Western thinkers have long valued time alone as a form of inner rejuvenation. Here, then, are four benefits to solitude.
Monastic tradition offers some useful advice about the value of isolation.
An audio version of an in depth article on the history of solitude.
Learning from the example of spiritual retreats.
Most people in the West are used to some form of solitude from time to time. But this is a fairly new normal.
'Walden,' published in 1854, is a manual for solitude with a purpose.
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,
For those who are finding the social distancing isolating, here are some lessons from ancient hermits, who 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?