Welcome to the Challenge

Are you perpetually last on your own list, juggling family, home, children,  partner, work, even pets? Meanwhile, every headline, blog, and talk show reminds you to “practice self-care.” Deep inside, you know you’d feel better if you took better care of yourself—but you’re stumbling to start, let alone practice self-care.

The 21-day self-care challenge is just for you.

The first full week of October is Mental Health Week—and a great time to join Drs. Ann Dunnewold and Diane Sanford, the “Real Mom” experts and authors of “Life Will Never Be The Same: The Real Mom’s Postpartum Survival Guide,” in LIVING the 21-day women’s self-care challenge.

Beginning October 6, 2010, and wrapping up October 26, 2010, Drs. Sanford and Dunnewold will bring women daily inspiration and practical self-care tips. It takes 21 days to feel the effects of a new habit in your life. The self-care challenge will offer concrete 10 to 15 minute strategies to begin a lasting habit for more balanced mental health.

Join the challenge and make an investment in yourself! Please bookmark or subscribe to this blog and visit us each day from Oct. 6-26, 2010.

2 Comments »

  1. Do you think this 21 day challenge be appropriate for my class of women struggling with infertility? Will it assume the women already have children?
    Thanks!

  2. The posts will include references to children and motherhood. But the posts will not assume the reader is a mom. We’ve been careful in our wording to make all women (and men) feel included, because all women (and many men) face these challenges as well.

    While Life Will Never Be The Same, the book that inspired the challenge, does have postpartum in the title, the skills for self-care that we teach in the book apply to anyone. And we often advise women struggling with fertility issues to learn these skills NOW, in preparation for parenthood.

    Hope that helps!