I called my buddy, and I remember being on the phone with him for about 45 minutes. And for 40 of those minutes, I didn’t say a word. I just cried.Sammy Adebiyi
- When life becomes difficult, our tendency is to drift away from the very people who are capable of supporting us through difficulty.
- We often believe the lie that our friends would be burdened by our problems even though the opposite is true.
- Carrying our burdens alone actually makes us weaker rather than stronger.
- We often wait until we are already drowning before we finally reach out to a friend for help.
- Vulnerability is never comfortable, and it is never our default.
- One of the most defining aspects of human nature is our longing for connection with other human beings.
- Everything in life is better with friends.
- Chaos is not a contraindication to community; it actually necessitates community.
- Ask for help early and often rather than waiting for chaos to become catastrophe.
- Commit to this rule: Whenever you find yourself justifying why you don’t need to bring a friend into your current situation, reach out to a friend within that very hour.
- When a friend tells you that “life is crazy,” take a step toward them instead of away from them.
- Identify a single step forward in each of your top ten most important relationships.
- Make yourself available and accessible for others in order to cultivate an environment where transparency and community happen naturally.
Ask For Help
Friendships, communities, and businesses are all stronger when we open up about our shortcomings and lean on each other for support. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and Amy Seiffert discuss the crucial practice of inviting assistance from those around us.
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.
Struggle Is Normal
Let’s be honest – life is hard. It’s always been hard, and it will always be hard. This week, Dr. Michael Brown and author Amy Seiffert share their approach to navigating the day-to-day difficulties of life.