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working on wellness bannerNovember Focuses on Living and Working Well

Between changes in services opening or closing, limitations on travel and gathering, and the holidays fast approaching, the holidays season is sure to look different this year while work demands may seem larger than ever. With many still working remotely or partially remote, the integration of personal and work life can feel like an impossible juggling act. This month we focus on the things we can control such as gaining new perspectives and finding a balance between personal and professional.

  • Mix up your personal and professional lives. Fall into the habit of keeping your work life and personal life separate and you are likely to miss out on opportunities. Know that your work life will bleed into your personal life and vice versa, use it to your advantage. The stronger your relationships are with the people you work with, the more productive your career will be in the long run.
  • Treat your personal life with the same respect you do with your professional life. Scheduling time for socializing and relaxing helps you to be more productive while you are working. This allows you to stop worrying about missing out, burning out, or social responsibilities and you are then free to focus on work while at work.
  • Know your personal and professional priorities and be decisive. There are only 24 hours in a day, actively managing your personal and professional lives requires some investment in thought and organization, but becomes easier with experience. 

Events & Resources


Election Day Anxiety Resources

Voting day won't bring an end to the strain of this political season, but you don't have to let things get contentious. Uncertainty produces anxiety, but you can counter that by practicing positive thinking, acting instead of reacting, and other tips offered by Empathia.


Kaiser in the Kitchen Campaign

It’s that time of year when you and your family are inspired to cook your favorite comfort foods or sweet treats. But these high-calorie dishes can add up to holiday love handles. Thankfully, there are few simple tricks to turn any traditional recipe into a lower-calorie health food that’s still delicious.

How to Read a Food Label and Why That Matters (VIDEO) - Tips on Reading Food Labels (PDF)

Staples for Your Pantry and Fridge (VIDEO) - Pantry and Fridge List (PDF)

Thriving Through the Holidays (VIDEO) - Holiday Party Plan (PDF)

Ready-made Breakfast Prep (VIDEO) - Breakfast Recipes (PDF)

Ready-made Winter Soup (VIDEO) - Roasted Winter Vegetables and Soup (PDF)

Making Food/Snacks Work for Your Day (VIDEO) - Healthy Snack Ideas (PDF)

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Self Care Support Resources

November 18, 2020

5:30 - 6:45 p.m.

SHARP Stress Management Webinar

Coping With Life is a program that helps you turn your stress into success. This free class will teach you how to identify and characterize your sources of stress while offering productive skills for stress management.

*This webinar is open to everyone, but enrollment is limited to the first 50 registrants.



9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

SHARP Relaxation Skills Online Workshop 

This virtual workshop held every Friday morning offers breathing and other relaxation exercises, as well as guided meditations. This brief experience is designed to reduce tension and stress in the body and mind, increasing your sense of peace and well-being.

*This workshop is open to everyone.


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Workplace Resources

November 18, 2020

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.


The 4 Types of Narcissism You Need to Know

Dr. Ramani Durvasula, Clinical Psychologist, presents "The 4 Types of Narcissism You Need to Know."

All CSU staff and faculty are invited to attend this free web training. No registration necessary, but limited to the first 200 logins (multiple viewers can sit in the same room and use one link).


November 17, 2020

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.


November 18, 2020

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

SHARP Burnout and Fatigue During COVID Webinar

Essential workers, health care personnel and first responders are experiencing the effects of cumulative stress as the COVID pandemic continues. During this free webinar you will learn how to recognize symptoms of stress, ways to build resilience, and where to seek support.

*This webinar is open to everyone.


Additional Resources:

  • Are you Addicted to Doing?  Have you ever planned to take some needed time off and instead of resting, you started a new project or got busy doing something else? If yes, then you might be addicted to "doing".
  • When Workplace Stress is High, Resilience is Key: A combination of adaptability and grit, resilience is a proactive and long-term strategy to  help cope with difficult situations.

Parent and Elder Care Resources

November  13, 2020

2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

SHARP Resources and Tools for Family Caregiver Workshop

Are you helping a loved one with socialization, finances, transportation, meals or other activities? This free online workshop includes a discussion about emotional issues people face when caring for a loved one and coping techniques that can help relieve stress.

*This webinar is open to the public. If class is full, please call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277).


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