How to Be Alone

What can we learn about ourselves when we let go of our fear of loneliness?

In this fun, quirky video, filmmaker Andrea Dorfman and poet/singer/songwriter Tanya Davis  use poetry, art, and music to offer advice for tackling one of society’s biggest fears: alone time.

Tanya shows us how to ease into loneliness—starting in easy places like the bathroom or coffee shop, turning off our cell phone security blankets, honoring the things we like to do by ourselves—as we learn to enjoy it and feed ourselves with it.

Recent studies show that our brains need downtime, away from computers and other digital devices, to spur creativity and productivity. Check out the video...then unplug and reap the rewards of solitude!

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