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Relieving Stress – with Pokemon Go?
With news of terrorism, racial divide, partisan protests and Presidential politics added to already high levels of stress among Americans, rates of tension have skyrocketed. And there seems to be no let up in what we can expect in the foreseeable future. Millennials, who lead the other generations in the amount of stress they experience on a daily basis, have recently turned to an unusual stress reduction technique – Pokemon GO. Chasing little virtual icons in the real world and capturing them has become a way for Millennials to have … Continue reading
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Millennials and Boomers: Mutual Support
We don’t often celebrate caring across the generations. When we were growing up, grandparents were the ones who gave us whatever we wanted, provided we didn’t tell our parents. And as the grandma of five grandsons, I know that still applies today. There’s been talk about Granny leave for the caregivers of elderly parents. Businesses lose billions of dollars annually because of employees missing work for family concerns. As the number of family members available to care for aging loved ones decreases and the number of those in need increases, our … Continue reading
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Grandparents and Adult Grandkids Bonding Can Lower Depression for Both
The number of grandparents raising grandkids surged during the Great Recession. In 2011, according to a Pew Research Center report, grandparents were the main caregivers for more than 3 million children. There are still many reasons why this is necessary today – military service, untimely death, incarceration, substance abuse, mental illness or problems with layoffs and foreclosures. The second Sunday in September is always Grandparents’ Day. But every day is a good time to celebrate caring across the generations. For many of us growing up, our grandparents were the … Continue reading
A New Age of Anxiety and Stress
The mid- 20th century was known as the age of anxiety – spawning even an epic poem, a symphony and a ballet bearing that name. If you were a Baby Boomer growing up in the ’50’s, you probably learned to ‘drop and cover’ or even had a family bomb shelter to help cope with the existential fears of nuclear holocaust. Now into only the first ten years of the 21st century, anxiety and stress levels have risen again at a monumental rate. A national health survey found that 75% of … Continue reading