On the 1st of September 2023, we hosted our Hauora Wellbeing panel at the YWCA Hamilton Women's Room. It was a beautiful morning of sharing from our panellist's life and business journeys. It was wonderful to see a range of women of different ages and business situations attend, and we all had some great conversations before and after the event.
Sam Robb of Journey to Grow Marketing
Emma Brooky from Fitzone
Julia Viladomiu from Vila Coaching
Rochelle Panting from Rochelle Panting Nutrition
Photo by Irene Maton Photography
Left to Right: Sam, Julia, Emma, Sarah (WWIB President), Rochelle & Mel.
The panellists answered questions in relation to the four Hauora Wellbeing pillars and how each of the four influences and supports the others.
1. Taha tinana (the physical dimension) Physical wellbeing as well as the physical body, its growth, development, nutrition, and ability to move, and ways of caring for it.
2. Taha hinengaro (the mental dimension) Mental and emotional wellbeing including coherent thinking processes, acknowledging and expressing thoughts and feelings, and responding constructively.
3. Taha whānau (the family dimension) Social wellbeing exploring family relationships, friendships, and other interpersonal relationships; feelings of belonging, compassion, and caring; and social support.
4. Taha wairua (the spiritual dimension) Spiritual well-being and the values and beliefs that determine the way people live, the search for meaning and purpose in life, and personal identity and self-awareness. (For some individuals and communities, spiritual wellbeing is linked to a particular religion; for others, it is not.)
One of the biggest takeaways from what the panellists said is that anything you do has to be individual to you and your situation. Letting go of comparing our lives to the people around us, and being mindful of how balanced - or imbalanced - our four pillars are is the key to living our best lives.
Photos by Irene Maton Photography