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

November 7, 2022


 his week all attention is on the political climate of our world.  How can we contribute as an act of self-care? In article in The New Social Worker, entitled “ Self-Care A-Z: Political Engagement as Self-Care,” author Erline Grise-Owens states, “ At heart, self-care is about power. Politics is a form of power. Engaging in politics is a way of accessing power, ergo, self-care “ Dr. Grise-Owens recommends the following as acts of self-care and taking power for ourselves in this political time. Read more

Self-care and appreciation

October 31, 2022


In this very busy world that we inhabit in both our work and personal lives, we sometimes forget to stop and appreciate what is good. Yet, appreciation for all the good that we have can lead to a renewed sense of gratitude. Gratitude is a social emotion found by research to strengthen relationships and the ability to give and receive affirmation. Read more

Self-care and resetting

October 24, 2022


It’s not unusual to experience periods in our lives when we just don’t feel like ourselves.  We might feel overwhelmed, burnt out, unmotivated, or tired of the same routine. These feelings can mean that it’s time to hit the reset button and reflect on how we need to make a change, whether that be a change in our perspective, our health routines, our current situation, or a need to just be kinder to ourselves.  Read more

Self-care and self-compassion in education

October 17, 2022


As members of the College of Education, we often don’t treat ourselves with the same level of care that we treat our students. It is so important to continually remind ourselves to take care of ourselves so we can take care of others and not burnout. One way to do this is to engage in self-compassion. Self-compassion means treating oneself with patience, kindness, and understanding. Read more


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