Solitude

Self-Esteem and Solitude

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

We need a variety of ways to cope with the resulting pressures of daily life. We need to maintain some semblance of balance, and a sense of purpose in our lives. One of the best ways is by seeking, and enjoying, solitude.

Why We Need to Appreciate Our Own Aloneness

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 17.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mohadesa Najumi

Try out this experiment. Sit in your room for an hour and turn your phone/laptop off. Dispel any distractions, don't do anything, at all. Just sit there. What do you feel at the end of the hour? Aloneness? Sorrow? Or do you feel at peace, content and fulfilled by an hour of your own company?

Poorna Bell

The Wonderful Benefits Of Being Alone

HuffingtonPost.com | Poorna Bell | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The School Of Life, the initiative run by philosopher Alain de Botton to develop 'emotional intelligence', has just released a series of books on how ...

Can "the Glory of Being Alone" Ease our Struggles With Loneliness?

Tony Lobl | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tony Lobl

"Only the lonely, know the way I feel," Roy Orbison sang in his 1960 hit single. More than 50 years have now passed and during that time many who hav...

'I am Having So Much Fun!': How Technology Fools Us Into Ignoring Our Loneliness

Gil Kazimirov | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK Tech
Gil Kazimirov

We depend on technology today more than ever; we say we need the weather reports, the constant stock ticks, the minute-by-minute email updates every moment of every day, even as we walk down the street or play with our kids at the beach. So what is technology actually doing?

The Pleasure of Solitude and Nature

Laila Escartín-Sorjonen | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Laila Escartín-Sorjonen

I had somebody ask me recently in a most astonished voice why I had moved back to Finland after almost 20 years abroad. It made me laugh. That a Finn should ask such a question, how typical! A Spaniard would've asked me how come I managed to survive so long away from Spain, the best country in the world!