5 Ways to Fight Loneliness: If You’re Isolated and Feeling Alone, These Tips Can Help

Are you feeling isolated and alone? Here are five ways to fight loneliness. Because although it is a common experience, there are strategies and resources available that might help. 1. Reach out. “Research shows that chronic loneliness can impact older adults’ memory, physical well-being, mental health and life expectancy,” says University of Michigan’s National Poll on[…]

How to Make Friends When Socially Distancing

You can still make new friends as an adult and reconnect with old during the pandemic. People are social animals who crave interaction and connections. That’s why people go to foodie meetups or join book clubs, bowling leagues, and sewing circles. And that’s why work colleagues hang-out at the water cooler.   Whether you are[…]

How to Deal With Grief Over the Holidays.

        1. Accept the emotions that you’re feeling. The holidays can generate exaggerated feelings as the pressure to “be merry” collides with the reality of our grief. Grief can present itself in a variety of emotions, from sadness or anxiety to irritability or anger. Everyone grieves differently. But that can be difficult[…]

How to Cope With Loneliness During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Are you unsure how to cope with loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic? You could be self-isolating because you’ve caught the infection, but there are many other reasons why you’ve elected to stay indoors.   Whether you are quarantined due to suspected exposure, staying home because you are in a high-risk category, or at home to help prevent[…]

The Health Consequences of Loneliness

Causes and Health Consequences of Feeling Lonely Loneliness is a universal human emotion that is both complex and unique to each individual. Because it has no single common cause, the prevention and treatment of this potentially damaging state of mind can vary dramatically.   For example, a lonely child who struggles to make friends at[…]

Holiday Survival Strategies for Coping With Grief

For anyone dealing with an illness, grief, or the loss of a loved one, the holidays can be a time of sadness, pain, anger, or dread. It can be difficult to cope, especially when you see the sights and sounds of holiday happiness all around you.   The ebb and flow of grief can become overwhelming with[…]

To Counter Loneliness, Find Ways to Connect

Much of modern life, though seeming to promote connectivity, has had the opposite effect of fostering social isolation and loneliness, experts say.   A four-minute film produced for the UnLonely Film Festival and Conference last month featured a young woman who, as a college freshman, felt painfully alone. She desperately missed her familiar haunts and high school[…]