College of Education Self-Care

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Welcome to our College of Education Self-care Initiative, informally called Self-care for U at Northridge, the SUN Program.

It is so wonderful that you are considering self-care as an important way to care for yourself and keep balance and health in your life. Self-care means taking responsibility for yourself to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle at work and in your personal world through individually determined, proactive activities. You are at your best when you attend to yourself in equal measure to others in day-to-day living! 

Self-Care News

Self-care: Facing the unknown in 2021

April 5, 2021

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Self-care in 2021 involves more than engaging in wellness activities. If we have learned one thing from this past year with the pandemic, it’s that the future can not be certain in the present. So another form of self-care at this moment is about how well we are able to face the unknown. Lori Holzman asks in the title of her recent article in January 2021 Psychology Today, “Do you know what self-care is?” Read more

Self-care and Social Justice

March 22, 2021

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Self-care is so critical for those in education as we face current social justice issues. The individual and collective trauma and stress of racial violence, daily microaggressions, and health disparities for Black, indigenous, and other people of color takes a heavy toll. Read more

Self-care in 2021: Spring break and self-care

March 15, 2021

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This week is spring break and an opportunity to relax, renew, and reflect on life right now. It is so important to give yourself time to regain focus and balance with your life and your health. So what can we do on spring break during a pandemic? With help from Nathaniel Curiel at UC-Davis, here is a wonderful list of options to make this week special, even if you are one of us who still must do some work. Read more

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