By Jen Fox
This year the DePaul Women’s Network has focused our programming around the theme Women’s Ways of Wellness. For me, the word Ways is just as important as the word Wellness, as it indicates that Wellness is not a destination, but a journey…and there is more than one path to get there.
At our retreat this summer, our team members shared with us what wellness meant to them, and while each woman gave a unique answer there were common threads as well. One of the most common themes was balance.
As women, we hear the word balance often, particularly when it comes to finding harmony between our work and personal lives, but we all know balance has more than two facets. Balance comes into play when we are trying to find time to work out or go to church or have dinner with our best friend.
While DWN cannot necessarily bring that balance to your life, we can offer a slate of programs aimed at supporting you on that journey.
Knowing that each member of our community may be taking a different path to a well-balanced life, our plan is to offer programs that focus on six different aspects of wellness (shown in the logo above): Emotional, physical, vocational, spiritual, community and social.
Here are a few examples of what we are planning:
I hope to see you at one of our future events!
Speaking of wellness: DWN will be at the St. Vincent’s Health Benefit Faire Oct. 27-30! Stop by our table when the faire comes to Lincoln Park (Oct. 27 and 28, 7:30-11:30 a.m., Student Center Rooms 314 A&B) and the Loop (Oct. 29 and 30, 7-11 a.m., DePaul Center Concourse Level).
Jen Fox serves as DWN’s President for 2014-15 and is Associate Director of Housing Services at DePaul University.