College of Education Self-Care

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SUN Program

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 at Thanksgiving

November 21, 2022

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This week is a time to remember all that we are grateful for as we enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday. And as much as there is a feeling of appreciation for those in our lives who are so important to us, it can also be a time to be conscious of our own need for self-care and wellbeing. “The most wonderful time of the year is known to prompt joy, but the reality is that it may evoke stress as well” states Dr. Shainna Ali, who offers 10 self-care tips in her blog in Psychology Today. Read more

Self-care and hope

November 14, 2022


 An important feeling linked to self-care is a sense of hope. Hope is defined as the expectation that one will have positive experiences or that a potentially threatening or negative situation will ultimately result in a favorable state of affairs. Hope is needed for positive experiences in life, including greater happiness, better academic achievement, and better health.  Read more

Self-care and politics

November 7, 2022


 his week all attention is on the political climate of our world.  How can we contribute as an act of self-care? In article in The New Social Worker, entitled “ Self-Care A-Z: Political Engagement as Self-Care,” author Erline Grise-Owens states, “ At heart, self-care is about power. Politics is a form of power. Engaging in politics is a way of accessing power, ergo, self-care “ Dr. Grise-Owens recommends the following as acts of self-care and taking power for ourselves in this political time. Read more

Self-care and appreciation

October 31, 2022


In this very busy world that we inhabit in both our work and personal lives, we sometimes forget to stop and appreciate what is good. Yet, appreciation for all the good that we have can lead to a renewed sense of gratitude. Gratitude is a social emotion found by research to strengthen relationships and the ability to give and receive affirmation. Read more


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