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wellness Archive

Maternal Mental Health Awareness

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 […]

Hack your happiness with Michael Pollan

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.

Why you can’t sleep, and how to deal

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!

Catch up with your health care

  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.

Berkeley Lab’s 11th Open Mic – Friday, July 30, 2021

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 […]

24 Hour Fitness Membership Special for Lab Employees

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.

Virtual Beginner Yoga Classes Begin July 6

  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/

Available Resources on Combating Zoom Fatigue

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

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 […]