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worklife balance Archive

Return of the Groove Lounge – July 29, 2021

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: In case you missed it, click here for past recordings: Lounge Rules: – Open to Berkeley Lab employees […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Basics of Burnout: Causes and Remedies in a Research Environment – June 22, 2021

Feeling overwhelmed by work, particularly during these challenging times? You are not alone. Join us  for a new mental health seminar called “Basics of Burnout: Causes and Remedies in a Research Environment.”  In this one-hour seminar and facilitated discussion, Dragonfly Mental Health will define the core components of Burnout as well as strategies to treat […]

Make Lumpia with Janie Pinterits, IDEA program manager

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 Lab employees to […]