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Women’s Health and Self-Care: You Can’t Take Care of Others if You Don’t Take Care of Yourself

Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | 06:00 pm - 08:30 pm EDT

Price: $15/Classes of 2014-2016 and current students, $30/alumni and parents, $40/non-alumni


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Jointly sponsored by DukeDC Women's Forum and Duke University School of Nursing (DUSON)

Women often aren't on their own list of priorities. After taking care of our partners, children, aging parents or spouses, a household, our jobs, and community and volunteer activities, we often have very little left to give. Many of us feel physically and mentally spent much of the time and may even wear our exhaustion as a badge of honor. In families with an aging or disabled person at home, at least 85% of the caregivers are women. Caregiving, even when it is welcomed as in the case of raising children, costs both time and money, but it also costs women something else: self-care and attention to their own needs.

Who takes care of you? At best, it is difficult to find time for a healthy diet, exercise, mental health maintenance, proper sleep, and regular health checkups. As we often hear, we are supposed to “put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others with theirs,” but how often do we actually live up to this goal?

Our panel of experts will discuss how you can care for yourself more effectively, from physical, mental and emotional standpoints.

Registration fees include hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages.


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