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Wellness Week with Herren

Monday, March 6th – Saturday, March 11th, 2023

What is Wellness Week with Herren?

Be You. Live Well.

Wellness Week With Herren is a nationwide event happening every year during the first full week of March. Chris Herren and the entire Herren Organization come together, with schools and communities across the country, to celebrate and participate in healthy activities to help prevent the misuse of substances, empower those affected by the disease of addiction and encourage overall well-being.

Get involved with your school, family, friends, community or workplace! Don’t forget to wear your purple to show your “BE YOU, LIVE WELL” spirit!

There are many ways to participate!

Register today to download the full toolkit with everything you’ll need to get started!

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8 elements of wellness

Why Wellness?

Prevention. Wellness. Recovery.

Oftentimes, when we’re met with stress, we resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms – like drugs and alcohol. Wellness Week with Herren is all about practicing healthy ways of handling life’s challenges with the goal of the prevention and recovery of substance use disorder.

Wellness assists us in establishing boundaries, creating healthy habits and loving who we are. Practicing wellness allows us to take our own journey to create healthy, happy, fulfilling lives. This framework helps prevent the misuse of substances and helps those in recovery feel more grounded in their sobriety.

Overall physical, mental and social wellbeing help us live the amazing lives we deserve, free from the negative effects of substances. Wellness gives us tools to meet life’s challenges and joys substance-free and strengthen our “sense of self.”

Practice wellness, connect with your best self, and BE YOU, LIVE WELL!

We encourage you to show your spirit by wearing purple and join the Herren Organizations by participating in one or more wellness activities or events during the week.

Why Wellness?

Prevention. Wellness. Recovery.

Oftentimes, when we’re met with stress, we resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms – like drugs and alcohol. Wellness Week with Herren is all about practicing healthy ways of handling life’s challenges with the goal of the prevention and recovery of substance use disorder.

Wellness assists us in establishing boundaries, creating healthy habits and loving who we are. Practicing wellness allows us to take our own journey to create healthy, happy, fulfilling lives. This framework helps prevent the misuse of substances and helps those in recovery feel more grounded in their sobriety.

Overall physical, mental and social wellbeing help us live the amazing lives we deserve, free from the negative effects of substances. Wellness gives us tools to meet life’s challenges and joys substance-free and strengthen our “sense of self.”

Practice wellness, connect with your best self, and BE YOU, LIVE WELL!

We encourage you to show your spirit by wearing purple and join the Herren Organizations by participating in one or more wellness activities or events during the week.

8 elements of wellness

How to Participate

Join the Herren Organizations by committing to one or more wellness activities and/or events during the week of March 6th – 11th, 2023.

All activity sheets, discussion guides, social posts, and flyers are included in the downloadable toolkit.

  • I will wear purple and show my purple spirit!

    • Encourage your town to decorate buildings, mailboxes, etc. with purple ribbons and lights.
    • Organize a pep-rally at your school to show your purple spirit.
    • Decorate your school or office with wellness posters.

  • I will commit to participating in one or more wellness activities.

    • Wellness Bingo
    • Book List
    • Dinner Discussions

    • I AM Poster
    • SELf-care Action Plan
    • 20 Steps to Wellness

  • I will sign up for a First Day Film rental.

    • Day and time TBD. Learn more about the First Day Film.

  • I will commit to “Giving Back.”

    • Set up a collection site and give back to a local recovery house, sober living facility, or organization in your community.

  • I will commit to participating in one or more fitness-related activities.

    • Herren Fitness Challenge
    • Herren Peloton Ride (day and time TBD)
    • Host my own wellness run/walk

  • I will use/read Herren Project Substance Use Discussion Guides.

    • Age appropriate discussion guides for parents and educators to start the conversation about substance use with youth.

  • I will commit to sharing Wellness Week with Herren on my social media.

    • Share your participation in Wellness Week with Herren with us by using the hashtags #WWWH or #WWWH23 and tag Herren Project.

  • I will create my own Wellness Week with Herren activity and share with us.

    • Get creative! Create your own Wellness Week with Herren activity or event and share it with us on social media during the week.

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Not able to participate in Wellness Week with Herren?
You can still show your commitment to wellness by supporting our work! Make a donation to Herren Project today.

Be You, Live Well

Join the Herren Organizations and commit to participating in one or more activities and/or events during the week. Whether you decorate your school or workplace purple or you host a wellness walk, there are many ways to get involved and spread the “BE YOU, LIVE WELL” message!

Register today to download the toolkit with everything you’ll need to get started!

Be You, Live Well

Join the Herren Organizations and commit to participating in one or more activities and/or events during the week. Whether you decorate your school or workplace purple or you host a wellness walk, there are many ways to get involved and spread the “BE YOU, LIVE WELL” message!

Register today to download the toolkit with everything you’ll need to get started!

Posters

Posters

Decorate your school, office or community with Wellness Week posters to encourage others to get involved too!

Wellness Week Gear

Banners, Stickers & Gear

Spread the message of wellness! Print your own Wellness Week with Herren banners, stickers and t-shirts!

Wellness Week Activities

Activities & Events

Commit to participating in one or more activities and/or events during the week. All activity sheets, discussion guides, social posts and flyers are included in the toolkit.

REGISTER TODAY

2023 Community Partners

Become a community partner and share the “BE YOU, LIVE WELL” message with your community. Commit to participating in one or more activities and/or events during the week and stand with the Herren Organizations to spread the message of wellness and prevention across the country.

2023 Community Partners

Become a community partner and share the “BE YOU, LIVE WELL” message with your community. Commit to participating in one or more activities and/or events during the week  and stand with the Herren Organizations to spread the message of wellness and prevention across the country.

Monroe Schools
Integrative Healthcare Solutions
Portsmouth Prevention Coalition
Newport County Prevention Coalition
Middletown Prevention Coalition
Magnolia New Beginings
Peace Love
The Family Dinner Project
The Decisions We Make
Commodore Builders
Rock to Recovery
Worcester DA
Masery Schools
The YMCA
Step One Halfway House
Wake Monarch Academy
Highland Park High School
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Our First Annual Wellness Week with Herren

Coming Together to Live Well and Be You

Together, with thousands across the country, we celebrated wellness and recovery and the power of being you from March 2 – March 7, 2020.

We incorporated wellness in our daily lives through educational blogs and healthy activities like the Herren Fitness Challenge. We partnered with organizations like The Family Dinner Project to start the conversation around wellness. We celebrated recovery with our alumni and other across the country through Recovery Rocks.

It was a full week of positive events and activities to prevent the misuse of substances, empower those affected by the disease of addiction and encourage overall wellbeing.

We invite you to celebrate Wellness Week With Herren with us Monday, March 6th – Saturday, March 11th, 2023.

A Look Back at 2020

“Wellness starts within each of us. It is a choice to live and be better.” – Chris Herren

“Wellness starts within each of us. It is a choice to live and be better.” – Chris Herren

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