For my entire life, people have asked me for advice of some kind. It could be anywhere and about anything. Often, it was simply a stranger asking me for directions. This has happened to me in the most unusual locations — a Russian soldier asking me for directions in the Moscow subway, tourists asking for help in the streets of Paris, you name it!
Once I was standing in a long line to get onto a flight and someone came up and asked me a question about the boarding process. I mentioned to the man behind me in line that this always happens to me — I’m always the one people ask for help. A minute later, another person came up to me and asked me another question. The man said, “You weren’t kidding!”
I don’t know what it is, but people always seem to like to “Ask Amy.” I tell my husband Steve that I must have a blue light over my head that says: Information Here.
I was meditating on this lifelong pattern a few months ago when I realized — maybe this is one of my callings in life. Instead of being bewildered by it, why not embrace it? After all, people who read my books, Impossible Cure and Active Consciousness write to me for advice all the time. I generally respond to each person on an individual basis — and that takes up a great deal of my time. While this advice is beneficial to that one person, it does not benefit others. I figured — why not spread my advice around a bit more?
That’s how I came up with the idea for the AskAmy Blog. By answering your questions and categorizing the information in a way that will be useful to many people, I can build a repository of knowledge that can benefit anyone who visits the site. It will also (hopefully!) ultimately be a time-saver for me as well.
So please do feel free to Ask Amy! I will do my best to help out.