Ask Dena

DenaAugust 20, 2010

I’d like to let you know about my weekly column called Ask Dena. This is your chance to get questions answered on a variety of topics including anxiety, career, happiness, relationships, self improvement, travel, and anything else you can dream up!

So, what are you waiting for? Head to the comments & ask away!

Comments (9)

  • Dena Botbyl

    August 20, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    New feature: Ask me questions!

  • sadya sid

    August 20, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    RT @DenaBotbyl: New feature: Ask me questions!

  • Dena Botbyl

    August 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Ask me anything! What are you just dying to know? :: evolution you | Ask Dena

  • Lisa

    August 27, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Should I stay with my husband and be miserable, to make my kids happy??

  • Michelle

    August 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Dear Dena, we have known each other for awhile. Though we have never met in person I feel that I gotten to know you pretty well from online. I was just wondering where is the best place that you have traveled to and why??

  • Jeremy

    October 12, 2010 at 3:01 pm


    I just came across your old blog today while whiling away the hours at work. I loved your topics on minimalism and have a question.

    There are lots of stuff in my house that needs thrown away, sold, or donated and I am excited to start cleaning out.

    However, I have a rather LARGE library of books. I buy them all the time, many of them I believe I will read again, many (like Fight Club) I’ve read dozens of times. There are books through I know I can donate to the library or sell, however they may not be enough.

    I have this crazy thought in my head that when I get older (I’m 30 now) and have a house, I want a room filled with books with a couch in the middle of the room so I can be surrounded by what I love.

    How do I let go of that dream and get rid of some of these books? Or is that dream something that is desired?



    1. Dena

      October 12, 2010 at 3:28 pm

      @ Jeremy – Thank you so much for finding me! This is a great question. I will post a response soon. 🙂

  • Cindy

    November 4, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Somehow along the way with the technology of facebook, texting, emails, blackberry bm’s we seem to be loosing the precious connection of talking directly to our friends, family, partners… Oh and forget about actually visiting in person.
    In additon, many times words are taken out of context thru texts or emails, taken the wrong way and misunderstood to a damaging point. Its sad in a way, that its so much easier to just send a text or put a post on facebook than to reach out and touch someone with a phone call or visit.
    I also believe that through this modern way of communicating with each other I see it causing unnessary fights, break-ups, causing controversy–Well, its so easy to say something mean or nasty in a text and simple press send, than it is to confront someone face to face and work it out… Don’t get me wrong there is alot of good in it all too. Dena, I’m not sure where I’m going with this, thats your job, lol. Its just heavy on my mind and needed to vent… Maybe a future post…well, thanks for listening. Peace, Cindy

  • Dre

    December 10, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Dear Dena,

    When is the right time to tell a friend that she shouldn’t marry someone that she’s engaged to? From my understading, their relationship is healthy and full of love, but I know deep down that there is someone else better for her. Please provide some advice before I do something outrageous.

    For example:

    Priest: ..If anyone has any objections to why this couple should not be wed this day, speak now or forever hold your peace..

    Me: (slowly standing up with my hand raised..) I love you. I never told you that before because I was afraid. I’m still afraid now. As your friend, I don’t want to see you end up with the wrong person. I don’t know if we would even work out, but I’d like to give it a chance. What do you say – just one cup of coffee?

    – Dre $w@gg

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