Earlier on this year I had the absolute pleasure of hearing Dr Libby Weaver speak about her new book “Rushing Woman’s Syndrome” that highlighted the impact our busy lives are having on our physical and emotional health . I walked away from the talk determined to share this message with other women.
So this lead to me stepping totally out of my comfort zone and putting together an event in my beautiful home town of Bangalow. I contacted Dr Libby and she agreed to be my keynote speaker and then I set about collecting a raft of other respected female health professionals who I have either worked with or heard singing praises about. I called whoever I could think of to ask for money and sponsorship support and the yes column outweighed the nos so I took a huge leap of faith and book the venue, ordered the artwork and set about marketing “Balancing the Busy” to women far and wide.
For those who know nothing of me I am a passionate home economist who has been championing the message of health for over 20 years. I spent my 30’s so busy working I actually was the women who forgot to have children. My incredible drive to share the message of health led me to author over 20 cookbooks in 4 years and half of them were photographed in the UK where I used to live for 6 months for eight consecutive years.
I am totally guilty of working too hard, having a never ever ending to do list and equating my worth to how much i had completed in a day. I wish I could say I don’t have regrets but if I am being completely honest, I do. I wish I would have focused more on enjoying my life than filling my life. I moved to the country over 10 years ago but then spent the next 1o years commuting back to the city! Yes I can see how crazy it is now, now that I have slowed down.
My biggest concern with all the rushing is that it does not just rob us of wonderful time with people we love or in nature it also erodes us of our health and vitality. Through my study of Ayurveda I have learnt that constant movement creates a vata imbalance in the body and this can lead to gut issues and anxiety among other things. When I heard Dr Libby speak about what she had discovered about rushing in her 14 years of being a biochemist it hit a nerve. I can’t change my experience but if I can perhaps make a difference to the lives of others. Women deserve to hear that rushing is affecting their hormones, their ability to deal with stress, their sleep, their relationships, their moods, their weight and I could go on.
So if you are one of those women who wake up every morning with a never ending to do list in your head I invite you to take one day out or perhaps even a weekend and come along to this wonderful event. I can guarantee you it will change the way you see and move in the world, for the better.
The Dalai Lama said ‘the health of the western world depends on the western woman” and I believe this to be true and I will support each and every woman in anyway I can to create the healthiest life possible.
Tickets for Balancing the Busy are available at www.jodyvassallo.com
Early bird tickets are $75 and on sale until September 1, 2015
I hope to see you there x