Sarah Jessica Parker gets ready for her fashion launch at Bloomingdale’s – 

Sarah Jessica Parker makes no bones about the fact that she is all about New York. Carrie Bradshaw references aside, the designer-loving actress has fittingly teamed with another Big Apple institution, Bloomingdale’s, for the launch of the SJP LBD collections.

Having debuted her SJP shoe line with the retailer in 2014, she returned to the store not so long ago to meet with chairman and chief executive officer Tony Spring, head merchants, the fashion office, publicists and vice chairman Frank Doroff about her dress collection. The first of the American-made dresses — a $395 sleeveless, above-the-knee style with a jersey bodice and layered tulle skirt — will be sold exclusively in 32 Bloomingdale’s stores and on the retailer’s web site.

While the lithesome Parker keeps in shape with help from AKT creator Anna Kaiser, she will offer the SJP LBD collection in sizes 0 through 12. Any of Parker’s 2.8 million Instagram followers will have to wait awhile if they hoped to score the midi-length dress Parker posted Tuesday as part of her “big reveal.” That style isn’t immediately available and won’t be until spring, when the bulk of the designs will be rolled out, a SJP spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The SJP LBD will be featured in Bloomingdale’s Lexington Avenue windows in mid-October as part of a capsule collection of Little Black Dresses that have been created exclusively for the retailer by various designers including Karen Millen, Sandro, Tahari, DKNY and Theory. Parker will make an appearance at the retailer’s 59th Street flagship to celebrate the launch sometime in mid-October.

Doroff said, “We anticipate this to be a huge success. Sarah Jessica is a fashion icon and is a favorite among Bloomingdale’s consumers. Her shoes are an important part of our footwear assortment and she has been a remarkable partner in helping us launch and sustain that business.”

 

 

 

 

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Paris Fashion Week Day 3: Rethinking the armor at Balmain and Rick Owens

By; Adam Tschorn

Though there hasn’t been a single unifying theme to coalesce out of Paris Fashion Week (yet), the third day did serve up a pair of shows that put texture and fabrication center stage: Balmainand Rick Owens.

Balmain

Balmain’s spring/summer 2017 collection, presented at the Hôtel Potocki in the 8th arrondissement, began with an intriguing pronouncement in the show notes from creative director Olivier Rousteing that began: “My Balmain army has shed its armor.” The notes cited as inspiration “the unique strength of those strong women that I am so lucky to know … like them, today’s runway has stripped back all the nonessential armor, allowing for a clear focus on a beautiful lightness and ease.”

But kicking the armor to the curb didn’t mean the Balmain woman was about to be left vulnerable and exposed (well, a little bit exposed, but more in a minute), since it was replaced with something more akin to chain mail; acres of metallic mesh gowns, sparkly, body-hugging knits and a snakeskin print that found its way onto cape/caftan hybrids, wide leather belts, not-quite-skintight trousers, voluminous peak lapel trench coats and sleeveless, full-length gowns with double leg slits that ran nearly to the navel. (And, if you really think about it, what is a snake’s set of scales but a kind of articulated armor?)

The snakeskin pattern was far from the only one in the mix either; some of the clingy knits were served up in zigzag patterns, others a surfeit of stripes — vertical, horizontal and both on the same dress.

There were plenty of pieces perfect for the pattern-adverse as well — dresses in bright red, dusty orange or olive drab with strategic, skin-baring cutouts or peek-a-boo strips of flesh. Several dresses, miniskirts and suede capes sported chunky cargo pockets, heightening the safari/jungle adventure vibe created by the snakeskin prints displayed against a backdrop of lush greenery.

The show notes ended with the observation: “Today, we believe that we can clearly show that in addition to pleasing our core audience of loyal customers, we can confidently open up the house to a wider audience.” If by that Rousteing means women in a range of body types (the notes don’t elaborate further) then the spring/summer collection of free-flowing caftans, capes and dresses can be considered a good starting point.

Rick Owens

Rick Owens who was another of this season’s designers opting to swap out the armor traditionally associated with his band of warrior women. His spring/summer 2017 collection was full of gray tulle, immense mesh bubbles, what seemed to be yards of gauzy muslin and sprays of pale purple ostrich feathers.

At first blush it seemed as if Owens’ silhouettes had gone as soft as a soap bubble, but then a curious thing happened. As the models wearing his confections hit a certain point on the runway (in his traditional venue in the basement of the Palais de Tokyo) the backlighting gave substance and weight to the gossamer and smoke — the fashion equivalent of hardening whisps of egg white and sugar into a hard-shelled meringue.

Though hardly a follower of trends, Owens’ delectable collection did manage to key into one of the prevailing color trends we’ve noticed emerging from the shows: shades of yellow from muted gold and dusty mustard to sunshine and citrus shades. Other labels boarding the yellow so far this season include Dries Van Noten, Chloé  and Gauchère Paris.

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Ferrari reveals fastest convertible ever, and a super-fast family car – Sep. 29, 2016

How a Rolls-Royce might look in 2114

Ferrari went to extremes when it unveiled two new cars at the Paris Motor Show Thursday.

One was a less expensive version of the practical GTC4Lusso model, which is a four-seater. The other was a convertible version of the LaFerrari hybrid extreme supercar.

The convertible supercar, called the LaFerrari Aperta, costs $2.2 million. But it was still sold out even before Ferrari (RACE) announced, back in July, that it would debut in Paris this month.

The Aperta is available with a standard cloth top plus an optional removable carbon fiber hard top. It has the same V12 hybrid drive system as the hardtop coupe version. With an output of 750 horsepower, the V12 engine is the most powerful engine ever used in a Ferrari road car. And that’s not even including the additional power from electric motors. All together, the system produces 950 horsepower.

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Ferrari’s more pracitical GTC4Lusso model.

The convertible also has the same 217 mile-per-hour top speed as the hardtop LaFerrari. It’s unusual for a convertible to be able to go as fast as a hardtop car due to the compromised aerodynamics. With the roof open but its side windows up, the Aperta is just as aerodynamic as the hardtop car, according to Ferrari.

Only 209 of these cars are being produced, including nine that are being kept by Ferrari.

Ferrari also unveiled Thursday the GTC4Lusso T, a car meant for practical daily use. It’s a V8-powered version of a car that had previously been available only with Ferrari’s famed V12 engine. The turbocharged V8 produces 602 horsepower compared to the V12’s 680 horsepower. But it will still get the car from zero to 60 miles an hour in under 3.5 seconds, only slightly slower than the V12.

Ferrari engineered the V8 version to provide a more fun and exciting everyday driving experience even at relatively low speeds, said Nicola Boari, Ferrari’s director of product marketing. Since it’s intended for those who want a Ferrari they can really drive all the time, it’s expected to bring new customers into the “Ferrari family,” he said.

Prices will start at about $260,000, about $40,000 less than the V12 GTC4Lusso. That’s still not cheap but this is, after all, a Ferrari.

Source: Ferrari reveals fastest convertible ever, and a super-fast family car – Sep. 29, 2016

Report: Pitt, Jolie reach custody truce Angelina gets sole physical custody while Brad can visit so long as a therapist is present, 

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Strike Temporary Divorce Deal That Includes Drug Testing, Therapy

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Source: Report: Pitt, Jolie reach custody truce Angelina gets sole physical custody while Brad can visit so long as a therapist is present,

This May Be the Best Under eye Concealer Ever Made 

BY SOPHIA PANYCH

Everyone experiences dark circles when they’re tired, stressed, or have had a few too many martinis at happy hour on a Tuesday. But for the most part, people with true, permanent dark circlesaren’t doing anything wrong—it’s just their genetics. It’s why makeup brands are consistently coming out with new brightening! illuminating! color correcting! concealers, and why we keep prodding the experts for new, nifty ways to cover them up. And backstage at Isabel Marant, I may have just hit the jackpot. Kind of. Makeup artist Lisa Butler shared her go-to product for concealing dark circles; there’s just one, slightly big caveat.

The product in question is Ben Nye Neutralizer Creme Crayon in shade NP-4. And the thing is, it’s everything we usually tell younot to use around your eyes. It’s matte, it’s dense, and it looks nothing like your natural skin tone. In fact, it doesn’t look like the color of anyone’s skin tone. The peachy-beige shade (the top crayon in the image below) is actually formulated to cover up tattoos (its full shade name is Medium Tattoo Cover/NP-4), and it does a bang-up job doing what it’s meant to do (Butler demonstrated backstage on one beauty editor’s finger tattoo). But through trial and error, Butler found it’s the best tone for hiding dark circles on pale to medium/tan skin tones.

Courtesy of Ben Nye

“It’s this orangey, weird color, but it’s the perfect thing for covering up blue tones in the skin,” she said, demonstrating its neutralizing effects by running it over a vein on the back of her hand. “You just draw it on, press it, and then it’s gone. It’s a good texture, so you kind of just rub it away to nothing and you can’t tell it’s on the skin.” And while it’s the color of the concealer that initially attracted Butler, it’s the crayon-like shape that’s kept her hooked. “It lets you get to areas where you can’t with a brush and makes applying it so easy,” she said. The pencil is the only thing Butler uses backstage and on photo shoots for the undereye area, troubleshooting for pale complexions. “If you’re very fair, you apply it and then you put a lighter-colored concealer on top of it,” she explained. “Because if you just put a lighter color, it’s going to make your dark circles look gray.” On darker tan complexions, she bumps up to a deeper, warmer hue in the range, although I haven’t been able to track this down online.

And that’s the only downside of this dark-circle miracle worker. “You can’t get it—we’ve tried everywhere,” Butler admitted. “Though there is one place we found in Virginia that still has stock left that we order from.” Butler and her team are based in London, making this solution not exactly convenient. But I’m sure if there’s a will—and an Internet connection—there’s a way to track down this awesome concealer. And when you do, make sure you report back—and buy as many as you possibly can.

Source: This May Be the Best Undereye Concealer Ever Made

FDA Tests Confirm Oatmeal, Baby Foods Contain Residues of Monsanto Weed Killer 

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, which is quietly starting to test certain foods for residues of a weed killing chemical linked to cancer, has found the residues in a variety of oat products, including plain and flavored oat cereals for babies.

Data compiled by an FDA chemist and presented to other chemists at a meeting in Florida showed residues of the pesticide known as glyphosate in several types of infant oat cereal, including banana strawberry- and banana-flavored varieties. Glyphosate was also detected in “cinnamon spice” instant oatmeal; “maple brown sugar” instant oatmeal and “peach and cream” instant oatmeal products, as well as others. In the sample results shared, the levels ranged from nothing detected in several different organic oat products to 1.67 parts per million, according to the presentation.

Glyphosate, which is the key ingredient in Monsanto Co.’s Roundup herbicide, is the most widely used weed killer in the world, and concerns about glyphosate residues in food spiked after the World Health Organization in 2015 said a team of international cancer experts determined glyphosate is a probable human carcinogen. Other scientists have raised concerns about how heavy use of glyphosate is impacting human health and the environment.

The EPA maintains that the chemical is “not likely” to cause cancer, and has established tolerance levels for glyphosate residues in oats and many other foods. The levels found by the FDA in oats fall within those allowed tolerances, which for oats is set by the EPA at 30 ppm. The United States typically allows far more glyphosate residue in food than other countries allow. In the European Union, the tolerance for glyphosate in oats is 20 ppm.

Monsanto, which derives close to a third of its $15 billion in annual revenues from glyphosate-based products, has helped guide the EPA in setting tolerance levels for glyphosate in food, and in 2013 requested and received higher tolerances for many foods. The company has developed genetically engineered crops designed to be sprayed directly with glyphosate. Corn, soybeans, canola and sugar beets are all genetically engineered to withstand being sprayed with glyphosate.

Oats are not genetically engineered. But Monsanto has encouraged farmers to spray oats and other non-genetically modified crops with its glyphosate-based Roundup herbicides shortly before harvest. The practice can help dry down and even out the maturity of the crop. “A preharvest weed control application is an excellent management strategy to not only control perennial weeds, but to facilitate harvest management and get a head start on next year’s crop,” according to a Monsanto “pre-harvest staging guide.”

In Canada, which is among the world’s largest oat producers and is a major supplier of oats to the United States, the Monsanto marketing materials tout the benefits of glyphosate on oat fields: “Pre-harvest application of Roundup WeatherMAX and Roundup Transorb HC are registered for application on all oat varieties – including milling oats destined for human consumption.” Glyphosate is also used by U.S. oat farmers. The EPA estimates that about 100,000 pounds of glyphosate are used annually in production of U.S. oats.

Glyphosate is also used on wheat shortly before harvest in this way, as well as on other crops. A division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture known as the Grain Inspection, Packers & Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) has been testing wheat for glyphosate residues for years for export purposes and have detected the residues in more than 40 percent of hundreds of wheat samples examined in fiscal 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

Even though the FDA annually examines foods for residues of many other types of pesticides, it has skipped testing for glyphosate residues for decades. It was only in February of this year that the agency said it would start some glyphosate residue analysis. That came after many independent researchers started conducting their own testing and found glyphosate in an array of food products, including flour, cereal, and oatmeal.

Monsanto and U.S. regulators have said glyphosate levels in food are too low to translate to any health problems in humans. But critics say such assurances are meaningless unless the government actually routinely measures those levels as it does with other pesticides.

And some do not believe any level of glyphosate is safe in food. Earlier this year, Taiwan recalled more than 130,000 pounds of oat supplies after detecting glyphosate residues. And San Francisco resident Danielle Cooper filed a lawsuit in May 2016 seeking class action status against the Quaker Oats Co. after glyphosate residues were found in that company’s oat products, which are used by millions of consumers as cereal and for baking cookies and other treats. Cooper said she expected the oat products, which have been labeled as “100% Natural,” to be pesticide free.

“Glyphosate is a dangerous substance, the presence and dangers of which should be disclosed,” the lawsuit states.

Quaker Oats has said any trace amounts of glyphosate found in its products are safe, and it stands by the quality of its products.

HERBICIDE IN HONEY

In addition to oats, the FDA also earlier this year tested samples of U.S. honey for glyphosate residues and found all of the samples contained glyphosate residues, including some with residue levels double the limit allowed in the European Union, according to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. The EPA has not set a tolerance level for glyphosate in honey, so any amount is problematic legally.

Despite internal discussions about a need to pursue action after the honey findings in January, the FDA did not notify the honey companies involved that their products were found to be contaminated with glyphosate residues, nor did it notify the public.

The FDA has also tested corn, soy, eggs and milk in recent months, and has not found any levels that exceed legal tolerance, though analysis is ongoing.

“These preliminary results showed no pesticide residue violations for glyphosate in all four commodities tested. However, the special assignment is ongoing and all results must go through the FDA’s quality control process to be verified,” said FDA spokeswoman Megan McSeveney. The tests on honey were not considered part of the official special assignment, said McSeveney.

“Dr. Narong Chamkasem, an FDA research chemist based in Atlanta, tested 19 samples of honey as part of a research project that he individually conducted,” she said.

The glyphosate residue testing by FDA may be headed for a slow-down. Sources say there it talk of closing the FDA’s Atlanta laboratory that has done glyphosate residue tests. The work would then reportedly be shifted to other facilities around the country.

The revelations about glyphosate residues in certain foods come as both European and U.S. regulators are evaluating glyphosate impacts for risks to humans and the environment. The EPA is holding four days of meetings in mid-October with an advisory panel to discuss cancer research pertaining to glyphosate, and debate is ongoing over whether or not the team of international scientists who last year declared it a probable human carcinogen were right nor not.

Aaron Blair, the chairman of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) working group that classified glyphosate as probably carcinogenic to humans, said that the science on glyphosate is still evolving. He said that it is common for it to take years, sometimes decades, for industry and regulators to accept certain research findings and for scientists to reach consensus. He likened glyphosate to formaldehyde, which many years ago was also classified by IARC as “probably carcinogenic” to humans before it later was accepted to be carcinogenic.

“There is not a single example of IARC being wrong, showing something is a probable carcinogen and then later it is proven not to be,” Blair said.

 

 

 

 

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Why regular therapy isn’t good enough for millennials 

By Emma Court

Some say today’s young people today are an “underserved population”
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By the time a millennial lies down on a therapist’s couch, she’s already been analyzed to death.

Millennials are “the worst,” “lazy,” and “screwed.” They’re “selfish and entitled,” “crybabies,” and obsessed with themselves and taking ‘selfies.’

They’re also “not as different as you thought.” The idea that they’re all the same is a “myth,” just like the idea that they’re all “lazy,” “work-hating narcissists.”

If America can’t seem to decide what to make of the generation, neither can mental health professionals. There’s widening disagreement over whether millennials — those aged 18 to 34 — are fundamentally different from the generations that preceded them and, if so, how to translate that to therapy.
Some self-described “millennial therapists,” mostly millennials themselves, now argue that the generation needs a tailored approach. And they say they’re better able to relate to young adults’ concerns others might dismiss.

Others dispute the need for special treatment, saying good care meets people where they are, whatever their generation. But if the profession can’t decide how best to serve millennials, some wonder, will they get the care they need?
And even professionals who don’t believe millennials have unique needs agree that they see significant anxiety and depression among their ranks.

Satya Doyle Byock, a licensed psychotherapist in Portland, Ore., only treats millennial clients, calling them “totally neglected.” Young people today are an “underserved population in my mind,” said Byock, “with some pretty epidemic mental health needs that aren’t being addressed.”

The rise of the ‘millennial therapist’
Liz Higgins, a 28-year-old “millennial therapist” in Dallas, is used to her title sparking interest — and an occasional snicker. Recently, after moving into a new office building, she overheard some neighbors talking.

“She said she’s a millennial therapist,” Higgins, a licensed marriage and family therapist associate who treats mostly millennials, recalls hearing. “What does that even mean?’”

It’s hard to say how many of the approximately 500,000 mental health professionals in the U.S. specialize in treating millennials — or, for that matter, how many now visit millennial therapists. But many therapists say millennials are increasingly requesting referrals to those with experience treating their generation.

And there’s evidence of a need for more help: millennials report above average stress levels, according to the American Psychological Association, and government data indicate they visit emotional and behavioral therapists at a slightly higher rate than others.

Millennial therapists, who likely make up a tiny minority in their field, say the term is less a technical designation than a signifier of their perspective. Licensed mental health counselor Jennifer Behnke, a marriage and family therapist, says it describes a “fresh” take on the practice, with updated viewpoints on topics including marriage and relationships.

Being a millennial helps, some therapists say. Higgins says it lets her access an “extra depth of knowledge” that shapes the rapport at the heart of all therapeutic relationships.
Liz Higgins, 28, is a millennial therapist in Dallas, Tx.
That, she and others say, means a shared understanding of the ways economic uncertainty, student debt, helicopter parents and the intense interactions and competitions that take place on social media have affected the generation.

Millennials are now “wondering ‘Who am I in this world that is constantly changing? There isn’t a predictable path forward for me to fall into,’” said Higgins. While previous generations — people now in their 40s, 50s and 60s — often repressed those uncertainties until later in life, she said, today’s millennials address them earlier and more openly.

Another difference some millennial therapists employ: shorter engagements between doctor and patient. While therapist-patient relationships can last years, Behnke tailors hers to three to six months, focusing on tips and insights that can be used immediately.
Jennifer Behnke, 31, is a millennial therapist in Juno Beach, Fla.
“Millennials would prefer short-term therapy,” said Behnke. “I don’t think it’s reasonable financially — or even time-wise — for millennials to go through a six-year process of psychoanalysis.”

Ashli Haggard, a 23-year-old who works for a Washington, D.C. nonprofit, said she’s thought about generational differences when looking for a therapist in the past.

“I very much wanted a therapist that was old enough to be my grandmother, because I trusted the wisdom,” she said. “But I also didn’t want somebody who leaned heavily into the millennial stereotypes and treated me like I was an entitled brat.”

Her current therapist, with whom Haggard has discussed subjects including her mostly virtual relationship with her West Coast boss — Haggard says she struggles to read tone in communications that aren’t face-to-face — is in her 60s.

“I think it’s possible to communicate between generations,” Haggard said. “But I think sometimes it doesn’t work.”

Growing up in ‘Generation Text’
The central difference between millennials and previous generations is how they communicate, experts say. That translates to the therapist’s couch, some argue, because technology has so dramatically changed the nature of interactions, particularly between younger people.

Eric Owens, a licensed professional counselor and associate professor at West Chester University who has taught and counseled college-aged millennials, says he is increasingly concerned about how a generational communications culture clash is affecting therapists’ relationships with clients.

When millennials interact with someone, he says, they are usually texting or using a social media platform. Awareness that such connections are now normal, rather than an aberration, is critical to a mental health professional’s work, according to Owens.
Eric Owens, 44, says mental health professionals must be aware of millennials’ different, digital style of communication.
Some analysts find it difficult to adjust to the cellphone’s elevated role, said April Feldman, a New York City psychotherapist who estimates that three-quarters of her clients are millennials. Owens, 44, says older generations “tend to look at the way millennials communicate as a negative thing — ‘this is bad, or wrong,’ and a value judgment is placed on it.

“To say, ‘We meet people where they are — except this generation and how they communicate’ is really kind of odd,” Owens continued. He believes therapists should help patients understand their habits, not try to change them — though he also thinks those habits are largely why millennials seek mental health professionals in the first place.

Some of his colleagues disagree: The shift to adulthood has always challenged young people, they say, so is it really different if they’re Snapchatting along the way? But while the reasons millennials seek help might be similar to past generations’, Owens says, the forms they now take are unprecedented.

Unlike schoolyard bullying, for example, cyberbullying can follow people into their homes via the internet. And experts say today’s relationships — even those that last months — now sometimes end particularly abruptly and without explanation, a painful phenomenon called “ghosting.”

Many say social media is a major source of anxiety for young people, fostering unhealthy comparisons with a seemingly infinite number of people and their glamorous, busy, high-achievement lives — or, at least, the ones that look that way on Facebook’s FB, +0.16% Instagram.

Feelings of inadequacy can arise even when people realize intellectually that they shouldn’t, according to Feldman. “There’s this unspoken idea that we know this is bullshit, but is it? Are their lives better?” she said. “Everyone’s doubting it in the background but still affected by it nonetheless.”

And since so much communication is electronic, mental health professionals must consider the platform when discussing patients’ lives: When clients describe conversations, Owens often finds upon probing that they happened by text message or on social media, formats that can foster misunderstanding.

“Communication tends to be briefer, more succinct and to the point,” said Owens. “It can be great, but other times it prevents you from getting deeper into a story.”

For young adults, a ‘quarter-life crisis’
There’s a reluctance among mental health professionals, including some who work closely with millennials, to frame the generation as fundamentally different. Many of the factors that complicate their lives — challenges finding steady work, for example — have long existed, and young adulthood has always been hard.

And neither the economy nor the transition to adulthood are permanent. “At the heart of it, identity issues when you’re living on your own…[are] what any 18 to 30-year-old would feel,” said Kelly Conover, a 31-year-old New York City psychotherapist who mostly treats millennials.

Still, mental health professionals intimately familiar with young people’s difficulties today agree that they need a lot of help — and a lot of empathy.

Byock believes the struggle with the transition to adulthood is exacerbated by a cultural emphasis on quantifiable success — things such as good grades, brand-name colleges, sports trophies and Facebook likes. “Everything is so quantified that the quality of life becomes less important,” she said.

And that quantification, some say, has been coupled with an erosion of many of the institutionalized paths forward — establishing a steady career, starting a family, and becoming part of a local community, for example.

Raised to believe they can become whatever they want, Byock says, millennials struggle to choose a path, at times grappling with depression, anxiety, sexual problems, binge drinking, suicidal thoughts and questions of sexual, gender and racial identity as they try “to understand how to be human.”
Cyrus Williams, a member of the American Counseling Association, says many of his millennial clients feel they should be further along in their lives and careers than they are.
Cyrus Williams, a licensed professional counselor and an associate professor at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va., says he spends a lot of time normalizing things with clients — telling them “it’s normal not to be married at 24. It’s normal…not to launch your career and be successful at 28, ruling the world at 28.”

For some, it’s ‘a failure of culture’
For some mental health professionals, belonging to the millennial generation is seen as an advantage. For their patients, though, it can feel like part of the problem.

Byock says she doesn’t like — or use — the term “millennial,” which even millennials use as a kind of epithet, minimizing their problems for fear of appearing “stereotypical.” (She calls them “quarter-lifers” or “20-somethings” instead.)
Satiya Doyle Byock, a licensed psychotherapist, only treats young adults in her “Quarter Life Counseling” practice in Portland. Ore.
Professionals say there’s hope for the generation: Most quarter-life crises, says Williams, are simply transitions that are likely to pass. “They just have to get their bearings straight and just kind of step through it,” he said.

But when they struggle to do so, Byock believes, it reflects a “failure of culture” to show and support young people as they move into adulthood.

Her clients often come into therapy facing the third wall, Byock says, rolling their eyes at their own problems, and saying “‘I know this is something that’s really stupid for me to be feeling’” — in part, she suspects, because of their constant public dissection by themselves and others.

That “self-mockery,” she says, breaks her heart. “I see it in the very very vast majority of the people I see,” said Byock. “It’s making it so much worse — so much worse.”

Source: Why regular therapy isn’t good enough for millennials 

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