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Loneliness

My Loneliness Has A First Name

Melissa L. Smith | Posted 07.22.2016 | Divorce
Melissa L. Smith

The reality is that I am human. And I am going through something really fricken hard. And the truth is that being human means that some days I don't have a single ounce of perspective.

4 Struggles Every Mom Can Relate To

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 07.25.2016 | Parents
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

I hear that this is even worse for stay at home moms, and I believe it. I work outside of the house, but I am fairly anti-social, which doesn't help the loneliness at all. I feel very blessed to have my son by my side every evening, but sometimes I would kill for a long, meaningful conversation with another adult.

Public Displays Of Connection: Does The Number Of Friends You Have On Facebook Matter?

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 07.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

"Man is by nature a social animal ... Society is something that precedes the individual. Anyone who either cannot lead the common life or is so self-s...

3 Simple Methods You Can Use To Prevent Loneliness

Michael Lazar | Posted 07.08.2016 | Fifty
Michael Lazar

Loneliness is dangerous. According to a Time magazine publication, it can increase chance of death by 26% and affects people of all ages and from all ...

Why Losing Friends Could Make You Less Lonely

Megan Baca | Posted 06.28.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Megan Baca

As you live true to yourself, you become like a magnet. You automatically attract all of the people and opportunities in this world that were made specifically for you. You also repel the ones that aren't. Be true to yourself and everything (and everyone) that is meant for you will come.

Worshipping alone: Studies find divorce retains its sting in faith communities

David Briggs | Posted 06.10.2016 | Religion
David Briggs

m The religious stigma surrounding divorce remains a powerful source of anguish for believers, but few congregations have ministries for people recov...

Why Leaders Feel Lonely and What they Can Do About It

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 06.06.2016 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

The price of leadership is loneliness... I think it is inescapable. Gordon B. Hinckley One of the most famous American photos was captured by report...

Are the Rich More Lonely?

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 06.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Greater Good Science Center

Can money buy happiness? One way to explore this question is to ask whether money buys the constituents of happiness--and there's no better-researched or more powerful constituent than social connections.

The Intimacy of "Sleeping With"

Rance Collins | Posted 06.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rance Collins

The connotation that comes with the term "slept with" was recently discussed amongst a group of my friends. Of course, where most minds jump is sex. Not just sex, actually. Full on, all-night, torrid, romance novel-style action. The stuff that half-naked book covers are made of.

How A Pet Rat Saved Me From Loneliness

O, The Oprah Magazine | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 06.01.2016 | OWN

During my early 20s, I was living in L.A. and was perilously lonely. One day while waiting for my Xanax and Zoloft prescriptions to be filled, I wande...

Don't Let Loneliness Fears Dissuade You From A Gray Divorce

Barry Gold | Posted 05.31.2016 | Fifty
Barry Gold

In late April, I built a survey around two simple questions: What are the best things about being a divorced person over 50, and what are the worst? Not surprisingly, the overwhelming winner for best was 'freedom.' And the winner for worst was 'loneliness.'

Overeating Is an Abandonment Issue: How to Heal it

Susan Anderson | Posted 05.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Anderson

I love to eat, and then eat. It's just the consequences I hate. What's a potato chip but a prelude to the whole bag? What's an M&M but a tease for ...

Home Sharing Provides an Innovative Way to Combat Loneliness Among the Elderly

Adi Gaskell | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Adi Gaskell

The likes of Airbnb have received huge amounts of publicity in recent years, and have undoubtedly brought homesharing into the mainstream. There are ...

The Dark Slime of Loneliness: Grateful After Breast Cancer

Anne Gro Gulla | Posted 05.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Anne Gro Gulla

I am convinced that we stretch the band with of our feelings in both directions when we experience hardship.

When Success Isolates You

20 Beautiful Women | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
20 Beautiful Women

As humans, we are designed to connect and relate to one another. Relationships are a part of our innate desire to share our authentic selves, experience other perspectives and to be accepted, which is why many people who are successful struggle with the isolation in which they find themselves

Skyrocketing Suicide Rates Could Become a Public Health Epidemic

Lisa Chau | Posted 05.11.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Chau

The emotional needs of our communities must be addressed now. Given the data, we know that we are already in an increasingly dangerous situation. Our country is in a mental health crisis.

The Growing Problem of Social Isolation and What to Do About It

Lena Aburdene Derhally | Posted 05.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Lena Aburdene Derhally

It might sound like everything is working against us if we want to have close friendships, meaningful interactions and a supportive and loving community but there are things we can do to have high quality friendships, even we don't have proximity on our side. Here are some tips to foster and sustain close relationships:

To Moms Everywhere: You Are Not Alone

Kate Bryant | Posted 04.27.2016 | Parents
Kate Bryant

We are all in the thick of it. We all have to worry about health, safety, discipline and if our child is learning. Some of us worry more than others in certain areas of our child's lives. The good news is there is another mom worrying about the same thing for her child.

The Stages of Feeling Forgotten in Your Divorce

Patty Blue Hayes | Posted 04.21.2016 | Divorce
Patty Blue Hayes

I feel like I've been forgotten not only by my ex-husband but also by the family I'd been part of for over 15 years. It's felt like a slow, suffocatin...

5 Things No One Tells You About Living Alone

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 04.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

That's when I decided it was time to take charge of this whole living alone thing. I set out to consciously experience what was happening within my own four walls -- and came to some pretty freeing realizations.

The Press of Loneliness

Eric Leroy Wilson | Posted 04.19.2016 | Religion
Eric Leroy Wilson

It makes sense that Jesus experiences loneliness on the Mount of Olives in a place called Gethsemane. The word Gethsemane actually means place where olives are pressed. Jesus experiences profound loneliness in a place where olives are crushed and pressed under huge stones meant to extract their oils.

How to Prevent Abandonment Issues From Sabotaging Your Love Life: 12 Things to Know on Your Path to Recovery

Susan Anderson | Posted 04.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susan Anderson

For many people, falling in love means becoming more vulnerable. It arouses our primal abandonment fear. It bubbles up from the deep, giving rise to feelings of insecurity that can cause some of us to become needy, clingy, or demanding, and others angry, frozen, or avoidant.

Only the Lonely

Carrie Doubts | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Carrie Doubts

Loneliness is a universal human experience. We are all lonely from time to time, sometimes even when we are with people we know and care about. Loneliness is an opportunity to surrender into the "yearning for union with the lost self."

Those Who Travel Solo Are Not Alone

Celinne Da Costa | Posted 04.04.2016 | Travel
Celinne Da Costa

"Don't you feel alone traveling solo?" I've lost count of how many times I've been asked this question. By now, my response rolls off the tongue, rea...

Meeting Jesus on the Street

John Schlimm | Posted 03.29.2016 | Religion
John Schlimm

One of the most stunning lines in the Bible is where Jesus says: "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sister...