Are you a woman 40-65?
Do you agree that women should support each other?
Do you enjoy connecting with other women who are going through experiences similar to yours?
Do feel better when you are supported by a community of women you can relate to?
Do you believe that we are better human beings and feel better when we give and help others?
Do you feel better and more wholesome when you contribute something to the common good?
Then I believe you would be a good addition to the WHIM (Women’s Health In Midlife) Network and I would love it if you became a member and joined us.
We know the foundation for healthy living is good nutrition, physical exercise, and proper rest. But did you know that connecting with other human beings is just as important for our well-being? A study showed that lack of social connection is as bad for our health as being obese, having high blood pressure, and smoking. Another study showed that participants with stronger social relationships lived longer lives.
In 2018 the UK expanded the responsibilities of the Minister for Sport and Civil Society to address loneliness (whom some media then dubbed the “Minister for Loneliness”). Prime Minister Theresa May stated that
For far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life…I want to confront this challenge for our society and for all of us to take action to address the loneliness endured by the elderly, by carers, by those who have lost loved ones — people who have no one to talk to or share their thoughts and experiences with.
Most of us now live far from our extended families and depend on friends, communities, and neighborhoods to fill that gap. We tend to feel closer to those who are similar to us. That’s why I created the WHIM (Women’s Health In Midlife) Network, to bring together women of similar age going through similar changes in life.
Regardless how each WHIM Network member lives her life, our physiology—what our bodies and minds are going through at this stage of life—is very similar. We understand what other women our age are experiencing: we relate, we learn from each other, and we feel connected.
We have advice to give and take, suggestions to make and listen to. We have ideas! We tell anecdotes, we share funny stories, embarrassing stories, empowering stories, and we laugh together. We listen, we share, we help, we heal, and we make each other stronger, because that’s what women do when they get together and connect!
The WHIM (Women’s Health In Midlife) Network is a community of women in midlife who want to connect with other women, to know more about health, to adopt healthier lifestyles, to prevent disease, and to age healthily.
WHIM (Women’s Health In Midlife) Network members
- meet in-person at least once a month
- also meet online, through Zoom, once a month
- receive a monthly WHIM Newsletter by email, containing up-to-date and relevant information about women’s midlife health, and
- receive access to our closed Facebook Group so we can chat online, ask and answer questions, and help and support each other between meetings.
The annual membership is only $60 (it helps me to offset some costs) and you get a lot of valuable knowledge and support.
I encourage WHIM (Women’s Health In Midlife) Network members to meet and connect outside the planned meetings and forge strong relationships with other members. And I hope they will!