The 31 Day Dry July Challenge
Mandi Mzimba (RSA, WK 72-76) works for a big health insurer and is challenging us to assess our relationship with alcohol. Many of us like an alcoholic drink as a means of winding down the day; celebrating a special occasion; marking a memorable event; or even just what one does when lunching with friends. She knows that this can, over the long term, be less than kind to our health.
Mandi says “I invite you to join me in one dry month. I will be doing my 31-day challenge between 1st and 31st July 2021. A Dry July! I have done a challenge called Sober Spring before, which is 66 days alcohol free, starting on 1 September. An NGO called Tribe Sober is a great facilitator for this and provides as much support as you need, including cheering you on. The benefits of a period without alcohol are so numerous – better sleep, better skin, full awareness of what your triggers are and what your emotional responses are. And, of course, your health is much supported by a “clean” liver! In addition, you gain time. Time for reflection, for that daily exercise and for calling old friends from WK.”
We’ll keep the challenge open through til the end of September (the “I Didn’t Remember til September Challenge). Mandi’s ask is that you donate at least the approximate amount of money you would have spent on alcohol in the month, and hopefully donate a lot more!
If you want to enrol some online support, check out https://www.tribesober.com/getting-started/
Her goal is to raise R10,000 for the WK Scholarship Fund
If you’d like to discuss this initiative further please contact Mandi on: firstname.lastname@example.org