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10 Ideas to Help With Loneliness

10 Ideas to Help With Loneliness

Have you ever been lonely in a crowd? Have you ever been perfectly content all alone? Me too. And I have also suffered from loneliness. Loneliness is a complex mental and emotional phenomenon that has at its base a powerful emotion that has survival value for children. All of us have experienced some degree of abandonment, if only for a short time, and remember the painful and scary feeling that goes along with it. Whenever we are reminded of this…

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Loneliness Even Unhealthier Than Obesity

Loneliness Even Unhealthier Than Obesity

Loneliness Even Unhealthier Than Obesity, Should Be A Public Health Priority: Psychologist Loneliness should be a major public health concern, according to an American psychologist. Loneliness is a major health risk, like obesity or smoking, and public health programs should address it in the same way, says a psychologist. New research by Julianne Holt-Lunstad, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, found that social isolation contributes as strongly to mortality as does smoking 15 cigarettes a day….

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The Solution to Millennial Loneliness

The Solution to Millennial Loneliness

How do we stop being so lonely? On a cold, moonless night, the co-owner of Macy’s department store and his wife were aboard the sinking Titanic. Mrs. Straus distributed blankets to the women and children in Life Boat No. 8. But, when asked to enter the lifeboat herself, she refused to leave Mr. Straus’s side. “All these years we have traveled together, and shall we part now? No, our fate is one,” she explained. Two sailors tried to force her…

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Is Living Alone the Unlikely Answer to Loneliness?

Is Living Alone the Unlikely Answer to Loneliness?

New research shows that people who live alone are less lonely. The authors of the book Loneliness describe their concern that Western societies do not take the inherent gregariousness of humans seriously enough. They note that “the latest figures show that ever-greater numbers of people are accepting a life in which they are physically, and perhaps emotionally, isolated from one another.” Among the evidence they cite in support of that fear is the growing number of people who live alone….

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Lonely people take longer, hotter showers or baths to replace the warmth they’re lacking socially or emotionally. Marilyn Monroe’s IQ(168) was higher than Einstein’s (160) Singing when tensed helps you avoid anxiety and depression. Too much stress and high blood pressure can lead to a condition called “hematidrosis” – where a person sweats blood.   80% of people keep their feelings to themselves because they believe it’s hard for others to understand their pain. North American school buses are yellow…

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Genetics May Explain Why Some People Feel Lonelier Than Others

Genetics May Explain Why Some People Feel Lonelier Than Others

We’ve all felt the emotional pain of loneliness at one point in our lives. It’s a very mysterious and complex emotional response that can occur even when an individual isn’t physically alone — still completely surrounded by friends, loved ones, coworkers and strangers. Loneliness also differs from ‘aloneness.’ Many people — especially introverts — find deep satisfaction in their solitude. They can disconnect from the world, recharge their energy, get to know themselves better and do creative work in peace….

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5 Ways to Beat Loneliness

5 Ways to Beat Loneliness

Loneliness can affect us all at different times, in different ways. Whether it’s a fleeting feeling or a constant state of disconnection, here are five ways to beat loneliness From time to time, we all experience the odd bout of loneliness. Sometimes it can creep up on us during periods of change (like a move or the end of a relationship, for example), and leave us feeling physically or emotionally distanced from other people. Loneliness doesn’t just strike when we’re…

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How to Be Happy Alone – 6 Tips to Use Today

How to Be Happy Alone – 6 Tips to Use Today

By Frances Masters    Guest Writer for Wake Up World Rarely do we associate loneliness with happiness, but is it possible to be alone and happy? Loneliness and, in some instances, seclusion are things that millions of people grapple with daily. Loneliness can be imposed by circumstances such as the death of loved ones, family moving away, work obligations or social anxiety. Loneliness can also be self-imposed in situations where people withdraw from society into a secluded and “atomized” existence…

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Tips for Coping with Loneliness on Valentine’s Day

Tips for Coping with Loneliness on Valentine’s Day

By Nancy Schimelpfening    Depression Expert    Updated November 12, 2015 I’m afraid I was a bit insensitive with my Valentine’s Day newsletter last year. Here’s some reader feedback that I received: Oh, right, a depression newsletter talking about Valentine’s Day and promoting the sending of Valentines. I would think that there could be one oasis where my grumpy, depressed self could be free of that crap. I’ll admit my first reaction was, “How rude! If you don’t like the…

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10 Things to Remember When You Feel Alone

10 Things to Remember When You Feel Alone

“You cannot be lonely if you like the person you’re alone with.“ – Wayne Dyer On this planet of more than 7 billion people, many of us still feel so alone from time to time. As paradoxical as that seems, most everyone can relate to these feelings and experiences them at some point in their lives. Are these feelings unnecessary? Not always; every emotion we feel can unearth a hidden lesson and deeper meaning that we might have missed by…

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