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: What it really means

May 22, 2023

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As we find ourselves at the end of a great marathon from the past academic year and graduation ceremonies, this is a good time to recommit to healthy self-care practices. But first it’s important to be intentional about what self-care actually involves Read more

Self-care at Graduation

May 15, 2023

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This week, as we send our graduates out into the work force, 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. A Psychology Today article discussed the work of Michael Hyatt who states that self-care is a central component needed for workplace and leadership success.  Read more

Self-care on Mother's Day

May 8, 2023

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This week we celebrate Mother’s Day and the honor the loving-kindness associated with mothering, no matter who may be the source of this for each of us. Hopefully, there is at least one person in each person’s life that “mothers” them, showering love and acceptance, in whose presence one can feel one’s unique potential. Extended family life allows for this but so do neighbors, teachers, friends, mentors, and so many others in nontraditional roles. Every person needs an ongoing bath of love to flourish. And so we can honor this gift from the mother figures in our lives by encouraging these special people to take care of themselves just as they have been taking care of others. Read more

Self-care on May Day

May 1, 2023

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Today is May 1st, also known as May Day in many countries. May Day began as a rite of passage from winter to spring, and a time for celebration. In keeping with the recognition of beauty around us, this is a great time to view California’s super blooms of poppies and other wildflowers and enjoy self-care by connecting with nature. Read more


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