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Dolores Andrew-Gavin My journey When I first set up my personal Twitter account in 2011 I had inadvertently become a stay at home Mum.While I was pregnant with my second child in 2009, my freelancing days as a Legal Secretary were very obviously coming to an end and I found myself at home with my 5-year-old and a new baby. I embraced my new role as Mum and through that journey, my real passion was re-ignited, and I started to write again. The legal world hadn’t been a self-chosen career but was a world in which I was in for almost 20 years. During those years I had squashed down my real passions, as I was busily involved with Junior Chamber in the 1990s, being Chapter President of Junior Chamber Galway in 1998. I had also studied law and I qualified as a Legal Executive from Griffith College in 2004, the year my first son was born. I left the legal world behind me in 2009 and after two years at home with the children, itchy feet syndrome started to kick in. I began looking for natural ways to support my family’s health and wellness and so my journey into studying energy therapies including emotional intelligence, began. I also started my first blog in 2011, as well as setting up my first Twitter account. For the first year of tweeting, I literally shared my weekly blog to a non-existent audience! But at least I had a Twitter account, right? Well not really!! P

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Doloress̀ Bio

Dolores Andrew-Gavin is an Author, Blogger, Podcaster, Founder of IrishHealthHour, Founder of Global Emotional Health Summit, Assertive and Empowerment Coach and Mum. She worked for 20 years in the legal work before eventually going back to where her real passions lie, in writing.

She combined this passion with her growing interest in all things emotional health. After her oldest son had an unsettling issue at school, her first children’s book was born as she realized that children do not always have the vocabulary to tell you what they are going through. She went on to develop a children’s website which gives children tools for dealing with their emotional health. Her first book has a male protagonist and her second book has a female protagonist, bearing in mind we can all have issues! She also developed a self-paced, self-study 7-week workshop for adults and children, called the City of Illumination, to help parents learn tools to support their children with their emotional health.

Self Starter Magazine April 2018  

Welcome to our new, free Irish business magazine, aimed at both budding and seasoned entrepreneurs.

Self Starter Magazine April 2018  

Welcome to our new, free Irish business magazine, aimed at both budding and seasoned entrepreneurs.

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