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

Amber Harrison | Posted 03.26.2015 | Weddings
Amber Harrison

You just said yes and are basking in the glow of your new sparkler when 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 02.20.2015 | 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.

5 Excuses Parents Need To Stop Making

Christine Koh | Posted 06.11.2013 | Parents
Christine Koh

When you become a parent, your priorities naturally shift. But that doesn't mean you should disappear.

17 Things To Never Do Alone

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Do-it-yourself columnist Leigh Newman shows us the stuff we just need somebody (read: anybody!) to help us with. 1. Apply liqu...

The Best Parenting Advice I Ever Received

Lisa Belkin | Posted 05.12.2013 | Impact
Lisa Belkin

The best advice I ever received as a mother was "ask for help." It was given to me by one of the few of my friends who'd started this parenting thing before I had, and who'd been determined, she finally confessed, to make it look easy.

Asking for and Giving Help: We Should Do It More

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 03.24.2013 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

I think we should practice asking for help. We can start small, like by asking for directions (although the GPS devices on our phones are rapidly making that need obsolete) or asking someone to hold the door for us when our arms are full. Baby steps are fine.

Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda: Dealing With Grief and Guilt After a Loved One Passes

Tory Zellick | Posted 03.20.2013 | Fifty
Tory Zellick

You suddenly are responsible for a life other than your own -- ensuring compliance with medication regimens, scheduling and attending doctor appointments, preparing meals, and so on. So what do you do when your Mama role comes to an end?

What I Learned From Iowa's Best-known Homemaker

Maureen Anderson | Posted 03.19.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Maureen Anderson

It reminds me what I've always thought about a happy family. Is it the most important thing in the world? Probably. Is that all there is to life? Well, no.

For Optimal Caregiving, Do This

Tory Zellick | Posted 01.07.2013 | Fifty
Tory Zellick

I was a caregiving hermit. Haunted by what-if scenarios, I was forever by my mother's side, attending to her every need, terrified to leave for even a few minutes.

Fearless Living Boot Camp, Day 19: Ask For Help! (VIDEO)

Rhonda Britten | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Rhonda Britten

What I know to be absolutely true is that NO ONE CAN BE FEARLESS ALONE. Period. End of story.

Can't Ask for Help

CT Working Moms | Posted 10.28.2012 | Parents
CT Working Moms

"Hi, my name is Katie and I never ask for help."

How I Became Homeless... and How I Got Out

LearnVest | Posted 10.14.2012 | Women

I was once homeless, but I am not hopeless.