How do you feel about your own company? - woman walking alone on a beach
Mental health

How Do You Feel About Your Own Company?

I find it fascinating the range of comfort levels people have with being alone.  It's pretty much guaranteed that we will all need to spend at least some time in our own company, yet there are many, many ways in which people experience this.  And while I know that for some people alone time is… Continue reading How Do You Feel About Your Own Company?

woman walking alone on a beach
Psychology

Alone, But Rarely Lonely

  Can you be alone without being lonely?  Or lonely without being alone?  I would say yes on both counts. Google gives this as the primary definition of lonely: "sad because one has no friends or company."  A secondary definition is "without companions; solitary."  For both definitions "alone" is listed as a synonym.  Google's definition… Continue reading Alone, But Rarely Lonely

lying on the beach
Mental health, Travel

Pressing reset (or maybe just pause)

Last night I got back from a week-long vacation at an all-inclusive resort in Mexico.  The vacation came at a very good time.  I was starting to get really mired down in negative thoughts, thoughts that convinced me that I was being used, wasn't cared about, and was a failure.  The rainy darkness that is… Continue reading Pressing reset (or maybe just pause)