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Asking for Help

When to Ask for Help

Marian L. Knapp | Posted 07.23.2016 | Fifty
Marian L. Knapp

This article was originally published on the Voices of Aging Blog. I have a hard time asking for help. I see myself as an independent, competent pers...

The Art of Asking

Bhavani Esapathi | Posted 05.09.2016 | Arts
Bhavani Esapathi

At a time when we're hyperconnected with each other only separated by 3.57 degrees, you would think it's easier for artists and creative people to leverage technology for their own practices. However, we're left unaided with misguided realities around who and how to build meaningful relationships with those around us.

Finding the Courage to Ask for Help

Mila Atmos | Posted 04.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

The idea of being beholden with a karmic debt to anybody makes me feel less than someone who might have better access to a given resource. However, the act of giving makes room for receiving in turn.

Why It's Hard to Ask for Help

Mila Atmos | Posted 03.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Learning many more lessons in this vein, I finally discovered that being independent does not mean that I should have no help along the way. Even small doses of support can have a big impact. The secret to successful requests is to ask early and often.

The First Step in Receiving: Be Willing to Ask

Carrie Doubts | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
Carrie Doubts

Giving is an act of a generous heart and it also gives us a sense of control. Receiving can be really uncomfortable as it goes against the rules we have inside. We don't want to be seen as takers or as victims.

Decluttering Your Commitments

Rachel Verlik | Posted 02.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Rachel Verlik

There is a finite amount of time in our days and lifetime -- it's up to us how we fill those days. It's up to us how we will manage our commitments. What will you keep, trash, or donate?

Things A Great Doctor Will Do When You Ask For Help

Delaney Paige | Posted 01.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Delaney Paige

If you're in the same boat as me, please know that you don't have to suffer alone. Your mental health concerns are nothing to be ashamed of. Go to your GP. Tell them how you are feeling. If you walk away feeling embarrassed or ashamed or unsupported, it's time to find a new GP, because I promise, you don't need to feel alone in your suffering anymore.

4 Words That Can Change Your Life

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Kate Bartolotta

Even as we evolve away from tired and harmful gender stereotypes, we still do not champion the idea of vulnerability as a strength. When we choose to trust, we are exhibiting tremendous strength.

Let's Talk About Vulnerability and Resiliency

Ann Fry | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Ann Fry

Perhaps you had a fairly easy and uncomplicated life -- grew up in a wonderful place, with an in-tact family, stayed in that place after completing school, created your career, started your own family and life is good. That's awesome. I admire you. However, for many others, it didn't go like that.

5 Things You Need To Hear When You're Feeling Stuck

Alanna Gillis | Posted 07.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Alanna Gillis

Life has my back. Find the place in my heart, the part of me that knows what it is to trust freely. Connect with that source of trust, embody it, meditate on it and I'll know. Trust the Universe.

So You Need Help With Your Wedding. Here's How To Get It

Amber Harrison | Posted 05.26.2015 | Weddings
Amber Harrison

You just said yes and are basking in the glow of your new sparkler when you realize...you have a wedding to plan! Planning a wedding can be a huge undertaking, so don't go at it alone.

It's Not A Sign Of Weakness To Ask For Help

Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living

For 30 days, GPS for the Soul and meQuilibrium are providing you tips on how to live a healthier, happier and stress-free life. See the previous stres...

'Help' Is A 4-Letter Word

Emily Gallo | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Emily Gallo

I have a knight in shining armor. He's making dinner or taking Noah to hockey practice or peeling polish from his toenails. That guy has a knight in shining armor, too. It's me, the missing piece in archaic princess culture. We make it through together. We help each other.

Let's Give Our Kids More Credit

Risa Sugarman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Parents
Risa Sugarman

I'm a planner, and planning my own psychiatric hospitalization may sound ridiculous, but it is emblematic of how I live my life.

Semper Free: Of Hummingbirds and Heroes

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.11.2015 | Impact
Kimann Schultz

Years later, I was given a small gift of redemption. I hope sparrows fill heavenly trees and know I meant well and know that I hold to this day the lesson of the hatchling sparrow's unanswerable exit from this plain of existence.

Meet the 'No, Thanks' Generation

Jen Glantz | Posted 06.22.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

We believe we can do everything ourselves because we have Google. Because if we desire human interaction, we have our online dating inbox. And when we don't, when we'd rather not make small talk with a guy at a bar, we just say no, thanks and binge on "House of Cards."

Knowing When to Ask For Help Is Key to Aging with Dignity and Independence

Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD | Posted 05.10.2014 | Impact
Dr. Bruce A. Chernof, MD

You never know when you or someone you love might need daily help, such as assistance getting groceries, help with transportation or round the clock care, all of which require planning and coordination.

How to Scream for Help

Heather Kopp | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Kopp

As soon as we give up hope that we can save ourselves from ourselves, as soon as we're willing to put down our pride and cry out for rescue, God shows up in a yellow shirt. And we are saved.

Why I Never Assume Other Mothers Have It Together

Nicole Dash | Posted 09.22.2013 | Parents
Nicole Dash

This blond-haired woman, who at first glance seemed perfectly put together, was secretly falling apart because of the overwhelming impact having two children only 15 months apart was having on her ability to cope. She was a perfectionist and wanted to be good at everything, but was frustrated because she needed help.

The Paradox of Help

Randy Hain | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Randy Hain

A lot of thoughtful reflection, accountability from trusted friends and a sincere desire to change have helped me largely overcome my "help issues," although I am still far from perfect. I have learned to not only more easily accept assistance, but to seek it out from my extended network.

Valerie Jarrett: Being Whole

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 08.12.2013 | Women
Valerie Jarrett

To compete on an even playing field, we need to create our own field with teammates that respect and support what it takes for us to be healthy and whole.

How to Ask For What You Want

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 08.12.2013 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

I had just moved into my dream location in Brooklyn and after six years of living alone, I was sharing space with a roommate. If I was going to be more at peace with my living situation, I was going to have to ask for what I wanted. In this case, getting the dishes done within 24 hours.

What A Get-Well Card Made Me Realize About Children

Betsy Brown Braun | Posted 07.03.2013 | Parents
Betsy Brown Braun

While children might be predisposed to being empathetic, it is clear to me that active, lasting empathy is cultivated and nurtured when practiced daily in the home.

Moving Beyond the Boundaries of Fear

Cynthia Gallagher | Posted 06.29.2013 | Women
Cynthia Gallagher

Fear is something we can't live without; it is a feeling we all experience at one time or another in our daily lives. I think as a society, we live with fear in the wrong way, and after many years, I'm ready to share the story of how I turned fear into a source of inner strength.

How To Ask A Friend For What You Really Need

Nancy Colier | Posted 06.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Nancy Colier

What is it we really need when we are in pain? I believe that it is much simpler than we imagine. We need to be heard, understood and cared about. We need a friend to hold our pain with us, for a moment, without judgment, to hear and care about how we are, in truth.