Breaking Generational Poverty

Generational poverty is when families grow up and live in poverty for at least two generations, usually more. It is caused by: As you can see from our list of causes, generational poverty is not something that is the result of being lazy. So often we hear people say, “oh, they are just too lazy to get a job, that’s …

Social Media and Teenagers, Part 2

In part one, we talked about how new social media is and how this is the first generation of teens to never know a time without it. We looked at some of the effects it is having on relationships and self-esteem as well as increasing anxiety in teens as well as adults. As promised, we’re now going to look at …

Protective Factors Change Lives

We’ve all been in situations where we feel helpless to stop something bad from happening. Maybe you’re just a little too far away from someone who is falling to stop them. Perhaps you walk into a room just in time to see the knife slip and someone cut themselves badly while preparing a meal. These are just things that happen, …

Positive Resolutions

Many of us start out each year by looking at ourselves and our lives and setting goals for improvement. That’s nice, but they don’t really seem to stick. According to Forbes, 55% of people keep their resolutions for less than a year, and 11% for less than a month. Action-oriented goals are more likely to be kept than avoidance-oriented goals. …

Gratitude, the Most Powerful Life Hack

Have you ever stopped and contemplated gratitude for just a moment? Think about how it makes you feel to have someone say, “thank you.” Even if all you did was hold a door open for them, those two words made something light up inside you. Today there are several countries that have a day of thanks set aside to appreciate …