Did you know? 1 in 5 new moms may have strong feelings of sadness, anxiety (worry), or tiredness. These feelings are part of a medical condition known as perinatal depression. It is one of the most common complications that can happen during pregnancy and after childbirth. Perinatal depression can be treated. Yet, very few seek […]
It seems that to become happier, we should consume more delightful experiences. But that’s not necessarily true. Bestselling author Michael Pollan recently joined “The Science of Happiness” podcast to share how giving up one of his pleasures helped him to become more purposeful. Tune in here, then try it for yourself.
While Mozart, Thomas Edison and other greats claimed to sleep just four hours per night, insomnia is no fun — and it can harm our health. UCSF sleep scientists share the reasons you’re struggling to stay down, healthy habits you can count on for relief and popular myths to avoid. Catch up on those Zs!
Though it’s not quite as much fun as planning a long-delayed vacation, now is the time to reschedule any medical or dental appointments you may have missed or canceled during the pandemic. Start here for our helpful advice.
The Groove Lounge with DJ Miles Green is back! An eclectic blend of groovy tunes from around the globe. Date: Thursday, July 29, 2021 (add it to your calendar) Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm Zoom: streaming.lbl.gov In case you missed it, click here for past recordings: https://streaming.lbl.gov/video-library/2021 Lounge Rules: – Open to Berkeley Lab employees […]
The Open Mic is back again! Join us for our 11th hour of music, poetry, spoken word and, it goes without saying, great community. Date: Friday, July 30 (add it to your calendar) Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm Join us on Zoom As usual we want to welcome back all of our previous performers AND […]
Lift your day with special membership rates for employees at 24 Hour Fitness which offers free studio classes to on-demand workouts at multiple locations in the Bay Area and beyond. Visit this link for more information and use the Lab’s ID code 115941 to sign up.
Join Wes Bethel on Zoom every other Tuesday at 5 p.m. for a free beginner’s yoga class. The class runs July 6 – Aug. 31 and is intended for those with no or very little yoga experience. It provides a gentle introduction to yoga, including standing and seated poses, breathing, and relaxation. https://yoga.lbl.gov/
Video-conferencing or Zoom fatigue can be an issue for many Lab employees as it can impact productivity, health, and safety. The EHS Ergonomics Team has prepared a paper and a number of tips that Lab employees can use to understand and help combat this fatigue.https://ergo.lbl.gov/#h.ouw6zn3n9y4l
Berkeley Lab has approved a new partial income replacement option called Pay for Family Care and Bonding (PFCB) effective July 1, 2021 for employees who take eligible Family and Medical Leave. Learn more about this program and what it means for Lab employees.