Loneliness! A Startling New Epidemic, and what to do about it!

By Lori Spensieri Part 1 – All About Loneliness What is loneliness? Well, how does one define something that is so personal and subjective? Are some people simply destined to feel lonely for their entire lives? I have felt lonely on and off for my entire life. Check out my introspective book of poems that demonstate my perosnal experience with feeling lilke i do not fit in anywhere, my diagnosis of social anxiety and my intense need to belong.  It started in high school. At some point in my third year…

Living With Social Anxiety (PART 1)

Living with Social Anxiety (or any other anxiety condition) Part 1 I have been socially anxious for most of my life. Parties have been a source of major stress for me for as long as I can remember. As a young child I was relatively high maintenance. That was my mom’s diplomatic way of saying that I freaked out.. a lot. I did. I wanted things a certain way. I loved being at home and when we were outside of the house I wanted my mom there with me. I remember,…