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No Valentine? Here Are 6 Ways To Love Yourself On This Special Day

Steve Mindel | Posted 02.13.2017 | Home
Steve Mindel

Many claim that the days between Thanksgiving and the end of the year are the hardest days for divorcees and other brokenhearted singles to get through. Based on my experience, I think Valentine's Day is equally as difficult, if not more so.

This 90-Year-Old's Advice To Combat Loneliness Is Making Us Cry

The Huffington Post | Allison Fox | Posted 02.16.2017 | Home

Break out the tissues, folks. Derek Taylor, a 90-year-old man from London, England, felt lonely and isolated following the deaths of two loved ones. ...

Being Alone Taught Me To Appreciate Christmas

Heather Gillis-Harris | Posted 11.02.2016 | Home
Heather Gillis-Harris

This holiday season I plan to enjoy the small moments a little more, appreciate that my children are with me this year and simply breathe it all in.

Love is All Around: A 360º Horror Story

Michael Morgenstern | Posted 11.01.2016 | Home
Michael Morgenstern

Happy Halloween! I'm incredibly proud to release our newest 360º video: "Love is All Around: A 360º Horror Story". What is your worst fear? Ours is...

Help Me Remember That I Am Still The Woman You Fell In Love With

Elizabeth Anderson | Posted 10.27.2016 | Home
Elizabeth Anderson

You may not realize this, but I finish most days feeling like an emotional punching bag for our tween, a complete life-ruiner to our 5-year-old becaus...

Creepy Ad Reminds Us Why We All Need To Visit Our Grandparents

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 10.12.2016 | Home

Caregiving is undoubtedly a difficult job to take on, but a futuristic ad shows what could happen to older people who need care if humans don’t step...

Are Social Networks Causing Loneliness Among Teens?

AJ Agrawal | Posted 10.07.2016 | Home
AJ Agrawal

In the world of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many other social media networks, we have learned to connect with people from all walks of life. Whi...

The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Writer

David S. Simon | Posted 10.05.2016 | Home
David S. Simon

Thankfully, the one single foreign currency that I can exchange is my smile, my eye twinkle and the hope that someone will see me for not who I hope or pretend to be, but for who I genuinely am, warts, words and all.

Narcissists Are Lonely Little Creatures

Science of Us | Posted 10.02.2016 | Home
Science of Us

By Drake Baer The presidential rise of Donald Trump has thrust Wendy Behary’s field into the national spotlight: She’s the author of “Disarming...

You Can Inherit Loneliness

Science of Us | Posted 09.26.2016 | Home
Science of Us

Loneliness is an emotion that doesn't always make a lot of sense. Two people may have very similar social lives, and yet one might feel isolated more often than the other -- even when surrounded by people they know and love, who know and love them back.

Friendship And Our Vagus Nerve

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
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Jane Simon, M.D.

We don't often think that the nature of our friendships has a profound or major impact on our health and well-being. But a recent New York Times, art...

Staring Down The Epidemic Of Loneliness

Johanna Bond | Posted 09.23.2016 | Home
Johanna Bond

We need ourselves, to find our own voices and activate our own ears. We will find connection in our disagreements as well as our shared interests, and we may well help to spread an epidemic of connection.

The Ugly Part Of Traveling Solo No One Talks About

Brenda Mejia | Posted 09.07.2016 | Home
Brenda Mejia

Traveling has been self-reassuring until now. Last time, I actually felt I needed to have someone next to me with whom actually share the experience. I never felt I needed that.

Moment By Moment

Sheryl Paul | Posted 09.07.2016 | Home
Sheryl Paul

We aren't taught this anywhere in our early life, but the conscious path is largely about slowing down those micro-moments so that we can observe our habitual response, ask if it's a response that serves us, and, if not, choose a different, more loving way.

5 Ways To Make Friends Even When You're Shy, Lonely Or Introverted

Max DuBowy | Posted 08.26.2016 | New York
Max DuBowy

It may not be natural for some of us to smile, but a smile is one of the most attractive things that someone can display when they're meeting new people.

How to Respond to Loneliness in Marriage

Maria Rodale | Posted 08.23.2016 | Home
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer In my last article, I touched upon loneliness in marriage. When I married my husband as a ...

The Loneliness Of Advocating For Wildlife Conservation

Dana Ellis Hunnes | Posted 08.19.2016 | Home
Dana Ellis Hunnes

Every day, in my spare time, I find my passion, my need and desire to educate only gets stronger; and as it does, my community of advocates and friends grows. My motivation is wildlife.

Trust, Suspicion, and Facebook

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 08.16.2016 | Home
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

In this insanely torn world of tissue-thin politics and corporate come-ons, how is a person to stay open-hearted and not shut down in armored protection? In our world of virtual "friendship", the lines of trust and propriety are fluid and expressly up to each of us to define them.

Dear New Mom, I Promise It Gets Easier

Bonnie Koehn | Posted 08.12.2016 | Home
Bonnie Koehn

The first two years of motherhood are a weird time; the most beautiful, joyous months of your life, and also a marathon of exhaustion and change.

Ouch, That Hurt!

Trilby D. Johnson | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home
Trilby D. Johnson

Have you ever noticed how you are just cruising along and ticking off those things on your to-do-list - whether for your business or your personal aff...

The Loneliness of the Modern Nomad

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 08.08.2016 | Home
Greater Good Science Center

By Kira M. Newman For the past five years, I haven't lived anywhere for more than six months. I spent 28 days in Lisbon, three months in Bali, and a ...

Missing My Muses -- The Beauty of Family Noises from a Writer-Parent Experiencing Too Much Solitude

Christopher Phillips | Posted 08.05.2016 | Home
Christopher Phillips

I am missing my family. They are at a Buddhist camp in New England, they have no cellphone signal, and I haven't spoken directly with them for 8 full...

My Loneliness Has A First Name

Melissa L. Smith | Posted 07.22.2016 | Home
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 | Home
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 | Home
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...