When You Don’t Know What To Do, Be of Service

Conversations from the Heart - February 25th 2022

Author: Rachel Brathen

Topics: Love, Friendship, Family, Being of Service

Links: Apple Podcasts / Spotify

About the Episode

Everything changed this week.

With Russia waging war on Ukraine and European stability threatened, it’s no surprise that many of us are feeling shaky.

If you’re trying to process confusing emotions, or if you’re not sure how you can help, today’s episode will guide your path.

After saying goodbye to Dennis at the airport and dropping Luna off at school, Rachel had a shaky morning even before learning the news - and sometimes that can throw us over the edge.

Life is a balancing act of honoring our own insecurities without making them the focal point when discussing the trauma of others.

Right now, Ukraine needs our help - and there are ways to be of service. It starts with listening to people’s stories, gaining a sense of empathy, and making sure your actions align with the work you desperately want to see done.

Tune in for an episode that will remind you that community is all we have, and we must stand up for it at all costs.

Key Takeaways

  • Life is a balancing act of honoring your own emotions while not losing yourself in the grief of others. Protect your heart so you are at your highest ability to stand up for what’s right.
  • You have to care for others not only in prayers or words on social media, but in your actions.
  • Listen to the voices of people on the ground. When we aren’t hearing stories told, it becomes so easy to separate ourselves from those who need our help.
  • Let yourself crumble and fall apart when you need to. The next time you feel overwhelmed, pause whatever you are doing so you can step away and cry.