It is hard to believe that the year is finally coming to an end, and what a year it has been. I know that while the festive season is one of my favourite times of the year, for many it can be challenging. This year, and especially for those who have lost loved ones during the Pandemic it would be particularly difficult, and my heart goes out to those people.
I would suggest that in order to reduce any anxiety and stress at this time of year, try to maintain a routine in your day. For me, I tend to focus on what’s important - my loved ones, my health, and the small moments that bring me joy each day. Try if you can to prioritise at least 30 minutes for yourself each day and make sure it includes some form of exercise, it will ensure that your mind and body are prepared for festivities, food, and family gatherings.
For those of you who might not know, Dr Noel Bairey Merz has been a founding member of Her Heart. She is an amazing woman who has championed women’s heart health globally and for many years. I encourage you to take the time to listen to her TED talk. Also, one of my favourite podcasts is the Melissa Ambrosini Show, she covers great topics with equally impressive speakers.
Before I close, I would like to say and big thank you to you - our community. I am enormously grateful for the endless support from you, our dedicated staff, our Board and advisers plus volunteers.
With all good wishes during this holiday season and I hope that 2022 brings you good health and happiness.
Until next time,
Dr Linda Worrall-Carter
Founder & CEO, Her Heart