The Soultown! Volume III: Issue 10 OCTOBER 2019 - Page 21

Disneyland Photo Illustration Anything can happen at Disneyland. The GGs pose for a scary photo illustration. Ruby holds a fire breathing pumpkin that scares and surprises Chillin and Maribel. The GGs appreciate their supervisors, Mike Jones, now retired, Richard Washington and their CEO, Peter Fortenbaugh for making the work environment welcoming and conducive for the staff to have fun while developing the youth. It is no secret that hanging out with friends feels great, but what makes it special is understanding the science that explains why. In 2016, researchers discovered that hanging out with friends, also known as “peaceful associations,” increases the production of oxytocin -- the hormone that floods our bodies when we’re happy. When oxytocin is released, it is proven to make more people trusting, generous, and friendly during positive social bonding experiences. The GGs are an example of a friendship developed at BGCP. The next time you’re headed to lunch with a coworker, it may not just be lunch, it may be the beginning of a new peaceful association with your new BFF. On behalf of The Soultown Magazine, we would like to thank the GGs, the Sisters With Different Misters, BGCP, Mike Jones, Richard Washington and Peter Fortenbaugh for having SOUL! , Photo by Ruby In Downtown Chicago, Chillin pretends to hold The Bean up -- The bean is a large public sculpture in Millennium Park - while Maribel photo bombs her with the Authentic Warrior towel in the background. Photo by Ruby In a helicopter, the GGs wave and before they take the trip of a lifetime to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. Oct. 2019 • The Soultown International Magazine • Celebrating 2 years • Connecting Our Cultures to Our Cyber & Conscious Communities •