Loneliness

An illustration of a senior woman reading a card; Illustration by Coco Masuda
People Helping People

Someone Cares: Not So Lonely Anymore

Reminding people that they are loved through cards has helped heal her lonely heart.

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God's Grace

3 Mysterious Stories of Divine Hands at Work

These righteous testimonials illustrate a heaven-sent presence that provided spiritual comfort, aid and healing.

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Coping with grief during Covid
Emotional and Mental Health

How to Cope with Prolonged Grief in the Age of Covid

Recognizing the signs of lingering grief can help you get the support you need.

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Prayers for the lonely
Holiday Prayers

As Christmas Nears, Remember the Lonely in Your Prayers

It’s the season for everyone—not just those who can celebrate with family and friends.

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Edward Grinnan and Gracie
Living Longer, Living Better

How Do You Plan to Connect With Others Over the Holidays?

Social interactions are crucial to our health and happiness, especially during this season.

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God's Grace

A Divine Dream of Her Departed Husband

Proof that their love endured, to heaven and back.

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An illustration of two women on a bus; Illustration by Ricardo Bessa
Angels

How a Purple Tote Inspired Hope During The Holidays

She was feeling lonely and forgotten until an unexpected gift reminded her that it is better to give than to receive.  

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Teddy posing with Marbles, a Western Screech owl
Stories of Hope

How Rehabbing Wild Animals Helped Her Cope with Debilitating Pain

She has chronic intractable migraine disease, but Teddy Flory puts animals first.

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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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