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The First Step To Banishing Loneliness -- For Good

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 09.25.2015 | OWN

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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 ...

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...

Alone Doesn't Have to Mean Lonely

Debbie Hampton | Posted 07.22.2015 | 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 06.25.2015 | 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 06.08.2015 | 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 05.21.2015 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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 05.08.2015 | 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.

Why You Can't Stand To Be Alone -- And How To Learn To Love It

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.16.2014 | Healthy Living

For many of us, the idea of being alone conjures up a sense of dread. Maybe it’s the sense of boredom, or the feelings of isolation, or being forced...

What I Never Expected When I Joined YouTube

Paige McKenzie | Posted 05.26.2014 | Teen
Paige McKenzie

My hope is that as technology grows so will our acknowledgement that we have to help our youngest users to balance their online and offline relationships. So that everyone, young and old, will have a friend they have actually met.

Loneliness and the Sacred Web of Life

Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

The unspoken poverty in our culture is a poverty of spirit, a real hunger for what the West has forgotten: that not just individual life but all of creation is sacred.

The One Word That Could Help You Live Longer

Posted 02.18.2014 | OWN

One word has the power to help you live longer. Join Oprah, Tom Hanks, Taylor Swift and others in our campaign to improve the world -- and your he...

This Is Why You're Fated To Be Single Forever

Posted 03.11.2014 | Divorce

Being single can be a crazy roller coaster ride of emotions -- happy, sad, lonely, depressed, euphoric -- and navigating said feelings is bound to dri...

Alone on Valentine's Day? Meet Some of My Friends

Sara Eckel | Posted 04.13.2014 | Women
Sara Eckel

Movies and television can distract from loneliness; social media can offer a quick hit of connection. But, short of having another human being in the room, nothing soothes a lonely heart like a great book.

All Alone? Fearlessly Conquer Valentine's Day Blues

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 04.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

"I feel so sad being alone on Valentine's Day." "Will I be alone forever?" "I hate being single." I hear this so very often leading up to Valentine...

Is Your Life Plagued by Loneliness? Tips to Overcome It

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 03.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

Life is too short to waste on suffering from core loneliness. Please heed to my suggestion: Open up, take a chance and access the hidden part of you that deserves true and loving companions. Heal your childhood wounds. Learn to love yourself and eliminate loneliness from your life!

How to Fend Off Work (and Life) Freak-Outs

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 03.15.2014 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

What better way to learn a valuable, humbling lesson than by having a total, unadulterated freak-out? Having two of them. I would know. Though each ...