Loneliness is the state where our desire or expectation for meaningful human connection is not being met. We can feel alone in a crowd of people if we feel unseen or unheard; we can feel alone even with regular social media communication due to the lack of human contact or confirming body language that we are welcome, accepted, and interesting. Loneliness is often accompanied by thoughts of being unwanted, undesirable, and unworthy, and when we start believing those thoughts, the loneliness becomes self-perpetuating. Prolonged feelings of isolation and disconnection have direct impacts on our physical health, which is why it is so important to balance out our thought patterns and find a way through it.


Russell Brand on Loneliness

Today's video is about loneliness. Comment below your thoughts, how do you deal with loneliness?

How to Connect

The eighth book in the bestselling Mindfulness Essentials series, a back-to-basics collection from world-renowned Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh that introduces everyone to the essentials of mindfulness practice. "We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.

This Lonely Winter

I know I am not alone in feeling alone. This winter, so many of us are walking around lonely, thirsty for community and connection. This much isolation and distance and anxiety around every interaction is not normal.

I wish someone had told me when I was swimming in a sea of lonely thoughts . . . that I was being called into the very center of myself so I could come closer to my root and bottomless source of light.


How to Deal with Loneliness

Is a feeling of loneliness tied to being incomplete without a partner? Delving into the idea that it is unseemly for a woman to be alone, Kim suggests that it is the questioner's belief in this standard that is causing her unhappiness.

The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone

A dazzling work of biography, memoir, and cultural criticism on the subject of loneliness, told through the lives of iconic artists, by the acclaimed author of The Trip to Echo Spring.

How to Beat Loneliness

We’ve all felt lonely from time to time. But sometimes, things can get out of hand. Psychologist Guy Winch lays out some straightforward tips to deal with the pain of deep loneliness.

Only awareness of your shadow qualities can help you to find an appropriate place for your unredeemed darkness and thereby create a more satisfying experience.


How to Deal with Loneliness

When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times

How can we live our lives when everything seems to fall apart—when we are continually overcome by fear, anxiety, and pain? The answer, Pema Chödrön suggests, might be just the opposite of what you expect.