Girlfriends Boost Health and Happiness: Tips and Scientific Secrets to a Life of Joy!





It’s proven. Other women are good for your health! We women share from our souls, listen intently, offer support, empathy and abiding friendship. Below you will find an excerpt from my new book,

 Joy After Fifty: A Woman’s Guide to Passion, Purpose and Lasting Happiness.

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What a gift! An antidote to the stressors of these times, Joy After Fifty shows us how to re-enchant our lives with wonder and delight in any circumstance. I highly recommend this book!

~Marci Shimoff, NY Times Bestselling author of Happy for No Reason. Love for No Reason and Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul


~~Week Thirteen~~

The company of other women is “good medicine” for the female body, mind and spirit.  When women converse and connect, an extra dose of oxytocin, the feel-good hormone, is released. Women are reclaiming self-esteem and personal empowerment by participating in ongoing “circles.”  These circles are sanctuaries in which a woman can discover her authenticity, as she is “midwifed” into birthing her true nature and her unique voice.

 Reflecting on Joy:

* How did my relationship with my mother, or the absence of a mother, affect my current attitudes toward women?

* What aspects of being a woman have I, or have I not yet, accepted and embraced?  Do they prevent me from embracing my womanhood and truly loving other women as friends and “sisters”?

* What experiences do I currently have with other women that intentionally foster deep connection, communication and empowerment?

* What women would I wish to include in an ongoing “circle” for support, guidance and loving connection?

  Activating Joy:

** Light a candle.  Close your eyes and breathe slowly and fully to ground yourself.  Imagine yourself in a sacred women’s lodge. You are surrounded by concentric circles of all your female ancestors, from all time.

** Activate all your senses as you experience the depth of love and wisdom they are radiating to you now.

**  Formulate a question regarding a significant life issue.  Present it to the women surrounding you.  Listen carefully.  Record their “responses.”

** This week, set aside time to imagine yourself creating a women’s circle or rejuvenating an existing circle.  Consider the who, what, where and how of your intention.  For an individual or group coaching consultation on “How To Create and Sustain A Vibrant Women’s Circle”, send an email to


What are your experiences with women friends? Please share a comment below.


With loving blessings,

Connie Clark




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