28/06/12

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Jessica June 28, 2012 at 5:28 am

This is exactly what I needed to read right now. I’m currently feeling slightly overwhelmed on how to properly support a family member while they are going through some health issues.

Thank you for sharing.

-Jessica

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Marthe June 30, 2012 at 11:06 am

Glad to hear you found this helpful! Not so happy to hear about your family member, I hope you all are alright? Sending love.

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Monica Fraser June 28, 2012 at 6:01 am

This was put together really well. I would say that “receiving” is a challenge for most women I know, including myself. Although I see how often women deflect genuine support and encouragement, I never thought of it as a Trust issue. When we receive or give support, the energy expands and uplifts both people. I would love support right now as I move through my fears. Sometimes entrepreneurship is lonely for me and I don’t reach out as often as I could.

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Marthe June 30, 2012 at 11:10 am

Thank you! I agree, accepting support seems to be an issue a lot of us struggle with, although personally I only have good experiences with actually reaching out after all.

If you want to air your fears with me, you are very welcome to send me an e-mail to Marthe@thefreedomexperiment.com. I’m an entrepreneur too and I know it can be lonely and scary. Sometimes it helps just to share it with somebody?

Sending lots of love and support!

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Kate June 28, 2012 at 7:13 am

Wow, this post was amazing. I was honestly crying by the end, just remembering all the times people have pulled through to help me when life was really, truly, genuinely difficult, and all the times we’ve done that for each other. People are great, and humanity really IS fantastic.

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Marthe June 30, 2012 at 11:16 am

Thank you! Didn’t mean to make you cry ;) I agree, humanity is a lot more fantastic than we give it credit for sometimes. I guess that is what makes us so unique – the human race is capable of such intense emotions, from the coldest hatred to the warmest LOVE.

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Erin McNaughton June 28, 2012 at 7:41 am

This is absolutely beautiful. :) I also have the tendency to internalizate problems and work alone, so I could benefit from learning how receive and (gasp!) even ask for if need be. So often, it’s hard to know what to do to help someone in need, so thank you for the wonderful ideas.

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Marthe June 30, 2012 at 11:30 am

Thank you! Hope you make good use of both of the sections:) Always remember that I’m just an e-mail, tweet, comment or skypecall away if you need someone!

Love,
Marthe

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Ingrid June 28, 2012 at 10:50 am

You are amazing. This is a beautiful read and it has been saved in my favourites folder xx

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Marthe June 30, 2012 at 11:46 am

Thank you! xxx

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Phyllis June 28, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Lovely! “Learning how to receive” is my growing edge – and I bet that’s true for many of your readers, especially women. :-)

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Marthe June 30, 2012 at 11:58 am

Thank you! According to these comments, I don’t think we are alone. Sending love!

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Tanya June 28, 2012 at 5:59 pm

What an incredible gift. Am hard-pressed to pull out my favourites here…which is a testament to the richness. Your heart is clearly poured out here, and we sip with great delight.
Thank you,
XO
TG

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Marthe June 30, 2012 at 11:59 am

Thank you, darling. You’re the one who inspired this post, thank you for helping me realize how important support is on so many levels. We’re just not meant to be doing it all alone!

Marthe

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Terra June 28, 2012 at 7:51 pm

I love this post. Thank you so much. I’m sharing! :)

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Marthe June 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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Tabitha Jayne June 28, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Wow! There are so many great suggestions here. I’m inspired 10 times over. Some of your ideas are so simple yet so powerful!

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Marthe June 30, 2012 at 12:00 pm

Thank you my love! You’re always so supportive <3

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ashley w-p September 18, 2012 at 7:20 pm

..so many months later, and i just stumbled on this.

exactly what i needed to read. thank you [more than you know]. <3

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leeannewhite October 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm

So many wonderful lessons and reminders here. Thanks for sharing.

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leeannewhite October 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm

So many wonderful lessons and reminders here. Thanks for sharing!

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Celine December 6, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Thank you Marta,

For this wonderful and very useful post. Learning to ask and to receive is my big challenge. As well as learning to support without hurting. It is not always easy to know how to support people who are in need. When do you know that the person who is saying “No, thank you” when you want to support him/her is not meaning what he/she says? And what if you insist and are turned down?

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