What are the benefits of intentional female friendship to our health, well-being, and sanity? When women hang out with friends, their bodies release the hormone oxytocin, which combats stress and creates calm. Women are actually more likely to recover after breast cancer, or move forward in their lives after the death of a partner, when they have friends in their lives.
In her new book, Diane encourages women to take stock of their friend-making and friend-keeping skills to ensure they have the friends they need when they need them most! In this engaging fireside chat, Diane will offer insights, tips, and stories to inspire women to take action now to design and secure female friendships. She will cover topics ranging from how to make new friends and diversify your friendship portfolio, to overcoming pitfalls and breakdowns, to having friends at work and the value of joining groups.
Just as we invest our health and finances, we benefit from being intentional about investing in our friendships. Attendees will be inspired to breathe new life and excitement into their relationships by seeing female friends as “intention holders”--- women who encircle us with the love and support we need.
DIANE GAGE LOFGREN is the author of nine books and scores of magazine articles on personal and business relationships. She serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Communication Officer for a national health care organization. She has served as a marketing and communication leader for other national and regional health care companies and, for ten years, owned The Gage Group, a full-service public relations and marketing agency.