Loneliness

How to deal with loneliness
Emotional and Mental Health

Positive Reading: ‘Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness’

This graphic memoir helps us name and understand isolation—and take steps to loosen its grip on our lives.

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An illustration of foxes, birds and squirrels in a forest; Illustration by Sylvie Fong
Angels

5 Inspiring Stories of Animal Angels

Birds, cats, dogs—and even a squirrel—can sometimes act as our angels on earth.

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Aging Parents

5 Signs Your Senior Loved One Feels Isolated and Lonely

Trouble sleeping, withdrawal and changes in appearance are just a few of the things caregivers should watch out for.

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Lou Dean and her dogs, Tuck and Dell
Dogs

The Incredible Bond She Formed with an Unexpected Pet

At almost 70, she thought she was too old for a puppy. Someone had other ideas.

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The power of solitude
Stories of Faith

What Jesus Said About the Importance of Solitude

Six examples from the Bible about finding perspective and power from spending some time alone

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Emotional warmth in winter
Positive Living

The Importance of Warmth—And Staying Connected

Research shows a link between feelings of loneliness and physical cold. Here’s why, as well as four ways to bring more warmth—physically and emotionally—into your life.

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Stories of Hope

Watch Guideposts’ Top Videos of 2020

Prayer tips, personal stories and inspirational messages were popular amongst our readers throughout the year.

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Reframing loneliness
Positive Living

Loneliness—How to Reframe It This Holiday Season

A book’s fresh, inspired take on “the loneliness epidemic” can help us find a sense of belonging.

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Virtual holiday gathering
Life Advice

9 Tips for Navigating This Holiday Season

A little prayer, positivity and self-care can go a long way in creating some Christmas cheer.

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