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Being Alone

What I Learned About Myself Last Year

Ko Im | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ko Im

You don't have to convince others, everyone or anyone to like you. The one thing that matters is that your closest circle has your back and you're happy with yourself. Happiness shows.

Three Keys to Lifelong Happiness

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 02.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

You can look for things that make your new life better, you will find them, and they will make you happy.

Alone, But Not Lonely

Jesse Pollak | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Jesse Pollak

Aloneness is a noun that describes the physical state of having no one else (or no friends) present. Loneliness is a noun that describes the aching sadness one can suffer from feeling alone. The two are often conflated in modern society -- but they don't have to be.

How She Really Feels About Being Single Again

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 03.03.2014 | Divorce

Let's get something straight about single life: Being alone is in a whole different universe than crippling, crazy-cat-lady loneliness. If you're ...

On Choosing To Be Alone

Kripalu | Posted 11.01.2013 | Healthy Living

It's easy to believe that our lives are too full for solitude. But the rewards of carving out time for yourself are great (just be careful that it doesn't feel like an obligation). Befriend yourself, and prioritize one-on-one time with that friend.

6 Things You Thought Wrong About Introverts

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living

If common stereotypes have anything to say on the matter, it's that introverts are socially awkward loners who abhor large crowds and don't like peopl...

8 Ways To Enjoy Being Alone After Divorce

Jackie Pilossoph | Posted 09.08.2013 | Divorce
Jackie Pilossoph

Many people who get divorced are so used to being married, that being with someone is all they know. They've spent virtually no time alone in so long, that being with the wrong person is almost easier than being by themselves.

How To Be Alone But Not Lonely

Michele Willens | Posted 07.29.2013 | Fifty
Michele Willens

When I told friends I was heading to Portland, Oregon for 10 days by myself, the responses were pretty uniform: 'Do you know anyone there?' 'Won't you get lonely?' 'Aren't you too old for a road trip?' The answers were 'no,' 'no,' and 'no.'

10 Must-Read Quotes After A Split

Posted 02.28.2013 | Divorce

It's easy to feel overwhelmed with the amount of alone time you have after divorce. And as anyone who's ever been through a split can tell you, all to...

From Dreadful to Delightful: Valentine's Day for Singles

Deanna Brann, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2013 | Women
Deanna Brann, Ph.D.

If you're single, it's natural to feel a bit left out with all the commercial hype about the holiday out there. But the truth is you don't have to ignore the meaning behind the day -- showing love and appreciation for someone you love.

Why I Loved Being an Only Child

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 03.18.2013 | Women
Kayley Kravitz

Being an only child taught me the most valuable skill of all: the ability to be alone. Sure, I had friends growing up, but I was just as content to sit in my bedroom alone, playing with my Playmobil dollhouse as I was to have a friend join me.

7 Reasons Spending Time Alone Is Good For You

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.22.2013 | Teen

Despite social biases against solitude and introverted personality traits, many find that spending time alone can be an enjoyable thing -- and in fact...

No Plans For The Holidays? How To Enjoy Them Anyway

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

It's very easy to fall into a "poor me, nobody loves me, I'm going to go eat worms" state of mind when you don't have any invitations for the holidays. Alternatively, you could choose to enjoy your holidays anyway. It's all in how you see it and who you hold accountable for the situation.

The Only Way To Guarantee That You Won’t Get Divorced

Jessica Jones | Posted 09.19.2012 | Divorce
Jessica Jones

I have the uncanny ability to know whether or not someone is going to get divorced. And roughly how long it will take for the shit to hit the fan. That's right. I'm the marriage whisperer.

Alone For The Holidays? How To Make The Most Of Solitude

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 04.07.2012 | Healthy Living

Holidays have been etched into the our calendars as moments we "should" be sharing with friends and family. But sometimes, for one reason or another (...

Feeling Isolated and Alone This Holiday Season?

Judith Johnson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Johnson

If you find yourself on a trajectory of anticipating an awful Thanksgiving, consider what you might do to change that. Ultimately, how you experience that day is a reflection of your attitude.

Secretly Seeking Solitude: A Woman's Need for Time Alone

D.G. Fulford | Posted 12.02.2011 | Fifty
D.G. Fulford

Eighty years ago, Virginia Woolf introduced her daring concept: A woman needs time to herself. It is 2011 now, many complicated generations later. How are we fulfilling that need amidst all the clamoring others?

The Power Of Solitude

Roger Fransecky | Posted 07.25.2011 | Healthy Living
Roger Fransecky

In being alone one discovers the smaller and larger silences of life. It is a new life, with more reflection than ambition.

The Joy Of Solitude

Erin Joy Henry | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Erin Joy Henry

Being in solitude rather than loneliness is a choice, and we are ultimately in charge of our minds. I believe that the freedom found in solitude will support love.

Why Are We Afraid Of Solitude?

Natasha Dern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Natasha Dern

Is it possible that noise has become soothing? So soothing, in fact, that we can't do without it? I know many who are seekers of noise, at any cost, to avoid the quieter places within.

Why I'm -- No Longer -- Alone

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

A year ago in my viral post "Why I'm Alone" I gave answers as to why I didn't seek a relationship. A week after I wrote that post I met a hell of a good man.

The Inner Journey I Had To Take: Two Weeks Alone on a Cliff

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

Why, I wondered, did I go on this solitary inner journey, farther than I had ever traveled, but within myself? To wash away pain? To prove my fortitude?

Why I'm Alone

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

I'm alone because life doesn't always wind up the way you expect it to, and it wound up this way for me, and I roll with it. I'm alone. I'm a solo lady. Alone, but not lonely.