Coping with loneliness part 2: what’s working for me

Coping with loneliness part 2: what’s working for me

    Six months is long time to do nothing. Or what feels like a lot less of everything.  Physical distancing, self-isolation, and quarantining are intended to keep us safe, yet these COVID precautions have also produced an unintended result: intense...
How to cope with loneliness

How to cope with loneliness

  As a writer, I spend more time alone than not.   Under a lamp immersed in a book over a cup of tea. In front of a laptop, toying with phrases until I’m satisfied the words have come together just right. Spending long stretches of time in my own company is a...
6 unexpected ways to feel connected in a quarantine

6 unexpected ways to feel connected in a quarantine

  Sports are cancelled. Concerts are cancelled. Proms, parties, and weddings are cancelled. As many of us shift to a more socially distanced lifestyle for a while, it can start to feel like fun, in general, is cancelled. If you’re feeling lonely or struggling...
1 is the loneliest number: 4 ways to feel more connected

1 is the loneliest number: 4 ways to feel more connected

 Not only is one the loneliest number, but social isolation adversely affects your mental health. In fact, chronic isolation and loneliness could be taking years off your life.A study found that the health effects of prolonged isolation is equivalent to smoking 15...