Yesterday in the University of Limerick, I attended a conference on the Empowerment of Women this was led by Dr Mary Ryan. As an endocrinologist Mary is dealing with women with hormone imbalance on a daily basis and hormones control all muscles as well as the immune system. Here’s an extract ‘Unfortunately because women of all ages lack self-esteem and self-belief they are constantly multitasking too much and burning out which is a major cause of hormone imbalance, adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue, infertility and irritable bowel syndrome.’
I learnt so much on how my body works, we were presented with cases to show the similarities of conditions between women in their 30’s and 40’s. The facts around the menopause, how the pituitary gland ‘master gland’ works and the rapid growth of obesity.
I’m not a medical professional, I do however want to learn the health challenges women are having as a result of low self-esteem and lack of self-care.
I had to learn to take care of myself as I was burning out and I mean learn. My daily routine is a discipline now, it might seem extreme the word discipline but I’ve learnt from yoga and the practice of ‘loving kindness’ meditation that these are positive habits to preserve my mental and physical health.
Hope you enjoy this wonderful poem by Reese Leyva Remember Woman
#health #love #self-respect #boundaries #self-esteem