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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!

Building an Aging Alone Plan – Solving the Solo Epidemic
1 week ago

Building an Aging Alone Plan – Solving the Solo Epidemic

By  •  Lifestyle

Living alone is a luxury for single people. In my case, I relish having total privacy. It’s because I grew up sharing a bedroom with a sibling. Then, I left home for college and moved into a dorm, only to share another small room. Read More

Fun Things to Do If You are Spending Christmas Alone (Video)
4 weeks ago

Fun Things to Do If You are Spending Christmas Alone (Video)

It’s Christmas day. People have been preparing for months and you’ve happily ignored all the excitement and stress, knowing that none of it applied to you. What do you do when, by choice or chance, you are one of the millions of people around the world spending Christmas day alone? Read More

The Empty Chair: The One Essential Way for the Bereaved to Cope Better with That First Christmas
4 weeks ago

The Empty Chair: The One Essential Way for the Bereaved to Cope Better with That First Christmas

You imagine ahead to your traditional dinner: you know what you will be eating, you know who you will be celebrating with, you know where you will be – but suddenly your heart drops. This year there will be an empty chair round that table. Read More

How Senior Women Aging Alone Can Find Support Networks
1 month ago

How Senior Women Aging Alone Can Find Support Networks

By  •  Lifestyle

Our motive to create a support system extends beyond the need for social connection and to avoid loneliness. Many women, especially those of us without an immediate family, are at risk of isolation and spending too much time alone…
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Spending Christmas Alone? 8 Things to Do if You’re Alone for the Holidays
1 month ago

Spending Christmas Alone? 8 Things to Do if You’re Alone for the Holidays

The holidays aren’t always a happy time – for some they’re reminders that they are lone, whether they’re widowed, divorced, separated or simply away from family and friends. Add grief to that and it’s even more difficult. Loneliness is painful. Read More

4 Positive Ways to Deal with Loneliness Over the Holidays
1 month ago

4 Positive Ways to Deal with Loneliness Over the Holidays

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…
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Aging Alone and the Importance of Self-Care
3 months ago

Aging Alone and the Importance of Self-Care

By  •  Caregiving

It feels like it was yesterday I was helping my parents with their care needs while working a full-time job. Today, I’m the one who has grown older and occasionally needs help, but unlike my parents…
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Confessions of a Lonely Woman: Overcoming Loneliness Starts with Yourself
4 months ago

Confessions of a Lonely Woman: Overcoming Loneliness Starts with Yourself

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? Read More

5 Reasons Why You Need More Affection in Your Life After 60
4 months ago

5 Reasons Why You Need More Affection in Your Life After 60

The Dalai Lama once wrote that “We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.” He’s right. From infancy on, humans need affection in order to live healthy and fulfilling lives…
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6 Reasons Living Alone Makes You Feel Rich
5 months ago

6 Reasons Living Alone Makes You Feel Rich

Welcome to another installment of my “living like a millionaire on a retirement budget” series. No matter what our financial situation, we all have budgets. Living beautifully — or luxuriously can hinge on changing a perception or making an attitude adjustment. Read More