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 on Memorial Day

May 27, 2024

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This week, in recognition of Memorial Day, we can contemplate with gratitude the men and women who serve our country. In addition, we can send out wishes for a return to peace and safety for all who are engaging in war in our world at this time. Read more

Self-care: Let's re-engage!

May 20, 2024

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At the end of a busy academic year, it’s time to remind ourselves of the importance of self-care. But first it’s important to be intentional about what self-care really is. In a blog in Psychology Today,  Dr. Ilene Strauss Cohen Ph.D. states, “Taking care of yourself means compassionately accepting yourself for who you are instead of burning yourself out trying to be everything to everyone all the time. It’s living your life in a way that doesn’t leave you needing to check out..” Read more

Self-care and graduation

May 13, 2024

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This week, as celebrate with our graduates for achieving their academic goals and send them off to do the good work, let’s remind them that they must take care of themselves, not only for wellbeing, but so they can be at their best in their work and in their personal lives. Read more

Self-care in the face of oppression

May 6, 2024

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One of the most important contributions to our wellbeing is our liberation from systems of harm that have perpetuated oppression and hate. Self-care is essential for all of us to not only survive but engage at our best as we confront and work to eradicate oppression and promote social justice. Read more


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