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Loneliness

Middle Age Wasteland

Andrea Norlander | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Andrea Norlander

Is it accurate to imagine that a significant portion of single, unattached women are really lonely and that loneliness is the new normal? It is tempting to want to fix our past missteps, yet experts claim that it becomes almost impossible once you hit middle age to right a past wrong turn.

Binge Watching: Should We Be Concerned?

Danya Braunstein | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Danya Braunstein

There have been a number of articles circulating the media in response to a research study which suggested there was a link between binge watching television programs with depression and loneliness.

Who You Were In College is Who You Are In Life

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Van Winkle's

Sort of. You’re obviously not the same exact person you were in college. That Fear and Loathing poster no longer hangs above your bed and ...

My Secret to Losing 20 Pounds

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Hamady

Five months ago, my husband and I made a decision to lose 20 pounds in 20 weeks. For both of us, having a child had taken its toll. We were beyond p...

Why Lonely People Stay Lonely

Science of Us | Posted 07.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

Nobody likes feeling lonely, and some recent research suggests that the ache of isolation isn't only a psychological problem; unwanted solitude impacts physical health, too.

Reflections of an Alzheimer's Spouse: Loneliness and Sadness

Allan S. Vann | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Allan S. Vann

Watching your spouse of nearly 50 years slowly dying of Alzheimer's is pure sadness. I am sad that Alzheimer's has taken away my best friend, my wife, my lover. I am sad each day when I see Clare as a shell of her former self.

How to Not Be Lonely Anymore

Rebecca Lammersen | Posted 07.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rebecca Lammersen

Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself. ~Rupi Kaur I'm an expert on loneliness. I've been lonely in relationships and out of rel...

The Only Lifestyle America Has Yet To Embrace

Joe Seldner | Posted 07.07.2015 | Fifty
Joe Seldner

The Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage was a good day for America. But it also made official something I've been saying for years: America embraces every lifestyle except one -- being unmarried.

What Is a Hesitant Male?

Tracy Crossley | Posted 07.02.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tracy Crossley

Photo By David Hodgson Most of us know the hesitant male. These men have been conditioned through their environment to not step out as they really...

A Year Out Of The Closet

Aaron P. Skiles | Posted 06.30.2015 | Gay Voices
Aaron P. Skiles

This one-year anniversary of my coming out represents me standing firmly for who I am, despite all the family I have lost. It is hard to celebrate when this date will always be a day I remember as the day I said goodbye to my childhood home and every physical reminder of my past life.

It Needn't be Lonely at the Top

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

One of the most famous American photos was captured by reporter George Tames on February 10, 1961. The picture is of President John F. Kennedy, recently inaugurated, standing hunched over in the Oval Office. From behind, it looks as if he is carrying the weight of the world on his shoulders.

How To Make Friends As An Adult In 4 Simple Steps

Margaret Manning | Posted 06.15.2015 | Fifty
Margaret Manning

As many people in their 50s have discovered, making friends as an adult is difficult. Without the social bonds that connect us to others as parents, many of us feel isolated, or, even a little lonely. The truth is that it is possible to have an active social life at any age.

'The 36 Questions' for Falling in Love: What Makes Them Work?

Susan Anderson | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

The world is full of love-worthy, eligible people looking for a way out of involuntary singleness. They want to put an end to their cycles of abandonm...

What the First Year of College Really Teaches You

Ishanee Chanda | Posted 06.02.2015 | College
Ishanee Chanda

There are always celebrations to mark the passage of time between eras in our lives: birthday parties, graduations, marriage anniversaries. And yet, when I woke up on the morning of my 18th birthday, I didn't feel a year older.

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.

Truckers Need Meditation and Mindfulness

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 05.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

So, how can truckers implement meditation and mindfulness and why? As science continues to prove, meditation offers hard core assistance in dealing with stress, enhancing longevity and assisting with loneliness. Here are some practical implementations and thoughts.

Social Media: A Threat to Your Marriage?

Ayesha Vardag | Posted 05.07.2015 | Divorce
Ayesha Vardag

People need friends and community. They're lonely, either literally or shut off in their marriages or families. So many marriages become cold places, and people need to connect. They feel shut off from those around them, so they reach beyond.

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...

The Solitude of 8 Million

DeShaun Craddock | Posted 06.26.2015 | New York
DeShaun Craddock

New York City: a cacophony of activity. It's a place that never seems to slow down for anyone; it unabashedly straddles the line between order and cha...

Alone in the Loneliness

Wendy Reese | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Wendy Reese

Shifting from lonely to feeling loved and engaged in healthy relationships does take time. For the lonely, time is an abundance. Each small step into the willingness to be loved has an exponential effect. Lonely and lovable are both chosen. How will you choose?

These Mantras Are Here To Remind You That You're Perfect The Way You Are

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living

We all realize that social media is basically a highlight reel -- but just because we know that our newsfeed is often an ostentatious representation o...

Do You Feel Lonely?

Bernadette Farrell | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Bernadette Farrell

We are all born with and driven by a need for connection with others --a need to be loved and to belong, to be part of something or someone outside of ourselves. Loneliness is the feeling that we get as a result of being without the companionship of others.

Loneliness -- And Why I'm Grateful For It

Jill Shapiro | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill Shapiro

It is loneliness that makes us ask the most important questions about our life's purpose and mission, and to listen closely for the answers.

Loneliness Can Kill, Literally

Leeat Granek, Ph.D. | Posted 06.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Leeat Granek, Ph.D.

The paper synthesized the findings from 70 scientific publications that all together included more than 3 million participants. The authors found that loneliness, social isolation, and living alone were factors in explaining early death.

Combatting The CEO Loneliness Factor

Lisa Abeyta | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Lisa Abeyta

On those days when everything has gone to hell in a hand basket -- and we all have those days -- it is the loneliest of journeys to set aside whatever personal struggle I am facing to be fully accessible to everyone.