When I first realised that the sadness I was feeling was actually loneliness, I wasn’t sure where to turn. I couldn’t tell my friends and self-help books didn’t help. I felt like the only person in the world who was lonely. I went on a loneliness retreat, but that just made me feel worse. Then someone suggested that I ran a loneliness retreat and I began researching the topic in earnest. As I found out more about loneliness, I began to find ways to overcome it.
Since then, I’ve been asked to run other events and retreats, I’ve written a book: Freedom from Loneliness and I even produced an edition of the TV programme Songs of Praise about loneliness.