Resilience and Loneliness
There is a loneliness epidemic in our world, one that is exasperated by information age rather than reduced by it. Loneliness can have serious health repercussions and can impact nearly every age group.
Loneliness, anxiety, loss of resilience, depression, and impaired immune function are now recognized as part of the panoply of aging.
Loneliness is recorded to have reached epidemic levels in the U.S.
As we become even more electronically connected, perhaps we are becoming more alone and less connected, at the level of heart.
Recently, however, scientists are discovering that cultivating resilience may hold the key to the restoring meaning and life force in the face of the physical, mental, and social challenges of loneliness.
And we have new tools to measure our progress.