A new giveaway: Mercy’s Annual “Care Begins with Me”

In our caffeine-fueled, technology-driven, over- scheduled lives, it’s not too often that we women take time out for ourselves. I see so many of my friends running themselves ragged: Up at 5 AM, out the door by 7, drop the kids at school, head to work, play taxi driver to soccer/football/cross-country, only to race home to try and juggle dinner, homework and laundry. If this sounds all-too familiar, you owe it to yourself to register for Mercy’s Annual “Care Begins with Me” event on October 5.  There’s so much to see and do (and, in keeping with our blog’s theme, to eat and drink!):Care Begins with Me

  • Health information. Mercy experts will lead informative and interactive chats on health topics important to you and your family.
  • Inspiration. Guest speaker (and best-selling author of Heart of the Matter, Something Borrowed and Something Blue) Emily Griffin will inspire you.
  • Retail Therapy. Marketplace Expo allows you to explore unique items and vendor boutiques, get a relaxing massage and more.
  • Swag! Pick up your stylish swag bag with gifts for you to take home.
  • Epicurean delights. And – a SacFoodies favorite – enjoy wine, champagne and hors d’oeuvres, as well as coffee and decadent desserts.

Last year’s event sold out, so grab your favorite girlfriends, your sisters and mom and register for the event at  The cost is $25 and a share of the proceeds benefits Women’s Empowerment, a local program that educates and provides homeless women with the skills and confidence to get a job, maintain a healthy lifestyle and regain a home for themselves and their children. You’ll also have the chance to win a luxurious spa day for two!

Leave us a comment here or on our Facebook page by Thursday, telling us your favorite way to take care of yourself, and you could win two tickets (worth $25 each) to Mercy’s fun health and lifestyle event. We’ll choose a winner on Friday!

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  • Sue Peppers | Sep 22, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    I find the BEST way to take care of me is to surround myself with happy and health focused girlfriends. Those were hard to come by simply because of the busy life I lead, owning a business. SO, along with a dear friend, I created a MEETUP.COM group called WHALES – Women Having Amazing Life Experiences. I post activies to do that keep us not only in shape but fully engaged in life. This forces all of us to take time for US. We have gone indoor sky diving, taken trapeze lessons, climbed waterfalls at Yosemite, trampolining…and even done some less active things like jewelry making and Psanky Egg decorating. The group has grown to 177 women…and we are all committed to helping each other take better care of our needs and follow our dreams. JOIN US! It’s FREE!

  • Mary Beth | Sep 22, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    The best thing for me is exercise – an hour alone at the gym with nothing but my IPod and I am like a new person. Plus, it sets a good example for my kids that exercising is an important part of staying healthy.

    I love that Mercy hosts this wonderful event to encourage women to take time for themselves. Thanks Mercy!

  • Sara | Sep 23, 2010 at 7:13 am

    I like to treat myself to a mani/pedi and a good book!