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Being Alone

Being Alone or Social: What is The Best Choice to Have a Healthy Lifestyle?

Gurdeep Pandher | Posted 10.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Gurdeep Pandher

Although the balance may seem awkward or difficult to strike at first, it will get easier. Soon, it will be second nature and life will become much richer when happiness is not only dependent on others. There is nothing more rewarding at times than to be able to wear pajamas the whole day and simply use the time as one pleases.

Solo Travel: 10 Ways To Feel Comfortable Feeling Uncomfortable

Trippy | Posted 10.02.2015 | Travel

Traveling solo can be an incredibly rewarding experience, but it can also feel awkward--that is, if you let it. We turned to the community of experienced solo travelers at to get their advice on how to deal with the awkwardness of being alone on the road.

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...

Alone, But Not Lonely

Tamsen_Fadal | Posted 07.20.2015 | Women

Who wants to be alone? My dad's words made no sense to me at the time. The idea of walking into a restaurant and saying to the hostess "Just one, please" is daunting, terrifying, and depressing. Movies alone. Shopping alone. Entire weekends alone. It all just sounds and feels terrible. Bleak. Until it doesn't.

Learning to Be Alone

Karin Schott | Posted 07.01.2015 | Divorce
Karin Schott

In retrospect I realize that learning to be alone is part of the work of separation and divorce. Some day I may find another significant other. At which time I will be in stronger spiritual state to give and receive that kind of love.

How To Learn To Love Alone Time

Liana Gergely | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Liana Gergely

The feeling of being so uncomfortable in my skin and feeling like I needed to be around people all the time to take a deep breath -- that was loneliness. The feeling of complete anxiety and fear when a boyfriend broke up with me -- that was loneliness. But this? This is peace. This is fun.

Why You Should Hang Out With Yourself Tonight

Happify | Posted 05.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world." Th...

People Who Don't Do Stuff Alone Are Missing Out

Sara Eckel | Posted 05.18.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

When my friend first told me she was afraid to go out alone, I was surprised. But then I remembered that my first solo excursions were pretty uncomfortable, especially on weekend nights.

8 Reasons Why Spending Time Alone Is Actually Really Good For You

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.29.2015 | Healthy Living

Americans have a complicated relationship with alone time. Though we often feel a constant connection because of social media, the fact is, we're more...

Grace Bats Last

Rev. Susan Sparks | Posted 06.14.2015 | Religion
Rev. Susan Sparks

When you're surrounded by doubters, and the bases are loaded, and you find yourself facing curve balls and sliders, remember that the jeering crowd can't touch you, or define you, because you are part of a team where grace bats last.

My Family, Minus Me

Jessica Kahan | Posted 06.09.2015 | Divorce
Jessica Kahan

It's not that the idea came out of nowhere, it had been planned for months. It's not that their absence was a surprise. I'd offered him Spring Break, since I knew I couldn't afford to take them anywhere.

The 4 Difficulties Of Being Alone In A Partnered World

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 02.11.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

I noticed a woman eating by herself. She mostly looked at her iPhone. I concentrated on my eggs and short stack. A lot of people tell me they could never eat alone.

Students Should Seek Balance of Solitude and Socialization

Gretchen Kuhsel | Posted 02.03.2015 | College
Gretchen Kuhsel

The key to achieving this solitude is to erase the stigma of being alone. I've learned to embrace the fact that just because I'm not surrounded by other people doesn't mean that I am necessarily lonely.

The Difference Between Being Alone and Being Lonely

Jay Lickus | Posted 01.10.2015 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

Do you feel that because of modern technology, your life is getting more crowded with relationships? Or, do you feel, because of technology, that your life is becoming more lonely because these relationships are less personal, fulfilling and more distant?

Why You Can't Stand To Be Alone -- And How To Learn To Love It

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living

For many of us, the idea of being alone conjures up a sense of dread. Maybe it’s the sense of boredom, or the feelings of isolation, or being forced...

What Robin Williams Taught This Woman About Being Alone

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living

Robin Williams taught the world about many things -- life, love, acting and kindness, to name a few. But for writer Wendy Braitman, the late actor ...

10 Tips for Those Who Dare to Be Alone

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

I'm sure many of you already saw or heard reports about the recent study that a majority of people would rather give themselves an electric shock th...

The Sheer Terror Of Being Alone With Our Thoughts

The Week | Damon Linker | Posted 07.17.2014 | World

I recently thought about Pascal while crossing Terminal B of the Philadelphia International Airport. No, not Pascal the computer programming langua...

Views From Down Under: Alone, Yet Not Lonely!

Fiona Werle-Schupp | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Fiona Werle-Schupp

When I was a young girl growing up in rural Australia, I felt alone but never lonely! We always had plenty of space where I lived even when we moved f...

Invisible Bird

Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore | Posted 08.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Peter Baldwin Panagore

Strapped into My stilts I am The Great Blue Heron

Confessions of a Lazy Lover

Susan Winter | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Susan Winter

I'm certain this current attitude is a passing, yet necessary phase. Perhaps it's the realization that partnership is not the only means by which to experience love. To love oneself without the need of "another" to ignite that flame, is to own a love that's eternal.

You Don't Know What #ForeverAlone Looks Like Until You've Seen This

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.05.2014 | Divorce

It's Saturday night and you're sitting on the couch in your favorite grey sweatpants, the ones with at least three condiment stains from three differe...

What I Learned About Myself Last Year

Ko Im | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

You don't have to convince others, everyone or anyone to like you. The one thing that matters is that your closest circle has your back and you're happy with yourself. Happiness shows.

Three Keys to Lifelong Happiness

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

You can look for things that make your new life better, you will find them, and they will make you happy.

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.