“I wish that I had known that even though the mission comes first, I don’t always come last,” said a Military Spouse Magazine contributor in the September 2015 article, 17 Things We Wish We Had Known About Military Spouse Life.
This message is so powerful and so true. Since marrying into the military six years ago, I’ve witnessed first-hand an entire culture of people who give of their time, energy, and talents — often to people they don’t even know. In addition, they selflessly help progress their spouses’ careers, take care of their children, volunteer for their communities, schools and FRGs, and help friends and family in need, often at the expense of their own personal well-being.
Motivated to give back to those who always give, I set out to create an event that addresses the specific needs of military spouses. After months of planning with a passionate group of colleagues, I’m excited to announce the first-ever Military Spouse Wellness Summit 2015: Invest in Yourself co-hosted by InDependent and Army Wife Network.
This six day ONLINE event is designed to fit into your busy life — no childcare arrangements or missed work — yay! Plus, it’s FREE to attend thanks to our generous sponsors. The event starts Monday, October 19 and ends Saturday, October 24. All participants will be entered to win a variety of health and wellness prizes including a one-year free membership to follow and a one-week virtual training session from Fit.Active.Toned. Register today!
HOW THE EVENT WORKS
As an event participant, you will receive two expert interviews sent to your inbox each day for five days (October 19-23), plus a sixth bonus day where when announce the grand prize winner of a wellness-themed SpouseBox. The interviews contain 30 minutes of highly-focused information from fitness, nutrition, wellness, and financial experts. You will have all week to listen to the interviews before they expire on Sunday, October 25.
WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND
During the event we will help you explore alternative methods for preventative health and wellness. We will provide you with numerous resources to help you thrive while balancing military life. We sincerely hope that you will learn, or remember, to build time into your busy schedule to invest in your personal well-being and treat yourself with the same love and care that you are so willing to give others. Register here.
EVENT SNEAK PEAK
Day 1: Invest in Your Future
Day 2: Invest in Your Physical and Mental Health
Day 3: Invest in Eating Well
Day 4: Invest in Your Relationship
Day 5: Invest in Preventative Wellness
Michele is the 2015 Fort Riley Spouse of the Year. An Army spouse since 2009, Michele and her husband have been assigned to multiple states and one European tour. Over time, she has developed a love for the great outdoors and is a self-proclaimed adventure enthusiast who is happiest when hiking a mountain trail, downhill skiing, running outdoors, or engaged in freshwater sports. Michele is a communications and marketing professional who specializes in project management. She is the executive director and co-founder of InDependent, whose mission is to inspire military spouses to thrive. When not in the midst of a creative campaign, you can find her walking her Labradoodle pup, traveling with her husband, cooking a healthy meal, or hitting the gym. Follow her campaign on Twitter @InDependent_Org.