# general health

Loneliness in the Modern World

How often have you felt lonely while in a crowd? Are you in a long-term relationship yet feel hollow and alone? Do you often feel like you’re drowning in an ocean of people yet there’s no one to rescue you?

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Are You Afraid of the Dark?

It's not unusual for children to be afraid of the dark. Parents try to soothe those fears, making a big show of looking under beds and in closets and announcing that there are no monsters hiding, and then leaving a nightlight on either in the room or just outside the doorway to ease suspicious minds. None of these precautions, of course, are a guarantee that small bodies won't be dashing into their parents' bedroom and hunkering down under the covers sometime during the wee hours.

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Clouds and Meditation

When I was a kid, I loved to lie in the grass and watch the clouds. Back then, I marveled at and was fascinated by the different shapes and always could find animals in the puffy whiteness and grays.

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