The Liz Moody Podcast

How Are Millennials And Gen Z Already Having A Midlife Crisis? (Why They’re So Burnt Out + How To Deal)

Clinical psychologist and author Dr. Lauren Cook discusses the unique stressors facing millennials and Gen Z, how to navigate a society lead by Baby Boomers, and practices to decrease anxiety and burnout and avoid the millennial midlife crisis.

  • If life truly is harder for millennials and Gen Z-er’s than older generations
  • How the parenting styles that were popular when we were kids are impacting us as adults 
  • How the increase in mass shootings has impacted our sense of hypervigilance in a real way (and what we can do to feel safe)
  • What to do when it feels like politicians don’t represent your values
  • How to not feel depressed when the milestones of previous generations—like buying a house, supporting a family on a single income—aren’t available to us
  • How to cope with real financial concerns 
  • How to deal with anger at older generations 
  • How to deal with the insecurity of mass layoffs and unstable jobs
  • The good and bad ways social media is impacting younger generations 
  • The true lasting impacts of the pandemic on our mental health & how you can begin to overcome them
  • How climate change is impacting our mental health and decisions and how to deal 
  • And so much more

For more from Dr. Cook, you can find her on Instagram @dr.laurencook or You can find her book, Generation Anxiety: A Millennial and Gen Z Guide to Staying Afloat in an Uncertain World, where books are sold.

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Previous episodes referred to in this episode:

The Health Effects Of Alcohol Part 1: Gut Health & Cancer with Dr. Robynne Chutkan & Dr. William Li

How To Hack Your Circadian Rhythm To Increase Energy, Sleep Better, Improve Gut Health, Fight Jet Lag & More With Dr. Russell Foster 

Invisible Labor Is Damaging Your Relationships–But This 6 Minute Exercise Can Change Everything with Eve Rodsky

The Liz Moody Podcast cover art by Zack. The Liz Moody Podcast music by Alex Ruimy.

Formerly the Healthier Together Podcast. 

This podcast and website represents the opinions of Liz Moody and her guests to the show. The content here should not be taken as medical advice. The content here is for information purposes only, and because each person is so unique, please consult your healthcare professional for any medical questions.

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