Women's health matters
Women’s health matters because to help others we need to put on our own oxygen mask first, to put ourselves front-and-centre and to prioritise our own well-being. Because if not us, then who?
In my work, I see woman after woman who, at midlife is tired of being tired, overwhelmed and exhausted by the responsibility her roles of career woman, wage earner, partner, parent, carer, householder.
I see woman after woman who keeps on keeping on, knowing that she’s compromising her health to keep all the balls in the air… risking depression, anxiety, gastro-intestinal and autoimmune diseases, heart disease, breast cancer.
I say it’s time for we women to take action and to get radical about our health…
Getting radical together
My commitment to #Each4Equal for International Women’s Day 2020 to help women create radical health… collectively.
We need other people to be healthy, happy and wise - it’s a fact. Loneliness and disconnection are the scourge of modern life and the biggest driver of chronic disease- the data shows that lonely people end up in the health system.
In recent years we’ve seen an explosion of self-help, personal development and spiritual enlightenment books, websites and on-line communities seeking to guide us towards a sense of connection, purpose, fulfilment, peace and happiness. While information is useful, people need people; it’s an adaptive, protective instinct - evolution has hard-wired us to seek the safety of the ‘tribe’.
Social connection matters throughout our whole life: singletons at every age have poorer health outcomes than those who nurture supportive relationships, while isolated elderly people don’t live as happily, as healthily, or as long as those with strong family or social connections.
Tribe matters, whether we’re in a conventional or non-conventional ‘family’, have a partner or are single.
Building our ‘tribe’ – whatever that looks like for each of us – is important, healthful and unsurprisingly, it’s enjoyable! And we women are particularly good at it!
Getting better together
The Radical Health Collective is for like-minded women who want to feel part of something different: women who want to meet, to connect, to share, learn, grow and to transform their health together.
Radical: Forming an inherent or fundamental part of the nature of someone or something; relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough… especially of change or action.
Health: A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.
Collective: A group or co-operative enterprise acting collaboratively.
Are you ready to get radical on your health? Stay tuned….
The pebbles of the Radical Health Collective will start ripples in central England.... but the magic and energy of the collective will ripple far and wide.
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