Staying in the closet leads us to wonder who we can trust and who will stop loving us if we live authentically as ourselves. It creates paranoia and distrust. It’s the opposite of community.
The wilderness will always be hard and scary, and we may always doubt our ability to withstand challenges on our own. Keep a strong back, soft front and wild heart.
As researchers better understand the connections between loneliness and mental and physical health, more people are bravely proclaiming, “I am lonely.”