April 2020
What does your Well-Being look like?
“You can’t make decisions based on fear and
the possibility of what might happen.”
- Michelle Obama
Maintaining our well-being and social connectedness looks vastly different than three, two, even one week ago. Today, whether you are following the rules of shelter in place, social distancing, or keeping a responsible radius, our established routines have made a shift. The time has come when we must re-prioritize caring for ourselves and begin to identify new ways and routines to continue living healthfully. 

So, we ask the question – in the context of emotional, mental, social, physical, spiritual and intellectual well-being – what does your well-being look like? We would like for you to share your stories, with the hope of providing inspiration to others. Whether its music, humor, writing a poem, meditation, video chatting with friends and loved ones, cooking a new recipe, tips on fun exercises, helping your community, and the list goes on, we want to hear from you! Then, we will share your story in the next newsletter. You can submit your responses using this form .

Sending our support from afar, Be Well at Work has assembled a list of resources that may help bring a healing sense of relief as we adapt to our new routines. Join the Wellness Team for our regular fitness and nutrition workshops , that will now be offered as virtual classes you can view from home! In addition, here are more wellness resources you can utilize and share with your household. UHS counselors have also compiled some self-care tips that you might find beneficial during this time. Let's Be Well together!
Healthy Department Certification
Spring applications are closed and will re-open October 2020

Interested in applying?
Contact Cori Evans at corievans@berkeley.edu to schedule a 15-minute consultation today or visit uhs.berkeley.edu/hdc to learn more about the Healthy Department Certification.
Active at Work
New! Mid-Morning Refresh

Would you like to add a morning warm up and stretch activity to your work day? With all the changes in our lives in the past few weeks we might all benefit from some movement and connection with other staff at Berkeley, whether working from home or on campus. 

We know that warming up and stretching our muscles can help us feel better and we might even appreciate connecting with our work colleagues at this time as well. 

Please join us via Zoom, beginning Monday March 30, 9:30-9:45am . Then tune in every Mon, Wed and Fri at 9:30am to share this time with your wellness team. Just click here to join the zoom meeting and turn up the speakers on your computer or cell phone. To stay up to date with class information, visit our Workshops and Programs page . We hope you will join in on the fun!
Nutrition Resources
Instructor cooking at home, chopping veggies
Kitchen Staples Cook-Along
(replacing Seasonal & Local Veggies)

NEW DATE: Wed, Apr 8
12:10-1pm | Online*
(*registered participants will be emailed the Zoom link)
Instructor: Kim Guess, RD

This virtual cooking class will give you the opportunity to cook-along from your kitchen, or just sit back and watch! The ingredient list will be sent to participants ahead of time. You can prepare these recipes along with the instructor if you happen to have these kitchen staples, or you could choose to buy the ingredients if you can safely do so. Simple and kid-friendly recipes will be demonstrated, so kids are encouraged to join. 
Have a question about food or nutrition?
Submit your question through our Ask the Dietitian service.
Note: Please do not send protected personal information or protected health information via unencrypted email, or when using this service.
Breastfeeding Resources
Breastfeeding Your Baby / Returning to Work or School
Thu, 4/2 | 1-4:15pm | Online*
(*registered participants will be emailed the Zoom link)

A free class taught by a certified lactation consultant!
The first two hours cover breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The last hour covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps.

Please note : Students and all others unable to access the UCB Learning Center, please enroll by emailing breastfeeding@lists.berkeley.edu
Visit the   Breastfeeding Support Program   page to learn more about breast pumps sold at our cost plus tax,   lactation rooms   on campus, and additional resources.