Social isolation

A changing relationship to food in social isolation shouldn't be ignored.
Coronavirus and social isolation have upended daily life for families of children on the spectrum who thrive on routine.
Thunder only happens when it's raining, players only love you when they're playing... and coronavirus is keeping the Fleetwood Mac singer indoors.
Allow these hamsters, bunnies, guinea pigs, ferrets and other cuddly pets help you feel warm and fuzzy again.
If you're feeling blue because of the coronavirus outbreak, these pup videos are a man's best friend.
Isolation is exacerbating symptoms for people with anxiety, depression and PTSD.
It’s lonely being a dude, but it doesn't have to be.
Because it's just as important as your physical health.
Provide Purpose: As I wrote in my last piece, older men are often particularly vulnerable to isolation. In addition to the
Patterns internalized since boyhood can ultimately last a lifetime. I was struck by a story I read in the Japan Times about
It might sound like everything is working against us if we want to have close friendships, meaningful interactions and a supportive and loving community but there are things we can do to have high quality friendships, even we don't have proximity on our side. Here are some tips to foster and sustain close relationships:
Second, we must resist the temptation to either localize or generalize the problem--whether by focusing all our scrutiny
As we age, social contacts tend to decrease due to changes like retirement or the death of friends and family. Declining heath, limited mobility, fixed incomes and the challenge of making new friends can deter us from staying active in the game of life.
Social isolation hurts -- physically hurts. Indeed, it's a growing public health crisis. That's the compelling message of a recent important article highlighting research on the health effects of feeling lonely and being socially isolated.
Measuring and understanding these challenges at the urban scale is our best hope for success in improving the quality of people's lives in the places that most people live. The time is now to work together to find innovative solutions for combating isolation and promoting environmental sustainability in tandem.
As we think through the challenges, commonality emerges in the solutions that we must work together to build.
Dignity, to me, is rooted in both freedom and respect: the freedom to live as you choose based on what matters to you most, and the respect granted to your choices and your values by those around you.
This is the silent pain that everyone who loves someone with autism quietly bears. The emotional skills we have spent a lifetime acquiring and perfecting fail us. Our children suffer. We suffer because they suffer. And there is nothing anyone can do to fix it.
Imagine you find yourself living on your own, after years of being surrounded by loved ones and friends. Your house is devoid of conversation. The television is your closest companion. Even an encounter with a salesclerk would be a welcome relief from the solitude.