This week in the New York Times, I read a story that begged the question, “Are your friendships giving you a boost or bringing you down?”
It made me stop and think about whether I was spending my time and energy with the right people for my health and happiness, as friends can have a measurable and ongoing influence on health behaviors.
But what really struck me was a point they made about a group called a moai… let me explain.
In Okinawa, Japan, the average life expectancy for women is 90 years young! This is one of the oldest in the world, and it is attributed to the fact that people in this part of the world form a kind of social network called a moai, or a group of friends who offer social and emotional support for a lifetime.
The group benefits when things go well, but also when things go wrong, as they are always there for each other.
When I read this, I thought of all of you!
While most of these moais are formed at birth so these women can take a lifelong journey together, I still couldn’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of love for the Honey Good community and all the health and happiness it has brought me over the years.
I am so thankful for each and every one of you, and I hope you get as much out of this beautiful group of strong, visible women as I do. You are such a blessing in my life. Thank you for everything.
For those of you who may have missed any of this week’s stories on the blog, here is the week in review!
The Week in Review
Live By Your Own Light
In order to live by your own light, you have to know who you are.
I am not speaking about your daily responsibilities that often drive you up a wall. I am talking about knowing and liking what makes you tick.
This week, I shared how I live by my own light and how I’ve used that powerful feeling to gift “words to live by” to my grands… Read the story!
Dating This Way Hurts Your Chances Of Ever Finding Love
Have you ever felt like your heart was shattered into a million pieces after a messy breakup or the loss of a spouse? Did you think you’d never be able to gather the strength to start again?
Luckily, Honey Good Contributor and Love Coach, Lisa Copeland, has plenty of experience in this department and this week she shared her sound advice with you!
So is your heart open to finding love? Find out… Read the story!
How Authentic Are You?
Authenticity is so important, especially in today’s world of constant comparison. But what does it truly mean to be authentic?
This week, I dove into the topic and discussed the many masks women wear. I also talked about why I tend to be drawn to those who aren’t afraid to just take theirs off and be themselves.
So how do you ‘find your you?’ Find out… Read the story!
6 Ingredients for Your Daily Skin Care Routine
We all know we want to live a long, healthy and beautiful life. In order to do that, we must protect our skin!
Therefore, a daily skincare routine is a must. If you don’t have one already, I encourage you to get one today. Create good habits for yourself that will pay off big time in the long run!
Everyone’s skin is different, so our skincare routines will vary, but this week I shared some products I love to get you started. Plus, find out which ingredients you should be looking for in all of your skincare essentials… Read the story!
The Best Shopping Find – A Knowledgeable Salesperson
As many of you may have figured out, I am a very experienced shopper. But I must admit that I have made my blunders! In fact, sometimes I need help myself when it comes to choosing styles that are considered on trend.
But have no fear! You don’t need a fashion editor in your back-pocket or on speed dial to stay current.
In fact, a great saleswoman may just hold the key to style nirvana and often times other special perks as well… Read the story!
Balance or Burst? 5 Ways to Embrace Balance
I had a moment recently when I realized it was the first time I’d felt calm in over two weeks…
Overwhelmed by responsibilities and being pulled in a million different directions, I sometimes feel as though I’m going to burst! Have you ever felt this way?
In an effort to take back my sanity, this week I shared five tips to help you embrace balance in your everyday life. Read the story!
How Was Your Week, Darlings?
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