June 2022
Staff Appreciation Week
June 6-10, 2022

Staff Appreciation Week returns with a gratifying, fun-filled week of in person events, virtual events and online perks. Mark your calendars for all of the different events throughout the week!

  • 6/6: Money Talks with guest speaker Jacqueline Twillie.
  • 6/7: Free Drip Coffee and Pastry at Goldie’s at the Student Union. Must be present and show Cal ID.
  • 6/8: Sound Bath Meditation with Maryzelle Undo (via Zoom).
  • 6/10: Staff Appreciation Week Carnival at Lower Sproul. Show Cal ID to enter.

For more information, check out the Staff Appreciation Week main page and flyer.
Tue. Jun 14 | 11:30am-1:30pm
Staff Garden

(between Li Ka Shing, Mulford, Morgan and Genetics & Plant Biology)

Gather in the staff garden with your colleagues to explore our community garden. Take a grounding stretch break, watch a simple cooking demo using ingredients from the garden (and taste the recipe!), and learn about ergonomics in the context of gardening.
Active at Work
register by clicking linked dates
Dancing Class
Yoga Class
Online fitness class
Dancing for Fun & Fitness

Hula/Tahitian: 6/3
12:10-1pm | Online
Nicole Castillo

Additional class recordings 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
Garden tools and planting seeds
Gardening and Your Well-Being

Gardening is a great way to get outside and in touch with nature, but it also has health benefits, including exposure to vitamin D, decreased dementia risk, mood-boosting benefits by lowering levels of the stress hormone (cortisol), working new muscles in your body, and combating loneliness. Gardens are catalysts that allow individuals to engage with their community while beautifying and benefiting it by introducing fresh herbs and vegetables. 

Did you know you can enjoy these benefits of gardening right here on our campus? The UC Berkeley Staff Garden was started in 2019 by Be Well at Work to promote health and well-being. The garden includes herbs, vegetables, native Californian plants, as well as plants used by the Ohlone. Some of the herbs we grow are rosemary and basil, which are featured in some Cook Well Berkeley recipes on our garden page.

The Staff Garden always welcomes new volunteers who can help maintain the garden the first Friday of every month (sign up here). Please also join us for the Be Well in the Garden event!
Balancing Rocks
Finding Balance for a Healthier U
Series Evaluation and Raffle Prize Entry

This Spring, the Be Well at Work - Wellness program newsletters (February - May issues) featured the Finding Balance for a Healthier U series. This series focused on stress management and its impact on our mind, body, and behavioral response to stress, as well as successful strategies to improve and sustain your wellbeing and prevent burnout.
Topics included: relaxation & recharging, money, nutrition, and exercise.

If you read the "Finding Balance for a Healthier U" series this past semester, complete the series evaluation for a chance to win raffle prizes!
Be Well at Work Resources
Ergonomic desk and posture
Computer Health Matters: Multiple Workstations
Tue. June 7, 10-11am | Online

Learn how to set up an ergonomic workstation in the office, at home or on the road. Relieve computer related aches and pains with effective exercise breaks and stretches. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

Check out more information at our ergonomics program page!
Virtual Programs

Did you miss a class or maybe you had so much fun you want to take it again? Recordings of past cooking, dance, yoga workshops and webinars are available for you to revisit on our virtual programs page.
Campus Happenings
Mindfulness Mondays
Mondays | 12:10-12:30pm | Online

Join Liza Schlosser-Olroyd for a short mindfulness practice at 12:10 on Mondays! As we continue working and living through unprecedented times in many ways, developing a mindfulness practice is a nourishing way to fill our own cups and cultivate resilience over time. This is a chance to come together and share a mindful moment with one another before we take on the rest of our week. Hope to see you there!