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  • Why Friendships Make Us Happier

    "Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art... It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. - C.S. Lewis 

     

    HAVE SOME FUN TODAY -  There's nothing better than a good friend. Friendship can be a powerful force in our lives, as we move through milestones, mishaps, and everyday life. The love a friend can be a powerful force that helps to shape and define the quality of our life. Friendship gives us a sense of belonging that sometimes lack even from our own family.  As the saying goes, we can choose our friends but not our family. 

    I Got You, Babe

    Nurturing our friendships is crucial. They will carry us through our lives when we need it most and we will do them same for them. When we take the same care of our friendships, we're investing in relationships that can last a lifetime. While some friends come and go, others become like family with bonds that run deep. There's a palpable energy capable of changing the world when we nurture and love our friends.

    A Friend Indeed

    Honor your friends. Be the best friend you can be... and just be there. There's an art to being a good friend, and it's one worth being good at. Research has shown that friendships, especially as we get older, are hugely important for our health. They ease our stress levels, keep our minds sharper and make us happier. Friends can be a safe haven from the stress of jobs and families. They can offer honesty and support during difficult times. And good friends can make us laugh and remind us not to take any of it too seriously. 

    Good For Me, Good For You

    Commit to making time for your friendships. Once a day or once a week, send a text just to connect or better yet, make a phone call. Make time for your girlfriends. Make a date to see each other. Studies have shown that spending time with our girlfriends creates oxytocin in the body, which feels good and soothes anxiety. Chances are, they're as busy as you are and they need some girlfriend time, too. 

    A good girlfriend will get you through the hardest of times of your life and be there when you're celebrating the best. Keep them close and love them up. They're irreplaceable. 

    Love You, Girl

    Our mission at HSFT is to celebrate women and the love we have for each other. We think it's pretty empowering to be those kind of women. Spread the vibe and share the love. Live. Love. Wear. Share. And celebrate your girlfriends!   

     

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  • Five Things Every Woman Should Know

    At HAVE SOME FUN TODAY, we're inspired by women. We love powerful, creative, thoughtful, unique women who follow their hearts. Women with vision and passion. Women with soul. It's the reason our founder Stephanie Taormina started the HSFT fashion and lifestyle brand aimed at celebrating women and honoring her late father's lifelong mantra. Our mission at HSFT is to lift women up, share empowerment and passion, and connect women to a community where we celebrate each other. There's beauty and compassion when we honor each other, and ourselves, by sticking together and rising above. 

    1) Be The Light, Share the Light

    Empower other women when they have a victory and take it as a win for all women. Yay women! Pettiness and jealousy can often derail us from supporting other women's success. Don't fall into the catty cliché that we see on reality TV.  Let other women's victories inspire and motivate you. We all move forward when a woman succeeds. It's called progress and we need more of it...

    2) It's No Contest... We're All Winners 

    It's life, not a beauty pageant or a Spelling Bee. We don't need to compare ourselves to everyone woman that walks in the room, or for that matter, into our lives. It's way better for all of us when we're all on the same team. Let's not worry about beating each other at the game but rather cheering on our fellow women as they cross the finish line. 

    3) Common Threads

    We are all someone's daughter and granddaughter, some of us are sisters and mothers. There are so many common threads that connect us as women. We've come a long way, baby! We've only had the right to vote in this country for 95 years. Many of us get paid less money to do the same job as our male counterparts. And all of us at some point have had to overcome at least one stereotype about being a woman.  Let's celebrate our similarities AND our differences and remember we are all in this together. 

    4) Cultivate Friendships, Not Rumors 

    We've all be guilty of it.... You've heard something about someone and you can't wait to dish with a friend. It's a bad habit but it's easy to break. Be true and authentic. Instead of playing the junior hight game "telephone" and passing the rumor on down the line, what if you just called the person you've heard the gossip about? Maybe she needs a friend. If you've got an issue with another woman, be brave and straightforward enough to say it directly to her and not through someone else. Let's model positive behavior for our daughters and for young girls when it comes to how we treat other woman. Be THAT kind of woman. 

    5) Hold On Tight To Your Girlfriends 

    Our girlfriends have been scientifically proven to be good for easing stress and making us feel better! If you have a group of women who lift you up or just one bestie who keeps you grounded, count yourself lucky. Research has shown that being with our girlfriends creates oxytocin in the body, which feels good and soothes anxiety. Add a glass of wine to that time with your bestie and it's bound to be sheer bliss! A good girlfriend will get you through the hardest of times of your life and be there when you're celebrating the best. Keep them close and love them up. They're irreplaceable. 

    Woman's Work

    As women, being nurturers and caretakers runs deep in our DNA. We do it for our families but when we do it for each other, we're a force of nature. There's a palpable energy capable of changing the world when we empower women with love and support. That's our mission at HSFT, share the love, spread the vibe. Live. Love. Wear. Share. And be part of the positivity. It's that easy.  

     

    Written and contributed by HSFT writer and blogger Rebecca Doubek who treasures her girlfriends and the power of women

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    Have Some Fun Today Founder Stephanie Taormina and her bestie and HSFT team member Kristin Golden Mancuso

     

    At HAVE SOME FUN TODAY, we're inspired by women! We love powerful, creative, thoughtful, unique women who follow their hearts and share their vision with those around them. It's the reason we started our "Inspiring Women" series on the blog. It's the reason our founder Stephanie Taormina started the HSFT fashion and lifestyle brand aimed at celebrating women and honoring her late father's lifelong mantra. Our mission at HSFT is to lift women up, share empowerment and passion, and connect women to a community where we celebrate each other. There's beauty and compassion when we honor each other, and ourselves, by sticking together and rising above. 

    1) Don't Hate - Celebrate!

    Empower other women when they have a victory and take it as a win for all women. Yay women! Don't become petty and jealous because another woman's success makes you feel insecure about your own. Let it inspire you and motivate you. We all move forward when a woman succeeds. It's called progress and we need more of it!

    2) It's No Contest... We're All Winners 

    There's no Blue Ribbon Winner or diamond tiara placed on your head for winning the big prize. It's life, not a beauty pageant or a Spelling Bee. Don't compare yourself to everyone woman that walks in the room, or for that matter, into your life. It's way better for all of us when we're all on the same side and not judging each other. Let's not worry about beating each other at the game but rather cheering on our fellow women as they cross the finish line. 

    3) We Have More in Common Than We Think

    We've come a long way, baby! We've only had the right to vote in this country for 95 years. Many of us get paid less money to do the same job as our male counterparts. And all of us at some point have had to overcome at least one stereotype about being a woman. We are all someone's daughter and granddaughter. Some of us are sisters and mothers. There are so many common threads that connect us as women. Let's celebrate our similarities AND our differences and remember we are all in this together. 

    4) Cultivate Friendships, Not Rumors 

    Don't be that woman who talks about other women behind their back. Be true and authentic. What if instead of talking gossip about someone, you just called her? If it's gossip you've heard being dished around, then maybe she needs a friend. If you've got an issue with a woman, be brave and authentic enough to say it directly to her and not through someone else. Wouldn't it be a nicer world if we taught young girls to do this and we did it, too? 

    5) Girlfriends Are Good For You

    Our girlfriends have been scientifically proven to be good for easing stress and making us feel better! If you have a squad of women who lift you up or just one bestie who keeps you grounded, count yourself lucky. Research has shown that being with our girlfriends creates oxytocin in the body, which feels good and soothes anxiety. This is also thought to offset the negative effects of stress. A good girlfriend will get you through the hardest of times of your life and be there when you're celebrating the best. Keep them close and love them up. They're irreplaceable. 

     

    As women, being nurturers and caretakers runs deep in our DNA. We do it for our families but when we do it for each other, we're a force of nature. There's a palpable energy capable of changing the world when we empower women with love and support. That's our mission at HSFT, share the love, spread the vibe. Live. Love. Wear. Share. And celebrate women! It's that easy.  

     

    Written and contributed by HSFT writer and blogger Rebecca Doubek who treasures her girlfriends and the power of women

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