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Kerri Sackville on Being Alone

The life-changing magic of me time

Thursday 23 May 2024
11.30am-12pm
Event Code: CUR105
The Curiosity Lecture series returns to the Festival with a line-up of our most thought-provoking speakers delivering one-time talks on topics of intrigue, interest and importance. 

Why is it so scary to be alone with your thoughts?

Sunday Life columnist, commentator and author of The Secret Life of You: How a bit of alone time can change your life, relationships, and maybe the world Kerri Sackville unpicks society’s attitude towards solitude and offers practical advice on cherishing aloneness – a rarity in our busy, distracted lives.

Kerri has learnt firsthand the transformative possibilities of spending time alone, from boosting creativity and productivity to improving self-awareness, building resilience and moral courage and improving connections with others.

Learn how to embrace idle moments and feel comfortable in your own company.
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