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Dinner: A Photo Essay

Dinner, we all partake. Yet many young leaders today view this daily ritual much differently than generations of the past. What exactly does supper time mean to Americans across the country (and around the world). Check out this photo essay by Miho Aikawa to find out how dinner has become much more about a glimpse into our private lives, social habits, and personalities than it is nutrition and sustenance.  more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, the y, YMCA, dinner, supper, food, nutrition, social habits, socialization, relationships, Community, communities, Family, families, neighbors, rituals, Lunch, breakfast, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X

Leadership Takeaways from the World Cup

I grew up as a multi-sport athlete and sports fanatic, but somehow, I never played or watched soccer.  Now in my late 20's, I have taken some interest in the sport and jumped in head-first to learn about the game and watch it on its biggest stage: the World Cup. more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, Leadership, Leaders, the y, YMCA, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, sport, soccer, World Cup

Rainy Vacation

What started out as a well-intended camping trip—with pre-trip plans of canoeing on serene lakes, building castles along the beach, and burning marshmallows for s’mores have made way to rain.  Indeed, enough rain that the sand has not been allowed to dry out between cloudbursts. more

Tags: Mom, mom blog, Kids, vacations, backup plans

Great Minds Don't Just Think Alike...

... they stick to a daily routine. Apparently, When Mozart wasn't writing masterpieces, he was giving music lessons during the day. Freud, no suprise here, treated patients. And Pablo Picasso famously said, "Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” more

Tags: This Week in Young Leaders, creativity, genius, discipline, determination, artists, writers, musicians, poets, arts, humanities, Millennials, Generation Y, Generation X, Leadership, teens, college students, emerging leaders, the y, YMCA

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