Time with girlfriends can do you good!

We recently read a story in the “Southern Living” magazine about a scientific study which states that an occasional mini-break with your friends is very beneficial to your health.

The article states that is has been proven that friendship can extend life expectancy, lower the chances of heart disease, and even help us better tolerate pain. In the study, psychologists were able to predict the size of someone’s social network based on how much pain they were able to withstand. Friends also make us feel good. In 2016, researchers found evidence that hanging out with friends can increase production of Oxytocin, the hormone that our bodies make when we’re happy.

Another study from Harvard found people who don’t have strong friendships tend to be more depressed, have later-life cognitive decline, and were even more likely to die at a younger age.

A study of 309.000 people found that a lack of strong social ties increased the risk of premature death from all causes by 50%, which was about the same effect as smoking up to 15 cigarettes per day. A 2012 study found that the risk of dementia was increased depending on how lonely people felt.

SO….. having friendships and being around friends is scientifically good for your health. Keep a few really good friends around because it could make a world of difference for your health and well being. Invest in your friendships and take some time to do things. It’s contagious and you’ll want to do again and again. Just get some friends together over dinner, clear your schedule and start planning a trip or weekend get away … for your health!

Another wonderful Murry’s Dinner Playhouse night.

The show was the “Last Round-up of the Guacamole Queens” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten.

The show and food were very good (as usual.) Even if you are on a low-carb diet there are plenty for choices on the buffet.

Most of all…. we just love going to Murry’s together.

Shopping for King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Everybody knows you have shop before you cook…. so off we go to the grocery store.

We met up at Super 1 Foods with our ingredient list in hand. We got everything we needed for our recipe and in fact got the very last lone rotisserie chicken.

Then we made our way to the check out. Our total came to $26.22 for the ingredients. We’re ready to cook!

And our new adventure is….

COOKING…

After collecting cookbooks from many of the places we have visited we are going to venture into the world of vlogging a recipe from one of those books. Yes…..we are traveling into the kitchen. You will not want to miss this adventure!

For our first attempt we have decided to begin with a dish from the Pioneer Woman Cookbook, “Come and Get It!”

Join us as we make our grocery list, shop and create the recipes…..

Cheers to a new year full of new adventures!

As 2019 begins we are looking forward to sharing our travel adventures and some added surprises along the way.

We took a little break from blogging during the Christmas season but we are excited to get back to it next week.

Three Girls Travel wishes all a happy and prosperous new year full of your own fabulous adventures. Be sure to follow us for a year of fun to come…