Need a way to melt away stress and worry? Invite pals over to chat, watch a movie, play a game, munch pizza or do any other activity that helps you bond. It’s not just fun—a University of Michigan study found that fostering an emotional connection with your girlfriends triggers a surge of progesterone, a hormone that soothes and relaxes you.
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Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This movement was launched in 2005 with Gabrielle’s groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools–including her popular free Hormone Horoscope® app, eBooks, infographics, videos and tips–to share vital information about hormones.