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: Save the earth and save yourself

April 25, 2022


We celebrated Earth Day 2022 last Friday, with a reminder of how caring for the earth is also about caring for ourselves! THINKHEALTH online resource states, “Just as it is important to take care of our bodies, it is also important to take care of our planet. The good news? There are many ways you can tackle both of these tasks at once. If you’re looking for a few healthy, earth-conscious alternatives to improve your body and the planet—consider these three tips for a better you and a better earth.” Read more

Self-care: mental health makes us whole

April 18, 2022


“Over the past decade, we have seen enormous advancement in promoting the notion that mental health is important for everyone, that it can be intentionally strengthened, and that it is intrinsically connected to our physical health and overall well-being,” states Arthur C. Evans, PhD, chief executive officer of the American Psychological Association in his APA Monitor article “Mental health makes us whole.” He addresses recent concerns from some that increased attention to mental health in schools and the workplace is taking way from the “real issues” we should be prioritizing. Read more

Self-care and social justice

April 11, 2022

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This week, our College of Education staff and faculty can attend two great presentations addressing the intersectionality between self-care and social justice. THIS Tuesday, April 12, 2022 from 3:30pm-5:00pm we have the opportunity to attend a virtual presentation A Time to Reflect: Embodied Mindfulness During Complex Times with Rhonda Magee, J.D.  Rhonda Magee, law professor at UC Berkeley, is an expert on mindfulness and how it supports our social justice work. Read more

Self-care and forgiveness

April 4, 2022

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Although not always easy to do, forgiveness is an important and essential act of self-care. Research by Dr. Bob Enright, professor at University of Wisconsin-Madison, has found that forgiveness creates a higher quality of life, a healthier body, and a more positive attitude. In most of Dr. Enright’s studies, those who chose to forgive showed reduced anger, anxiety, depression, and/or PTSD symptoms with increased hopefulness about the future, self-esteem, and/or willingness to forgive. Read more


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