FACULTY | joyful


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PUBLIC APPRECIATION. Receive special treatment from someone recently or notice exceptional effort? Share your joy!...

In true Berkeley spirit, give them a bear hug by showing your gratitude or acknowledgement on this public forum.

They were probably just being their kind selves, but it's good to give props! Let's continue to freely give credit where credit is due—it encourages people to keep doing good things in the world. Of course, you could choose to do it...

We are one.

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OTHERNESS AND BELONGING [video]. John Powell from the Greater Good Science Institute speaks about the interconnectedness of all of us...

He inspires us to treat one another as our own.

Plant yourself here.

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UC BOTANICAL GARDEN. Nothing restores like Nature. Come here to be inspired by shapes, colors, sounds, scents, and appreciate the beauty...

(Remember that we cannot breathe without trees and green plants!)

FREE ADMISSION to UCB faculty, staff, and students. Nominal fees associated parking lot or shuttles available from campus. While you're here, you can meditate, contemplate, or rejuvenate while you recalibrate. Life is good!

We're all in.

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ON SPIRITUALITY AND BELONGING [audio]. The key: identifying our common values and purpose...

Our sense of belonging increases, nurtures inclusivity. We can be catalysts in our communities—by encouraging storytelling and helping people see our many parallels.

If our experience has brought us to a point of realizing that we belong to a common existence, then we can share it with others to create change. Sonali Sangeeta Balajee shares...

Smooches from pooches.

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PET HUGS. The wagging, the licking—we guarantee your day will get brighter!...

Every first Tuesday of the month during the academic year.

Live, from Berkeley, it's...

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CAL PERFORMANCES. Feel the passion live performers bring and use it to charge up your own creativity in your daily life!...

Treat your soul to a wide variety of performing arts, from dance to spoken word.

DEEP DISCOUNTS for students, faculty, and staff!

Keeping the doors open.

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KEYS TO WELL-BEING. These ten building blocks are good reminders of how we can maintain our happiness...

If one of the areas in your life is needing a little love, you can always take a moment to figure out how to recalibrate!

Always remember to be gentle with yourself, and take every opportunity to show others by example that well-being is attainable for anyone because it's real (and not always easy to stay balanced).


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BAM/PFA. Develop your love for these exciting forms of media at the shiny Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archive and find inspiration...

How do you tell your own stories? Express yourself creatively?

FREE ADMISSION to the galleries for students, staff, and faculty. Significant discounts on film tickets.