sound advice from two experts
on how to beat loneliness in a
Austin, TX, February 14, 2011
- In our fast-paced world of longer working hours
and quick distractions, it's difficult to develop
and maintain relationships that soothe the soul.
Even as relationship and behavioral experts, both
Pat Love and Jon Carlson found themselves battling
the plague of loneliness. It was only after a
momentous meeting with the Dalai Lama that Love and
Carlson began to develop an effective approach that
would recalibrate the way they understood
relationships. Now with Never Lonely Again
(HCI Books), readers will learn how to find the
necessary time to maintain friendships, be truly
present for a partner, and reach out to people when
in need. Pat Love and Jon Carlson tackle the
problem of loneliness head on, showing how to
develop healthier, more emotionally satisfying
behaviors that will nurture the relationships they
have, and make them more open to lasting personal
Never Lonely Again explains why
loneliness is such a common problem in our
fast-paced world; combines social science, Buddhist
spirituality, and common-sense advice in an
accessible and universal approach; provides a clear,
practical guide for connecting conversation; and
highlights the importance of meaningful work and how
Other than breathing, we spend more time taking in
stimulation from technology than any other activity;
few moments are spent in quiet reverie let alone
contemplation. There are five questions* however,
which are well worth your time and attention to
ponder, as they can literally change the course of
your life. Never Lonely Again
teaches readers how to ask these questions of
themselves and find meaning in the
“Even in this time of mass communication and social
media, we remain accessible but not engaged. You
still can’t snuggle up to an iPhone with much
comfort or consolation. In fact, the more we rely
on technology to keep us connected, the lonelier we
Never Be Lonely Again
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Dr. Pat Love is a distinguished professor,
author, trainer, and long-standing licensed
clinician. For thirty years, she has contributed to
counselor education and personal development through
her books, articles, training programs, speaking and
media appearances. Her ever-popular books include
Hot Monogamy and The Truth About Love.
Her latest book,
How to Improve Your
Relationship Without Talking About It,
has been translated into 12 languages. Dr. Love has
appeared numerous times on Oprah, The Today Show,
and CNN, and is a regular contributor to popular
Love has co-hosted three DVD training programs:
Parenting with the Experts, and Love: Everything You
Need to Know—which is
currently available on PBS. Visit the author's
Jon Carlson is distinguished professor of psychology
and counseling at
Governors State University and a psychologist at the Wellness Clinic
Geneva, Wisconsin. He has authored 50 books including
Time for a Better
Marriage, Adlerian Therapy, Inclusive Cultural
Empathy, The Mummy at the Dining Room Table, Bad
Therapy, The Client Who Changed Me, Their Finest
Hour, Creative Breakthroughs in Therapy, and Moved
by the Spirit. He has
created over 250 professional trade video and DVDs
with leading professional therapists and educators.
In 2004 the American Counseling Association named
him a "Living Legend." In 2009 the Division of
Psychotherapy of the American Psychological
Association named him "Distinguished Psychologist"
for his life contribution to psychotherapy.
Recently he syndicated an advice cartoon
"On The Edge" with cartoonist Joe Martin.
Never Lonely Again
is available wherever books are sold or to order
directly from the publisher, contact: (800) 441-5569
from Pat Love and Jon Carlson (2011)
Never Be Lonely Again: The Way Out of Emptiness,
Isolation, and a Life Unfulfilled
Who am I?
Your core values reflect who you are.
Think about how you want the people you love to
remember you, and then live each day demonstrating
these characteristics and your life will take on a
new direction and energy.
Am I connected?
You need three to five people in your close circle
people who know you and pay close attention to you;
in whom you can and do confide. If you improve the
quality of your connections, comfort and contentment
will greatly increase.
Am I living in
Invest in people outside your close circle of
friends/family and you feel a true sense of
well-being and belonging.
Are my talents
being utilized in meaningful work?
Work doesn’t have to be the activity for
which you get paid. Talents are something you enjoy
doing—when you use them to benefit others you feel
productive and useful, like you are earning your
Am I living out the
purpose of my life?
Chances are, if you concentrate on the
other four questions you will answer yes to this
question but it bears asking. Am I doing what I was
put here on earth to do? What could I do that would
make the answer to this question yes? Do it and your
life will improve in every possible way.
Never Be Lonely Again
The Way Out of
Emptiness, Isolation, and a Life Unfulfilled
Pat Love, Ed.D., Jon Carlson, Psy.D.,
February 2011 -- $14.95