Even if you’re happy being single, it’s hard not to feel a little tinge of loneliness on Valentine’s Day, especially when every other grocery store aisle or Instagram post is referencing the holiday. While it can be a happy holiday for those in relationships, it can be a challenging one if you don’t have a “special someone.”

In this article I contributed to for Bustle magazine, you can learn some actionable strategies to get through the holiday feeling a little less lonely and a lot more resilient. 

Like all uncomfortable emotions, loneliness can actually be a valuable mentor and teacher, giving you the opportunity to practice self-compassion and equanimity, and showing you the importance of connection.

Learning how to handle this emotion will set the stage for future emotional resilience and better quality of life moving forward! So check out the article to use this holiday to your advantage on your path of growth.