While millennials currently provide care for a variety of different demographics and relations, one of the most unsupported segments of this generation of caregivers are today’s military and veteran caregivers.
Like most wars, the conclusion of the longest war in American history has left many military families to pick-up the pieces of a life ravaged by selfless service for an ungrateful nation. The Global War on Terror resulted in the lowest casualty numbers, but highest number of days in combat and subsequent wounds of war.
For far too many military families, the war isn’t over – it just came home – and the task of caring for the wounded falls on our veteran’s loved ones.
Recent report by the RAND Group indicated the number of millennials providing care for disabled veterans is on a sharp rise, with an over 1.1 million post 9/11 caregivers currently providing care for wounded warriors. Continue Reading…
I’m a primary caregiver for an immediate member of my family. It’s a full-time job in and of itself – doctor’s visits, physical therapy, household management, financial obligations, etc.
Sometimes it feels like a never ending to-do list. Add career obligations on top of that, and you’ve got yourself quite the doosey.
But I’m not alone.
Millennials have shaped into quote the caregiving generation, many of whom are “sandwiched” between caring for members of multiple generations.
The latest Millennial Caregiver Report from the National Alliance of Caregiving and the AARP Public Policy Institute show that Millennials (ages 18-34) make up nearly a quarter of the approximately 44 million caregivers in the United States.
Juggling bother career and caregiving isn’t a choice for this generation of caregivers – it’s a necessity. Continue Reading…
by Guest Contributor, Liz Higgins
If you’re an entrepreneur, you are truly a double edged sword.
But a beautiful sword, at that!
There are so many incredible things about you: Your drive, motivation, creativity, and passion for what you do. It takes a unique person to succeed in the world of entrepreneurship, and you’re one of them.
But how do these characteristics translate in your relationship?
The truth is, the strengths in certain aspects of your life can often manifest as challenges in your personal relationships. Has your partner ever dubbed you selfish, flakey, disconnected, uncaring, cold, harsh, boring, or crazy? I want to normalize that right now as these are common generalizations made toward entrepreneurs by their partners. The truth is, it is challenging to balance the life of owning your own business/being your own boss and being in a healthy, interdependent relationship.
Here are some tips to consider that may help with your relationship success in accordance with maintaining your life as a successful entrepreneur: Continue Reading…