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 transitions

January 8, 2024

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Transitions are common as we end one year and begin a new one. We may be saying goodbye to some wonderful experiences that may never be quite the same again. And we could be letting go of some stressful times with bittersweet relief and transitioning toward future experiences which are currently unknown. Read more

Self-care in the new year

January 1, 2024

The University Library

At the beginning of each new year, we may be motivated to set new goals, make healthier choices, and commit to resolutions. These are all noble actions, especially in support of our own self-care. However, an additional approach to a new year is to be open and receptive to what lies ahead, with confidence that each of us can offer meaningful contributions by trusting ourselves as we move forward in a conscious way. Read more

Self-care and kindness

December 11, 2023

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The holiday season reminds us that kindness is an important act of self-care for both others and ourselves. Evidence shows that helping others can also benefit our own mental health and wellbeing. According to a blog on the Mayo Clinic Heath Center by Steve Siegle, “the art of kindness involves harboring a spirit of helpfulness, being generous and considerate, and doing so without expecting anything in return. Read more

Self-care and supporting our transgender community

December 4, 2023

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Self-care includes a commitment to the wellbeing of all of us, including our transgender community, to live free from violence, fear, and discrimination. We continue to witness attacks on our transgender community. Last week our college Equity and Faculty Affairs Committee sponsored a Social Justice Dialogue with Dr. Julie Vitale, Superintendent of Oceanside School District, who presented the challenges that LGBTQ K-12 students face, with a very moving video about a transgender student. Our various College of Education professional organizations affirm safeguarding our LGBTQI+ community in each organization’s ethical and professional standards. Read more


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