Octopus on a Treadmill – Interview and Q&A with Gifty Enright
Equality and Diversity Women
Monday, 21 January 2019, 1pm to 2pm
In the Wolfson Seminar Room at the Chemistry Research Laboratory
Join us for an engaging conversation with Gifty Enright, author of Octopus on a Treadmill, to talk about how to maintain balance while juggling work and life demands, and not losing yourself – particularly as working parents.
Gifty Enright, a successful working mother of two, found herself at a Harley Street clinic. She’d presented the doctor with her spreadsheet of 14 ‘women’s’ symptoms and was promptly offered hormone replacement therapy and a hysterectomy. But, rather than swallow the diagnosis along with the pills and surgery, Gifty had an epiphany; it was her lifestyle rather than her biology that was causing the imbalance in her hormones and her ability to live her best life.
For years, like so many other women of her generation who had been told they could ‘have it all’, Gifty had been racing like an Octopus on a Treadmill from dawn till dusk juggling family, career and the endless demands of modern life, to the detriment of her health.
Her book is based on her lifelong experiences across diverse cultures, research and science; and discusses:
• How the right foods can heal and make you feel great;
• How a little exercise improves every area of your life;
• How to stabilise and transform your emotional wellbeing;
• How and why to make space for spirituality;
• How to manage your time and fit it all in.
Gifty was born in Kumasi, Ghana and has lived in Hertfordshire for the past 30 years. Alongside her work as an author, she provides consulting services to multinational companies on major transformation programmes. She is also the Managing Director of a sports events company.
Octopus on a Treadmill will be on sale after the event and you will have an opportunity to have the book signed by Gifty.
This event is open to all.