Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Food for the inner life
Laurie Helgoe Ph.D.
Is the responsibility to "have it your way" a burden? An island attitude might help.
He's young, healthy, and not into sports? How to stop seeing this as a problem.
Have you been told you are too sensitive? Respond with a paintbrush.
Would your life win an Oscar? Watch movies, watch your life, enjoy both.
Abandoning your resolutions? Did the pressure to "just do it" backfire? Time to try a little contemplation.
Wonder what an introverted society looks like? Travel with me to Japan.
What if you were forced to spend two solid weeks alone, inside your own mind? How would you fare?
Does the "Happy" wish associated with holidays leave you feeling excluded? You are not alone.
Want to skip the booze and noisemakers this New Year's Eve? Solitude is the new celebration
Tired of work that works against your nature? Ready to indulge your introversion? It's your turn to scam the system.
Laurie Helgoe, Ph.D., is an author and clinical psychologist studying the relationship between personality and culture. She is an Associate Professor of Behavioral Sciences at the Ross University School of Medicine.