We tend to think that we would love to offer help if someone asked for help. But we think we are the exception. If we ask for help, surely we will be viewed as needy and weak and a burden.Dr. Michael Brown
- If we fail to ask for help, the people who love us most may not know how to help us.
- Demanding help is easier but less effective than asking for help.
- Counseling and coaching often exist because community does not.
- Asking for help is not a sign of weakness but a sign of courage.
- Asking for help gives others the opportunity to use their unique strengths and abilities.
- Asking for help ushers us into community and connection.
- In the next 24 hours, ask a close friend for prayer or a word of advice.
- Make a practice of verbalizing the phrase, “I need your help.”
- Attempt to defuse your next tense conversation with the question, “Will you help me?”
Chaos And Friendship
Life is hard, but it becomes a lot easier when we struggle alongside others. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and author of A Book About Friendship, Sammy Adebiyi, encourage us to pursue our deepest desire for human connection even (and especially) when times are tough.
Seek Out Mentors
On the path of life, those who have traveled ahead of us possess an immeasurable wealth of wisdom for the journey. Listen in this week as Amy Seiffert and Dr. Michael Brown talk about the life changing decisions each of them made to follow in the footsteps of an experienced guide.
Stop Wearing Masks
Wallet, keys, phone, and… mask? In 2020, remembering to grab your mask before you run an errand has become the new normal. This week, Russell Catania and Dr. Michael Brown have a candid conversation about a completely different kind of mask we wear.