Monday, January 25, 2021

Tag: Loneliness

Deepening Connections

    Millions are experiencing emotional withdrawal symptoms from the social connections that were once the fabric of everyday lives. With the quarantine in place and...

How’s Your Social Health?

The coronavirus has shown us how human contact can spread illness. But psychologists have long known that human connection can prevent illness. Decades of research...

Depression, Helplessness and “The Great Pause”

One thing is for sure: we do not have much that is in our control these days. An invisible virus that could sicken us or...

The Lonely Losses of the Pandemic

As the world mourns the horrific losses associated with the pandemic, many of us feel alone with our personal . Our personal losses seem...

How a Long-Distance Hiker Learned to Love Solitude and Boredom

When Jennifer Pharr Davis graduated from college, she felt lost. Searching for time and space to reflect on her future, the North Carolina native...

Intimacy in the Face of Death

I once knew a couple whose young son was dying. The parents refused to talk with him about it. Perhaps this would not have been a...

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2 Behaviors that Promote Mental Health Stigma at Work

  Can't you just stop? Americans are more likely to have a mental challenge than they are to skip breakfast. Census data indicates a third...

Why Sleep Is the Clean-Up Crew for Your Brain

More than good old fashioned beauty ! Although our brains comprise only 2 percent of our overall body weight, they consume roughly 20 percent of our...

Let Waiting and Boredom Be Your Guide

Waiting and boredom have been the bugbears of my life. Maybe yours too. I hate them both. It’s been a surprise just how wildly...

Thank goodness that’s over: preferring our pains to be past

Recent research from the Centre for Time at the University of Sydney undermines a widely held assumption that our preferences about the temporal location...
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