Filling in the wellbeing blanks with Irene founder of Salubre Health Solutions and arch nemesis to psoriasis
We are all busy and are trying hard to fulfill big dreams and goals, manage our long to do lists and have a social life! The art of doing this without sacrificing our most important assets, our bodies and our health, is the challenge we are all faced with day to day. All of us, no matter who we are, have to keep working at it and can learn from each other – so each Wednesday we will chat to a passionate bright spark to hear about what they are up to and fill in their wellbeing blanks!
Today we are filling in the blanks with Irene Prantalos the owner of Salubre Health Solutions. Irene has a special interest in helping people with skin conditions such as psoriasis. Irene was a sufferer herself since she was 11 years old and her ability to take her own experience and understanding on this disease helps her encourage her patients to live healthier lives with clearer skin. Let’s hear what Irene has to say:
To Irene to be well means: to be at peace with where i am in my life. To understand that illness or challengers in my life isn’t here to break me but in fact to teach me something and help me grow.
I have 1 great job. Where i spend my day helping people understand what their body is communicating through the illness that presents. When you can be empowered to see these signs as a form of communication you will easily rectify the problem and be able to live a life you intent on living.
I enjoy a healthy diet and healthy mind as these factors are important for me when it comes to managing my wellbeing.
Dealing with work/life balance are usually hard for me when it comes to managing my wellbeing.
Getting lost in the passion my work brings always seems to throw my wellbeing off track.
Meditating and being mindful always brings my wellbeing back on track
I usually sleep 8 hours per night.
Something I’ve found that really helps when it comes to my health, fitness and wellbeing is keeping fit. This area is what at times i struggle to make time for but it’s a work in progress.
Something I’ve learnt over the years when it comes to health, fitness and wellbeing is that i don’t need to stress about everything being perfect. It’s normal to focus on one area more than another. beating yourself up only generates stress and will only create anxiety and a dislike to do anything at all.
The advice I would give to someone half my age when it comes to looking after their body is surround yourself with positive people, those that will teach you the lessons of life and failure will help you grow. Also be kind to yourself but try your best, avoid excuses by being honest with yourself as that’s the only way you will understand the motive behind your actions.
The problem with being too obsessive and trying to be a perfectionist when it comes to your health and wellbeing is that perfection doesnt exist. I once read a quote that said “if you feel like you’ve your destination than your life is over”. Life IS the journey and expecting it to be perfect will prevent you from learning the lessons and teaching them to others that come into your life.
If my body stopped working my ability to do my work would be challenged, but my mind would take control and figure out why my body stopped working and find a way to address the solution to get it working again.
If my body could talk right now the loudest thing that it would say / ask for is keep at it. Don’t beat yourself up when you lapse into old behanviour just learn and move on.
Enjoyed reading? Feel free to forward on to a friend who you think would enjoy this too or could benefit from the great work that Irene is up to. xx