At some point, all of us have felt that achy hurty feeling of loneliness. It can make us doubt ourselves or wonder if we’re unlovable. Of course we’re not unlovable in the slightest, but when loneliness pays us a visit, we can often feel so empty and sad, that we end up wondering if there’s something wrong with us.  Tune in to today’s episode to find out more about what you can do about that if you want to.

Here’s what you’ll hear this episode:

  • The difference between being alone and feeling lonely
  • Why spending time in your own company is good for you
  • How loneliness has nothing to do with the number of friends you have (your popularity)
  • Why you feel lonely and what you can do about it

Helpful Resources for Parents:

Often children with separation anxiety are clingy and upset without the familiarity of you or the comfort of their home. I’ve written 2 helpful blogs for parents all about that to help you: ‘So Long Farewell! Learning to say goodbye!’ and  ‘How to Handle Clingyness Without Losing Your Cool.’

If your child has been bullied and feels lonely, you will find my FREE parents’ training ‘How to Safeguard Your Child Against Frenemies, Tricky People and Meanies’ really helpful and supportive. I know it’s hard to watch them struggle.

You and your family are very welcome to come and join the live Energy Pod class every Monday at 5pm with Smiley.  Click here to book your ticket. Or if you can’t make it to class, you can download replays from my video library here.

Helpful coaching resources mentioned in this episode:

  • For those of you that want to grow your self esteem and find real nourishing friendships,  my online course ‘Be Your Own Best Friend’ will give you the tools to be kind to yourself and to stand up for yourself.   
  • Check out the replays of the Energy Pod classes on Alone (#17) and Love (#11).
  • ‘How To Tame Your Angry Dragon’ is my online learning pack for those of you that are struggling with big anger and need some help to calm down.
  • My Smiley Thought Cards are really good for training your brain to think differently, thoughts especially for children who think the worst or worry a lot. Remember, if you have any Alexa, you can also have Smiley Thoughts read aloud to you over breakfast so you can start your day in a positive state of mind. To get started you just have to say:  ‘Alexa, open Happy Thoughts’.

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