Sometimes being the significant other of a military man can be hard, especially when they aren’t around. Netflix and chill is a big part of the routine when that happens, which it is currently. However, there is a risk with that philosophy–I’m not doing anything to help myself. Last year, I attended the Military Spouse Wellness Summit.
No, I’m not a military spouse, but I am a military significant other. I attended the summit last year and found it to be really helpful. It can be really easy to eat another bag of chips/bowl of ice cream while sitting on the couch binging Netflix when your partner is gone, but we should want to live better/healthier lives for ourselves/our partners/ our families.
The Military Spouse Wellness Summit: Happily Ever After 2016 is an online summit, so anyone anywhere can attend (and we all know that military SO’s are everywhere!). The Summit begins on Monday, October 17th and ends on Friday, October 22nd. And the best part, it’s free! You just have to sign up! By signing up, you will get two exclusive expert interviews in your mailbox on how to inspire yourself to achieve health and wellness independently in mind, body, and emotion and positively impact your military marriage.
But, you could also sign up for the VIP membership. This is a great option to do…and it’s inexpensive. As a VIP participant, you will receive a 1-year membership to Thrive Market (Retail Value $60) and a chance to win prizes from vendors like emeals, Elva Resa Publishing, Gaia, Green Chef , QALO rings, R.Riveter, Zest Tea, and ZZZBears. You also have the option of actually downloading the interviews and listening to them whenever you want. You’ll also get access to a Facebook support group to meet other military SOs, listen to their stories, make friends, and help support each other.
The last day of the Summit, Friday, October 22nd, there will be a Grand Prize drawing for a romantic getaway for you and your military SO donated by Military Benefit Association! ! It includes airfare, a two-night stay at the Georgian Hotel in Santa Monica, CA, a couples massage, and a gift card to dine out! I’m already fantasizing about it!
Registration begins September 1st, so hurry and sign up. No more Netflix and chill. Take control of your life while your SO is gone on duty. Improve yourself and your support of him will improve with it!
Emilie is an Army Wife, Data Engineer, and CrossFitter with a love for working through her thoughts in this space on the internet. She lives with her husband Casey and their pup Bo in Savannah, GA.