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Housebound and yearning for companionship: Any other thoughts for this reader?

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, I'm 63 years old, and housebound due to health and mobility problems. My family works so they can't come every day. I find myse...

Homelessness Myth #6: Homeless People Sleep All The Time

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

In this companion post, I asked some homeless people to share their feelings about sleep. I made no suggestions on what they should or should not share. I share their feelings with you.

Homelessness Myth #7: "Oh, No! A Transient!"

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

It's time to stop using the word, "transient," to refer to homeless people. How should we refer to people without homes? Just that way... we can say, "people without homes, "homeless people."

Homelessness Myth #8: One Size Fits All

Christine Schanes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Schanes

As homelessness in the United States increased dramatically, some social service agencies created short-term homeless emergency shelters and transitional housing facilities to house homeless people.

Resolving the Friendship-Deficit

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

Even the clueless among us know that close friendships aren't made or celebrated on a single day. They're nurtured by repeated contacts over time when we share our real selves with others.