Laughter and Lemons: Green Canyon HS teacher Christie Hansen's last lecture is open for all to attend
Green Canyon HS counselor Jennifer Hartman and assistant principal Randy Bennion with teacher Christie Hansen
“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!”
This classic saying has never been truer for English teacher Christie Hansen at Green Canyon High School. When chronic migraines started to make it difficult for Hansen to work, she had to discover for herself how to find happiness in every circumstance. “I really had to figure out how to be happy when I didn’t feel good and when I didn’t feel like myself,” Hansen recalls. She was recently diagnosed with fibromyalgia, and due to increased fatigue and nausea, she decided to leave her teaching position and give time to her recovery. Leaving in the middle of the school year comes with its own challenges, but Hansen hopes to use this trial as a unique opportunity to reach students in a new way. She has organized a closing lecture for both students and the public on November 15th from 11:35 am to 12:15 pm in the Green Canyon High School auditorium. She has titled her lecture “Laughter and Lemons: Making the Best of What Life Throws at You,” and is planning to share how she has found happiness in her difficult circumstances.
For Hansen, teaching encompasses more than writing and reading assignments. “Every teacher has something that they hope to teach their students aside from class material,” Hansen explains. “This is my way of saying to my students, ‘Hey! There are a few more things I want to tell you!’” Hansen’s lecture will be focused on concrete things one can actually do that will can lead to happiness, such as writing in gratitude journals, listening to music with positive themes, and creating a compliments container. Her last lecture is sure to be beneficial, uplifting, and inspiring. In her own words, “Whoever feels they need a lift should probably come!” We are grateful for Hansen’s time here in Cache County School District and invite all interested to attend the lecture on Thursday, November 15th.