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Are You Alone?

Lonely is Not the Same as Solitude Thought from Kay Miller, a single mother and SMORE Board Member I am not a person to set intentional goals or dreams for myself. However, I have always thought when the boys left home for college, my dad was the only tie that kept me tethered to Southeast […]

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How to Know If You Are Isolating

It’s easier than I’d imagined for life to get out of balance. As much as I value solitude I must admit too much solitude can lead to social isolation.

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True Love Needs Space

Even when I first married I had a sense that I would lose myself in marriage, especially that marriage. And I did. That happens when a Popular Sanguine people pleaser marries a Powerful Choleric with a strong and condescending nature.

Healthy emotional individuals are comfortable with their separateness. They don’t lose themselves in a relationship. They allow the other person to be a separate individual. There is no jealousy or possessiveness.

Have You Spent Time Alone Lately?

When did you last spend time alone? You may think that I say too much about this topic. Well – here I go again. Because as a mature (a-hm) woman I know that in order to have inner peace one must spend some time alone. It is that time that will bring peace. Bob Kull, […]

How Do You Start and End Your Day?

Begin and End Your Day with Quiet   In our world where there is a serious shortage of silence we would do well to schedule some quiet into our day.  I cherish time alone and quiet. That’s why the first chapter of my book, Living Learning Loving stresses the value of solitude. Gail raised three children […]

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How to Handle “Alone”

Spend Some Time Alone   Related post: Creativity in Solitude You may have noticed by now that I say a lot about being alone, solitude, or simply being by yourself. There is a good reason for this-no there are many good reasons for this. I’ve had forced time spend alone and I’ve learned the true […]

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Amazing Grace of Aloneness

Being Alone Can be Amazing When I was born, my siblings were eight, twelve, and sixteen—much too old to want to play with me. I spent my early years entertaining myself. I spent many hours in solitude. Later in life after a divorce, with three young children, I craved that time alone. And then I […]

How Lonely are You on Valentine’s Day?

Valentine’s Day Can be Lonely Gail raised three children as a single mother before she remarried. She has experienced the potholes, pests, and perils of being the single head-of-household. As an educator in regular and special education for twenty years she knows a great deal about child development and how to handle kids. She is […]