Midlife and Overwhelm

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Look in any thesaurus, and the synonyms for overwhelm are pretty awful: overpower, subdue, oppress, repress, engulf, swallow, submerge, bury, suffocate.Groan.To anyone who has experienced overwhelm, and that’s plenty of us, those words may be all too familiar. Whether the overwhelm is sudden or cumulative, chronic or acute, the feeling is one of drowning, immobility, […]

Midlife and Loneliness

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“Loneliness,” writes Abigail Van Buren, “is the ultimate poverty.”As humans, we are social beings, but sometimes we lose touch with that social part of ourselves—or we don’t have enough chances to exercise it. When this happens, we may feel lonely and isolated.What Loneliness Is—and Isn’tLoneliness is the feeling that we would like more connection, community, […]