Episode 26

Feeling lonely during the holidays? You’re not alone.

Published on: 24th November, 2021

On the surface it looks like we’re getting closer to one another— yet so many of us feel lonely during the holiday season.

This can be a time of celebration, love, and togetherness but for many of us, it’s simply a time of loneliness and sorrow.

According to the Roots of Loneliness Project nearly 50% of Americans feel lonely or left out. There are over 80+ distinct sub-types of loneliness (loneliness during the holidays being just one) meaning that whatever type of loneliness you’re experiencing others are feeling it too.

If this time of year is especially painful for you, know that you are not alone.

In this episode I share a few suggestions that have helped me and that you might like to try if you struggle with loneliness. They are things that you can try not just during the holidays but all year round.

Tonya ♥


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255

SAMHSA’s National Helpline: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Highly Sensitive Healing Circle Community

International Helplines

Volunteer Connections

The Roots of Loneliness Project

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Holistic Clarity and Connection for Highly Sensitive People
Highly Sensitive Healing is about taking healthy and positive action using mindfulness, meditation, and a holistic approach to finding peace, acceptance, and expansion into all areas of our lives as HSPs. Together we’ll navigate the struggles of our High Sensitivity by learning to live with greater wisdom, harmony, and happiness.

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Tonya Rothe

Tonya is a Yoga and Mindfulness teacher, Holistic Nutritionist, trauma survivor, depression thriver & Highly Sensitive joy seeker.