Loneliness is a big issue for older women. With our children out of the house, many of the “automatic” relationships that supported us in the past are no longer available. …
A lonely woman. Aren’t these powerful, dare I say, almost ugly words? Conjuring up someone pathetic, perhaps? Someone you probably don’t want to know?
Loneliness is a funny thing; it can sneak up on you when you least expect it. Have you found that you’re not socializing as much at this point in your life? Maybe you’ve stepped away from your full-time job where people were only a fingertip away…
We can be sailing along just fine – independent, self-contained, pursuing our own interests, plenty of friends, regular contact with family members, and then boom! – the holidays come upon us and we feel like our ship starts to sink…
In a moment of pure madness, I decided to color my hair. This time I made the mistake of using a different hair color brand and yikes you won’t believe what happened!
The bonds that are formed between women are powerful. From the beginning of time, we have come together – out of necessity and desire – to support each other. This …
Loneliness is complicated. This is the simple truth that I have learned by talking with hundreds of women in our community about their friendships and family relationships. You can feel lonely in a crowded room. And, you can feel connected when you receive a single letter from an old friend. So, today, I wanted to offer 5 habits that each and every one of us can develop in order to fight loneliness and build stronger relationships. I hope that you find today’s video inspiring and useful. Join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!
Loneliness is a complex problem. For starters, being alone is not the same as being lonely. Our feelings of loneliness come from how we interpret our situation, not from the simple fact that we are by ourselves.
A recent study saying that loneliness and social isolation are a major health hazard is no surprise to millions of people who are alone and lonely. Not having the fundamental human experience of connectedness is painful and even dangerous, especially if you are older.
One of the most common misconceptions about loneliness is that it goes away as we add more people to our lives. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, many people that I know have 100’s of “friends” on Facebook. They may even live with someone else. But, they still feel lonely.