It’s true! Everyone (well, my Mum) told me this would happen and now it is!
I’ve finally reached the age where less of my friends stories start with “We were out the other night and we met this guy …”
And more of them are seeking wisdom on serious stuff like divorce, raising kids and aging gracefully.
In the last year, I’ve watched two of my friends deal with the devastating news of loved ones being diagnosed with early onset dementia and my cousin’s daughter just passed away from an aggressive brain tumor at the horrifically young age of 8!
I know that’s a terribly depressing way to start an email to you on a Sunday morning, so here’s the positives :) …
All of this has me thinking about brain health and put me on a bit of a journey, a mission if you will, to better understand the mind-body connection.
First, I went to a reputable source, my alma mater, the University of Tasmania and started a fantastic and free online course all about dementia, the brain and the nervous system.
If you’re interested it’s available at: www.utas.edu.au/understanding-dementia
Be sure to look out for the videos with Dr Alison Canty (she’s my best mate in Oz and a top sheila :)
This mission also led me to Dr Rachelle Viinberg ...
Three time Olympic rower, silver medalist and licensed Naturopathic Doctor at "Omega Health and Fitness" in the Toronto beaches.
I heard Rachelle speak at an event about how she completely bombed a training session after eating a bag of popcorn for dinner. And I thought, yep, totally been there!
Well, not the bombing a training session part, the eating a bag of popcorn for dinner part.
That was her catalyst for taking better care of herself and entering a life-long learning process about better health, both mental and physical.
I’m happy to announce that Rachelle will be joining us at the ViVaCious Leaders Conference on October 20th to share insights about her journey to the Olympic podium and how we can strengthen our mind-body connection.
I wonder what will or has been your catalyst for prioritizing personal self-care?
Comment below. I’d love to hear from you.
Have a wonderfully ViVaCious week.