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A Week of Wellness Made Easy
Imagine sitting outside as the sun goes down with a warm cup of tea, fresh glass of wine, or an ice-cold beer. Whatever your drink of choice – you’re in paradise. You’re alone. No screaming children are demanding your attention. No hungry spouse waiting for dinner. No co-workers asking for your time.
Now, imagine this blissful solitude for a full week.
Is it really possible? Yes, it is!
Because you deserve it.
You’re the spouse of a service member or first responder. Thus, you’ve probably become accustomed to being everything to everyone. Hence, the reason you give, give, give.
But, this mentality is NOT okay!
It’what causes burnout. And, you can’t afford to go down.
So, here’s an innovative solution...
You deserve a week of rest. You deserve a break from putting everyone else’s needs first. You deserve to feast without guilt, sleep in peace, and time to tone your mind and body. And you deserve all this without having to miss work, schedule childcare, or travel across the globe.
Sounds good, right?
Yep. We thought so, too!
That’s why we created
The Military Spouse Wellness Summit.
We’re three military spouses just like you. We’ve moved every couple of years, endured long-term separations, volunteered ad nauseam, given up careers, and conquered living overseas. It’s exhausting!
So, for years, we dreamed of escaping to an all-inclusive retreat together for a week of relaxation. But, after calculating the accommodations ($2,000+) and travel ($600+), it just wasn’t feasible.
Instead, we created our own in-home retreat experience.
That was two years ago!
Since then, more than 3,000 spouses – living around the world – have joined us from the comfort of their homes for a week of bliss!
It’s time to break the cycle of exhaustion. Let’s renew YOU!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
the third annual
Military Spouse Wellness Summit: Renew You
March 5-11, 2018
Is the Military Spouse Wellness Summit for you?
It is if you want to learn how to …
Achieve health + wealth
Minimize + organize
Tone muscles + burn fat
Eat intuitively + sleep peacefully
Connect purposefullY + love deeply
If you answered “YES!” to at least one of the above, then please join us for a week of healthy inspiration. You’ll be united with like-minded spouses located around the world – all experiencing the same Summit from home.
Registration is open to ALL spouses from every service branch (Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, and Navy): including active, national guard, and reserve. And we believe once a spouse always a spouse, so retired veteran spouses are welcome too.
We’ve also expanded the event to include first responder spouses (police officers, firefighters, 9-1-1 dispatchers, and EMS members). Because we understand the sacrifices, you make as well. You are wanted and welcomed to participate!
Participate anywhere, anytime during event week.
It’s virtual, so join from home or on the go. All you need is WIFI access.
VIP Participants will receive private admission to an online community via Facebook. Here you’ll connect with other participants, ask questions, compete for prizes, and participate in fitness and cooking demonstrations.
Before the event, you’ll receive a guide for your in-home luxury retreat that will prepare you for the week ahead.
Plus, each day you’ll get an itinerary delivered to your email inbox. Fresh with a daily dose of inspiration, fitness, and nutrition.
Every day, for five days, you’ll receive inspiration from two experts who’ll reveal their secrets to a balanced mind and body. Each presentation will arrive in your email inbox via audio and video.
This year's experts include:
In 2005, Tiffany Smiley's husband Scotty was severely injured while serving as an Infantry Platoon Leader in Iraq. Tiffany left her job and dedicated herself to getting her husband back on his feet. Together Scotty and Tiffany have founded Hope Unseen, LLC. In an effort to help and assist women, Tiffany has appeared on Fox News, CBS, CNN, the Katie Couric show, and multiple radio and newspaper articles. Tiffany has also traveled across America speaking to various churches and corporations. Her passion is to encourage women through her writings, speaking, and life as wife, mother, nurse, and entreprenuer. She continues to share her story at www.tiffanysmiley.com
Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Times bestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold almost three million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages.
Her podcast was named in iTunes’s lists of “Best Podcasts of 2015” and was named in the Academy of Podcasters “Best Podcasts of 2016.” BuzzFeed listed Happier at Home in 10 Life-Changing Things to Try in June and The New Yorker said, “Their voices remind you that life is a human project that we’re all experimenting with.” The podcast consistently ranks in the iTunes Top Charts. Fast Company named Gretchen Rubin to its list of Most Creative People in Business, and she’s a member of Oprah’s SuperSoul 100.
LIZ WOLFE, NTP
Liz Wolfe is a military spouse, mom, and a health and wellness writer with a passion for real food, safe beauty, and healthy babies. A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), her work includes the Wall Street Journal bestseller Eat the Yolks, the Purely Primal Skincare Guide and the online community "Baby Making and Beyond."
Liz currently lives in the midwest with her husband and daughter on a homestead raising goats, ducks, chickens, cows, guinea fowl, hogs, cows, and their dog Scout. She blogs at RealFoodLiz.com.
MARY BETH STORJOHANN, CFP
Mary Beth Storjohann is the founder of Workable Wealth. With over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry she works as an author, speaker, and financial coach to apply a fun, albeit no-nonsense approach in working with individuals and couples in their 20s – 40s across the country, helping them make smart, educated choices with their money. Her recent accolades include the “Top 40 Under 40” by Investment News, “10 Young Advisors to Watch” by Financial Advisor Magazine, and “10 of the Best Personal Finance Experts on Twitter.” Her first book, Work Your Wealth: 9 Steps to Making Smarter Choices With Your Money, debuted as a #1 new release and cuts through the fancy financial lingo and breaks down complicated money topics, while providing clear-cut guidance on the moves you can make to improve your financial situation right now.
A military spouse until her husband transitioned out of the U.S. Navy, Mary Beth has a huge heart and love of our military and their families and when not working with service members as clients, spends her time volunteering to educate this group. If you can’t find her crunching numbers on her trusty HP 12C financial calculator, you can find Mary Beth knocking out witty blog posts, traveling, enjoying a good glass of wine, having an adventure in or around San Diego with her husband and daughter, or curling up with a good book.
Lara Casey is a reserve spouse and mom to three (one through the gift of adoption), a grateful wife, and a believer in the impossible (she and her husband have quite the story!). She is passionate about helping people get unstuck, unrushed, and living on purpose instead of by accident. To help with those things, she created the PowerSheets™, a grace-filled goal setting planner, the Write the Word™ journals, and founded Southern Weddings a decade ago.
You can read her whole story in her first book, Make It Happen: Surrender Your Fear, Take the Leap, Live On Purpose. Her second book, Cultivate: A Grace-Filled Guide to Growing an Intentional Life was released in June 2017.
Lara loves the women she works alongside each day, the smell of white lilies, getting her hands dirty in the garden, exploring local farms, and living in Chapel Hill, NC.
Whether writing, talking or making products, Rohan is one of the most original and creative voices in modern mindfulness and meditation. Through his company Mindfulness Everywhere, he is the creator of Kara, the Sleepfulness app, Designing Mindfulness and the best-selling hit app buddhify. Rohan’s first book Modern Mindfulness in now out the US and in the UK. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Rohan is a trustee of the British Council and was named by Wired magazine in their "Smart List of 50 People Who Will Change the World."
Jess Atkins is the co-founder of Stylebook, a closet management app for the iPhone. She started her career in fashion interning for the Vogue fashion closet and eventually landed a job in the Lucky Magazine art department. These experiences inspired her and her now-husband Bill to create an organizational app to help her get the most out of her tiny wardrobe. Jess and Bill now run Stylebook full-time and have fun helping men and women around the world organize their wardrobes.
JONATHAN + KYLIE TOWNS
Prior to their marriage, Jonathan spent two and a half years as an officer candidate for the US Marine Corps. After sustaining an injury during a training evolution, Jonathan was released from his contract prior to commission. Shortly after their wedding, Jonathan became frustrated with his career as a small business manager and expressed to Kylie a desire to pursue a more fulfilling career in public service. With a grandfather who served nearly 30 years in federal law enforcement and an uncle who served nearly 35 years with the Dallas Police Department, Jonathan felt a calling to Law Enforcement. Kylie fully supported Jonathan’s ambitions and they set out for a new career and Jonathan was ultimately hired by a small police department near Dallas where he honorably served for four years. During his time there, he worked in patrol and was a member of the department’s regional SWAT team. Jonathan has recently moved to a much larger police department within the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex and is currently assigned to the Patrol Division. Kylie works as the development coordinator for a small private school outside of Dallas.
The 2017 Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year®, Brittany is a seasoned Air Force spouse of eleven years, a mother, business owner, devoted volunteer, mentor, and a loyal friend. She's the mother of an adorable four-year-old daughter and an amazing two-year-old special-needs son. She is also he founder and director of the Down Syndrome Advancement Coalition “Tank Filled Life” project, educating and advocating for individuals with Down syndrome. As the 2016 MSOY for Little Rock Air Force base, Brittany identified a gap of ADA accessible play options for children with special needs and approached the appropriate people to achieve a playground with accessible therapeutic swings designed to support children with physical disabilities. In addition, she encouraged and achieved the purchase of Caroline Carts for people with special needs at our DECA commissary. She is also an advocate and parent liaison for the Air Force Exceptional Family Member Program.
A mom and military spouse, Kate Horrell is a personal finance geek who loves debating the various benefits of different retirement savings options, or how to use coupons in the best way for your family, or whether now is the right time for someone to buy or rent a house. Her passion is helping everyday folks use their money to do the things that are important to them. Kate started in the financial education business through writing, contributing for over eight years to Military.com’s The Paycheck Chronicles blog. With over 2,200 posts, Kate's scope has grown to include individual counseling and public speaking. As a military spouse, she has a personal interest in understanding all the details about military pay and benefits, as well as personal experience trying to fight through the sometimes confusing systems the military creates.
As a VIP registrant, each day will feature a virtual wellness workshop led by Ashley Matejka of Wellevance. Ashley will introduce you to five of the eight dimensions of wellness and facilitate deep self-reflection. You will be able to put pen to paper on your printable Wellevance Worksheet to craft your intentions for these five dimensions. We will also include a workout of the day designed by Ashley in our retreat guide.
VIP registrants will be treated each day to a virtual cooking class led by Amanda Koch of My Well Balanced Life, where you will learn how to make healthy and fun dishes. You will be able to participate in the classes via our private Facebook group. We'll even include a grocery list in our retreat guide.
Every VIP registrant is entered to win the Grand Prize of all expenses paid trip to the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation Empowered Spouses Retreat.
During the Empowered Spouses Retreat, participants take part in outdoor activities that take them out of their comfort zone while providing opportunities for self care, facilitated sessions with a culturally competent mental health clinician, and community with others just like them.
Every day, we’ll be giving away health and wellness-related prizes to VIP registrants in our private Facebook group. Giveaways include the following:
Plus, VIP participants also receive access to purchase exclusive summit apparel by Charliemadison Originals and Grins & Grace, and will gain access to a MSWS18 Swag Bag, filled with exclusive discounts from some of our favorite health and wellness companies, including:
Beautycounter | care/of vitamins | Felix Gray | Kinx | Primal Kitchen | Quip
and many more.
Meet The Host
Corie is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), a sought after speaker, and a consultant and author of Sacred Spaces: My Journey to the Heart of Military Marriage. Corie started her career as a counselor specializing in marriage, divorce, women's issues, and substance abuse for 15 years. She married a US Army Chaplain and together, they have worked to support service members and families involved with the War on Terrorism. In 2015, Corie was named Armed Forces Insurance Military Spouse of the Year® where she advocated for mental health issues and served as a media correspondent writing online and print publications, consulting for command teams, and speaking to groups on issues like PTSD, grief, and marriage.
Meet The Team
design + tech extraodinaire
Master of fun
If you’re ready to RENEW YOU, then this event is for you! Join us for a week of wellness made easy.
Choose the package that’s right for you:
10 inspirational presentations (downloadable audio files)
Access to the VIP only, private MSWS17 Facebook group
5 virtual workout classes (via the FB group)
5 virtual cooking demonstrations (via the FB group)
Access to exclusive discounts on top wellness brands in our Virtual Swag Bag
A guide for your in-home luxury retreat
Access to purchase exclusive MSWS18 apparel
Entered to win daily wellness-related giveaways plus the Grand Prize.
10 inspirational presentations (available only until March 18, 2018)
The Military Spouse Wellness Summit is a nonprofit fundraiser for InDependent. A portion of EVERY VIP ticket will go to help fund the development of health and wellness programs for military spouses. THANK YOU for your generous contribution!