Celia Dodd Journalist, Editor, Author, Empty Nest expert Follow me on Twitter, Linkedin
In the summer I was asked to speak at a loneliness conference at Tavistock Relationships. My starting point was loneliness within relationships, as well as the many different experiences of loneliness I came across when researching my new book on retirement. And the inspiring solutions people came up themselves, which helped them break the cycle and move forward.
It was a terrifying privilege to speak at such a prestigious venue. Luckily I was on before Janet Morrison, CEO of Independent Age (left in the photo), because she is a seriously hard act to follow. She had many brilliant insights into what's now recognised as one of the biggest problems we face.