Karlie Hayes is a current writer at Total Wellness. She joined Total Wellness in 2020 and is majoring in Pre-Cognitive Science and English at the University of California, Los Angeles.
She loves reading and learning more about minimalism and sustainability. Outside of Total Wellness, Karlie will most likely be on a run or enjoying a cup of coffee.
As we begin to move back to campus and many of us search for a way to build and strengthen our communities, group exercise — both virtual and in-person — can be a great way to build those connections. And of course, an exercise community can be a motivator to build exercise habits and get a better workout!
At some point, we’ve probably heard the words “We regret to inform you…” But rejection emails don’t need to be the end of our careers. Knowing about the effects of failure and rejection on our health, and having strategies to deal with these types of situations can help us turn our rejections into opportunities.
In this article, I hope to clarify the meaning of loneliness and to provide strategies on how we can alleviate loneliness in both ourselves and our loved ones. Most of all, if you are experiencing loneliness, I want you to know that your feelings are completely valid, and not matter how lonely you may feel, you are not alone.