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Solitude is healthy

Many people know that socializing is good for the health, and we frantically try to find ways to not feel alone even when we are, such as cruising FaceBook. We feel like failures if we don’t have an active social life. But studies prove that solitude is required for good mental and physical health also. Like most things in life, balance and moderation are required. So find time to have enjoyable alone time unconnected from your phone. Gosh, a rocking hammock under the swaying sycamore trees sounds like a good idea right now!—MR

Technology is impairing our ability to be alone, research shows. Here’s how to reap the benefits of solitude

By Emily Esfahani Smith, Washington Post, July 12, 2017

As our lives become ever more connected, there are so few places we can go to truly be alone anymore.

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