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The Magic Of Being Alone And Why It Doesn't Have To Be Lonely

Sonya Matejko | Posted 11.26.2016 | Women
Sonya Matejko

There's a difference between being alone and being lonely. Being alone means there's no significant other to wake up next to, to call when we get good news, or to kiss goodnight after a long day. Being lonely means living perpetually in a world not being able to escape ourselves and craving anything but our own company.

Be A Loner

Valeria Laura Rigo | Posted 08.30.2016 | Women
Valeria Laura Rigo

Being alone is a blessing. It's an opportunity, a way to get to know yourself and to be at peace with every little bit of imperfection you have, to open your own path into the world.

Why Airports Aren't Just For Vacationers; From A Flight Attendant

David Anthony | Posted 06.30.2016 | Travel
David Anthony

Earlier this morning, I ran through Terminal 4 of the Los Angeles international Airport in tears. And I'm not talking about just a few tears running d...

What My Imaginary Boyfriend Taught Me About Myself

Oprah.com | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 06.10.2016 | OWN

"Traveling alone?," the immigration agent asks. He pauses, the stamp for my entry into the Galápagos Islands hovering over my passport. I nod. He loo...

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.

14 Songs to Celebrate Being Single and Fabulous

Lamar Dawson | Posted 02.15.2016 | Queer Voices
Lamar Dawson

Well it's Valentine's Day once again and once again, for the hundredth year, you're single. If your pity party needs a playlist, I suggest adding a few of these tunes.

The 'V' Word

Karim Shamsi-Basha | Posted 02.08.2016 | Divorce
Karim Shamsi-Basha

Whether you are with someone or alone this Valentine's Day, just remember that love is more than an emotion we chose to feel, more than a verb we put into action, and more than a paradigm we live by.

A Way Out of Loneliness

Lisa Firestone | Posted 11.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Every one of us will experience loneliness in our lifetime. It may hit us when we're single and spending Saturday night on our couch watching reruns or when we're smack at the center of a packed and pulsating party. There is one clear reason for this, and that is that loneliness is not just being alone, it is a perception of seeing ourselves as alone.

5 Things To Consider When You're Having Trouble Making It Past Your Front Door

Quiet Revolution | Alice Bradley | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com In my last post, I wrote about how overwhelming it can be to even think about heading out to join a new gr...

The First Step To Banishing Loneliness -- For Good

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.25.2015 | OWN

While some people thrive on interaction, others are quite content with solitude. They don't often feel the need to be around many other people, they d...

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 to dread...

My Secret to Losing 20 Pounds

Jennifer Hamady | Posted 07.24.2016 | 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...

Alone Doesn't Have to Mean Lonely

Debbie Hampton | Posted 07.21.2016 | Divorce
Debbie Hampton

Seems I'm not alone (pun intended). According to the U.S.Census Bureau more Americans are living alone than ever before. The proportion of one-person households increased from 17 percent to 27 percent between 1970 and 2012.

Alone Doesn't Mean Lonely

Jessica Denis | Posted 06.25.2016 | Women
Jessica Denis

There is a difference. I live my life for the most part, alone. I go to movies, and dinner, car shows and sporting events and everything else I do for enjoyment. I do not have a partner or someone I share my life with.

The 9 Stages Of Dating In New York

Bec Susan Gill | Posted 06.08.2016 | New York
Bec Susan Gill

Welcome to NYC, concrete jungle where dreams are made of. Yes, there's nothing -- and no one -- you can't do. It's time to put on your most badass Zara outfit, paint your face with Sephora contouring pencils -- and go into battle.

Staring Down Mother's Day Without A Mom

Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin | Posted 05.21.2016 | Women
Jennifer Boyd-Einstein and Paula Mangin

Did I make the biggest mistake of my life by not having kids? Not building my own family? Who will take care of me when I'm old? Would kids make me feel less lonely?

Balancing the Loneliness of the Writing Life

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.16.2016 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Hemingway also made the statement that, "There is nothing to writing. All you do all you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." Leave to good ol' Papa Hemingway to be his dramatic best, but he has a point. We bleed creativity.

Art.Jobs.Lullabies, Solo Exhibition (Online Version)

Kalup Linzy | Posted 05.08.2016 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

The music videos are a combination of original compositions from the yet to be produced feature film, Art Jobs and Lullabies as well as remixes, covers and sampling of music made famous by other artists.

On Divorce And The Awesomeness Of Loneliness

Lori Lustberg | Posted 06.15.2015 | Divorce
Lori Lustberg

I am lonely. Often. By choice. That's right. I said by choice. Sometimes it's almost too painful to tolerate. I do more than tolerate it, however: I nurture it; I welcome it. I used to run away from my loneliness, as if it was a demon trying to attack me.

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.

Don't Fear the Cupid

Sara Eckel | Posted 04.13.2015 | Women
Sara Eckel

What if, instead of celebrating yourself on Valentine's Day, you just were yourself? What if you simply acknowledged that being alone on February 14 can be difficult? I'm not saying wallow in it. I'm saying acknowledge that it is hard.

6 Truths About Motherhood

Mommy Nearest | Posted 04.07.2015 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Isn't it amazing how it's possible to never have a minute alone and yet to be heart-achingly lonely at the same time?

Complete Me Dot Com

Tricia McCallum | Posted 03.25.2015 | Comedy
Tricia McCallum

In the Bronze Age, before Twitter and speed dating and online match-ups, men and women met each other one of two ways: at church, or via the newspaper classifieds.

From 'Lonely' to 'With Yourself' This Holiday

Susan Winter | Posted 02.17.2015 | Women
Susan Winter

Don't confuse the quality of your life with what merchants are pushing to make you believe you lack.

The Loneliness of the Quarter-Life Crisis

Jordan Dansky | Posted 11.15.2014 | College
Jordan Dansky

The quarter-life crisis is universal. It happens to people from all over the world, in all different phases of life, for all different reasons. We struggle with finding our identity, pursuing our dreams, discovering what we actually want out of life, and evaluating where we are right now.