I admit it: I’ve never eaten out alone.
Well…I guess there are several reasons. I don’t have the desire (honestly, if it’s dinner at a restaurant alone versus cooking at home with Orange Is the New Black, what do YOU think’s going to win?), I don’t want to risk being approached by people if I’m looking for alone time, and, well, sometimes I’m afraid I’ll look pathetic.
I honestly don’t know why I feel I’ll look pathetic. I never see solo diners and think, “Oh, how sad. How pathetic.” So why do I think others will think that about me?
Don’t miss out on what Single at Heart‘s Bella DePaulo has to say about it, including the rest of today’s Best of Our Blogs.
Creepy or Cute? One Approach to the Solo Diner
(Single at Heart) — Bella DePaulo explains the good news and the bad news about dining alone. (Hint: There’s WAY more good news!)
The Power of Words: 20 Phrases to Heal (or Grow From) Relationship Conflicts
(Neuroscience & Relationships) — Athena Staik lists 20 phrases we can use to start conversations that heal.
10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life With ADHD
(ADHD from A to Zoe) — Zoe Kessler gives us 10 questions to help bring you back to mindfulness and, if asked at the right time as she says, could transform your life.
Body Image Booster: Be 10 Percent Kinder
(Weightless) — Margarita Tartakovsky explains how being just that little bit kinder to yourself can make a huge difference in cultivating positive body image.
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Sparks, A. (2014). Best of Our Blogs: May 20, 2014. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 30, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2014/05/20/best-of-our-blogs-may-20-2014/