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How to Know You're Not Alone in the Otherhood

Melanie Notkin | Posted 08.21.2015 | 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 b...

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: acc...

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 ti...

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 m...

What Happens When We Put Empathy Into Practice?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.21.2015 | 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 ...

7 Reasons It May Be a Good Idea to Stay Single

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 06.04.2015 | 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 05.13.2015 | 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.

Why You Should Really Start Doing More Things Alone

The Washington Post | Roberto A. Ferdman | Posted 05.04.2015 | World

On any given Friday night, bars, restaurants and movie theaters tend to fill up with people spending time with friends, lovers, and family. But when t...

We ALL Need the Village

Kindness Blog | Posted 04.27.2015 | 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
Kripalu

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...