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Homesickness

Homesick? Take a Deep Breath

Beverly Low | Posted 12.16.2013 | College
Beverly Low

For a first-year student adjusting to life away from home, the smallest inconvenience can feel like a dramatic, earth-shattering event. First-years live in a world of extremes. Many arrive on campus expecting the college experience to be perfect immediately.

This Little Mind Trick Can Ease Homesickness

Posted 11.04.2013 | Healthy Living

By Bianca Lorenz This fall, a record 21.8 million students are estimated to be attending American colleges and universities. Many are leaving hom...

How To Deal With Homesickness Your Freshman Year

| Posted 09.10.2013 | Teen

By Lola Kolade No matter how excited you may be about college life, even the most independent freshmen can find themselves struck with homesickness...

What I've Realized About My Daughter While She Is Away At Camp

Carrie Goldman | Posted 10.04.2013 | Parents
Carrie Goldman

A mother is only as happy as her least-happy child. I couldn't get a read on my child, because I couldn't see her or talk with her. Was the homesickness the defining state of her being right now? Or was she having a grand old time with occasional bouts of homesickness at night?

WATCH: Gretchen Rubin's Inspiration For Writing "Happier At Home"

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

When Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home," spoke with me on Mondays With Marlo, she shared an experience that inspi...

7 Ways To Survive Your Kid's Stint at Summer Camp

Christina Pesoli | Posted 10.01.2012 | Parents
Christina Pesoli

I have developed the following survival plan to get you through even the most severe case of kid-sickness.

In Italy, Eat, Pray, Run

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 09.24.2012 | Travel
Sarah O'Leary

If I make it to see another day here in Pugliola, I will write about it. At this point, the Communists running the gambling down at the bar aren't betting on it.

Can We Just Call It Homesickness?

Judith Acosta | Posted 03.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

Because of the authority with which words like "clinical depression" or "bipolar" are used in modern conversation, they are given the impression that those words have a permanence and solidity they do not actually have.

A Visual Life

Summer Pierre | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home
Summer Pierre

This spring I had an epiphany about the mixed feelings I was having about where I live. I knew that deep down there were absolutely things I loved about where I lived, I just was in a funk and needed reminding. So I made a list.

9 Ways To Handle Homesickness At College

usnews.com | Posted 11.07.2011 | College

College is often described as the "best time of your life," but the beginnings can sometimes be bumpy. That can certainly be the case if homesickness ...

"Mom, I Want to Come Home!"

Brian Harke Ed.D. | Posted 10.25.2011 | College
Brian Harke Ed.D.

Whether the transition into their first term is smooth or stress filled, many students longing for simpler days will find themselves making "the call" to their families.

Notes of an Ex-Pat 3: Are You Lonesome Tonight?

W. Hunter Roberts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
W. Hunter Roberts

What is home, anyhow? I was lonesome for Europe for 30 years after returning to the States. Finally I am back here. Sometimes it's hard, but sometimes it's glorious. What does it matter when or where we die?

A Father's Pre-Empty Nest Post-Partum Mess

Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Norris J. Chumley, Ph.D.

Women aren't the only ones who feel the loss when the "baby" grows up, goes to college and moves out of the house. Fathers do too. I'm already feeling the empty-nest syndrome.

Summertime When the Friendships Comes Easy

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

My conversation with Julie Kraut on her new book dealing with the nearly universal camper affliction: homesickness.