1. Mysti
    February 1, 2018 @ 1:32 pm

    We know we can’t help people eliminate overwhelm if we’re not actively working to eliminate overwhelm in our own lives.


    I am so resonating with this right now! I am in the middle of starting my own blog and I’d like to focus on being able to help people heal through traumatic events in their lives and my significant other has given me this inspiration as he is on his own healing journey and I know it would help his healing journey to be able to reach out to others and help them understand or get an idea of the emotions they go through and how their reactions are fueled by these emotions.

    I’d also like to put an emphasis on relationships because it’s so disheartening to me to hear that relationships fail because one or more partners has PTSD or anxiety and the relationship fails because something bad happens and they can’t, or won’t, work through it to help each other heal and learn from it.

    We’ve been together seven years now and it has not been easy but that does not stop me from loving him any less despite the actions, nor does it make me want to run away and let him deal with it on his own because what he’s doing to me sometimes isn’t fair. I also know that my reactions to his behavior doesn’t always help and it’s been a journey to both of us to learn how to handle things when times get too hard to focus on the here and now.

    We know that it’s not going to be a quick fix and our methods may not be 100% right but I think there is a serious disadvantage out there due to high medical costs and not being able to get the right treatment or not getting the understanding they need in their treatment programs. The blog will start out and maybe continue as a healing journey for me personally but I hope that my significant other will see how important the journey is and want to help in his own way but I will not just make him help me!

  2. Diane
    February 2, 2018 @ 7:32 am

    I’m a beginning blogger too. Of the blogs I have chosen to follow, I’ve been so impressed by the kindness between bloggers, the sharing with readers and the online friendships. So nurturing friendships(3), within and outside of family, would have to be a one core value for me. Family(2) first is another. Recently, we learned my 3 yr old grand daughter has T1D. And I recently learned my health, my strength and endurance are almost non existent. How in the world could I help my grand daughter, my daughter, even myself in an emergency? The answer! I couldn’t! So self care(1) would have to be another core value. For me, my good health has to become the ground floor of my business. Sharing(5) is important. Whatever I learn by blogging, I want to share with others. Kindness(4) is another core value too? So to list these core values would be self care, family is next, nurturing friendships, being kindness, and lastly is sharing. I’m sure I can add to these core values in the future.

  3. Shana McDannald
    February 25, 2018 @ 5:13 pm

    I just launched my blog as well. It seems like a no brainer now but I hadnt even thought about what my core values might be or why that might be super important to think about, especially as a new blogger! Thank you for the post. This has been great food for thought.