I was a guest on the #IrishHealthHour Twitter chat
One of the reasons why I love technology is that it brings us together, regardless of where we live in the world. Thanks to technology, I recently made a new friend in the Irish health and wellness world, Dolores Andrew-Gavin.
Dolores is an empowerment coach helping women to step into their personal power by becoming aware of what holds them back. She also runs a successful chat on Twitter called Irish Health Hour, and I was invited to be a guest a few weeks ago.
The topic was, of course, life-work balance. I loved the discussion because her community is well aware of the benefits of body & mind connection for optimal health and optimal work. I felt at home, and it was great to meet such amazing professionals.
If you missed the chat, no worries! Below is the recap for you – Great insights and a lot of inspiration for you!
(Please note: the tweets are grouped by question / thread / conversation, not in chronological order)
I agree Denise – all of it is "life" whether we're at work or not at work 🙂 I used to call it a work/life blend but now I just feel that I'm living, I'm alive and through the medium of my work, I'm growing and learning constantly. #irishhealthhour— Revolution Project (@letusrevolt) February 3, 2019
Yes an important topic. Part of staying healthy is balance in your time and your nutrition.— Austin O Keeffe (@AOKCafe) February 3, 2019
Hi Sabrina, yes, there is a lot of illness around. I worry where we are going when all the GP's do is simply issue a prescription for medication. Rarely do they investigate the cause of the #health issues.#irishhealthhour #LifeWorkBalance https://t.co/fv1uCuBTzr— MineralDoc (@MineralDoc) February 3, 2019
Yep, I think we talked about that last week – Conventional medicine, unfortunately, is not enough. We need to be educated and to know how to find the cause to underlying issues #irishhealthhour #LifeWorkBalance— Sabrina Cadini (@SabrinaCadini) February 3, 2019
Yup, so many people I know suffering from colds and flus. I'm like the grandma repeating #applecidervinegar #ginger #turmeric #honey #lemon 😊 Those and #OnGuard mean I'm never struck down thank goodness. Mentally having a #wellnessmindset helps too. #irishhealthhour— Revolution Project (@letusrevolt) February 3, 2019
Well I really enjoy My 'Work' it is a pleasurable part of my life. I also enjoy walking and a few other activities. I guess the balance comes into keeping healthy in order to continue doing what I enjoy doing. #irishhealthhour #LifeWorkBalance https://t.co/0T0vy2R36K— Holistic Wexford (@holisticwexford) February 3, 2019
A2 (3/5): THREE) Exercising regularly (physical activity protects us from health issues, lowers stress, and produces those feel-good hormones that boost our happiness, positivity, creativity) #irishhealthhour #LifeWorkBalance— Sabrina Cadini (@SabrinaCadini) February 3, 2019
Love my exercise, my time and keeps me sane 😂 #irishhealthhour— The Queen Of Health (@QueenOfHealthIE) February 3, 2019
#irishhealthhour ❤️ This; "As a retired nurse, I agree with the quote. The things I have seen done to people, the amount of pills prescribed, the mistakes made, are appalling. Not to mention the germs present in the hospital and doctors offices." – S K Bull 😱#health #nutrition pic.twitter.com/Ve7YVK9gcB— MineralDoc (@MineralDoc) February 3, 2019
A3 (1/4): There is a tight connection between our body and our mind. They should be considered as a system, not as two different entities. What we do to our body we do to our brain #irishhealthhour #LifeWorkBalance— Sabrina Cadini (@SabrinaCadini) February 3, 2019
A3 (3/4): It sounds counterintuitive, but when you take the time to eat real food, sleep, exercise, and dedicate time to yourself, your body and brain become your allies and you can finish your tasks / projects in less time #irishhealthhour #LifeWorkBalance— Sabrina Cadini (@SabrinaCadini) February 3, 2019
Soooo true and your body starts wanting healthy foods and let's you know that processed stuff is bad!! I'm on my green smoothies again #irishhealthhour— The Queen Of Health (@QueenOfHealthIE) February 3, 2019
A4 (1/2): I gave up on FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out), especially on social media, and I started focusing on quality connections (rather than on quantity) in order to cultivate more joy and positivity in my life #irishhealthhour #LifeWorkBalance— Sabrina Cadini (@SabrinaCadini) February 3, 2019
A4 (2/2): 2019 is about JOMO (Joy Of Missing Out) – I can be more present in the moment, and I have more time to do what I want in life so that I can enjoy my journey to happiness and success #irishhealthhour #LifeWorkBalance— Sabrina Cadini (@SabrinaCadini) February 3, 2019
It's not uncommon for older patients to have been prescribed 10/20+ medicines. The use of many different medications – known as #polypharmacy – is particularly common in older people. At 66 years young, I'm in a group of 8% taking no meds.#irishhealthhour #LifeWorkBalance— MineralDoc (@MineralDoc) February 3, 2019
A5 (2/4): Eating the right foods for your body, for instance, is not the same as being on a diet. It becomes part of your daily lifestyle forever if you want to see long-lasting results #irishhealthhour #LifeWorkBalance— Sabrina Cadini (@SabrinaCadini) February 3, 2019
A5 (4/4): My average day – PM: Work / meetings (with self-care breaks every hour), exercise, social media, dinner, family time, some more work (this is usually my most productive time), reading, bedtime #irishhealthhour #LifeWorkBalance— Sabrina Cadini (@SabrinaCadini) February 3, 2019
#irishhealthhour “As physicians in medical school we don’t learn a lot about #nutrition, believe it or not. We don’t learn what patients should eat. I went back to Columbia University and now at every visit I talk about #diet, exercise & stress management” -Dr. Kavita Kewalramani— MineralDoc (@MineralDoc) February 3, 2019
#irishhealthhour #Curcumin most clinically studied, plant-derived, health-supporting substance in modern science. 11,000+ modern studies verify its value as a natural remedy and one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory plant substances on Earth. https://t.co/pSN2Fy4DEY pic.twitter.com/8GMOdp2Kfz— MineralDoc (@MineralDoc) February 3, 2019
I like to get moments throughout the day to stop and do what I need in the moment. It can be as simple as a quiet cuppa to booking a massage or stretching my body. #irishhealthhour https://t.co/rLYeOdrC1Z— Keri Denney (@SelfCareKeri) February 3, 2019