“We have all known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community.” – Dorothy Day
Women of all ages, success and relationship status have moments of loneliness. Loneliness can come from a loss, weakening of close relationship or just a sense of being overwhelmed from the burden of life. It does not have to do with how many friends one has rather it’s the way you feel inside.
Loneliness is a serious and very difficult experience, one that we can change.
Effects of Loneliness:
The challenge is that women who feel lonely have more health problems such as increased blood pressure¹, higher levels of cholesterol levels, depression, decreased cognitive abilities and Alzheimers².
A loneliness survey, conducted by AARP showed that more than 42 million American adults over 45 suffer from chronic loneliness³.
Take the Loneliness Quiz: The questions accurately allow you to understand your personal state of well-being and by contemplating the question it allows you to resolve the question proactively.
Relief from Loneliness: TM
Choosing to learn Transcendental Meditation® is a decision to heal yourself.
According to Dr. Gary Kaplan, “People who come to me for relief from stress and stress-related disorders need an effective meditation that’s quickly mastered and produces consistent results.
“Though TM is a mental technique, due to the mind-body relationship the practice has extensive physiological effects. TM allows the mind to settle very deeply inward—in a natural way.
“TM teachers call this transcending and it happens effortlessly. It’s what sets TM apart and why the technique is so beneficial for mind and body, right from the start.”