With Dr Min Yeo
As a medical doctor with over 37 years experience, Dr Min Yeo has spent most of her professional career running a successful clinic in Bondi Junction, Sydney—only moving back to her hometown of Melbourne in 2021 during the pandemic to be closer to family and retire from medicine.
Passionate about spreading awareness for lifestyle measures such as quality sleep, exercise, stress management and connections as the foundation for healthy living and ageing—we were excited to speak with Min about her personal philosophy and find out what makes her feel gutsy and glowing as she rediscovers her passion for playing the violin, learning about permaculture and exploring the world of modelling...
What do you celebrate about getting older?
I love the confidence and the freedom to be my own self without worrying about what other people think.
What is something you would tell your 20-year-old self?
I would tell her not to try to understand everything around her, that it may take YEARS or DECADES before things make sense, to be kind to herself and to other people. Finally, I would like her to know that she is loved and I love her.
What is something that makes you feel gutsy and empowered?
It sounds counterintuitive, but a regular yoga and meditation practice makes me feel gutsy and empowered.
What is one hobby or activity bringing you joy right now?
That’s easy—actually two hobbies, playing the violin and gardening.
How has your emotional wellbeing evolved as you've gotten older?
For me, personally, my emotional wellbeing has improved immensely, I am content and generally peaceful.
Are there any challenges—spiritual, emotional, physical—that have surprised you?
The challenge of physical changes has surprised me a little. For example, injuries take longer to heal, hair tends to be less full and we have to work harder to maintain muscle bulk.
How have your priorities shifted as you've reached the milestone of 50?
Actually, I will be 59 this year, which amazes me. I have realised that life is short and precious, love and time are all we have, so make the most of it. Life is to be enjoyed!