June 2021
Staff Appreciation Week
June 7-11, 2021

Staff Appreciation Week returns with a gratifying, fun-filled week of virtual events and online perks. The offerings include:

Mindful Moving (& Stretching Too!) Event
Thu, Jun. 10 | 11-11:50am | Online

On June 10, let’s move (virtually) together! Now is your chance to join the UC Berkeley faculty and staff community for an energizing, stress relieving, mindful event. 

Here’s How to Participate:
  • Join the pre-event Stretch via Zoom, beginning at 11am
  • Plan a route where you will move (walk, cycle, jog or roll) for 30-40 minutes
  • Post on the event Kudoboard: pictures from your route, words of gratitude and other inspiring messages
Active at Work
Yoga and Dance

Recordings of past yoga and dance workshops are available for you to revisit on our virtual programs page.
WorkFit Online (RSF)

Free Virtual Classes
(click class names to register)

Nutrition Resources
Healthy U
Summer Safety

As the weather gets warmer and our community takes steps toward
normalcy, we are reminded of the many benefits of spending time outdoors. Spending time outside helps to reduce stress, improve mood, ease recovery from illness, lower blood pressure, contribute to a more positive body image, and more. Whether we’re doing activities such as walking, hiking, gardening, or grilling, there are a few things we should keep in mind so that our experiences are both fun and safe. 

  • Sun: Be sure to bring your hat, sunglasses, and find sources of shade. UV radiation peaks at midday, so try to go out early morning or late afternoon. 
  • Sunscreen: Pick a sunscreen with an SPF between 15 and 50+, and reapply often. Avoid products with Vitamin A and oxybenzone; instead look for those with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
  • Stay Hydrated: Hydration is especially important during the warmer months, when we tend to lose more body fluids through sweat. Water is essential to maintain healthy body functions, and can provide a good energy boost as you go about your day. 
Campus Happenings
Transforming Fear into Confidence:
7 Safety Strategies for Asian-Americans & Allies
Sun, Jun 6 | 1-2pm | Online
Since 1969, the UC Martial Arts Program (UCMAP) has trained thousands of Berkeley students, faculty, staff & community members in martial arts and self-defense. With the rising anti-Asian and Pacific Islander violence in America, many are wondering how to protect themselves if harassed or assaulted.

Join UCMAP’s Lily Chou for a free webinar discussing how to think strategically about personal safety, transform fear into self-confidence, and learn how to support others through uncertain and difficult times.

A fourth-degree black belt, Lily has been training in Yongmudo, a self-defense-oriented Korean martial art, for over 25 years and is an instructor in UCMAP’s Yongmudo club. She has also studied taekwondo and Brazilian jiujitsu, co-written two martial arts books, and edited several Krav Maga and yongmudo training manuals. Register today! Deadline to register is Sunday, June 6, at 9am.
Kaiser Permanente will be hosting free 1-hour webinars
specifically designed for all University of California employees.
No pre-registration needed. Log in the day of using the webinar links provided.
Practical Skills for Stress Management
Tue, June 8, 11am-12pm

Participants will learn the body's stress response and practice new management skills. Learn to use breathing techniques to help with stress, practice meditation, the positive effects of exercise, and increase your social connections. This webinar will help you create a plan to manage stress more effectively.
Resilience Starts with a Purpose
Tue, June 22, 11am-12pm

This evidence-based session will reconnect, refocus, and recharge participants to live a more meaningful life. Building resilience starts with a purpose.