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Weighing in on the “extraordinary rise and surprising appeal of living alone”

I will be on KCRW’s national news affairs program “To the Point” tomorrow Wednesday 11-12 with sociologist and fellow examiner of the modern human condition Eric Klinenberg. We’ll be talking about his excellent book Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and

Posted in Books, Press, Single Life, Solitude

Connected, but alone?

A beautiful TED talk and a very quirkyalone message that I have blogged about too. “Technology (social media) provides the illusion of companionship without the demands of friendship.” This talk by MIT professor Sherry Turkle is ultimately an argument that

Posted in Solitude, Technology + Modern Life

Alone on the Holidays? Here’s How to Turn Loneliness into Solitude

The Huffington Post Mindful Living editor asked me for advice on what to do if you find yourself alone on the holidays. Here’s what I told her about turning loneliness into solitude. Essentially my advice is that you can turn

Posted in Single Life, Solitude

One Is the Quirkiest Number

When did the media get so into quirkyness? I thought that was my sole territory. Now the New York Times plays up the quirky habits of solo dwellers in the Home Section. The reporter may be confusing the quirky behavior

Posted in Press, Single Life, Solitude

Quantify Your Self-Reflection with 750words.com

My sister tipped me off to a neat tool for self-reflection that you quirkyalones might enjoy. It’s called 750words.com and it’s a site that celeverly encourages you to post 750 words a day. Inspired by The Artist’s Way, the founder

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Posted in Solitude

Find Your Life Purpose in Five Easy Steps

1. Meet a friend at a café. Bring post-it notes. 2. Give your friend and yourself five post-it notes each. Tell your friend to write down the five most important things in his or her life, right now, at this

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Posted in Personal Growth, Solitude

Zeitgeist Alert: The End of Aloneness?

Apparently I am not alone in asking if we are experiencing the end of aloneness. A few days after publishing this blog post, “Are our phones robbing us of solitude?”, I heard KQED’s Forum, our local public radio civic affairs

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Posted in Solitude, Technology + Modern Life

Are our phones robbing us of solitude?

Profound thought while walking across the street on a beautiful, sunny afternoon in San Francisco, checking my email on my iPhone: Are we ever really alone anymore? Taking long walks alone is something that I cherished in my pre-cell phone

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Posted in migrate, Solitude, Technology + Modern Life

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