GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Regardless of age, it feels as though we are all living through a period of ongoing disequilibrium. We need fulfilling relationships with people our own age and across the generations to lead lives that are rich in meaning and purpose.

Even in those rare communities where young and old live near each other, they lack organic settings that encourage inter generational relationships. Generational diversity is our best tool for navigating the changes that affect so many aspects of our lives - whether it’s work, volunteer engagement, education, or family dynamics.

In his new book, Connecting Generations: Bridging the Boomer, Gen X, and Millennial Divide, author and consultant Dr. Hayim Herring focuses more deeply on how the different generations perceive one another and looks underneath the generational labels that compound isolation.