“When should love be conditional?” she asked. That was just one of many great questions that a student asked during one of my recent speaking engagements at St. Augustine’s University in North Carolina as a part of “Building & Maintaining Healthy Relationships” speaking engagement series. There were a ton of great questions thrown my way by this vibrant and curious group of motivated Millennials. But this one particular question stood out to me for some reason… “When should love be conditional?” ..
A friend of mine sent me an article recently that suggests that Millennials lack grit. The information was based on findings shared in an article in Psychology Today as well as interview subject Peter Gray, a professor at Boston College. According to at least one psychologist, today’s college students seek more counseling because this generation is more “needy”. ..
Be careful what you ask for. I must have heard that phrase a thousand times throughout the course of my life. I have a much better understanding of what people meant by that now. You don’t always see all the requirements and responsibilities that come with the thing, role, job, position or even person that you want. You just see how pretty and shiny it looks on the surface, but don’t realize the amount of earth, wind and fire you’ll have to fight and dig through to get and maintain what you want. The concept of what it is - is always sexier than the commitment that it takes. ..
I’m sure you’ve all heard the phrase, “first things first”. It’s essentially a phrase that reminds us to keep our priorities in order. A lot of times that’s easier said than done. In my conversations with my millennial crew, they often share that there are times when everything seems important. There are times when they feel confused and conflicted by all of the life demands that are competing for their time and attention. Life is notorious for promoting its #ConfusedAndConflicted hashtag. How do you stop that hashtag from trending in your life? ..