What Gifts do Your Bring?
In her podcast Incurable Joy, my dear friend Joy Engel asked the question of us all: what unique gifts can you offer a friend? And who are your “troops” that can be called in?
Take a listen to her story here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/6vktnqYQ8zr8CX36SOMtDj?si=Or645RWIRTOo1BILT43xHA
Does it have to be an emergency for you to open up to connection or assistance from a friend, doctor, therapist or loved one?
When I was going through a year of active treatment for breast cancer, as a new mother with an infant, I had to learn to ask for help. Not because I wanted to-I was much more comfortable being the helper. I learned how to accept help because I was faced with no other choice.
Receiving help can feel so vulnerable. You may feel that it shows weakness or gives up control.
But softening your attitude towards help and helpers opens space for deeper connection and realization of our shared humanity.
Check out this yogic exercise that helps you embody the feelings of giving and receiving help: