Dr. Doireann O’Leary is a practicing medical doctor, health advocate, blogger, and social media influencer. She is passionate about health education and empowering her patients and social media followers to look after their health and wellbeing. Dr. O’Leary has overcome many adversities in her life and her story is an inspiration to others. Her medical practice is based in Co. Cork, Ireland.
Today, Dr. O’Leary joins me to share her story. She shares why she decided to become a doctor and why she loves it. She speaks about the experience of losing her big sister and the effect the event had on her life. We discuss her cervical cancer diagnosis and how it has helped her to grow and instilled a strong sense of gratitude in her. We talk about the importance of having a support system of friends and family around you, as well as why you need to make time for them. She also talks about the importance of following your passions while simultaneously recognizing their tendency to change.
“You never feel bad after a walk.”
– Dr. Doireann O’Leary
This week on In the Doctor’s Chair
- The power of gratitude
- Being a doctor vs. studying medicine
- Why Dr. O’Leary loves being a doctor
- The growth that comes from challenging times
- Balanced grit and determination
- The importance of going with your gut