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 social support

March 27, 2023

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One of the most important ways to ensure our health and wellbeing is by staying connected to others who support us. “Having real-life, in-person social support has a profound impact on us—it actually helps us live longer. A landmark study in 2010 found that those with strong social relationships had a 50 percent higher chance of living longer than those with weak social ties, and a more recent 2016 study found that over the course of different life stages, social connections are just as important for health as diet and exercise,” according to an article by CampusWell. “Emotional support is when you feel loved, cared for, and valuable, “ and state the authors, “the benefits of a strong social network include the following.” Read more

Self-care and spring break

March 20, 2023

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This week is spring break and a time to relax, renew, and recover from the emotional and physical exhaustion that many of us are experiencing as we head into the end of another academic year. If you are looking for ways to engage in self-care, even if you are one of us who still must do some work, TimeOut has identified  “The 47 best things to do in Los Angeles”. Read more

Multidimensional Self-care

March 13, 2023

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The ongoing pressures that many have experienced in the last three years can cause a heightened experience of anxiety and interpersonal challenges. It is understandable that under chronic stress we are not always at our best. Now it is more important than ever to engage in self-care to promote balance in multiple areas of our lives. In a recent Psychology Today blog, Dan Bates, a clinical mental health counselor, advocates for the need to engage in multidimensional areas of self-care to maintain harmony and wellbeing. Read more

Self-care and Recharging

March 6, 2023

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It is important that we take regular moments to recharge  through self-care activities to maintain well-being. Too often, we don’t pay attention to  signs that we have reached a level of exhaustion and stress. If we recognize these signs when they first appear, we can take time to reset balance through simple yet effective actions. Read more


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