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Veterans, PTSD and Stress: Creating Compassionate Workplaces – May 24, 2022

Curious about PTSD and trauma-related issues? How can we create trauma-sensitive workspaces for veterans and other colleagues with histories of trauma here at the Lab? Join co-sponsors VERG and All Access Employee Resource Groups for this hybrid event in honor of Memorial Day and Mental Health Awareness Month.  We’ll explore how to implement coping skills […]

Continuing the Conversation on Burnout: Dos and Don’ts for Supervisors

Brought to you by the All Access ERG Mental Health Initiative, Dragonfly Mental Health is back to discuss the role supervisors can play in mitigating burnout for their staff. Date: Wednesday,  May 18, 2022 Time: 12 noon – 1:30 pm PT View workshop slides Watch the workshop recording The event is limited to the first […]

Coping with Stress and Anxiety: The Ukraine Crisis

As the war in Ukraine continues to unfold, the reverberations are being felt around the world. As Director Witherell said in this email from February 24, Berkeley Lab is one of the most international in the national lab system, and many of us have family, friends, and colleagues in Ukraine and in Eastern Europe. Even […]

The Groove Lounge – Holiday Edition – December 9, 2021

The Groove Lounge – Holiday Edition – with DJ Miles Green is back for one last show before the end of the year. An eclectic blend of groovy tunes from around the globe. Date: Thursday,  December 9, 2021 (add it to your calendar) Time: 5:00 – 6:00 pm Join us on Zoom In case you […]

Be Well at Work Fall Workshops – Sept – Dec 2021

Be Well at Work has a great lineup of workshops on eldercare financial planning, and childcare this fall. Registration Required! To register, search for the course title on the UCB Learning Center website.  Please Note: The zoom link will be sent to the participants by email a day before the workshop. All participants are now […]

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 […]