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  2. Shasta Nelson has spent more than a decade studying loneliness and friendships. Nelson is a healthy relationship expert and author of "Frientimacy: How To Deepen Friendships for Lifelong Health and Happiness" and "Friendships Don't Just Happen! The Guide To Creating a Meaningful Circle of Girlfriends." She is currently working on her next book, "The Business of Friendship: Making the Most of the Relationships Where We...
  3. LONDON (CBS) Even in a busy place like London, filled with nearly 9 million people, loneliness can take its toll. ''Sometimes being in a big city, you're even more isolated. You're surrounded by people, but you don't know who to talk to," said Louise Kaye, the creator of Cafe Conversations. For Kaye, loneliness hit when her husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. She talked to...
  4. Sally Abdel-Salam didn’t realise she was suffering postnatal depression until she walked into West Twyford Children’s Centre. She was 24, with a newborn son, none of her friends had kids, and in her isolation, she thought there was something wrong with her. Now the centre where staff lifted the loneliness and finally allowed Sally to start enjoying motherhood is threatened with closure. It is one...
  5. Loneliness is gradually becoming a more widespread issue, with many feeling more and more isolated. According to a recent poll on Americans by CIGNA, “Only 53% have meaningful in-person social interactions, such as having an extended conversation with a friend or spending quality time with family, on a daily basis.” The remaining participants reported varying degrees of either emotional, social or other forms of isolation....
  6. Research published by the ONS (Office for National Statistics) explores the changing financial, lifestyle and wellbeing picture for the increasing amount of people living alone in the UK In twenty years (from 1997 to 2017) there was an increase of 53% in the number of people aged between 45-64 year old living alone, which can partly be explained by the large amount of people born...
  7. Are you lonely? If so, you’re not alone. We’re going through a ‘loneliness epidemic’, and the evidence is clear to see in nearly every social situation, from dinner parties with friends to family get-togethers, to even a date: people on their phones, failing to connect with each other. We’re addicted to the tools that are supposed to help bring us together, like social media and...
  8. When an email landed in my inbox about new statistics on ‘the cost of living alone’, I rolled my eyes and thought it would be much too depressing to open. Did I really want official numbers from the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) reaffirming my long-held belief that I’m far worse off not only emotionally as a single person, but also financially? Statistics released...
  9. A NEW project has been launched to help combat youth loneliness. Bury-based youth work organisation Enterprising Youth has linked up with Bury Blind Society to launch the project, which will work with young people with sight loss and other conditions who are struggling to socialise. The project aims to help them build connections and make friends and has been funded by a donation of £9,889...
  10. The Cuban ballet dancer took the world by storm when he won the Prix de Lausanne at the age of 16. But his story is also one of hardship and isolation. Ahead of the release of Yuli, the film about his life, he spoke to Classic FM. Carlos Acosta is one of the most famous names in ballet – he has danced with companies including...
  11. IF you're new to Wallasey, want to make new friends, or just don't get out much, a new initiative could make a big difference to your life. Local mum, Claire Carson, has set up Tuesday morning get-togethers at Wallasey Village United Reformed Church to help people get together, chat, and enjoy quality time with other residents. Claire launched the local project after hearing that a...
  12. It is not without a reason that man has been described by anthropologists and psychologists as a “social animal”. Even the most devout introverts among humans cannot spend all their lives alone. At times of happiness, the first thing one feels the need for is someone to share their joy with. At times of sadness, the thing one needs the most is someone to pat...
  13. Dear Kate, There has been a lot of conversation about female friendships, which is amazing, but the flip side is that I feel a bit sad and lonely for not having the can-call-all-hours, intense, wonderful friendships that are often being described. I’m at an age where people are in the thick of their early career, busy, often in relationships (which I am too) and there...
  14. Children living in poverty are twice as likely to feel lonely than their better-off peers, new research has found. A study into children’s loneliness by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also found children’s happiness with their friends had the greatest impact on whether they felt lonely, and those living in cities were more lonely than those living elsewhere. But it was the link between...
  15. Actress, writer and singer Carys Eleri created a one-woman comedy show to address the neuroscience behind love as well as loneliness. Here she explains why she is on a mission to combat loneliness. Loneliness has always existed. It is now being heightened by our phone addiction. I have always considered myself to be this really bubbly person with lots of friends and an amazing family....
  16. You can find information on alternative therapies for ADHD on this amazing site. Not everything you can use to help with your issues needs to be a chemical. Check out the site by clicking the link below: https://www.cognitune.com/best-natural-adderall-alternatives/
  17. Hmmm! I wasn't sure what to expect from this movie. When I was growing up I was more into DC than Marvel so Venom kind of slipped by me. The movie was OK, I suppose, it passed some time and it did keep my attention on the screen. The story was somewhat slow burning for the most part, but the CGI FX were very well...
  18. We just added a new forum to discuss Holistic and Alternative medicines and therapies. Hopefully, some of our members and visitors will gain some useful insights into alternative medicines and therapies that may help to overcome loneliness and other health issues. As always with medicines or therapies of any sort, it is always advisable to discuss them with your doctor or health care professional to...
  19. Starting in 2015, Unichef is the UK’s National Union for chefs. Run completely by Chefs, its aim is to support and understand the issues that chefs are faced with in today's hectic kitchens and to focus on the many changes that are needed within our industry for the betterment of all chefs regardless of position, category, age or gender. Unichef is a Community Union, a...
  20. A better you starts with Smarter Health. The food and nutrition you provide your body affects the way you feel every day of your life. We understand this. That's why our mission is to be your go-to source for nootropics, mental health, and nutrition information. Let our medical experts help you look and feel your best in your daily pursuits. Highest Commitment to Quality Our...
  21. Leeds' £6m lottery-backed loneliness project has now funded 50 projects across the city - and is launching its final call for new schemes. Leeds Older People's Forum secured £6m from The National Lottery Community Fund to reach more than 15,000 lonely or socially isolated older people in the city through its Time to Shine project back in 2014. The funding comes to and in 2021,...
  22. Park Ki-Woong, 32, moved to Seoul 12 years ago. Away from his family who lives in Busan, he has been living alone since then. It took him a while to accustom himself to the solo life, but he has become used to it. However, there is one thing that still disturbs him, he said. “Eating alone, sleeping alone or watching the TV alone is easier...
  23. I was in care from the age of seven until I went to university at 18. In the months leading up to leaving care and starting university in a small coastal town in Wales, I was terrified by the prospect of having to live by myself for the first time. Some may argue that all freshers feel the dread I felt that Saturday morning in...
  24. A 98-year-old Second World War airman was among a group of forces veterans who swapped reminiscences during a gathering aimed at tackling loneliness. Gordon Anderson, who served as a fleet air arm mechanic during the conflict, ventured from his home in Aberdeen to Cullen yesterday for the first ever “tea and medals” get-together. Between bacon butties and refreshing cuppas, the group of veterans from across...
  25. JERUSALEM, March 31 (Xinhua) -- The future is now. Robots are increasingly part of our lives and it is not just the younger generation enjoying the newest technological developments. The older generation, some wary of hi-tech gadgets and social media, are also in for the benefits of robotics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning - big words that will make big changes. Many of these...
  26. To some people, loneliness is equal to death. Being lonely brings up dire feelings of fear that we jump through horrible hoops to avoid. There are many people who can’t spend a night alone in their home or are so afraid to be alone or be seen alone that they’d rather suffer at home instead of going to the park, the beach, dinner, or (forbid!)...
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