The Women’s Salon by the Heidelberg IWC is a monthly English-language talk and discussion on current, changing and challenging topics all related to women. From feminism and #MeToo to intersectionality and emotional labor, we want to talk about it all. Intimate and inviting, this will be a place to learn more about the issues in our lives, culture and world; a time where we can talk about it and share our own stories; and a space to foster ideas, opinions and conversations.
Historically, salons are associated with the French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries, and are defined as a gathering of people for the purpose of literature, art or discussion.
Topics change monthly and are moderated by an HIWC Member. There is recommended reading for each session to guide the discussion and to expand our knowledge and vocabulary. We encourage you to join us and participate in whichever way you feel comfortable. Please note that while the Women's Salon is open to non-members, it is a female-only safe space.
From September 2019 - March 2020, the Women’s Salon will be focusing on health topics in alignment with the new FAWCO Target Program: Health and the announcement of the next Target Project in March 2020. In coordination with our sister clubs, AIWC Cologne and AWC Hamburg, we’re excited to dive into the issues concerning our own health and the health of women around the world.
Topic: The Disease of Being Busy
Why do we need to be busy all the time? Being busy has become a sickness that impacts our physical and mental health. The risk to our health as we juggle everything and only add more to the list. What can we do to ensure we do not end up at the bottom of the stairs? How do we stop and value ourselves and our wellness? We need to stop before burnout stops us. We need to reconnect with what is important and show ourselves more self love and less self loathing. Say no and only yes when it will make a positive difference in your life. It is OK to miss out, have nothing to do.
The Disease of Being Busy
4 Ways to Break Free from Being Too Busy
How to stop being busy all the time
Why being busy is a modern sickness?
The Reason behind the need to be busy.
How to tell if you are close to burnout
The true cost of being too busy, are you prepared to pay it?
Why you should embrace the joy of missing out
Transportation: All tram lines at stop Bismarckplatz, then a 5 minute walk; tram lines 23, 25 at Brückenstraße stop
Parking: Parkhaus Brückenkopf Neuenheim, 69120 Heidelberg
Contact: Marelie Manders, firstname.lastname@example.org, +49 151 5906 2576