In July Margaret came to visit, and since Alchemus Prime was running another career manifestation retreat with an executive team, she joined us. She became enamored with our focus on climate change and wellness,
and has been volunteering her time to help shape our health and wellness initiatives.
While Margaret was in California, Fiji (where Margaret and I both hail from), was playing in its inaugural Olympics rugby sevens tournament. Given that Margaret is the biggest rugby fan I know, I gifted her a T-shirt signed by Ben Ryan, the now-insanely-famous Brit who coaches the Fiji team. About a week after she started wearing the T-shirt, Fiji won it’s first Olympic medal, and that too, a gold, in rugby sevens!
It was a win on many levels, and was celebrated in Fiji with a national holiday.
Recently I found out that Margaret wrote a letter to the editor of The Fiji Times, a popular local newspaper, and made the connection between non-communicable diseases (NCDs), and rugby, as behavioral in nature. She challenged Fiji, which has alarmingly high rates of NCDs (what we call lifestyle diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease), to become NCD champions, using the same discipline and motivation as the rugby team so valiantly displayed. She cited a 77-year old vegetarian CEO as a role model for wellness.
Margaret’s approach as a doctor and leader is by example, as she is a vegan who is improving her own health and longevity with each passing day.
Margaret, we at Alchemus Prime are so honored to have you as (an)altruist, supporting our approach. Bravo for your passion and your commitment to a healthier world.