Your health is your wealth - and these two topics went hand-in-hand at the Donegal Women in Business Network’s first event of the year.
Donegal Women in Business Network members are starting their New Year on a healthy note after placing a special focus on financial and mental wellbeing at an event on Thursday last.
The guest speakers were Lucia McCauley, financial wellbeing coach at Bank of Ireland, and Heather Peoples, founder of Minding Me, who were both happy to share their expertise with everyone at the Bank of Ireland Workbench in Letterkenny.
Lucia delved into money matters, discussing the financial facts of life and how to plan for the road bumps. Lucia’s expansive talk included key tips on pensions, credit and budgeting.
January is a great time to start budgeting, Lucia said, and listeners took plenty of notes when she offered advice on balancing spending and saving. With so much inspiration for planning and goal setting, Lucia’s talk had a lot of members thinking about changes they want to make or achieve in 2020.
Heather Peoples, a Letterkenny-based teacher and wellness coach, shared this quote which highlighted the importance of the night’s two topics:
“Health is like money, we never have a true idea of its value until we lose it.” – Josh Billings
Heather has over 10 years of experience in the wellness industry. Through her business Minding Me, she offers holistic therapies and treatments to help people live happy, healthy, balanced lives.
For self-employed businesswomen, Heather’s talk explored the importance of ‘nourishing yourself to be the best version of yourself’. Focusing on physical wellbeing and mental health at work are the best ways to achieve balance – because you can’t pour from an empty cup, Heather said.
The Donegal Women in Business Network’s first event of 2020 was praised as the ideal way for members to set a focus on two of the most important elements of life and business – health and wealth.
The next event takes place on Wednesday 5th February at the Villa Rose Hotel Ballybofey. Booking is now open for ‘Minding your Business Online’ in collaboration with Rural Enterprise Skillnet at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/minding-your-business-online-tickets-89184650691
The Donegal Women in Business Network is a non-profit, peer support network for women in business in the county of Donegal. Find out more about joining up on donegalwomeninbusiness.com
See more photos from the January event below: