College of Education Self-Care

  • Participants at the self-care drum session
  • Sunset over water
  • Blue lens flares
  • Zen garden with rocks
  • Sunset over hills
  • Spiral staircase
  • Path through trees with autumn leaves

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, Pride Month, and Justice for All

June 27, 2022


June is Pride month and a time to reaffirm our love and acceptance of our LGBTQIA community as a form of self-care for both ourselves and others. Ashley Krombach (she/her) in a statement from My Good Brain blog, asserts, “Everyone deserves to be seen and celebrated without fear of shame and rejection. When creating the space to uplift and honor the meaning and history of Pride Month, we can simultaneously 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 on Juneteenth

June 20, 2022


Last year, 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 is officially observed today, Monday, as a federal holiday. The Washington Post has recommended 4 meaningful ways to observe Juneteenth this year, reminding us that this holiday is important for everyone to acknowledge and support as a form of socially engaged self-care. Read more

Self-Care for Summer

June 13, 2022


Summer can offer a wonderful time to re-envision who we are and how we are doing. In a Psychology Today blog, Vernita Perkins and Leonard Jason talk about how summer provides a “mental wellness opportunity.” The authors contend that summer can offer the space and time for self-development, self-awareness, and self-reflection. Read more

Self-Care and Finding Purpose

June 6, 2022


As we say good-bye to another challenging academic year, many of us are aware of how exhausted we are! So how do we maintain our commitment to the work that we do? In an online article in the Harvard Business Review, author Amantha Imber recommends that we take a sharp left turn in our thinking, and stop managing our time and rather focus on our purpose. Her recommendation is to “write down your purpose and keep it on your desk to act as a constant visual reminder of why you do what you do, especially when things are exhausting or stressful.” Read more


Subscribe to Latest News