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How to Be Alone

Author : Lane Moore
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The former Sex & Relationships Editor for Cosmopolitan and host of the wildly popular comedy show Tinder Live with Lane Moore presents her poignant, funny, and deeply moving first book. Lane Moore is a rare performer who is as impressive onstage—whether hosting her iconic show Tinder Live or being the enigmatic front woman of It Was Romance—as she is on the page, as both a former writer for The Onion and an award-winning sex and relationships editor for Cosmopolitan. But her story has had its obstacles, including being her own parent, living in her car as a teenager, and moving to New York City to pursue her dreams. Through it all, she looked to movies, TV, and music as the family and support systems she never had. From spending the holidays alone to having better “stranger luck” than with those closest to her to feeling like the last hopeless romantic on earth, Lane reveals her powerful and entertaining journey in all its candor, anxiety, and ultimate acceptance—with humor always her bolstering force and greatest gift. How to Be Alone is a must-read for anyone whose childhood still feels unresolved, who spends more time pretending to have friends online than feeling close to anyone in real life, who tries to have genuine, deep conversations in a roomful of people who would rather you not. Above all, it’s a book for anyone who desperately wants to feel less alone and a little more connected through reading her words.


Author : Francesca Specter
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How to be alone and absolutely own it, by founder of the Alonement blog and podcast, Francesca Specter. Being alone has a serious branding issue. We've only ever had negative language to talk about flying solo - but what about when time spent alone is restorative and joyful? What if it's something you crave? What if it's even just an hour you've carved out yourself in the middle of a hectic week? Enter: Alonement, Francesca Specter's empowering new word to express valuing your own company and carving out time to spend with yourself, whoever you are and whatever your relationship status. Between open-plan offices, two-for-one vouchers and co-habiting with partners and friends, most of us don't know how to be alone - yet our life-long relationship with ourselves is the most important one we'll ever have. A reformed 'extreme extrovert' who struggled to spend even an hour alone, Francesca made the resolution in January 2019 to improve her solitude skills. Having spent two months of lockdown by herself, Francesca knows better than most how to optimise the quality of time spent alone. Packed with practical tips, insights from key experts and lessons from guests of the Alonement podcast - including Alain de Botton, Florence Given, Konnie Huq and Camilla Thurlow - Francesca reveals how we can all thrive alone, whatever our circumstances, and harness the untapped power of some meaningful time with me, myself and I.

How to Be Alone

Author : Jonathan Franzen
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Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth review of it discussed what became known as "The Harper's Essay," Franzen's controversial 1996 investigation of the fate of the American novel. This essay is reprinted for the first time in How to be Alone, along with the personal essays and the dead-on reportage that earned Franzen a wide readership before the success of The Corrections. Although his subjects range from the sex-advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, each piece wrestles with familiar themes of Franzen's writing: the erosion of civic life and private dignity and the hidden persistence of loneliness in postmodern, imperial America. Recent pieces include a moving essay on his father's stuggle with Alzheimer's disease (which has already been reprinted around the world) and a rueful account of Franzen's brief tenure as an Oprah Winfrey author. As a collection, these essays record what Franzen calls "a movement away from an angry and frightened isolation toward an acceptance--even a celebration--of being a reader and a writer." At the same time they show the wry distrust of the claims of technology and psychology, the love-hate relationship with consumerism, and the subversive belief in the tragic shape of the individual life that help make Franzen one of our sharpest, toughest, and most entertaining social critics.

How to Be Alone

Author : Sara Maitland
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IN THIS AGE OF CONSTANT CONNECTIVITY, LEARN HOW TO ENJOY SOLITUDE AND FIND HAPPINESS WITHOUT OTHERS. Our fast-paced society does not approve of solitude; being alone is antisocial and some even find it sinister. Why is this so when autonomy, personal freedom, and individualism are more highly prized than ever before? In How to Be Alone, Sara Maitland answers this question by exploring changing attitudes throughout history. Offering experiments and strategies for overturning our fear of solitude, she helps us practice it without anxiety and encourages us to see the benefits of spending time by ourselves. By indulging in the experience of being alone, we can be inspired to find our own rewards and ultimately lead more enriched, fuller lives.

How to Be Alone Without Feeling Lonely

Author : Ida Greene, PhD
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Even though there are handicaps to living or being alone, it is possible to be alone and be well adjusted and we show you how to do that in this book. The road we want to travel in life is to see ourselves as an extension or a child of the Divine. If we could stay in that role for one hour a day, we would see ourselves as unlimited in our ability to manifest anything we desire: perfect health, an ideal career, loving relationships, abundance, prosperity, harmony, peace, no conflict, tension, anxiety or stress.

How to Be Alone

Author : Tanya Davis
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Since its debut on YouTube, Tanya Davis’s beautiful and perceptive poem "How to Be Alone," visually realized by artist and filmmaker Andrea Dorfman, has become an international sensation. In this edition of How to Be Alone, they have adapted the poem and its compelling illustrations for the page in a beautiful, meditative volume—a keepsake to treasure and to share. From a solitary walk in the woods to sitting unaccompanied on a city park bench to eating a meal and even dancing alone, How to Be Alone, reveals the possibilities and joys waiting to be discovered when we engage in activities on our own. As she soothes the disquietude that accompanies the fear of aloneness, and celebrates the power of solitude to change how we see ourselves and the world, Tanya reveals how, removed from the noise and distractions of other lives, we can find acceptance and grace within. For those who have never been by themselves or those who embrace being on their own, How to Be Alone encourages us to recognize and embrace the possibilities of being alone—and reminds us of a universe of joy, peace, and discovery waiting to unfold.

How to Be Alone Guide to Become a Happy Single Live Alone in Happiness Get a Happy Life As an Introvert habits to Be Happy Alone

Author : Morad Nechioui
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"How to be alone" is a guide to live a happy life alone without a partner or any relationships, as you can benefit from all the advantages you will have being alone to become a better person.There are many reasons that can push a person to live alone, and whether you are an introvert or not, your choice to pull yourself out of "the regular social life" is unusual but not shameful, so you have to learn how to accept yourself and to be proud of your choice, as the writer has put the light on this point in the book as well.Making an end of your social life to live the way you want by yourself would be the most difficult stage in this journey, the book talking about this point as well, so you will learn how to set boundaries on your relationships and to how to get yourself a fresh start.Living alone doesn't mean to lock on yourself in a dark room for the rest of life, but the opposite, your decision has to be a new start of your life, as the writer suggests in the book's pages, how to be a better person in general and how to live your daily life alone, as well as, how to throw your past behind your back and go forward.▶ Table of contents:- Intro- Why do you want to be alone?- You are good enough for yourself- Get yourself a fresh start- Find Out What Makes You Happy- Understand and interact with your environment- Learn how to talk to yourself- Appreciate the present- Be proud of your choice- Practice more Self-Love- Start living a healthy lifestyle- Get busy- Make time for your passion- Set boundaries on your relationships- Manage your regrets- Get rid of social media

What a Time to be Alone

Author : Chidera Eggerue
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How to Be Alone

Author : Patrick Magana
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Know Your Limits Then Ignore Them

Author : John Mason
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Know Your Limits-Then Ignore Them contains 101 "Nuggets of Truth" to help you break through barriers, reach new heights and live your dreams.

How to be Alone

Author : Amanda Balsys
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Learner autonomy, the ability to take charge of one's own learning, is one of the most valuable skills educators can encourage their students to develop. The ability to learn how to learn provides opportunities for students not only to take responsibility for their own learning, but also to determine its direction. What are the avenues one can take to promote the development of learner autonomy? A large body of literature articulating the importance of learning as a structured, experiential process has emerged over the last three decades. The research of John Dewey and David Kolb regarding experiential education has contributed to the formal structure of a method of this kind of learning. Kurt Hahn, whose ideas about experiential learning stress reflection and also solitude, a state of being alone, offer a significant connection to psychologist Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi's flow theory, where one is "intensely involved in a meaningful activity [and is] able to remain focused for the length of time needed to achieve a deeply valued goal (Csikszentmihalyi, 2008, p. 6). This connection is seen most clearly in what Csikszentmihalyi suggests are the conditions for flow, one of which is concentration. The ability to concentrate is certainly a condition for higher learning processes and is therefore an important condition to take into consideration with regard to education and learning. Conditions for concentration however, seem to be rooted in solitude (Behuniak, 2006; Csikszentmihalyi, 2008). Although solitude is something that is needed to concentrate and to develop our complex selves, (Csikszentmihalyi, 2008) current cultural trends expose an avoidance of solitude. Importantly, it seems that neither schools nor the culture of schooling value the importance of, nor the conditions needed to foster positive experiences of being alone, of fostering experiences in solitude. Instead, current school climate seems to dissuade us from experiencing learning at a pace that will help develop learner autonomy, indeed the ideals of education (Gatto, 2003). This qualitative study will explore how six participants who engage in a variety of activities during which they believe themselves to be engaged in a deep level of concentration express how concepts related to flow as a learning process affects them as learners. Additionally, the study will consider the value of experiential learning as central to the participants' overall understanding of and success in their chosen activities. The purpose of this study is to illustrate the value of and conditions for learning that takes place during flow-based activities; the process of learning that takes place through the practice of activities at which healthy competence and engagement at a deep level of concentration is required. It will in turn investigate the implications these activities have in relation to the development of learner autonomy.

Summary of How to be Alone by Sara Maitland Free book by QuickRead com

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Do you want more free books like this? Download our app for free at and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. How to be Alone challenges our fear of solitude by daring us to cut through the noise of our everyday lives and spend just a few moments on our own. Proving that solitude isn’t so scary, Sara Maitland’s breakthrough how-to guide will show you how to become your most amazing self by embracing individuality through solitude. Being by ourselves might sound simple, but Sara Maitland posits that it’s not. Acknowledging our society’s fear of solitude and the stereotypes that surround those who are considered “loners,” Maitland explores the benefits of actively learning to be alone, including creative focus, self-expression, and the cultivation of our individuality. By analyzing the theories of leading psychologists in conjunction with examples from the lives of such legendary creators as Henry David Thoreau and Virginia Woolf, Maitland invites readers to unlock the creative power of learning how to be alone.

Never Alone Again

Author : Heidi McGraw
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Autumn Goldschmidt had everything going for her, her dreams where full, her family and friends were right by her side, nothing was going to stop her, she felt on top of the world knowing her whole life was ahead of her, but that all changed on that dreadful night when she was left all alone after her parents passed away in a car accident. If that wasnt enough, she was then ripped away from the only other family and life she knew. Autumns aunt and uncle had made the choice to ship her off to a boarding school telling her it was in her best interest. Autumn wanted to stay and had begged them to let her stay with them, but once the cab door was shut and she was closed off from the only family she knew, she allowed the walls to build up around her heart and she vowed never to return to Jackson, Montana ever again. Autumn started her life over in Homer, Nevada where she opened a small little shop, where she threw herself into her work. She made a point not to make friends or see anyone. Her life had become her shop until her best friend Nichole asked her to come back to Jackson, Montana where all her dreams had disappeared and her abandonment issues started. Once Autumn was back in Jackson Montana, she had all her raw emotions she tried to bury dead inside of her, seep out and things started to happen to her once more.

Common Vocabulary Errors in English and How to Prevent Them

Author : Alexander Astor
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Are you sure you can discriminate between say and tell, escape and evade? When you try to bring something back to your mind, do you remember, recollect or recall? Do you know why we must do business to make money? So, do you confess, admit, acknowledge or recognize that you must know the difference? Then this book is for you and others like you who care for the precision and clarity.

How to Save Your Marriage Alone

Author : Ed Wheat
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Help for troubled marriages, especially for the person whose spouse is seeking a divorce, is here at last. Dealing with emotions, planning, decision-making, and the need to love, this book also contains two chapters excerpted from Love Life for Every Married Couple.

How to Do It Alone

Author : Grace Anzalone
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Products and services cost money, but they often dont work as well as advertised if they work at all. When youre wronged, you shouldnt just accept it: You should fight back! This guidebook gives you the tools and information you need to: get media attention to help solve the problem; decide whether to pursue legal action; determine if you need to hire a lawyer or if you can represent yourself; understand and navigate the legal process in various courts. Youll also learn the golden rule of negotiation: Go to the head and not the tail. If you do that, and then follow up on your complaint, you have a much better chance of getting your problem resolved. Whether its a dispute with a car dealer, retail chain, independent store or some other type of business, youll learn how to be heard. Even those in charge of government agencies will listen to you if you learn How to Do it Alone.

Alone and Afraid of the Dark

Author : Michaele Clour
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This book follows one persons struggle to grow up in a house of violence and abuse. It chronicles all those decisions when we are at the crossroads of life and fail to make the right choices. It shows clearly how thinking with ones heart instead of ones head can lead to disastrous outcomes in life. It further documents the cycle that abused children may follow in seeking partners for life. It is full of heartbreak and success and clearly shows one persons path of perseverance and unconditional love for her child.

How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself

Author : Robert Smith
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Handbook on how to avoid boredom by doing fascinating things that todays children's parents did when they were kids.

About the Art of Being Alone

Author : Janett Menzel
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Do you constantly need people to be around you to feel fulfilled and satisfied? Do you feel empty when you have no one who is with you? Do you look for partners and lovers to feel loved, wanted and "enough" although they later turn out to be the wrong choice? Are you constantly waiting for partners who don't love you as much as you love them, hoping that they will be ready for a committed relationship one day? Then you might attract them unconsciously because deep down you are afraid of being alone. This book is dedicated to all those who want to understand their fear of being alone and their loneliness and transform it into self-love. The author Janett Menzel takes the reader along on a journey of discovery: what type you are, where the fear and depressive emotions come from, what they want to say to you and how you can overcome them with self-recognition. However, instead of fighting it, she suggests examining it carefully, understanding the emptiness and lesson, and, finally, transforming it. With over 70 strategies and reinventions of your own character and life, the author helps the readers to expose and decouple old belief systems, recognize dependencies, and resolve blockades.

How to Be Childless

Author : Rachel Chrastil
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In How to Be Childless: A History and Philosophy of Life Without Children, Rachel Chrastil explores the long and fascinating history of childlessness, putting this often-overlooked legacy in conversation with the issues that childless women and men face in the twenty-first century. Eschewing two dominant narratives, that the childless are either barren and alone, or that they are carefree and selfish, How to Be Childless instead argues that the lives of childless individuals from the past can help all of us expand our range of possibilities for the good life. In uncovering the voices and experiences of childless women from the past five hundred years, Chrastil demonstrates that the pathways to childlessness, so often simplified as "choice" and "circumstance," are far more complex and interweaving. Balanced, deeply researched, and richly realized, How to be Childless will empower readers, parents and childless alike, to navigate their lives with purpose.