The Beauty of Solitude

Alone (Processingly on Unsplash)

Connection & Silence

You’re Bad. Go Away.

Enforced isolation at school (Andy Falconer at Unsplash)

Time Out: What’s the Point?

  1. Is a time out the shorter, non-penal-system form of solitary confinement? (i.e., Is it all about punishment and exclusion from social life?)
  2. Is “time out” about finding space to reflect? To remove someone from the emotion of a situation just enough to find where it went wrong and start over? (i.e., Is it a place to find yourself?)

The Value of Paying Attention

Joseph Gordon-Levitt TED Talk on attention and creativity

The Beauty of Solitude

“From childhood’s hour I have not been

As others were — I have not seen

As others saw — I could not bring

My passions from a common spring —

From the same source I have not taken

My sorrow — I could not awaken

My heart to joy at the same tone —

And all I lov’d — I lov’d alone…”

Lisa Holloway is a Navy veteran and former disaster relief worker. She is currently an International Relations Analyst writing mostly about South Asia.

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Lisa Holloway

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Lisa Holloway is a Navy veteran and former disaster relief worker. She is currently an International Relations Analyst writing mostly about South Asia.

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