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Asking for Help – Action with a Question Mark

Asking for Help – Action with a Question Mark

It’s National Mental Health Awareness Month, and we’re taking action at WISe Wellness Guild. But not action with an exclamation point! Action with a question mark. 

Four friends whom are all women posing for camera smiling and raising hands. Photo by Kampus Production from Pexels

Photo by Kampus Production from Pexels

We’re talking action in asking questions like:

  • “Will you help me?”
  • “I’m drowning. Can you lend me a hand?”
  • “I’ve been feeling different recently. Have you ever felt this way?”
  • “Can you distract me?”
  • “Tell me about your experience. How can I learn from you?”

There are so many reasons to ask for help, along with many benefits. But for some reason, our culture and our minds often get in our way and dictate the story that we must do it alone, or figure it out ourselves. Whether it’s at work, at home, in motherhood, or in a new season of personal, mental health, asking for help should always be the way, should always be the standard.

Over the past two years, WISe Wellness Guild has had the ultimate privilege of talking to numerous women who are experts in “the ask.” And we’ve learned the ability to ask for help can be construed in different ways, and for different reasons. 

Two women talking to each other as one women sheepishly has eyes closed but a smile on her face. Photo by Julia Larson from Pexels

Photo by Julia Larson from Pexels

One of these women, Claire Krawsczyn, is a mom, owner of two businesses, and author of “Expectant Entrepreneur,” which explores the intersection of motherhood and entrepreneurship. She sat down with WISe CEO & Founder, Stevi Carr, to discuss how she was able to get to where she is today.

We are not alone, even though working in your own business can feel lonely. Parenting often feels the same way. The most successful women that I know always have a group of people that they’re leaning on. We don’t have to do it alone. We are better together. We’re better when we’re honest.

- Claire Krawsczyn

Watch Stevi and Claire’s full conversation here.

Asking for help is also not admitting defeat. Dr. Ashley Solomon, Clinical Psychologist and Founder of Galia Collaborative for Mental Health + Well-Being, also sat down with Stevi to discuss how we can better our well-being. 

In their conversation, Ashley says, “Self-compassion is not weakness. When we give ourselves grace, it is reflected everywhere in other people.”

So when we are struggling and recognize help would be HELPFUL, what do we do? 

Dr. Heidi Grant, social speaker and author, says, “Perhaps the easiest way to overcome the pain of asking for help is to realize that most people are surprisingly willing to lend a hand.” 

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Photo by Darina Belonogova from Pexels

And this deeply rings true for our wellness providers connected at WISe Wellness Guild. 

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Emily - May 1, 2022

Such a great blog writeup. Thank you for this!

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