Toast To Your Girls!

By: Sarah Nelson On: 2:47 AM
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  • I just finished watching a video from a lecture class at Stanford University. The 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 serotonin - 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, football, golf? Yes. But their feelings? Rarely.

    Women do it all of the time. We share from our souls with our sisters/mothers/best friends, 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, this however is 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 schmooze with a gal pal, just pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself for doing something good for your health! We are indeed very, very lucky. So, let's toast to our friendship with our girlfriends. Evidently it's very good for our health. :)

    Green Bay = WIN

    By: Sarah Nelson On: 7:37 PM
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  • So this past Rick's 14th International Tattoo Convention in Green Bay, Wisconsin was a blast. I got to meet some awesome people and got to do really fun tattoos. I took home a "Tattoo of the Day" award, and artist choice awards for Best Oriental, Best Patriotic, and Best Sleeve. I also won 1st place in the "Cash for Flash" charity contest. All in all = BIG success. Thanks again to everyone I got to encounter there and I look forward to seeing them again down the line.

    Tom Cruise is CRAZY

    By: Sarah Nelson On: 6:38 AM
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  • I don't say he's crazy because he's driving a formula 1 race car at almost 200 mph. Oh no. It's what he does afterwards. Just watch the video ...

    A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

    45 Incredible Digital Art HD Wallpapers

    By: Sarah Nelson On: 9:39 PM
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  • No words, just work.

    By: Sarah Nelson On: 5:28 PM
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