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Giving Back: Lessons from Millennials

So much for the negative stereotypes that those born between 1980 and 2000 are narcissistic and selfish. Lately Millennials have been busy turning their ideas about generativity into action. Although many are still laboring under high levels of student loan debt, navigating a tough job market and living with parents while getting on their feet, they’re also giving money and time to causes that matter to them. Money is but one venue for generosity. Kindness is an even more valuable currency. Alan Cohen, author Data from the 2015 Millennial Impact Project … Continue reading

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From Mourning to Post Traumatic Growth

Our nation is in a period of mourning. It’s been over a week since the political earthquake and we’ve yet to begin our recovery. We’re caught in the early stages of grief, feeling angry and sad, far from the acceptance that comes at the end of a healing process. Whether we receive our information through news media coverage or social media sites, it’s all about adversity and uncertainty. Some people are frustrated or disillusioned and involved in targeted reactions – protests, boycotts, petitions. Others are feeling vulnerable and worried about their … Continue reading

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Halloween: The Masks We Wear

We all wear masks at one time or another, pretending that everything is OK. It’s common to hide personal pain. But the bad feelings don’t just disappear. Transitions are complicated. You may be letting go of roles that define you, facing a financial crisis, or adjusting to loss and a new reality. Refuse to give up on yourself, and let the following tips help you take one step at a time: Look deep inside. Are you afraid of what’s in your heart or head? If you’re angry or depressed and holding back, … Continue reading

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Encourage Millennials to Vote

According to a recent national poll, nearly one in four of Millennial participants would prefer to have a giant meteor strike Earth than to see either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump in the Oval Office. Earlier in this election cycle, the Millennial generation supported Bernie Sanders. They thought he was speaking to them, not at them, and they felt the Bern. When there was disagreement, he listened in an effort to solve the problems at hand. Young people respected Sanders and what he stood for. They’re still mourning the loss of … Continue reading

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