Identifying these feelings and habits and recognizing where they are coming from will naturally begin to shift the dynamic in our relationships. We’ll start to realize that perhaps it’s not that the people are difficult, but that we have difficulty with people. Instead of placing all our expectations on the people around to bend around our opinions and preferences in order to make the relationship work, we can instead turn inward and look to change our own mind frame. This doesn’t mean simply adopting new behaviors or repeating a mantra in our heads. Rather, it is about facing the truth about ourselves and how our inflated sense of self breeds the negative emotions we suffer from.
We invite you to take a look at the DNA Day website for previous questions, essays, memorable quotes and information on participating countries from contests in previous years: . The contest is open to students ages 15-19, who should submit their essays electronically between November 15 and March 15. Winning essays will be announced via the ESHG website on April 25 as well as at the annual European Society meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, UK in June. The top three essays will be awarded monetary prizes, one for the student and a second for the class/teacher. All students who submit an essay will receive a certification of participation.
Each generation has had its own unique dances and moves! Here’s a fun idea to get each generation dancing and having a great time! Have a Generational Dance Night or simply incorporate a Generational Dance into one of your family reunion events. Family members from each generation simply share the dances they did in their generation and teach them to the other generations. You’ll need to coordinate with your DJ to ensure you have music and top songs from each generation as this will set the mood and tone. Also, be sure the DJ mixes slow and fast. This will leave your family members not only laughing and smiling but snapping their fingers and humming their favorite tunes throughout the event and after.