Many who are lonely will overlook their own emerging signs of loneliness in hope these feelings will go away once around other people.
Although loneliness may seem timeless and universal, the word seems to have originated in the 16th century,
For those who are finding the social distancing isolating, here are some lessons from ancient hermits, who often found joy in being alone.
Loneliness shortens our life spans and some studies suggest it’s even more lethal than obesity. We are physiologically and psychologically primed for connection, so don’t shrug off your loneliness.
Loneliness is a major cause of health problems, and many programs have aimed to alleviate it among the elderly. But it might be wise to treat loneliness at its roots, which for many is in childhood.