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 and dealing with practices that do harm

June 14, 2021

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The Mindfulness and Compassion Summit of the last week included wonderful presenters sharing how mindfulness and compassion can help us with work in dealing with practices in our world that are doing harm, such as racial injustice, global warming, and lack of equitable access for corona virus vaccines within economically disadvantaged communities. One of the presenters, Dr. Rhonda V. Magee, M.A., J.D., is a Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, and has spent more than twenty years exploring the intersections of anti-racist education, social justice, and contemplative practices Read more

Self-care mindfulness and compassion week

June 7, 2021

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I’m delighted to share that Wisdom for Life is presenting Mindfulness & Compassion Week June 7-13and you can attend for FREE. This is a great opportunity to “learn proven, practical ways that mindfulness and compassion can help you in your own life and explore the powerful roles they can play in developing exceptional leaders; creating happier, healthier, and more productive workplaces; and transforming society.” The week offers an extraordinary lineup of 30+ speakers, including mindfulness and compassion champions... Read more

Self-care as an act of revolution

June 1, 2021

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An inspiring article by Jor-el Caraballo takes the position that self-care is a revolutionary act, especially for those who are experiencing racism, and for all who are marginalized and oppressed. Read more

Self-care: and sleep-care

May 24, 2021

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Sleep is one of the most important ways we can care for ourselves. Are you tired? You are coming to the end of one of the most challenging academic years ever, and it’s time to revisit the importance of getting enough sleep. The Joint Consensus Statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and Sleep Research Society recommends that adults need 7-9 hours of sleep for optimal health. Read more


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