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The UCSD PDA is committed to ensuring all postdocs have access to Wellness and Sustainability Resources

 

Wellness Resources:


The UCSD Center for Mindfulness and Institute for Empathy & Compassion


Free live online and recordings of mindfulness and compassion sessions (daily)
https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/fmph/research/mindfulness/free-sessions/Pages/default.aspx


UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness


Free videos, Poetry and Resources on Mindfulness
https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/fmph/research/mindfulness/mindfulness-resources/Pages/default.aspx


Insight Timer


Free 40-day course on how to integrate mindfulness into your workdays.
https://insighttimer.com/meditation-courses/course_tara-and-jack-mindfulness-daily-at-work


FSAP (Faculty and Staff Assistance Program) UCSD


Live classes on various topics related to wellbeing
https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/services/support/counseling/classes.html


FSAP (Faculty and Staff Assistance Program) UCSD


For campus employees and the members of their immediate household, help to resolve concerns that may be affecting personal well-being and/ or job performance
https://blink.ucsd.edu/sponsor/hr/divisions-units/fsap.html


FASP: Cup’o Wellness Series


Live free workshops for postdocs on wellness (monthly)
https://postdoc.ucsd.edu/postdocs/health-wellness.html#Postdoc-Health-&-Wellness-Works


FASP: Tritons Flourish Group


Group meeting for faculty and staff (monthly)
https://blink.ucsd.edu/HR/services/support/counseling/classes.html
https://forms.gle/bvnHVQ1535eVmGVY8


The Zone UCSD


Free programs and resources on well-being
https://wellness.ucsd.edu/zone/Pages/default.aspx


UCSD Recreation


Free online health and fitness program aimed at wellness and health
https://recreation.ucsd.edu/programs-and-classes/personal-wellness/


Headspace


App for meditation (free trial and paid version)
https://www.headspace.com


Buddhify


App for meditation and mindfulness (free and paid version)
https://buddhify.com/


Yoga with Adriene


Free yoga videos
https://yogawithadriene.com/


The Aesthetics of Joy


Newsletter and resource for finding more joy in life and work
https://aestheticsofjoy.com/2016/09/30/welcome-new-home/


Gretchen Rubin


Webpage of Author of non-fictional books with collection of resources and podcasts on how to make life better
https://gretchenrubin.com/resources

Brene Brown


Webpage of Author of non-fictional books with collection of resources for work and daily life
https://brenebrown.com/downloads/


Shape America


Lesson plans and resources for educators (brain breaks and physical education)
https://www.shapeamerica.org/covid19-resources.aspx


Dog Down App


Offering free yoga, HIIT, Barre and other workouts free to students, educators and healthcare professionals
https://www.downdogapp.com/


Planet Fitness


Free daily workouts streaming live from Planet Fitness Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/planetfitness/videos/278


Do Yoga with Me


Free yoga classes for different levels
https://www.doyogawithme.com/


Minimalist baker


Healthy recipe ideas with few ingredients and will be ready in minutes
https://minimalistbaker.com/

 

Sustainability Resources:


Green Labs/Office Program at UCSD


Programs that help laboratories/offices reduce their footprints and get certified (monthly meetings)
https://sustain.ucsd.edu/involve/green-labs.html

https://sustainability.ucsd.edu/involve/green-office.html


My Green Lab


Program to introduce sustainability to the laboratory research community
https://www.mygreenlab.org/


Plant a garden


Campus gardens that promote education and the growth of sustainable food
https://sustainability.ucsd.edu/involve/gardens.html#Ellie's-Garden


UCSD Sustainability


Virtual seminars about sustainability (monthly)
https://sustainability.ucsd.edu/involve/seminar.html


UC San Diego Sustainability Awards


Award recognizing individuals and groups contribution to sustainability
https://sustain.ucsd.edu/news/sustainability-awards.html


Green new deal


The Green New Deal at UCSD is a climate action group
https://ucsdgreennewdeal.net/


Sustainability at Scripps


Information and events covering topics such as waste collection (recycling, compost, special items), zero-waste projects and sustainability
https://scripps.ucsd.edu/sustainability


Roger’s Urban Farmlab


Resources and live stream of farmlab with student-lead projects designed to help reduce food waste and carbon emissions and producing locally-grown produce
https://www.rcgucsd.com/


Solana Center for Environmental Innovation


Center that provides community education services to reduce waste, conserve water, and build healthy soil
https://www.solanacenter.org/


Sustainable Dish Podcast


Podcasts on sustainable farming, food and eco-living
https://sustainabledish.com/podcasts/


Greener Ideal Recipes


Sustainable and healthy recipe ideas
https://greenerideal.com/recipes/


Earthwell Refill


Zero-waste shop in San Diego offering a variety of products that can be purchased as refill
https://www.earthwellrefill.com/

Willowbottom


General information on sustainable lifestyle and tips on where to start
https://www.willowbottom.com/


Sustainable Fashion Matterz


Information on sustainable fashion
https://www.sustainablefashionmatterz.com/


Trash to Coture


DIY sewing tutorials and repurposed fashion
http://www.trashtocouture.com/

 

 

Thanks, 

The PDA team