Questions, Answers, Etc.

General

What is the message of Embracing Emptiness?

Our message is that the affliction of unfulfilling connections and loneliness is a warning sign of a deeper cultural tragedy, and that we, the afflicted, have a duty to demonstrate the changes necessary to create a better future for all.

What is the mission of Embracing Emptiness?

The mission of Embracing Emptiness is to help people who feel disconnected or lonely to build stronger lives, families, and communities.

Who reads Embracing Emptiness?

The intended audience for the Embracing Emptiness site is people who want to (re)connect with themselves and those around them. This ranges from people who feel vaguely disconnected from those around them to people who struggle with chronic loneliness.

The focus here is on information and action. While not a support site per se, I hope that you at least find solace, motivation, and food for thought in my writing and the comments of your peers.

Products

What kind of content do you provide?

Most of the content on the Embracing Emptiness site is and will remain free, but I will also sell products and services to help people take action to get connected and change their world.

Do you have a membership option?

I am considering offering a subscription option that will give members access to all products, plus some additional goodness, for a yearly fee.

Do you accept advertising and and site sponsorships?

I only sell information products. I do not accept compensation to post specific articles on my site or to offer a specific opinion. I also do not include paid links in any of my articles.

I may use affiliate links to connect you to books I like or other products I endorse. If you click one of these links and make a purchase, then I receive a small commission from the retailer. I will try to make it clear when I’m receiving any kind of consideration for reviewing or recommending specific products or services. I will only endorse or recommend products or services that I have personal experience with and find useful.

Blogging

Where is my comment?

We all greatly appreciate comments that add value for all. Constructive feedback is welcome, but anonymous or spiteful comments will be blocked. You may include your website link in the “Website” field, but blatantly self-promotional comments will not be published. Sometimes a legitimate comment gets stuck in the spam filter, so please try again later.

Can I link to Embracing Emptiness?

Certainly! I am grateful for your help in spreading the news of our mission.

Will you trade links?

I often share great resources with my readers without expecting anything in return.

Can I write a guest post for this site?

While I don’t currently offer guest posts, I would be pleased to consider doing an interview with you.

Criticism

Hey, you aren’t a therapist!

No, and I don’t pretend to be. Some people will benefit more from therapy. Some will see the resources here as a great adjunct to their therapy. Others are looking for an alternative to therapy. I’m a thinker, I’m practical, and I’m passionate about our message. I am pulling together a wide variety of resources to inform and create actionable plans that will work for many people. If it doesn’t work for you, then please see my guarantee.

I don’t like this because [whatever].

It’s not for everybody. Even a therapist can only treat those she resonates with. I am truly sorry if I am unable to assist you and I wish you well.

This document was last updated on March 29, 2012