Thanks, again, to each of you who took the time to answer my brief and anonymous survey about what you want from this blog and (soon-coming) podcast. I am truly grateful to be in community with people who are so in-touch with themselves.
Some of you expressed interest in the responses. So below I'm sharing a few of the most common answers to the fill-in questions. I do this not only to honor your curiosity, but also to melt some of the isolation we live with. Please pay close attention to how you feel when you read these answers:
What QUESTIONS would you like me to answer on my blog/podcast?
Did any of the answers above resemble your own? If so, what do you think you might want to do with that sense of shared humanity... now knowing that you are not alone... that your fears and pains are shared by many others?
By answering in the comment section below, you give someone else -- another reader -- the gift you just received. See how it goes round and round? Risking "TMI" also opens us to the possibility of "TLC." Okay, let's hear from YOU now.
P.S. The survey is now closed, but I am always interested to know what topics and information you feel in need of. Please toss those requests in the comments, too.
1/14/2014 04:34:15 am
1/14/2014 05:10:26 am
Hi, Sharane. I'd love to see your comment, but it's not showing for some reason. Would you mind trying to repost?
1/14/2014 05:50:44 am
Touched and inspired by these shared and oh-so-familiar wishes/longings/courageous sorrows, and dreams. What wonderful people you (we) all are, the deep thoughtfulness, high aspirations and bravery to both know and share these things. Thank you!
1/14/2014 07:03:42 am
Am so happy that you resonate, Deborah! The answers, and brave souls behind them, have greatly moved me, too. Thanks for sharing your voice. XO
1/15/2014 12:51:15 am
I just want to learn how to block negative energy from debilitating me for hours and even days at a time. I feel like this effects my life daily. For example, work, school, friends and family. The way it effects me at work for example is because I am a teacher the school is always filled with people, kids I can handle, adults not so much. They give so much energy off that it drains me. Same thing with school (college). With Friends it's hard because I can't go out to places that are too crowded. I get too over whelmed. Only my husband understands what I go through other than that I feel awkward and all alone most of the time. So how can I learn to get a handle on not letting the negative energy into me so it doesn't effect me so badly?
1/15/2014 04:06:05 pm
Jessica, I'm sorry that you are experiencing this! I understand, and face similar social/energetic challenges. There are many empowering techniques available to us. The first, and most effective, is making peace with what you need. During the school-day, give yourself solitude breaks to re-energize (even if it's in your car, or an empty classroom). With friends, pro-actively suggest less crowded venues. Just as your husband learned to come alongside you, others who care for you will also *want* to honor what you need, if you can take the responsibility for gently educating them.
8/16/2018 09:40:36 pm
I am looking forward to your blog and I hope that in one of your posts, you can share something regarding the answers or the results of your survey. In this way, people or your audience would feel the connection with you because you both share the same sentiments. I am looking forward for you to answer the question "How to stay true to oneself?". It is hard to know if you are being you or you are just adapting to your environment around you. Our personality can truly be affected by the environment around us. <a href="http://www.resumeshelpservice.com/craftresumes-com-review/">https://www.resumeshelpservice.com/craftresumes-com-review/</a>
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