healthy & well


Healthy & Well at LBNL is a centralized location for Lab staff to find support and resources to help build their health, wellness and well-being. The website is intended to get you thinking about the things you can do to foster health and wellness in your life - both at work and at home. In each section you’ll find a collection of resources from the Lab, UC Berkeley and the community that touch on different aspects of health and wellness.

Why does it matter?

You know the safety advice when flying “Secure your own oxygen mask before helping others”? The same goes for health and wellness – caring for ourselves is an integral part in caring for our families, friends and loved ones. Caring for ourselves gives us the capacity to better handle stressful or demanding situations both at home and work.

The site is a collaborative effort between Health Services, Human Resources and the IDEA Office to support the health and wellness of Berkeley Lab employees and their families. Questions? Please email us at

January resources

Drink Less, Be Your Best - If you’re like most of us, the holidays are a reason to indulge - and indulge we do! A “dry” January gives our bodies a chance to detox, and for many it helps us to realize those triggers for our indulgence.

Be Well at Work Spring Workshops - Each semester, the Be Well at Work Faculty/Staff Health Programs offer workshops, healthy lifestyle programs, and resources to help equip you with the knowledge and tools to support your well-being at work. Plan your wellness workshops for January - May with this list and sign up today.

New Year’s Reflections - YearCompass is a free booklet that helps you reflect on the year and plan the next one. With a set of carefully selected questions and exercises, YearCompass helps you uncover your own patterns and design the ideal year for yourself.

More support for families in 2023 - UC’s Pay for Family Care and Bonding (PFCB) program provides income replacement for eligible employees who need to care for a seriously ill family member, bond with a new child, and other qualifying situations. Starting in 2023, PFCB support will increase from 70% to 100% of eligible earnings. Read the full details here.

Good Reads:

Get started with Mindfulness from UCLA:

Event highlights

All Be Well at Work events require advance registration. Please click on the link in the event title to register.

January 19, 11 am - 12 pm PT

This class can help you learn how to determine when retirement is feasible based on projected savings and expected financial challenges in retirement. It also covers estimating how long savings may last with a solid retirement income plan. This is for those who are thinking about retirement and would like to learn how to develop a retirement income plan that tracks income and expenses through retirement.

The Elder Care program offers monthly educational workshops and webinars on topics related to aging and caregiving presented by professionals and peer advocates. Click on the link above for more information and to register.

  • Difficult Conversations: Caring for a Loved One with Cognitive Loss - Thu 1/19; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • The Benefits of Yoga Therapy for Neurodegenerative Conditions - Wed 2/15; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • Financial Planning for Longterm Care - Thu 3/23; Noon – 1:30 pm

  • Effective Communication Strategies in Dementia Care - Tue 4/12; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

  • Grief Management for Caregivers - Tue 5/16; 12:10 – 1:30 pm

Financial Wellness: Spring 2023

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  • Scholarshare College Savings: 529 Plans - Wed 3/1; Noon – 1 pm

  • Preparing for Retirement - Wed 3/8; 11 – 1 pm

  • The UC Retirement Process: Step by Step - Wed 3/15: 11 – 1 pm

  • Create a Budget and Ditch Your Debt - Thu 4/20; Noon – 1 pm

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  • Planning Your Pregnancy Leave - Thu 2/9; 12:10 – 1 pm

  • Empty Nest: Life Beyond Parenting - Tue 3/7; Noon – 1 pm

  • Breema: The Freshness of Spring Water Comes From Its Flow - 4 Week Introduction to Breema Series - Wed 4/5 – 4/26; 12:10 – 1 pm

  • Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School - Thu 4/6; 1 – 4:15 pm

  • Transitioning Back After Baby Bonding Leave - Thu 4/13; Noon – 1 pm

  • Understanding and Responding to Toddler Tantrums - Thu 5/4; Noon – 1pm

Stress Management: Spring 2023
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  • Nurturing Love and Connection - Wed 2/22; Noon – 1 pm

  • Strategies for Managing Depression - Tue 3/21; Noon - 1 pm

  • Recognizing and Regulating Work Stress - Tue 5/2; noon – 1 pm

  • Guided Meditation - Tue 5/9; Noon – 1 pm

Interested in adding the Healthy & Well at LBL events to your calendar? Just click on the blue + sign in the lower right hand corner of the calendar above and you'll be able to view our events from your Google calendar.