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We ALL Need the Village

Kindness Blog | Posted 02.26.2015 | Good News
Kindness Blog

Here's the thing: I've spent an evening broken to pieces, with my spirit in shreds, because of some of the things I've seen or heard about, which show where the village has failed.

Get Real (It's Not As Bad As You Think)

Danielle Vaughn | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Danielle Vaughn

Like the process of the caterpillar becoming a butterfly, it may feel like a struggle, but it's worth it. When we clear out the debris of shame, resentment, sadness and disappointment and get real with how we feel, we can then spread our wings and become free.

Face Your Fears (and Valentine's Day)

Debbie Hampton | Posted 04.15.2015 | Divorce
Debbie Hampton

I've lived most of my life like a bird in a cage with the door wide open. At any time, I could have hopped over to the opening, soared to new heights, and explored new horizons. All along, I've had the ability to fly, but my own fear and self-imposed limitations kept me there. I was my own prison guard.

Solo Travel: What to Know Before Traveling By Yourself

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.18.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

by Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler Photo by Dougal Waters/Getty Images If you've booked a trip by yourself, keep these tips in mind before and d...

From 'Lonely' to 'With Yourself' This Holiday

Susan Winter | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Susan Winter

Don't confuse the quality of your life with what merchants are pushing to make you believe you lack.

Flying Solo

Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Samineh I. Shaheem

Many people hesitate to publicly embrace solitude due to a number of factors, mostly because of the negative judgment of others as well as fear. But here are some reasons why we should enjoy lone events...

Are You Afraid to Be Alone? Good News: You're Not

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Why do most people hate being alone with their thoughts? Pain. When you feel physical or psychological pain you instinctively move away from it. However, when you feel emotional pain there's nowhere to go. Instead you may try to escape by distracting yourself with your cellphone.

Why Aren't You Married Yet?

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 02.16.2014 | Comedy
Michelle Kennedy

I believe single-hood makes attached people anxious, because they want someone to be there for us. I just don't believe people who aren't in love, are automatically alone.

3 Tips for Getting "Home" for the Holidays

Erica Ariel Fox | Posted 01.29.2014 | HuffPost Home
Erica Ariel Fox

The holiday season has begun. At the heart of the holidays is the idea of going home. But where is home these days?

Justin Bieber Gets Emotional

Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment

Justin Bieber continues to release his "music journals" this week with the debut of "Alone." The new track was made available to fans who purchased a ...

Alone, But Not Lonely

Jesse Pollak | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Jesse Pollak

Aloneness is a noun that describes the physical state of having no one else (or no friends) present. Loneliness is a noun that describes the aching sadness one can suffer from feeling alone. The two are often conflated in modern society -- but they don't have to be.

On Choosing To Be Alone

Kripalu | Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living

It's easy to believe that our lives are too full for solitude. But the rewards of carving out time for yourself are great (just be careful that it doesn't feel like an obligation). Befriend yourself, and prioritize one-on-one time with that friend.

Before Sleep

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 10.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Ruth Neubauer

I called my friend with whom talking for an hour became a beautiful mixture of truth, pain, wisdom, full expression of self without judgement and questions rather than advice.

17 Things To Never Do Alone

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Do-it-yourself columnist Leigh Newman shows us the stuff we just need somebody (read: anybody!) to help us with. 1. Apply liqu...

Learning to be Comfortable Going it Alone

Jamison Doran | Posted 05.12.2013 | DC
Jamison Doran

I've done something a few times over the past few months that I would never have dreamed over doing 10, five, or even two years ago. I've attended events completely stag. And let me tell you something, it ain't so bad.

How To Cope With Loneliness After Divorce

Posted 03.16.2015 | OWN

By Alexandra Fuller The author of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight and the brilliant new memoir about her recent divorce, Falling, explains h...

Alone? How To Live Without Loneliness

Posted 03.09.2015 | OWN

By Deepak Chopra The co-founder of the Chopra Foundation and author of Super Brain shows you how to feel more fulfilled. The state of loneliness...

Friendship Advice: Why Don't I Have Any Friends?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 09.02.2012 | Women
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, I find your blog very interesting and often moving. Sometimes my own circumstances mirror those of others who write to you. I'm 6...

Creativity: Through a Psychological Lens

Ruth Neubauer | Posted 08.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Ruth Neubauer

Creativity is rooted in the complexity of the capacity to play. The capacity for play emanates and radiates from a sense of safety, an internalize...

Alone For The Holidays? How To Make The Most Of Solitude

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living

Holidays have been etched into the our calendars as moments we "should" be sharing with friends and family. But sometimes, for one reason or another (...

Having Trouble Making New Friends Stick? 11 Possible Causes

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Here are some possible reasons that someone might have difficulty developing close, reciprocal relationships with friends.

How to Feel Less Alone

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

I still find that in my darkest moments, I feel like there's no one who really gets me, knows what I'm going through, or even cares enough to truly have my back.  Do you ever feel like this yourself?

Deconstructing "Alone:" My Biggest Fear About Divorce

Kristin Tennant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Divorce
Kristin Tennant

Soon after my first husband and I separated, in 2003, I bought the book How to Be Alone by Jonathan Franzen.

How do I make friends in the middle of nowhere?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

For many of us, workplaces have supplanted the roles once played by neighborhoods QUESTION Dear Irene, I just found your site while looking for a ...

Alone For The Holidays? No Problem

Robert Leahy, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Leahy, Ph.D.

Are you single and dreading the holidays? You may feel alone, but you are not. 45 percent of the adult population is single. 27 percent of households are a person living alone.