Honjok is the South Korean term for loners and for those who undertake activities alone.
Living and being alone is a growing, global phenomenon fed in part by the isolation that social media and technology can bring and by more people opting to remain single.
This beautiful and timely book analyzes the trend and its cultural and historical context. It explains the difference between lonely and alone; assesses how much alone time is beneficial to different people - whether introverts of extroverts; examines the benefits of embracing alone time for self discovery, building self worth and inner strength and looks at different acts of solitude that can be nurtured to help foster happiness and fulfilment. Giving practical and psychological support, this book will help those embarking on their solo adventure to embrace independence with confidence.
Francie Healey is a clinical counsellor. Her undergraduate degree was in sociology and her specific area of interest is in self-worth, empowerment and healthy relationships.
Crystal Tai is a Chinese-Canadian journalist who writes about global movements and trends. She has worked with the South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, and has covered South Korea as an independent journa...