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New Pay for Family Care and Bonding Program Effective July 1, 2021

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.

UCSF Emotional Well-Being in 2021 Webinar Series

Emotional Well-Being in 2021 Webinar Series By popular demand, we are launching a second series of webinars based on last year’s Emotional Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis for Health Care Providers series. As before, these sessions will be moderated by Vice Chair for Adult Psychology Elissa Epel, PhD, and feature experts sharing insights on how […]

Feeling post-lockdown anxiety? We’ve got you covered.

By Brandon R. Reynolds, UCSF Thursday, May 27, 2021 “As COVID-19 vaccinations continue, and cities and states move toward full re-opening, many people are feeling re-entry anxiety — an uneasiness about returning to the old normal of schools and offices, hugs and handshakes, and social gatherings large and small. The American Psychological Association reports that Americans […]

May 19 Webinar on ‘The Art of Stillness’

Health Net is hosting a 45-minute webinar on Wednesday, May 19, at noon, on the basics and benefits of mindfulness — a technique that allows the mind to refocus on the present moment. Registration is required, and space is limited. Date: Tuesday, May 19, 2021 Time: 12 noon – 1 pm Mindfulness can be a […]

Berkeley Lab’s 10th Open Mic – Wednesday, May 26, 2021

The Open Mic has hit double digits! Join us for our 10th hour of music, poetry, spoken word and, it goes without saying, great community. Date: Wednesday, May 26 (add it to your calendar) Time: 4:30 – 5:30 pm Watch a Replay of the Event! As usual we want to welcome back all of our […]

Springtime Groove Lounge with DJ Miles Green – April 22, 2021

The Groove Lounge with DJ Miles Green It’s been proven that music is good for your health and the Groove Lounge is a fun way to get a little stress relief, boost your mood and connect with the Lab community. Read more in this article from Harvard Medical School and then join Miles on Thursday, […]

Socially Responsible Investing: How to Invest For Retirement and The Planet

Investing for retirement can be such a puzzle. Investing in a way that aligns with your values — maybe to keep out of fossil fuels, guns, or prisons, or to put more money into renewable energy and gender equity — that can seem even trickier. But in this hands-on, Earth Day workshop, you’ll learn how […]

Healthy & Well Website Overview Brown Bag – April 20, 2021

As you know, the last year has been a challenge and we’ve all had to adapt in ways we’d never contemplated before. To help support all the changes we’ve faced, the IDEA Office & Health Services has launched a new website: Healthy & Well at LBNL. We’ve designed it to be a central location for […]

Women and Investing: Organize, Plan, Own Your Future – April 15, 2021

Hosted by UC Berkeley and Fidelity. Learn ways to build healthy financial habits, save for multiple goals, and invest wisely, so that you can take control of your financial future. Speaker: Nancy Pargot, Fidelity Date: April 15, 2021 Time: 12 noon – 1 pm Location: Zoom – Registration in advance is required

Eldercare Workshop: Communication and Dementia – April 13, 2021

As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and as their ability to use words is lost, family members need new ways to connect with them. Join us to explore how communication changes for a person with Alzheimer’s, learn to decode their verbal and behavioral messages, and identify strategies to help […]