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Loneliness

Unplugging By Plugging in and its Effect on Relationships

Annie Grayer | Posted 08.27.2015 | Media
Annie Grayer

If our online persona is a multi-tasking machine that keeps all of its tabs open and responds to every buzz, how is the truly unplugged version of ourselves going to be satisfied with just one person, and consistently keep blinders up to all of the temptations whizzing by?

'What If I DON'T Have a Rockin' Career or Tons of Friends?'

Sara Eckel | Posted 08.27.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

When you're single, there is so much pressure to assure everyone around you that you're okay that it's easy to fall into the reflex of saying "My career is amazing!" and "I'm having such a blast with my friends!" But the truth is, most people -- married and single -- don't have that.

Loneliness vs. Aloneness: What's the Difference?

Pragito Dove | Posted 08.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pragito Dove

Loneliness is a lack, a feeling that something is missing, a pain, a depression, a need, an incompleteness, an absence. Aloneness is presence, full...

Are You Alone, Stuck in a Pattern, and Can't Get Out? 12 Ways Out

Susan Anderson | Posted 08.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Susan Anderson

Are you and anyone you know caught up in cycles of abandonment? Why do people keep repeating the same patterns over and over? What can they do to bre...

Am I Actually a Lion or a Sheep in a Lion's Body?

Barrett Pall | Posted 08.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Barrett Pall

As I fell down the rabbit hole of Instagram late one night, as many of us unhealthily do, I found myself staring at the pictures of people who once we...

Leave Me Alone

Stan Duncan | Posted 08.12.2015 | Fifty
Stan Duncan

That... that thing, that whatevertheycallit, they roll in here with all them meals stacked there and they deal 'em out like playing cards. Looks stupid. Why can't I have solid foods? Can't I eat a sandwich? Think I'm 90? Don't have no teeth?

Lonely People Are Actually Wired Differently

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 08.06.2015 | Healthy Living

If you often feel lonely, there could be a neuroscientific explanation. According to a small new study, your brain might be wired differently. The st...

Lonely People’s Brains Work Differently

New York Magazine | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 08.05.2015 | World

One of the saddest things about loneliness is that it leads to what psychologists call a “negative spiral.” People who feel isolated come ...

5 Midlife Woes And How To Deal With Them

Kathy Gottberg | Posted 08.04.2015 | Fifty
Kathy Gottberg

A big issue facing everyone at some point in our lives is aging. And while not all of us feel desperate about it, the news and the media in general are filled with ways some people struggle to cope. I live near Palm Springs, California where the evidence that some people (women and men alike) are desperate to stay young is rampant.

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...

Middle Age Wasteland

Andrea Norlander | Posted 07.31.2015 | 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.