Get Online Help for Your Problems at Aha!NOW

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Whom do you reach out to for help when you’ve a problem? Mostly, it’s your family, partner, and spouse, isn’t it?

If it’s not the family, then you have friends whom you confide in and share whatever you want to share.

With social networking sites and blogging, it’s become easier to make friends even across the seas, and ask for online help or suggestions that you’d have asked your family or local friends.

People often ask me questions over the social media, on my blog posts, and even via emails about solutions to their personal problems.

Getting help online is convenient because you don’t have to step out of your house and can find online solutions easily.

While I’m no expert, I use my own life experiences and wisdom to help out whoever reaches out to me.

But I feel bad that though I do try to answer them all, at times I can’t due to time restraints. This made me think of starting a new feature on Aha!NOW.

It’s going to be an online help platform, where no question will go unanswered and every problem will receive a solution or practical suggestion, for bloggers and non-bloggers alike.

But before I reveal more about my plans, let’s learn why we should share problems.

“A problem shared is a problem halved” ~ an English proverb

Sharing Problems

You might have heard of the above quote before and experienced it in your life too. Sharing your problems DOES help.

At times, you need a non-judgmental listener, so that you can empty out your worries, frustrations, or fears, and just vent out. You need someone to talk to and lighten your heart.

When you share your feelings and problems, you’ll –

● Release the built-up tension
● See the problem clearly and in a new light
● Know that you’re not alone
● Seek solution

Before the pent-up feelings turn negative and harm you, seek a vent and release them. Share your problems.

You never know if someone might suggest something that could act as a solution and end your painful problems. You could achieve happiness just over a chat if you’re seeking online help.

Though I don’t guaranty solutions, but I’m sure that sharing your problems will lessen your burden, and you’d increase the chances of seeking a solution. It’ll keep you mentally healthy as well.

I’m referring to your general problems that you face in your daily life. The problems related to your family, relationships, work, health, and other aspects of life.

How do you share your problems? Well, there are various ways to do so, and here’s one of them.

I’d suggest you share all your problems, here at Aha!NOW. You read it right, here’s exactly how to do that.

“Every problem is a gift – without problems we would not grow.” ~ Anthony Robbins

Online Help from the Aha!NOW Blog Community

I’m starting a new section on the blog called “Share Your Problems”. That’s right, it means sharing with the entire Aha!NOW blog community. And, since you too are part of this community; this new blog feature involves you too!

Would you like to chat, listen, or give suggestions based on your life experiences to those who have problems and are waiting to get online help or solutions?

You’re ALL rich with your life experiences.

You have knowledge and information that can help somebody. There are people who’re struggling in life and probably don’t have your practical wisdom.

All I’m asking you to do is to share your wealth – the pearls of wisdom that you acquired over a period of time by laboring through difficult times and problems yourself.

Your 2 cents or practical suggestions could save people from going through hardships and waste their valuable time and money, or ruin their relations and life.

Not only you and I, every community member has valuable opinions, suggestions, and solutions that can help somebody in need and bring happiness into their lives.

Assuming you want to help and are wondering how you would do so – here’s the plan.

“Every solution to every problem is simple. It’s the distance between the two where the mystery lies.” ~ Derek Landy

two women sharing problems online on laptop

Every month I’ll be posting one topic, and I’ll ask people to share their personal problems and life’s issues.

When you, as a solution provider, come on the post, you can choose to reply to any specific problem that you think you’re competent to answer.

You can even subscribe to comments to be informed if you’ve been replied to, or to know if there are more problems out there that you can contribute to with your suggestions.

You can choose to answer whenever you feel like or get time for it. This would be one way of giving back and helping others.

Of course, I’ll be there too and try to help out people with what I know.

Again, this is not in any way a substitute for professional help that people should get from a trained therapist or a counselor, if their problem is serious.

This feature is for not only the blog community members or regular bloggers, but you’re welcome to seek online help even if it’s your first visit to the blog. It’s open for everyone seeking help online.

You have me and the entire Aha!NOW blog community listening and ready to help you!

I’d request all community members, readers, and visitors to share what they know best from their life experiences to help those in problem.

You can be anonymous if you wish and think it will help you to be open and be yourself, as a solution seeker or provider.

I might still moderate the comments if they are worthwhile and conform to the ethos of the blog. I will remove the links of all anonymous comments.

“Share Your Problems” starts on Friday, 7th February with the first topic of “Relationship Problems”. You can seek solutions to your relationship issues and problems from all of us.

Of course, it would be up to you to choose the solution or suggestion that you think best suits you, and that helps you deal with your problem.

“Happiness is not the absence of problems; it’s the ability to deal with them.” ~ Steve Maraboli

Over to You –

Do you ever seek online help for your problems? Do you think it helps? If you don’t have a problem, would you help out those who’re in need? What do you think of this new feature on Aha!NOW? Share in the comments below.

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  1. Arelis Cintron

    2014-02-06 at 6:40 am

    I think that an online community is a great way to get through the things that are requiring questions outside of yourself. Sometimes getting a perspective from someone who is not close to you makes a world of difference!

  2. Irish Carter

    2014-02-03 at 9:30 am

    Hi Harleena,

    What a heart felt gesture and concept you have here. I am so excited to see where you go with this and how your community grows. I’ll be stopping by and if you need any advice along the way for those in your community, I will be more than happy to offer it up.


  3. Corina Ramos

    2014-02-02 at 2:38 am

    Hi Harleena,

    I think this is a great idea. I haven’t sought advice online but I do enjoy reading blog post that are relative to the issue I”m dealing with. With Facebook groups like Bren’s My Girly Parts it’s a wonderful resource to get information and even let out our feelings.

    I’m looking forward to this new series! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  4. Bren

    2014-02-01 at 6:13 am

    What a fabulous idea Harleena and you’re just the person to do it! I truly admire where you’re taking this and look forward to reading more!

  5. Tanya

    2014-02-01 at 4:50 am

    What an awesome idea, Harleena! Love it! I tend to be the type of person to shoulder problems, rather than unburden them. I can be too private at times and am I working on being more open about my feelings and feeling comfortable sharing. It always amazes me how many people are willing to lend support and the relief it feels to finally let go of my problems!

  6. Shannon

    2014-01-31 at 11:57 pm

    What a lovely idea, Harleena. It’s no surprise to me that you would come up with such a great idea. It is true that there is so much knowledge out there. And I absolutely agree that sometimes merely sharing our problems and concerns takes a huge weight off of our shoulders. And seeing people provide support, comfort and shared knowledge and experiences can really eliminate a lot of fear or isolation people sometimes feel when they are hurting. Love this idea and thank you for bringing it to life. Can’t wait to see it in action! Have a great weekend!

  7. Sylviane Nuccio

    2014-01-30 at 8:50 pm

    Hi Harleena,

    That’s a great idea you had here, and people love this type of chatting space where they can share their problems and feelings and offer help as well.

    I will check it out.

    Great you got back into blogging, even though I knew you were still around.

    Have a great day!

  8. Rupali Gupta

    2014-01-29 at 3:53 pm

    Hi Harleena mam,

    you are awesome and too creative. very rarely i did comment on your blog because i am tech blogger and can’t comment too long like other your readers. But this time i cant stop myself to comment here and appreciate you.

    Anyway It is very well said there is a solution of every problem. most of the people don’t want to share their problems due to their preserving nature and shy attitude. But it is always good to share your problems and ask for helps.

    Great way to interact with community and engaged with more peoples.

  9. sherman smith

    2014-01-29 at 7:09 am

    Hey Harleena,

    This is a great thing that you’re doing. Having an online help section on your site is a great idea, and as i was reading I was thinking, why didn’t I think of that LOL…

    The only thing I seeked help for was for online marketing. It was never for what’s going on in my personal life, but i definitely want to check it out and see how I can be of value to someone else. I also expect to learn something myself, then maybe i’ll be brave enough to talk about my personal problems.

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Donna Merrill

    2014-01-29 at 3:32 am

    Wow Harleena!

    What a great service this will be! Yes, as the English proverb at the beginning of your post says, sharing a problem does relieve half of it.

    If I have a problem, there are so many people on line that I can go to. Remember a few weeks ago when I posted I had to put my dog down? I did so because I wanted to notify my blogging buddies that I wouldn’t be around for a while.

    But so many people had comforted me and gave me encouragement. That took half the load off my heart.

    This is a wonderful way to get people together and help one another. I’m on a Facebook Group for “Healthy Living” because I wanted to take more time out of my day to focus on cooking healthy meals and getting out to the gym. What a great support group that has been for me.

    Here, the same applies. I’m sure this will be a great place to come to get advice and to give it.

    Many Blessings,


  11. Leigh

    2014-01-28 at 5:31 pm

    I most definitely turn online for help with various kinds of problems, particularly if they’re related to my online life. Usually that relates to business, website development, dealing with clients or advertisers (which can also leak into the personal/feelings zone).

    I tend to have a harder time expressing my personal feelings and deeper issues online. Since I am in many ways “a brand” online. Don’t get me wrong. I discuss fear, dealing with rejection, trying to find balance and other similar life issues openly. I write about them on my blog (quite often) and discuss them openly, because I know I’m not the only one who faces these things as obstacles to happiness and success.

    But I am careful to keep a line between the really deep personal, particularly things that involve other family members.

    Whatever the case, I love this idea of yours. It’s fantastic. I look forward to reading more!

  12. Jeevan Jacob John

    2014-01-28 at 12:35 am

    Seems like an interesting (and valuable) feature 😀

    It makes sense though, especially for your blog, with such a large community. This is one platform one does not want to miss 😀

    Well, good luck with the this (I don’t think I have any relationship problems…The only problems I might have is silly fights with my sister, but that’s okay :D). I am not in any relationship either, so I don’t think I can offer much help. But, I will try to join in for the other topics.

    As for solving problems, well it largely depends upon how big the problem is.

    The first thing I do is try to solve it myself (look up on Google :D). If that doesn’t work, well then I will call my parents and/or friends – depending upon what sort of problem it is.

    Anyways, thank you sharing this update, Harleena 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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