The Gifts of Solitude

by Roz Savage

I was inspired to write this book by the coronavirus crisis, and the many people who are struggling with feelings of fear, isolation, and loneliness. I spent up to five months completely alone when I was rowing solo across oceans. My feelings of aloneness and fear were very real. I had to find coping strategies, and eventually came to appreciate solitude as a pathway to emotional maturity and self-reliance.

My greatest wish is that this book will be useful to you, to help you to survive, and even thrive in solitude.


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