Category living with solitude

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How to Live a Life That Works

I’ve found that life is filled with one lesson after another. And like most lessons they aren’t easy.

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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Keeping the Bad Guys Away

Keep the Bad Guys Away Related posts: From a Man’s Perspective, Dating Do’s, Your Emotional Equal Many girls and women seem to be programmed to attract the bad guys, the wrong guys. By wrong guys I mean men who aren’t good for them. They know the situation isn’t good, but they keep trying to make […]

How to Cope with the Empty Nest

Coping with an Empty Nest Words from Ellen Neiley Ritter, Ph.D. Take care of yourself! You’ve taken care of everyone else and you now need and deserve to take care of yourself. Pamper yourself, listen to your body—if you’re tire, rest and recharge your energy; if you’re feeling stress, do something relaxing. Go with the […]

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 […]

How to Get Through a Divorce and Move On

Living Learning LovingLesson & Encouragement on the Path of Motherhood Review from Amazon reader: “You are not alone” isn’t enough unless you connect with the one who says it. From chapter 1, you will connect with Gail as she opens her heart in a way that will touch yours. Her words paint a picture that […]

Lonely or Just Alone?

Are You Lonely or Just Alone? From Single Matters online magazine “Instead of viewing aloneness as a shameful condition to cure, think of it as one of freedom and opportunity.”  – Lauren Mackler, Soulmate Being alone is not the same as being lonely. Though some resist being alone, it doesn’t have to be that way. Solitude […]

Living Alone But Not Lonely-Solitude Can be An Opportunity

Living with Solitude Chapter 1 from Living Learning Loving 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 […]

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 […]