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Aloneness vs. Loneliness

Aloneness vs. Loneliness

There is an abundance of evidence showing that loneliness can have devastating health consequences.

  • But it is important to remember that being alone doesn’t not equal loneliness.
  • Where loneliness is marked by negative feelings associated with isolation, alone time involves finding freedom, inspiration, and rejuvenation in solitude.

Health consequences can be:

  • Elevated blood pressure,
  • Hastened cognitive decline,
  • Social anxiety
  • Increased risk for Alzheimer's disease.
  • Higher risk of depression
  • anxiety
  • obesity
  • early death

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