Woman eating alone in a restaurant, smiling
Eating alone can be scary, especially if you’ve never done it before. However, going solo to a restaurant can also be a fulfilling and satisfying experience. Here a guide to eating alone and suggestions on how to overcome the intimidation factor.
Creativity and Gratitude Turns Loneliness Into Solitude
What do you do when you move to a new location and not actively looking for friends but you still crave connection? Drew Teller explores how he navigated moving to a new country and the two main practices that kept him going and that eventually led to meeting many new people.
Cultural values strengthen friendships. Photo by Alama Creative
Understanding loneliness across the continents is helpful in improving the way we connect with people from other cultures. Loneliness may be an epidemic but there is more to how we got here and how we can remedy the situation. We take a look at how Africa views loneliness and explore some of the myths involved.
Making Friends at Work: The Unwritten Rules
A third of our lives will be spent at work, and considering that the other third is spent sleeping, there is really not much time left to socialize and create a well adjusted social life. That is why its important to make friends at work and try to maintain these friendships. But how do we go about it, is it even...
Kaveh Pakjoo with two teens he works with
Saying hello helps someone feel recognized by letting them know you are interested in interacting further, and while it’s a great start, it’s also just the beginning. Kaveh Pakjoo—a youth leader in Stockholm—talks about growing up in northern Sweden, his time in boys' homes in Stockholm, and explains the effort it...