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Resources for a Happy, Healthy Holiday

This season is a time to focus on gratitude, giving, reflection and quality time with friends, colleagues and family. This time can also be difficult to navigate and cause stress. Learn proactive strategies to help you cope with holiday emotions, money issues and health. 

Tips from Work-Life Solutions

Work-Life Solutions, by Guidance Resources, is the university’s employee assistance program. They offer 24/7 support for every aspect of your life. Here are a few resources for the holidays: 

WashU Human Resources offers several programs and resources to help support your overall well-being. Featured well-being resources:

Employee Wellness: View our Wellness Connection website, and look for upcoming announcements in December on our 2020 health and wellness strategy to help you on your personal path to wellness. Featured wellness opportunities: A Mindful 2020 – register for the mind-body stress reduction mindfulness courses. Healthy Eating – find healthy options at our weekly Community Supported Agriculture events, and the Farmers Market. More information on mind/body programming and resources to look for in 2020!

Your financial well-being: visit for education, insights and tools on budgeting, investing and saving to help you now, and in the future.

Learn and grow: As the year comes to a close, it is a good time to reflect on achievements and look ahead to the future. Take time to focus on your personal and professional development. Participate in Employee Learning Week Dec. 2 through 6, and view ongoing opportunities through HR’s Learning and Development program. 

Coming soon: Our WashU Winter Gift Guide! There are many discounts and perks available to employees through the WashU community and Greater St. Louis area. View the Engage section of the website to learn about ongoing opportunities and perks for employees. And, don’t miss the WashU Bookstore Employee Appreciation Sale on Dec. 4!

Stay tuned for more articles that help you achieve balance, and find purpose and vitality in both your personal and professional lives.