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How to Deal with Loneliness

If you want to know how to deal with loneliness and depression, we’re here to help. After talking with 1000s of women in the community, we have developed a series of articles designed to help you find friends who share your interests. We hope you find them useful!

4 Things Most People Don’t Get About Loneliness After 50
3 years ago

4 Things Most People Don’t Get About Loneliness After 50

By  •  Lifestyle

“But you will cease to feel isolated when you recognize, for example, that you do not have a sensation of the sky: you are that sensation. For all purposes of feeling, your sensation of the sky is the sky, and there is no ‘you’ apart from what you sense, feel, and know.” – Alan Watts, The Wisdom of Insecurity Read More

Susan Sarandon Says that Being Alone is Traumatic and Exhilarating… Do you Agree?
3 years ago

Susan Sarandon Says that Being Alone is Traumatic and Exhilarating… Do you Agree?

I’ve been single for well over a decade now. Like most older women who have gone through a divorce, I have a bit of a love / hate relationship with being single.

80% of the time, I am able to celebrate my independence. I genuinely appreciate having the freedom to pursue my passions without compromise. I even love getting up in the morning and being able to eat breakfast whenever I want and with whomever I want. Does any of this sound familiar? Read More

Learning to Live Alone… with Other People
3 years ago

Learning to Live Alone… with Other People

Learning to live alone can be very empowering – and expensive.

As solo women, we often prefer to live alone, but we want to do so in an environment which also provides social connections, activities and the sense of community we crave. Community makes it easier to maintain our independence by allowing us to “live alone, together,” the core of the Entourage concept that I write about in my book Retiring Solo. Read More

Living on Solo Security: 4 Keys to Living Alone Without the Worries
3 years ago

Living on Solo Security: 4 Keys to Living Alone Without the Worries

By  •  Mindset

Living by yourself? Join the crowd.

The number of adults ages 45 to 64 who live alone has grown by more than 20 percent over the past decade alone. Worldwide, more than 334 million people will be living solo by 2020, according to Euromonitor International. Read More

Don’t Be Afraid to Retire Solo – You Are Not Alone!
3 years ago

Don’t Be Afraid to Retire Solo – You Are Not Alone!

I recently gave myself permission to retire solo.

I had been spending a lot of time thinking about what the future would look like for me as a single woman and a solo entrepreneur. (I am solo both personally and professionally.) Read More

Are You Aging Alone? Here’s How to Find a Home You Can Really Love!
3 years ago

Are You Aging Alone? Here’s How to Find a Home You Can Really Love!

By  •  Lifestyle

Several months ago, I launched an aging alone Facebook group. Members bring up hot topics like affordable housing and medical care, transportation concerns, and countering isolation. Housing ranks the number one challenge for people over 60. It is particularly important for women who are aging alone. Read More

Overcoming Social Isolation in Your 60s and 70s
3 years ago

Overcoming Social Isolation in Your 60s and 70s

Everyone thinks that illnesses are the scariest things that you have to face as you get a little older. While cancer and Alzheimer’s are undoubtedly terrifying, there is a force that many women our age fear even more – social isolation. Read More

Can We Come Together to Disrupt Aging Alone?
3 years ago

Can We Come Together to Disrupt Aging Alone?

By  •  Mindset

To “disrupt aging alone” has been top of mind since I turned 60. This month, I turn 65, so it’s growing even more relevant. Happy birthday to me! Read More

Do You Have a “Big Fat Greek” Family? Living Alone Later in Life Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
3 years ago

Do You Have a “Big Fat Greek” Family? Living Alone Later in Life Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

My husband and I just watched, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.” Don’t listen to the less than flattering reviews – we were both rolling on the floor laughing. There is something about watching a big, loud, messy and interconnected family that triggers a primal wistfulness or a sweet nostalgia. Read More

70 Loneliness Studies Share One Message: Loneliness Kills
3 years ago

70 Loneliness Studies Share One Message: Loneliness Kills

One of the frustrating things about science is that the path to truth is often littered with contradictions. Drinking wine is good for you. Drinking wine is bad for you. Eggs will kill you. Eggs may save your life. Salt is good, salt is bad… Well, you get the idea. Read More