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 politics: We were made for these times

July 10, 2023

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The recent barrage of discouraging decisions from the Supreme Court as well as other national political actions that fail to recognize equity, access, and inclusion for all can negatively impact on our mental health and spirit.  It is important that we engage in wellbeing as we are affected by these political times, but it is also important that we view self-care as acting on political causes we care about. Read more

Self-care on July 4th

July 4, 2023

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The 4th of July holiday has allowed us to have some needed self-care and relaxation with family and friends. However, this holiday takes on deeper meaning as our country and our college contemplate just what the Constitution of America stands for, as well as the ongoing press to change toward equal social justice for all in the face of anti-black racism. Read more

Self-care and Pride Month

June 26, 2023

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Self-care involves looking beyond ourselves to be mindful that everyone deserves love and wellbeing. As we come to the close of June, it is important to recognize Pride month and our commitment to advocating for and affirming our love and acceptance of our LGBTQIA communities as a form of self-care for both ourselves and others. This is especially needed in a year with so much hatred directed at LGBTQIA communities. When we practice self-care, we hone our interactions with everyone in our world and can “bring awareness to the role we each play in ensuring everyone – no matter their identity – has access to a world where they are free to be nothing short of themselves.” Read more

Self-care and Juneteenth

June 19, 2023

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In 2021, the U.S. Congress established Juneteenth on June 19th as an officially recognized federal holiday to mark the day slaves in Texas were informed of their freedom. This year, Juneteenth was officially observed in California on Monday as a holiday. It’s important to understand the history of Juneteenth as a critical time for not just Black Americans, but for all Americans. A recent article in the LA Times provides important information about the origins and importance of this holiday as a way for us to engage in caring for the wellbeing of our Black community and for our own depth of understanding. Read more


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