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 and Martin Luther King Day

January 17, 2022


This week we celebrate Martin Luther King Day and are reminded that one important way to engage in self-care is by giving back through civil rights community service. In a recent CNN article, Ryan Bergeron offers ideas to help the world honor of Dr. King, including learning from his legacy, funding social justice initiatives, and just doing something good. Read more

Coping with Omicron in the new year

January 10, 2022

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Just when we were looking forward to a wonderful new year with increasing safety, the next pandemic surge arrived. And as we once again retreat with heightened protection, many of us are feeling anxiety and emotional exhaustion. Read more

Self-care: Finding Joy

December 13, 2021

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‘Tis the season for joy, and especially as an anecdote for adversity, what better way to experience self-care than through finding joy right now? In a 2020 YouTube Obama Foundation video, former First Lady Michelle Obama discussed why experiencing joy is so valuable. “What happens in your darkest hour? It’s true, those times will come, and there isn’t a magic answer to that,” Obama said. “But if you have been thoughtful in your life and you understand how to bring yourself joy, that’s what gets you through it. It doesn’t mean that the dark day didn’t happen. It means that because you’ve planned joy, joy is coming. But a lot of times we plan work, that’s what we’re taught to do, but we’re not taught to plan our lives and plan our joy.”  Read more

CSUN Campus Care Recovery Plan

December 7, 2021

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It’s so important that we engage in wellbeing activities for ourselves and our community during this time of the pandemic. Research across the country indicates that many of us have been impacted by loss, isolation, and other challenges. The CSUN Campus Care Recovery Plan provides programming and activities that will create space to process the pandemic’s socio-emotional impact and offer support for faculty, staff, students and the surrounding CSUN community. At one of the first events, members of the CSUN campus and surrounding community attended a presentation by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky of the Trauma Stewardship Institute on the traumatic impact of COVID and what we can do to recover. To find out more, please visit her website at Read more


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