The Women’s Self-Love Summit March 1st, 4 – 6 pm

Join us for the Self-Love Summit! Go beyond self-care and straight to self-love!

Moms spend more time on childcare and paid work than any previous generation. This has often meant less self-care including: sleep, health routines and time spent with other adults.

Self-care is more than a set of activities, it’s everything we do to improve our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Join us for a lively panel discussion with our Supermom mind/body experts to learn about:

The event is free to attend, but space is limited so please register today!

March 1st, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at Benefitness, 87 HARVARD STREET, BROOKLINE, MA 02445. Refreshments, including wine, cheese and charcuterie from Curds & Co, will be served.

Meet the Panelists!

Dr. Shusmita Dhar, M.D.

Shusmita’s goal is to help patients establish healthy lifestyles and habits they can sustain to prevent disease. When illnesses do arise, she strives to treat them in a thoughtful and minimalist way. She’s especially passionate about working with patients on stress management and mental health as well as helping adolescents and young adults address their unique health needs.  To stay healthy, Shusmita gets regular exercise by jogging, hiking in the woods, and taking leisurely strolls with her dog. In her free time, she enjoys reading/writing fiction and spending time with her family. She’s also an active volunteer at her children’s school. Shusmita earned her medical degree from Brown University School of Medicine and completed her medicine/pediatrics residency at the Harvard Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program. She’s board-certified in internal medicine, pediatrics, and lifestyle medicine.

CC Maher, CPT & MA

CC, is a Certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise instructor and the CEO of Benefitness Health Club for Women. With a Master’s Degree in Psychology, she began her fitness career in corporate wellness, fitness programming and management. She brought onsite fitness and wellness into corporations such as: TJX Companies, Digital, Microsoft, Kronos and many more. In 2008, she purchased and reinvented Fitness Unlimited into Benefitness, which provides an intimate and supportive exercise environment to over 1,100 women. Her motivational approach to fitness inspires members of her classes to achieve She’s also a competitive Equestrian and Mom to two spirited daughters.

The Benefitness space is featured in, “Strong, Fit & Resilient. Get Motivated & Make it Happen”

Dr. Yael Schonbrun, PhD

Yael is a licensed clinical psychologist, assistant professor at Brown University, podcast co-host, and writer about parenting, work, and relationships. Follow her great adventure including news about her upcoming book, The Gift of Conflict, on her website, and on Twitter. To listen to her podcast exploring how ideas and strategies from psychology can help you flourish in life, visit the Psychologists off the Clock Podcast webpage. She draws on scientific research, clinical experience, and her real-life experiences with three small superheroes who provide her with constant inspiration (at the times when they aren’t providing an ulcer).

Yael was interviewed for, “Do You Know How Motherhood Helps Your Career?”

Heather Wise, MPH is a certified holistic health coach, wellness consultant, herbalist, certified yoga instructor, and author of the book, A Gut Feeling: Conquer Your Sweet Tooth by Tuning Into Your Microbiome. She studied with pioneers in the field of holistic wellness at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, accredited by Columbia University’s Teacher’s College and the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and holds a Masters degree in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health. Additionally, Heather has worked in health communications at a some of the most robust and pioneering preventative health organizations in the country including the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Division of Prevention and Wellness, and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Department of Prevention and Wellness. She has crafted her own unique message on the transformative power of re-balancing the gut microbiome using the latest scientific research and has been invited to speak and give workshops at yoga studios, wellness centers, and universities, including at Harvard Medical School. She lives in the Boston area with her husband and children.

Heather was interviewed for, “When Did You Stop Trusting Your Gut Instinct?”


Leslie Forde is the Founder of Mom’s Hierarchy of Needs and has over 20 years of marketing, research, business development and growth strategy experience.

Leslie’s writing about parenting, motherhood and equity has appeared in The Washington Post, SlateParents Magazine and her website Mom’s Hierarchy of Needs among other publications.

She’s been quoted in Fast CompanyNBC NewsUS News & World Report, HerMoneyFairy God BossLivingly and several other outlets and books. She’s appeared on the Women InspiredMama NowMama Minimalist  and The 43 Percent podcasts to discuss Mom’s Hierarchy of Needs research and the beautiful complexity modern Moms experience.


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