Feedback Noted

By | 2015-02-09T10:30:51+00:00 February 9th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Feedback Noted | ItA few weeks ago I opened a blog survey to get some feedback from you, the readers. It was only six questions long and completely anonymous. (You’re still welcome to take it if you’d like to!)

I knew I had to write today’s post to say, I loved your responses! I want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the survey, or to reach out to me through the blog comments, social media, email, and in person.

All of the responses were very meaningful to me, but there are a couple that keep popping into my mind even weeks later:

“At first I thought it was an odd and even unrealistic expectation to take care of myself first before my family, friends, job, house etc… Now I realize it is essential to my well-being and contentment.”

This response validated for me that my message is being heard: when you take the time (even a few minutes a day!) to make yourself a whole, happy, grounded person, you are able to give more and love stronger for the people in your life. Self care is as necessary as exercise and medicine to remaining a healthy person through good times and bad.

“I find that when I read or get advice from you I often consider what changes I’d need to make in my life to implement them, and then make those changes directly instead of following your advice to the letter.”

I love this response because this reader has empowered herself. She knows that following my practices can be helpful, but what she needs in that moment is a change to the structure of her life. Taking control of her time, energy, and so on, is a declaration of self care. And soon I’m sure she’ll feel confident and strong enough to implement her own self care rituals into her life.

It’s occurred to me that the greatest service we do in life it to empower ourselves through love and care of self.

About the Author:

Sarah Brassard’s passion lies in teaching people how to create a foundation for self-care, a method of wellness that brings profound opportunities for transformation. She is the author of Inside: A Guide to the Resources Within to Stay Vibrant and Alive Through All Life’s Challenges. The book details the self-care practices and protocols that sparked her healing journey and that she has been sharing with students and clients for the past fifteen years.

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  1. Liz Quick February 9, 2015 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    Sara,
    I can relate to everything you have written here. As you know, I went through my rough period for a few years not too long ago. It was at that time I finally said to myself, “this situation is never going to change unless I take charge of myself first and foremost”. To which that is when the positive changes started to happen in my life. There was a lot of suffering and heartbreak, I felt as though I was breaking up my family, however, my family was already broken. I took the steps to mend myself and everything after that fell into place and my family and I are in a much better place today!

    I love the feeling of the empowerment I have gained just by taking care of “me”!
    I enjoy reading your blogs and newsletters!
    Truly,
    Liz

    • Sarah Brassard February 10, 2015 at 8:22 am - Reply

      Oh Liz,
      Thank you for your brave words. I understand completely how hard it is to move through the preconceived obstacles of life, until we do, and then the “all the Universe conspires to help you achieve it”
      Your happiness helps us all, this is when we are most powerful.
      Thank you for your courage, keep up your tender loving care of YOU.
      All peace friend on the path. 🙂 Sarah

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