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Episode 43: Not All Who Are Alone Are Lonely

December 13, 2022

Episode 43: Not All Who Are Alone Are Lonely

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In this week’s episode, Barb and Michelle dive into the topic of loneliness, lessons they learned from being alone, and how we can find strength in solitude. Follow us @MichelleMaros and @Peaceful_Barb and share your experiences with us @BarbKnowsBestPod or at www.michellemaros.com/podcast.

Episode Notes:

Loneliness is the state of distress or discomfort that results when one perceives a gap between one’s desires for social connection and actual experiences of it. Even some people who are surrounded by others throughout the day—or are in a long-lasting marriage—still experience a deep and pervasive loneliness.

36% of adults in the United States feel lonely frequently or all the time 

Simple Reminders When You Have Lonely Feelings:

  • Find the silver linings in spending time alone.
    • Spending time with just yourself allows you the opportunity to cultivate a deeper relationship with yourself. 
  • Remember to not take your loneliness personally.
    • Release the negative judgements or stories out there related to you being alone. 
  • Remember no feeling is final. The feeling of loneliness is not permanent. 

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