship between women is different than friendship between men. We 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.”
Sisterhood is out there, whether they’re born into our families or not., we have to hold onto them with everything we have because women are rewarding and it is the clearest way to receive the support we need when we need it.
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I am a Business Management graduate from the University Of Staffordshire (UK) and a qualified personnel officer who completed the National Diploma of Training and Human Resource development at Institute of Personnel Management (Sri-Lanka).
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