A positive sense of community can help others break out of isolation and experience a happier and healthier life. The Generator Project exists to help facilitate those connections and ensure that face to face social connection remains important in the lives of others.
Here's a Flashback Friday! Kathy knows that she spends a lot of time at the office and thought it was a great idea to get to know her neighbours who worked close by. Watch the impact that the Generator Project had on Kathy and the people around her. http://ht.ly/jnHf30kUF61
Today's Tunes Thursday is about an important message for people who feel like they have nobody to go to, and feel like there is no one there to give them a hug to let them know things will look up when times are bad.
Watch Arms Open by The Script here: http://ht.ly/sX3n30kUEYF
Entrepreneurship is often paired with thoughts of freedom, happiness, and low stress. However, the entrepreneurial journey can be lonely- "Being boss can be a bit lonely at times". Here are small changes to consider to help you overcome feeling isolated.
"Workplace socialising encourages teamwork, boosts productivity and increases morale. With 50% of global workers now spending two and half days or more working outside the office, it’s important to look at new ways to stay connected"... Read these tips: http://ht.ly/u9iO30kRaut
Social media is a great way to update people we don't or can't see regularly. Make sure that you are making time to connect face to face and share those important moments with the ones who matter to you.
Watch Kalina Silverman the creator of BIG TALK, talk about skipping small talk to make meaningful connections. What happens when you go up to strangers and get right down to it? Kalina encourages us all to make Big Talk.
Watch here: http://ht.ly/3DIq30kR9Mu
Harvard political scientist Robert Putnam lists long commutes as one of the most substantial predictors of social isolation. He suggests that every 10 minutes spent commuting results in 10% fewer “social connections”—connections that make us feel happy.
Flashback Friday- Aimee brought her neighbourhood together and it has created a safer and more friendly community for her kids. Maybe we could all benefit just a little from knowing our neighbours just a little bit better?
Watch here: http://ht.ly/hRca30kLSPM
'United, united, united we stand
United we never shall fall
United, united, united we stand
United we stand one and all'
Thank you Judas Priest for this song about unity for us to rock out to this Tunes Thursday!
Rock out here: http://ht.ly/bxnM30kLSpS
"Research seems to suggest that partners in dual career-couples have to decide whether they would rather risk their careers or their romantic relationship..." Here's an interesting read on the impact of long work hours and relationships. Is it worth it?
Isolation and loneliness are widespread among our elders. Here are 7 tips you use to help prevent loneliness in your aging parent(s). PSST... All 7 tips have one thing in common, social connection!
Read here: http://ht.ly/cNYw30kLS9Y
A very 21st century dinner. Who's had to deal with this? Remember that spending time together face to face and building relationships makes you happier and healthier. Take the time to sit down and grab a bite with those you care about! #Eattogether#Healthy#whywouldntyou
The message of the Generator Project has always been about the impact of social connections on your health and over all well being. It's great to see hospitals and health care systems like Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit stand up and take notice.
The Millennial side hustle means that recent post secondary graduates are finding their education is no longer a guarantee of stable income. While this may feel like a setback having a strong social support network can help.
Read here: http://ht.ly/gM1x30kEs2L
Mental health is just as important as physical health. While you don’t have to quit social media for good, if you feel like it’s impacting you, consider creating social media-free time slots during your day. The slight change could do you a whole lot of good.
Who says you can't go home? Not Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles! This week's Tunes Thursday is all about family connection and making your way back to them no matter where life takes you.
Rock out here: http://ht.ly/FZp430kElQT
It's no secret that social media is dominated by Millennials and Gen Z. It looks like a shift in usage is happening. Over 50% of Gen Z social media users report that social media blurs the line between the real world and the virtual world.
Read here: http://ht.ly/Ziy130kEnrn