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May 23, 2013

Dear Colleagues,

Achieving total wellness is a journey; it is dynamic and constant. Each dimension is critical and has an effect on the others. This month we turn our focus to interpersonal wellness, which involves our ability to establish and maintain satisfying relationships with our friends, family, and colleagues.

At UM we currently have four generations represented: Millenials, Gen X, Baby Boomers, and Traditionals. A generation is defined by age boundaries; members of a generation can share similar experiences growing up and often share similar values and attitudes. Each group is shaped by the specific political, economic, and cultural climate of their era. These are broad trends, however, and should not be used to stereotype people. Generational stereotypes can be just as disrespectful as cultural and ethnic ones.

Click on the adjoining graphic to view this month’s wellness video.

For upcoming wellness events and additional resources that can help you continue to improve your overall well-being, visit the Well ’Canes website.

Thank you, and have a healthy day.

Nerissa E. Morris
Vice President, Human Resources
Chair, UM Wellness Advisory Council