Leadership
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Leadership

Expert Author Deborah Chelette-Wilson

While doing research on stress I learned that women have been known to use another strategy for managing their stress instead of the fight or flight. It is called 'tend and befriend.' The problem with our fast paced 21st century lifestyle is that it does not lend itself to taking time for ourselves to have those oxytocin triggering 'tend and befriend' interactions with other 'safe' women. Is this lack of nurturing each other part of what makes women say they feel so alone? Could this be part of what is contributing to the 'stress fat' around our middles? Maybe it is a reflection of what is 'eating us' that we have no way to let go of?