Singles can face mistaken stereotypes and value judgments that they are less happy, or lonelier. For many, being single is simply a relationship preference or even an orientation.
Many studies have shown that time outdoors is good for our physical health. Three wilderness education experts explain why periods alone in nature also provide mental and spiritual benefits.
Although loneliness may seem timeless and universal, the word seems to have originated in the 16th century,
The long, dark days of winter can be a particularly lonely time for some people. But hermits, in many religious traditions, often found joy in being alone.
If a person is alone in the forest when a tree falls, but she doesn't notice it because she is texting, does it still count as solitude?