HOW TO OVERCOME LONELINESS: 5 EASY THINGS YOU CAN DO

According to the AARP, one third of the people over the age of 45 regularly experience loneliness. A study done at Brigham Young University found that loneliness increases death at a rate on par with smoking and twice as much as obesity. Other recent studies have noted that loneliness can impact how our immune system functions, damage sleep quality, and put us at risk of heart disease. So what can be done about loneliness? Here are 5 easy things you can do. Practice some self-kindness. Engage in some self-care. Don’t just sit and feel lonely. Give yourself a break. Actively … Continue reading HOW TO OVERCOME LONELINESS: 5 EASY THINGS YOU CAN DO

WHAT IS LONELINESS? PARABLE OF A LONELY MAN

A lonely man walked a long bumpy roadon his journey to get to the crowds in the city.On the way he met sorrow.He came face to face with suffering.He spent time with discouragement.He battled failure.Finally he reached the city.He stood in the midst of a large crowedin the middle of the town square.Multitudes of people surrounded him.He noticed an old man leaning on a cane.He said to the man,”I have traveled a long hard journey andcame to the crowds because I felt lonely.There are people everywhere,but I still feel lonely.I don’t understand.”The wise old man said,”My friend, loneliness is merely … Continue reading WHAT IS LONELINESS? PARABLE OF A LONELY MAN

SOMETIMES I CRY

Sometimes I cry.I don’t always know why.But it’s okay.It’s okay to cry.Sometimes I get hurt.It may be an accident that happens to me.Or it may besomeone’s wordsthat hurt me.Or maybe I get lonelybecause I miss someone I love.Or maybe certain thingslike music or moviesor patriotic paradesor beautiful thingsstir my emotionsand touch my heart,and I cry.Sometimes the tearsare happy,sometimes sad.But it’s not bad to cry.Here’s why.That’s what tears are for.That’s why you have them.They help you cry.So use them when you need to.They’re good for you.They wash and cleanse.They help you let go and release.And you never run out.Yes, sometimes I … Continue reading SOMETIMES I CRY