Loneliness can have a negative effect on your mental and physical health.
But choosing to spend time alone with yourself has its benefits. Solitude is a way for you to carve out a little time for yourself, away from the company of others, to rest and recharge your brain.
MPR News host Angela Davis talks with two guests about how and why we should make short moments of solitude and longer retreats alone a regular part of our routine.
Thuy-vy Nguyen is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Durham University in the United Kingdom. Thuy-vy is co-authoring “Solitude: The Science and Power of Going At It Alone” with Netta Weinstein and Heather Hansen. the book will be published in 2023.
Tim Drake is the executive director of Pacem in Terris, A Minnesota Hermitage Retreat Center.
Use the audio player above to listen to the full conversation.
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