Help the sandwich generation de-stress on Twitter!

Join us for the first Comfort Life #sandgen tweetchat tomorrow, June 20th from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. EST.

TOPIC: How to de-stress the Sandgen!

What is the ‘sandgen’?

It’s the sandwich generation—all of us who are sandwiched between the demands of raising our kids and the stress of caring for our elderly parents. We’re stuck in the middle, trying to manage our work and our homes and squeeze out a little time for ourselves—even if it’s only to sleep!

We’re a pretty stressed out bunch and tomorrow we’re getting together for our inaugural #sandgen tweetchat to talk about how we can help each other de-stress.

What's a tweet chat? It's a conversation on Twitter where we all chat about a topic by sending tweets. The hashtag #sandgen will link all our tweets together.

How can we de-stress?

There are two main things to consider when we talk about finding a better way to handle stress.

What we do in the midst of a stressful situation: How do you deal with the stress you’re feeling when you’re feeling it? How do you lessen it, how do you stop it?

What we do in-between stressful situations: What can do you when you’re away from stressful situations to regain your equilibrium and re-charge?

You’ve probably got lots of experience and advice that would be helpful to someone else. After all, we’re all going through it so we’re basically ‘experts’!


How to join Wednesday's tweetchat? Use the hashtag, #sandgen between 12:30 – 1:30 pm EST on Wednesday, June 20th.

Go to to sign in and enter the hashtag.


Remember, stress is insidious; its negative health effects (like hypertension and high blood pressure) sneak up when you least expect them—when you think you’re handling everything so well. That’s why we need to help each other.


Hope to (tweet)chat with you tomorrow!


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What are your secrets for handling stress? Tell us in the Comments section below.

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