What is the 21-Day WELL Challenge?
The 21-Day WELL Challenge is a self-guided, daily learning challenge designed to help you expand your understanding of NWI’s Six Dimensions of Wellness through a multicultural lens.
Research tells us that it takes twenty-one days to start the process of building a new habit and twice that long to solidify it as a lasting behavioral change. Your participation in this unique Challenge will be the beginning of an ongoing journey toward a new WELL lifestyle.
It is our hope that participation in this challenge helps you expand the habits of learning and engaging in your personal wellness journey.
Our exclusive WELL Challenge was developed using NWI’s Multicultural Wellness Wheel, Six Dimensions of Wellness, and the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge. The 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge© was created by Dr. Eddie Moore Jr. (#BlackMind) and co-developed with Debby Irving and Dr. Marguerite Penick (#DiverseSolutions). Since its inception, the original challenge has been adopted by organizations, associations, and corporations across the nation and around the world.
Thank you to our contributors!
Meet Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr.
Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr. is the CEO & Founder of The Privilege Institute in Green Bay, WI. He is recognized as one of the nation’s top speakers and educators, is featured in the film “I’m not Racist….Am I?” and is the Founder/Program Director for the White Privilege Conference (WPC).
He created the original 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge© to help people better understand the important issues surrounding equity, inclusion, privilege, leadership, and supremacy in a way that solidifies the development of habits by stretching learning over 21 consecutive days.
Meet the UWG Team
The mission of the health and community wellness program is to provide high-quality professionals for employment in worksites such as fitness centers, hospitals, schools, and many other settings around the nation. Through program courses and service-learning experience, candidates are prepared to help people, organizations, and communities change lifestyle behaviors with the goal of moving toward a state of improved health, resulting in decreases of chronic disease and health care costs.
NWI expresses its gratitude to the following UWG students who, in conjunction with NWI Board of Director members Kristi Leonard and Bridgette Steward, inspired the 21-Day WELL Challenge:
- Alex Rodriguez;
- Matt Owens; and
- Caitlin Vaughn
Meet Meghan Hedrick
Meghan is a graduate intern with the National Wellness Institute. She helped bring the 21-Day WELL Challenge to life through the addition of daily resources and outgoing communications to help participants stay actively engaged during the Challenge.
Originally from the state of Ohio, Meghan completed her undergraduate studies at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana and is currently a second-year graduate student in the University of Utah’s Health Education and Wellness Coaching Master’s Program.
Meghan will serve as Program Director for the 21-Day WELL Challenge and is happy to answer questions and provide support during your participation. She can be contacted at 715-342-2969 or Meghan@NationalWellness.org.