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  1. 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 Spend Most of Our Time," to be published by HarperCollins Leadership. "When I started looking at the significance of friendships, I created a survey asking people how fulfilling their friendships felt," says Nelson. "A score of 10 was given for most meaningful satisfaction and one for the least. Of 7,000 people surveyed, about 60-70 per cent rated their relationships five or below." Click below to read the full article: First Things: Feeling lonely? 'Frientimacy' can bolster your relationships WWW.TIMESFREEPRESS.COM 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...
  2. 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 her local restaurant into opening its doors to a social idea. "I just kept my fingers crossed that people would turn up," she said. And they did. Click below to read the full article and watch the video: Woman helps people cut loneliness with 'Cafe Conversations' WWW.WCAX.COM A new poll shows one in four older adults feels lonely at least some of the time. When it happened to a London woman, she launched a campaign to help connect her community.
  3. 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 of 11 in Ealing facing closure or service cuts as the council tries to save £808,000 from children centre services. Click below to read the full article: How Ealing's children's centres are helping new mums battle loneliness, isolation and post natal depression - MyLondon WWW.MYLONDON.NEWS Yet 11 of them are under threat because of government funding cuts
  4. 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. Their study showed that regular human contact is key to mental health, and here in southeastern Florida, a name often comes up when discussing isolation: Trapper Nelson. Click below to read the full article: What We Can Learn About Social Isolation from Trapper Nelson, Florida's Lonely Tarzan STUDYBREAKS.COM Trapper Nelson set up house in rural Florida in the early 1900s, but his story sheds light on the very modern problem of social isolation.
  5. 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 in the 1960’s (including the ‘baby boomer’ generation) reaching this age and changes in marital relationships, with more people choosing to be single, or to divorce. Click below to read the full article: 10 Million Expected To Live Alone By 2039, New Research Reveals HAPPIFUL.COM 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
  6. 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 dating apps. But often, instead of connecting us, they push us apart – resulting in feelings of missing out, ostracism from what we perceive as ‘normal’ society, and slowly evolving silos of disaffection and hate. Click below to read the full article: Why Society Needs To Fix Tech’s Loneliness Problem THRIVEGLOBAL.COM We’re going through a ‘loneliness epidemic’, and the evidence is clear to see in nearly every social situation
  7. 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 on Thursday (4 April) showed people living alone spend an average of 92% of their disposable income, compared with two-adult households who spend only 83% of theirs. People living alone are also more likely to feel less financially secure than couples without children. Click below to read the full article: My loneliness is killing me AND costing me a fortune WWW.GAYSTARNEWS.COM New data shows more people are living alone and its costing them a fortune, but that loneliness is costing people just more than money
  8. 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 from the Co-op Foundation through the Building Connections Fund Youth strand, in partnership with the government. Click below to read the full article: New project aiming to combat youth loneliness WWW.BURYTIMES.CO.UK A NEW project has been launched to help combat youth loneliness.
  9. 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 English National Ballet, National Ballet of Cuba and Houston Ballet. He was also the first black Principal dancer at the Royal Ballet in London, where he performed roles including Romeo (Romeo and Juliet) and Siegfried (Swan Lake). Click below to read the full article and watch the video: ‘Loneliness has been a constant factor in my life’ – ballet dancer Carlos Acosta WWW.CLASSICFM.COM 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...
  10. 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 survey by Good Morning Britain had found more than half of people in Britain felt lonely after losing someone they were close to. Click below to read the full article: Wirral mum launches campaign to end loneliness WWW.WIRRALGLOBE.CO.UK 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.
  11. 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 their shoulder and whisper in their ear that all will be OK. A human being cannot practically live isolated from the rest of the human race. It’s living among our loved ones that give our life its distinguished flavour. However, sometimes loneliness is not an option. It’s the only fact we have to deal with. Click below to read the full article: Loneliness: A Blessing in Disguise THRIVEGLOBAL.COM No matter how hurtful something could be, it is bound to have a bright side. Loneliness is no exception.
  12. 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 just isn’t time for anything else, which means I often feel down about my female friendships. Click below to read the full article: Lean On Me: I have lots of friends so why do I still feel lonely? METRO.CO.UK Even for the friendliest and luckiest among us, it’s still possible to feel lonely.
  13. 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 loneliness and poverty that was most striking - outweighing other factors such as age and gender - with one 15-year-old telling researchers: “When [children] don’t have the stuff that other kids may have. Like for example a new pair of trainers might come out, people might want to get it, they can’t get it, they’ll feel alone; like why can’t I get this, why can’t I get that?” Click below to read the full article: Children living in poverty twice as likely to be lonely - Yorkshire Post WWW.YORKSHIREPOST.CO.UK Children living in poverty are twice as likely to feel lonely than their better-off peers, new research has found.
  14. 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. So it was really strange when I realised suddenly, oh my gosh, I'm lonely. I was working long hours, I was single and living on my own. That had never bothered me until I realised my behaviour was changing. Click below to read the full article and watch the video: Actress's mission to combat loneliness WWW.BBC.CO.UK Actress, writer and singer Carys Eleri opens up feeling lonely and being "fooled by technology".
  15. 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/
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