Let's Talk About Loneliness: The Search for Connection in a Lonely World (Paperback)

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The true antidote to loneliness, this book will teach you the secret to building meaningful relationships and the importance of authentic connections in a lonely world.

Is it possible to have hundreds of followers on social media but still feel isolated? To live in a city of millions of people but find yourself alone? No one really wants to admit it, but the answer is certainly 'yes'.

So, let's talk about loneliness. Human connection specialist Simone Heng knows a lot about being lonely. She left an enviable career and social life to move back to her family home to care for her mother. All alone in a house filled with memories but devoid of people, she was faced with the realization that human connection is one of our most essential needs.

There's a global loneliness epidemic. Every one of us has experienced feeling lonely, even if we don't realize it. The modern world has changed how we live and the 'village' environment with spontaneous connection has been replaced by remote work and contrived relationships. Most importantly, the old stereotypes of what loneliness looks like no longer hold true — in a world where technology has made us more 'connected' than ever before, people of all ages are feeling alone.

Simone shares her journey to understanding the value of human connection and explains how to distinguish authentic relationships from fake substitutes. This definitive book on loneliness shows us how to build meaningful relationships with those that matter the most, forge new friendships, and create the genuine connections we all crave.

About the Author

Simone Heng is a human connection specialist and former international broadcaster for Virgin Radio Dubai, HBO Asia, and CNBC, among others. www.simoneheng.com

Praise For…

We’ve spent the last few years growing further and further away from each other due to lockdowns, quarantines and the crippling fear of a pandemic. Simone Heng’s essential read offers the tools you need to reconnect once again and build authentic and meaningful relationships. - Vex King, bestselling author of Good Vibes, Good Life

The world has been silent on a problem that has been brewing since well before the pandemic. Let’s Talk About Loneliness is a much-needed invitation to be more open – to be more connected. - Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Brigham Young University Scientific Chair, Foundation for Social Connection

A timely read for the era of separation we are living in—especially if you want to truly nurture the relationships in your life. - Vogue Singapore

The book is emotional and practical at the same time and the author deserves credit for her vulnerability and honesty. Loneliness and a lack of human connection is a real issue and we need more books like this that get their message across through the type of emotional connection that we are lacking. - Andy Lopata, author, professional speaker and professional relationships strategist

I couldn't put this book down! Heng strikes a beautiful balance between vulnerable, raw personal storytelling with interesting research and practical strategies people can adopt immediately to create better relationships. [This] is the book the world needs right now. It's the perfect antidote for anyone feeling lonely, wanting to reach those who are lonely, or just be a more connected member of the human race. Highly recommend adding this one to cart! - Amazon Reviewer

The book does a good job of making itself relevant by demonstrating the depth of the global problem of loneliness, and the author's international perspective brings some variety to an often America-centric genre. Heng has a talent for vivid imagery… which makes the volume an easy and engaging read. - Kirkus Reviews

Simone Heng has nailed down the real issues facing humanity as the world continuously struggle with the recovery from Covid. Her stories touch the core of people's hearts as she shares her personal experiences and research as a Human Connection expert. An awesome read that will leave you wanting more! - Amazon Reviewer

This book is one that touches the heart. It lays out the truths many of us are able to relate to when it comes to human connection. The pandemic may have brought out the loneliness of many of us - with many being isolated in lockdown. But this is a problem that has always been inherent.

Simone tackles loneliness and isolation in profound ways, laying out her explanations for these issues. She shares her most personal experiences and shows her vulnerability through this book, all to help guide us through this journey of learning to connect with others.

This book is for the person who wants to be be better and wants to connect properly with the people around them. Great read! - Amazon Reviewer

A feminist pioneer. - South China Morning Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9781401974886
ISBN-10: 1401974880
Publisher: Hay House UK
Publication Date: June 27th, 2023
Pages: 272
Language: English