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Viva as Amigas!

A while back my girlfriend sent me a text about a study by the head of psychiatry at Stanford. His study shows that “making time for your girlfriends is not a luxury but a healthy necessity. He said “among other things, that one of the best things that man could do for his health is to be married,  whereas for a woman, one of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her relationships with her girlfriends” 

I loved that! This study puts into words how I feel about my girlfriends. I have always been so blessed to have wonderful women around me. I could go on and on talking about each one of them. They have touched my life in so many ways, from listening to my unclear ideas and helping me to make sense of my world, to giving me their time and shoulders to cry on when the world was a little bit too overwhelming. We dance and laugh until our feet are too sore to stand. They cry with me when words can’t express the feeling. And they are gentle with me when I am not so nice at times, giving me strength to pursue whatever dream I have in my wild mind.

The study also stated that “spending time with friends is just as important to our general health as jogging or working out”. I totally agree! This past month I have a few of my dearest friends from Brasil visiting to spend almost a month in Hawaii, so I did not swim, ride or run. Instead, during these days with the girls we laughed a lot, we shared memories and future dreams, we ate a lot of shave ice and mochi ice cream, we watched sunsets and green flashes from different beaches and lookouts, we danced all night long, and we listened and sang our favorite songs all day long. No matter what we were doing we are having the best time in each other’s company.

I believe (and now is proved by a Stanford psychiatry) spending time with your friends fuels your heart and soul with love, and there is nothing more important than that for our overall health!

Girls, thank you for your wonderful friendship!!!

I love you! Viva as Amigas!

some dreams are worth sharing…

Mariane

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Few wonderful places to hangout with your friends in Oahu:

HANAUMA BAY & TRAIL

{protected marine life conservation area – an amazing place to snorkel and to swim}

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NORTH SHORE BEACHES

{Waimea, Pipeline, Sunset – winter time is great to watch the waves & summer time is perfect to swim }

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HALEIWA TOWN

{Get a shave ice first, then walk around town to check all the cute local shops}

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PILLBOX TRAIL & LANIKAI BEACH

{Short trail with a sweet view. Lanikai beach with the perfect weather condition is one of the most beautiful beaches in Oahu}

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MAKAPU’U TRAIL & LOOKOUT

{Short & easy trail. Go all the way to the very top to watch the sunset}

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WAIKIKI

{A fun place to learn how to surf and SUP}

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KOKO HEAD HIKE

{Looking for a challenging hike? Koko head it’s a perfect choice!}

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ANYWHERE WITH FRIENDS IS A GOOD PLACE TO BE

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Marion
    January 30, 2015 at 4:28 am

    As you wrote, even those simple moments that We were singing, watching a movie, having meals were so funny and healthy!!!!! We should do these kind of stuffs at least once a year!!!!

    • Reply
      mariane uehara
      January 30, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      Yes! Yes! Yes! Ah seria tão bom ter você aqui todos os dias…quem sabe someday soon.

  • Reply
    Gabriela Nunes
    January 30, 2015 at 5:04 am

    awww mariane, voce é muuuito especial!! que post lindo, amei amei amei!!! e amei mais ainda ter conhecido as meninas e passado esse mês aqui no paraíso com voces! foi meu presente 2015 do hawaii 🙂

    • Reply
      mariane uehara
      January 30, 2015 at 9:31 pm

      Linda você é uma estrelhinha….iluminando por onde passa:)

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