The holidays aren’t joyful times of the year for everyone. In fact, for some, the season triggers depression and lingering sadness.
It can be a challenge to hold onto your positivity when those around you just want to rain on the parade. Staying positive is good for your health, though. Pessimistic people have a 20% higher risk of dying over a 30-year period than optimistic people. Smiling is healthy. Laughter is healing. And, even if you, are in a seasonal slump, these few tips can help you to keep focused and keep positive.
With holiday celebrations behind us—including classroom parties, bake sales, and seasonal concerts that with festive intermission snacks—you might be taking some time over your break to think about refreshing your policies on food allergies. (Or, create one.) Allergy emergencies are intense, and, depending on the level of preparedness of your faculty and staff, they can be downright frightening. However, implementing too strict of policies can leave food-allergic students feeling isolated and outcast.