Just attended the “Sex And The City2” Fundraiser

Posted Thursday, May 27th, 2010. Filed Under Voices of wisdom

Last night I attended Sex And The City 2 movie for a fundraiser – raising money to support women in brain research. I went with two of my best friends and a close friend. I do not want to spoil the movie, however there is a line that Samantha says that brought a tear to my eye. I cannot remember word for word – it went something like this: “regardless of children, boyfriends, husbands, work, we are soul mates and friends to the end”.

I thank my friends every day for being in my life. They have been my saviours. I know that really it is about my own awareness and journey however they have been my mirror in so many ways and for that I am grateful. They love me unconditionally and accept me for who I am. At times I am not even sure whom I am as I am peeling away layers!

I wanted to share an email that was sent to me. The friend that send it received it from her friend at Stanford University — she just attended a lecture:

A thought to share:

I just finished taking an evening class at Stanford. The last lecture was on the mind-body connection–the relationship between stress and disease. The speaker (head of psychiatry at Stanford) said, among other things, that one of the best things that a man could do for his health is to be married to a woman whereas for a woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends. At first everyone laughed, but he was serious.

Women connect with each other differently and provide support systems that help each other to deal with stress and difficult life experiences. Physically this quality “girlfriend time” helps us to create more seratonin–a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression and can create a general feeling of well being. Women share feelings whereas men often form relationships around activities. They rarely sit down with a buddy and talk about how they feel about certain things or how their personal lives are going. Jobs? Yes. Sports? Yes. Cars? Yes. Fishing, hunting, golf? Yes. But their feelings?–rarely. Women do it all of the time. We share from our souls with our sisters, and evidently that is very good for our health. He said that spending time with a friend is just as important to our general health as jogging or working out at a gym.

There’s a tendency to think that when we are “exercising” we are doing something good for our bodies, but when we are hanging out with friends, we are wasting our time and should be more productively engaged–not true. In fact, he said that failure to create and maintain quality personal relationships with other humans is as dangerous to our physical health as smoking! So every time you hang out to shmooze with a gal pal or sister, just pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself for doing something good for your health! We are indeed very very lucky. Let’s toast to our friendship with our girlfriends/sisters. Evidently it’s very good for our health.

Whether you go and see Sex And The City2 movie or not- call a friend, grab a latte, tea, chocolate, walk or even a hug. I cannot go through the day without speaking to at least 1 of my girl friends, or 2 or 3 or 4…. get the picture.

I am just going out to meet up with some friends just to give and get my hug and maybe a drink or two. Yes, I will love to share my life with someone, a partner, however one thing I can say for sure — it will never come between me and my friends!

Have a great weekend and for those in the US have a great long weekend.

All my love,

Sandra

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6 Responses to “Just attended the “Sex And The City2” Fundraiser”

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  5. RJ on December 9th, 2010 10:13 am

    Nice post.
    More men should take note of one of the messages here. Many women would share with their man (maybe not everything) what they do with their girl friends, if they felt secure enough and heard enough to do so.
    There is also a minority of men that women already do that with, outside of their significant others. Being able to share with a man who is aware enough and secure enough to be open about his feelings, able to give selfless feedback, and is a good listener, allows a woman to get what she cant from her girl friends, a mans point of view. These men are able to tap into an amazing resource of insight and awareness that most men tragically overlook and miss out on, the wisdom of a woman. Dare I say that there is much to be said about how attractive, a strong man who can “go there”, is to a woman? So men, if your not taking the time to go their with your woman, you’re missing out on beauty and joy that you’ll never know unless you do. Communication is a skill that can be learned and built upon, if you care enough to take the time. Why wouldn’t you want to know more about that woman who is suppose to be the most important person in your life? It will enrich your own life and your life together more than you can imagine. If you don’t want to take the time, there is usually a nice looking guy around the corner who is waiting to take your place. If that happens, then all you may be left with is regrets.

  6. Sandra on December 9th, 2010 10:56 am

    Dear RJ, I love this comment in fact I read it to a friend of mine and she too loves it. I don’t know how old you are but you are very wise. If you believe that we are all one and have lived many lives, than our wisdom actually stems from both male and female points of view. I totally agree with you that having different perspectives is so valuable — it will open up all of your relationships. As I always say, take what resonates and make it your own.

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