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I Spent Twenty Hours on my Twentieth Birthday Without Social Media

Kandace Rosser | Posted 01.31.2017 | College
Kandace Rosser

I was never supposed to be born. My mom had cancer when she was around my age, and because of it, she was told she'd never be able to have children. ...

You Are Never Alone

Dajon Smiles | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Dajon Smiles

Feeling alone? Is that truth? Are you truly alone? Are anyone of us every truly alone? This life can feel so fragile. One minute you're sipping a moc...

Japan Evolving into "Ohitorisama" Nation

AsiaToday | Posted 11.22.2016 | World
AsiaToday

[The photo above is not relevant to the article. /Image: Flickr@PortoBay Hotels & Resorts] By AsiaToday reporter Kim Ye-jin - Before "honbab" (eatin...

Be A Loner

Valeria Laura Rigo | Posted 08.30.2016 | Women
Valeria Laura Rigo

Being alone is a blessing. It's an opportunity, a way to get to know yourself and to be at peace with every little bit of imperfection you have, to open your own path into the world.

Nobody Is Perfick

Sheryl Paul | Posted 08.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Sheryl Paul

When I was young, one of my favorite books was a collection of four short stories called "Nobody is Perfick." I liked the first three stories, but it ...

The Loneliness of the Modern Nomad

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 08.08.2016 | Travel
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman For the past five years, I haven't lived anywhere for more than six months. I spent 28 days in Lisbon, three months in Bali, and a ...

Reframing Forgiveness

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 07.15.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We can't force someone to forgive. Therefore, the road to forgiveness may also involve understanding the person who has harmed us. This requires starting off on a journey that may entail a close examination of the person we need to forgive. The journey can be long and torturous.

The Value of Being Alone

Diana Lang | Posted 05.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Diana Lang

The ability to be alone is essential to eventually being in a relationship. It is our self-love that attracts a partner that is right for us. Being alone teaches us to accept ourselves, forgive ourselves, and finally to bloom ourselves open to love again.

Should We Just Get Over It?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

What matters is that the individual himself accept the time and energy needed to metabolize and integrate the psychic change in order to continue with life in the present.

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

Learning to Feel Hurt and Disappointed

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Being creative with feeling hurt mostly means learning how to support ourselves while feeling hurt and to support our rapport to the person who hurt us. There are several steps supporting the ability to be more creative with our hurt.

You Are Not Alone

John David Mann | Posted 04.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
John David Mann

When I was fourteen I spent a year being depressed. Most of my life, I'd been a pretty happy kid. But not for the year that stretched from mid-'68 to ...

Want Change In 2016? Go Out Alone

Susan Rosenzweig | Posted 01.06.2017 | Women
Susan Rosenzweig

I did a crazy thing last Saturday night. After working on my new apartment most of the evening, I got all dressed up at 11:00 p.m. and went out to a Latin dance club -- alone.

To My Fellow Singles This Holiday Season

Karim Shamsi-Basha | Posted 12.17.2016 | Divorce
Karim Shamsi-Basha

If you are approaching the holidays alone, just remember: Our mind should be blown just to be breathing on this tiny little ball hurdling through space with billions of other balls around it. Our heart should be tickled with all the people who love us despite ourselves.

For Those Who Don't Celebrate Thanksgiving

Marianne Smallwood | Posted 11.25.2016 | Healthy Living
Marianne Smallwood

But if you're like me and never celebrated Thanksgiving to begin with -- nor do you feel inclined to celebrate -- embrace it. Order in. Eat out. Enjoy your alone time, if it comes to that. Go for a hike. Read a book or re-watch a favorite series on Netflix. Don't feel guilty or weird.

Why You Should Travel Alone Just for 1 Week

Hugo Amsellem | Posted 11.16.2016 | Travel
Hugo Amsellem

Once you'll get the taste of solo-traveling, and likely experience all the amazing benefits of it, chances are you'll also realize that solo-traveling is easy. That it's for you too, and that having taken that very first step makes the possibility of a bigger one more likely!

Why a Good Man Would Prefer to Be Single

Christopher Lai | Posted 10.05.2016 | Women
Christopher Lai

Being faithful is very difficult for most men. There is always temptation, even when you're not actively looking. Your girl is gorgeous, but then you meet a girl and you can't help but engage her in conversation. This life is fun, easy and exhilarating and that's the way life should be, right?

How to Know You're Not Alone in the Otherhood

Melanie Notkin | Posted 08.21.2016 | Women
Melanie Notkin

For women in the Otherhood, the term I introduced in my book of the same name for those who aren't part of the expected social norm of marriage and motherhood, whether by choice, or like me, by circumstance, our friendships are key.

Thoughts You Have When You're Alone At A Party Full Of Strangers

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.21.2015 | Comedy

This video, brought to you by the lovely people at BuzzFeed, is about the hardships of experiencing a party solo. Maybe your friend went to the bathro...

Surprise! You May Be An Ambivert

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.29.2015 | Healthy Living

There's a lot of information out there about introverts and extroverts. But if you don't identify strongly as either one, it's for a good reason: acco...

The Benefits Of Spending Time Alone, According To Science

Mother Nature Network | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 07.29.2015 | World

I’ve been in two long-term relationships (my first lasted seven years, and I’ve been with my current partner for five), and frankly the time in be...

4 Sneaky Signs You're Lonely (And What To Do About It)

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.28.2015 | Healthy Living

Whether it's a move to a new city or school, a breakup or a random rough patch, we all get lonely from time to time. This is pretty normal, but too mu...

What Happens When We Put Empathy Into Practice?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

'It's Because You Left Me ... ' When Trocme was 10 years old, he was in a car accident. His father drove too fast, the car spun out of control and hi...

7 Reasons It May Be a Good Idea to Stay Single

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 06.04.2016 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

In fact, being content with being single can be seen as a sign of emotional maturity. Being a mature, autonomous person before making a commitment to a partner is a worthwhile goal.

Advice From a Judgmental, Perfectionist, Control Freak

Kylie Dunn | Posted 05.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Kylie Dunn

I wanted to be less of a judgmental, perfectionist, control freak... and finally work out what I wanted to do with my life. The project gave me more than I could ever have imagined, or hoped for, but there are three fundamental lessons from My Year of TED that I think everyone should apply to their own lives. They are a great start to improving your mental health and general happiness.