Human to human contact.
Did you know these things are key to our health and happiness and how we go through life?
And also – importantly for us – how we get through our meno years.
Meno-She’s need understanding and a sounding board.
It empowers us.
It makes us feel like we’re not alone.
The Roseto Effect
When I was knee-deep into my integrative health coach training (which means I spent a number of years studying nutrition, wellness practices and behaviour modification) one of our lecturers, the inspiring Dr Lissa Rankin, related the story of a town called Roseto in Pennsylvania where a group of Italian immigrants settled in the 1960s.
When a cardiologist happened by Roseto he was nonplussed to see how healthy all the population was and the extraordinarily low rates of heart disease. This was in spite of the fact that they all smoked unfiltered cigars, lived on a diet of stodgy pizza and pasta, they couldn’t afford olive oil so they cooked in lard and they drank bucket loads of wine.
To cut a long story short researchers concluded it was because nobody in Roseto was ever lonely, they had no stress, the elderly were looked up to and everyone lived very close together
That’s the power of community for your health and happiness.
It’s one reason we did a happy dance this week when we saw we now have over 5,000 followers on Facebook.
And we’re working on growing Instagram.
The next mission is YouTube.
And – of course – our private group on Facebook: 40+ Goddesses.
The idea behind all of these (plus our newsletter) and the beauty of working online is that these are all places where you can join a tribe of like-minded women and get a sense of community.
If you haven’t joined yet please do click on the links and come say hi.
It’s about sisterhood and women supporting women.
We’re also here to explain just exactly what’s happening to your body.
Sound good? We hope so. And if there’s anything specific you’d like us to cover please sing out.