When taking a walk, I happened upon these magenta berries – so unexpected and so beautiful. I love discovering small, unexpected gifts of nature. Then I wondered – what if I tuned in to small acts of human beauty, of kindness?Continue Reading →
Currently, more of us are using liquid soaps. You’re probably not surprised – liquid soaps seem convenient in their plastic bottles. They sit neatly on the sink or in the shower and don’t dribble their suds or coagulate in a soap dish. But they have at least two big drawbacks.Continue Reading →
Festive and delicious, chocolate-covered strawberries are an easy spring and summer dessert (or anytime treat). Talk yourself into it… after all, you’ll be eating fruit! You’ll feel pampered – or like you’re at a 5-star restaurant. Either way – they are easy to make and delicious to eat.Continue Reading →
Rush here, rush there. Most of us have no time for mistakes. My GPS said, “keep left, keep left.” And I believed it – and whizzed past the exit for Route 1 that would take me to Old Town Alexandria, VA near DC. Then I saw a sign – “National Harbor” – and wondered, does [...]Continue Reading →
Cereal for dinner? No way. You deserve a lovely meal. Cooking for yourself has many advantages.
You can 1) eat what you really enjoy, without catering to other’s tastes, 2) save money, it’s cheaper than eating out or buying prepared foods,Continue Reading →
Hiking solo offers wonderful opportunities for getting in touch with nature. At the same time, it’s often wise to take some precautions.
1) Hike on trails with at least five cars in the parking lot. Enough folks if you need someone, but not too many get in your way.
2) Test cell phone service, and/or bring a whistle.
3) Bring some water….
A magazine on living a good life as a single or solo - in community, in work, in health, in spirit - in touch with each other and the earth.
Flying High Solo invites all readers, because, after all, we share so many dimensions of life.
Our Community by the numbers
49% of American adults are single
31 million + live alone
28% of U.S. households are solo
17 million female solo households
14 million male solo households
Rewarding KindnessFlying High Solo is randomly rewarding acts of kindness. Click on "Seeing small beauties…" or click on "Things to do," on the blue navigation bar then on "Seeing small beauties..." for details.
Bella DePaulo's blog for Psychology Today, "the truth about singlism..." News, analysis, facts, and stories about being single in America
Great books on singlehood
"Singlism," by Bella DePaulo, DoubleDoor Books. 2011
"Going Solo," by Eric Klinenberg,The Penguin Press, 2012
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