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How to Say No

Just Say 'No'!

Melissa J. Nixon | Posted 04.07.2016 | Women
Melissa J. Nixon

Recently I was reminded of an important life lesson. It's the lesson of knowing it's ok to just say no and how to say it. A favor was asked of me; however I knew my response would be no. Sharing the situation with my best friend I asked, "How do I say it?" She immediately responded back and said, "Just say NO!"

7 Ways to Say "No" Without Feeling Guilty

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

If people do say no, they usually do it in ineffective ways that come with an excuse. For example, they might say, "I'd like to help but I'm really busy". The problem with this approach is it gives the other person an opportunity to continue to ask. They feel they have an opening. "Since you're busy this week how about next week?"

21 Ways To Silence Your Inner Critic

Laura Tong | Posted 02.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Laura Tong

Each day I remind myself that I'm the one with the stomping boots, I'm the one in charge. I'd love for you to do the same. To beat that destructive inner critic into being the supportive friend it should be.

How To Say No To People (And Still Be Nice About It)

Susie Moore | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Here are five tips for scaling down and making the best use of your precious time:

10 Life Skills Never Taught, But Totally Essential

Jeannette Maw | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Jeannette Maw

Here are 10 success skills you probably weren't taught, but are completely essential to happy living:

Learn To Say 'No' Like a Man

Dawn Falcone | Posted 07.15.2015 | Women
Dawn Falcone

Many women have trouble saying no for a variety of reasons. We are natural nurturers, we aim to please, we like to lighten others loads and then of course there's that thing called guilt. Saying yes all the time to things you do not want to do or have time for can lead to chaos in your life.

Why It's OK to Be the Bad Guy

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 05.18.2016 | Parents
Kara Post-Kennedy

We teach our kids to share, especially with children who may have less than they do. We teach our kids to cooperate and compromise, especially if they have a tendency to bully for their own way.

How To Say No To Your Kids

Christine Carter | Posted 06.30.2015 | Parents
Christine Carter

It is up to us parents to help our kids shift their perspective from the constant need for instant gratification to a deeper understanding of self-control.

4 Tips To Help You Say 'No'

Z Zoccolante | Posted 03.29.2015 | Healthy Living
Z Zoccolante

Just because we're able to do something it doesn't mean we should or that we need to. When we do things out of obligation it feels like a chore. When we do things out of love, they feel like a joy. So are you able to? Do you want to?

You Can Say NO: 8 Ways to Refuse Gracefully

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

It is great to be open to life, experiences, people and things. And it is wonderful to throw open your arms and say YES. Sometimes, that is. There is ...

What Can You Stop Doing?

Megan Dalla-Camina | Posted 11.30.2014 | Women
Megan Dalla-Camina

How's your to-do list looking today? Lot's of really important stuff that you must get done to keep things moving on the work and home front? I get it. But what I would also like you think about is what can come off the list

Just Say No... To Your Kids

Dana Westreich Hirt | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Dana Westreich Hirt

Why do we struggle so to say NO? We don't want our kids to be mad at us. We don't want to disappoint them. We don't want to sit in the blistering storm of their rage.

The 1 Vital Skill You Need to Command Respect Like Beyoncé: Without Sequins and a Pro Styling Team

Susan Harrow | Posted 10.21.2014 | Business
Susan Harrow

Capturing someone's attention and getting them to do exactly what you want isn't about being the loudest or shiniest one in the room. It's about saying precisely what needs to be said, and not one word more. It's about calculated brevity. And if you study today's top celebrities, you'll see: it's an art form.

Dear Parents: You Can Say No

Claire McCarthy, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2014 | Parents
Claire McCarthy, M.D.

"You can say no," I find myself saying to family after family. Which is kind of an amazing thing to have to say, if you think about it

The Perfect Way To Say No (And Make It Stick)

| Jeff Haden | Posted 07.11.2014 | Small Business

Saying yes to too many opportunities, too many projects, and too many people is a recipe for failure. As entrepreneur Derek Sivers likes to say, "No m...

How to Say "No" While Laughing Along the Way

Katherine Wintsch | Posted 09.08.2014 | Women
Katherine Wintsch

I was stopped in my tracks one day when a client asked me "what I did for fun" outside the office. It was the ONLY question he had all day that I couldn't answer.

The 5 Most Important Words In Parenting

Joshua Wayne | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
Joshua Wayne

Any time you allow a child to get away with a certain behavior, the message you're sending is that the behavior is OK. If there are no real consequences to his actions, all he can assume is that what he did is OK and he can get away with it.

The Conversation That Could Save Your Teen's Life (And Your Own)

Glennon Doyle Melton | Posted 08.24.2014 | Parents
Glennon Doyle Melton

When our kids become adolescents, their world changes so much that sometimes it feels to them that they've landed on a new planet. They are babies in this new complicated world of teen-dom. And so we need to start over, because a more complicated world calls for a more complicated language.

How to Say 'No' in Business and Your Personal Life

Shelly Ulaj | Posted 06.16.2014 | Women
Shelly Ulaj

Being able to assert yourself and knowing "when to say when" is a trait that many wish to possess. Those who do possess this admirable quality can attest to the ongoing benefits of saying "no," not only in their business lives but in their personal lives as well.

Forget Conscious Uncoupling; Try Conscious Unscheduling

Gail Becker | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Gail Becker

I recently sat next to a successful Hollywood executive over dinner. He let it slip that he was oddly looking forward to the following day. "Why?" I inquired, imagining an impressive gathering of executives discussing a potential multi-million dollar deal. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Volunteering When You Need to Just Say No

Jenny Witte | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Jenny Witte

Saying no isn't always easy, but you CAN get better at it. Here are some tips on how to make peace with doing less.

Today's Buddha Doodle: How to Say No

Molly Hahn | Posted 04.26.2014 | Good News
Molly Hahn

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Can't Say No? Say Yes Instead

Liz O'Donnell | Posted 03.15.2014 | Women
Liz O'Donnell

We work hard to be accommodating and agreeable, and by casting ourselves in that role over and over, we begin to believe that is what others expect of us. And often, it is.

Brené Brown: 3 Ways To Set Boundaries

Posted 12.09.2013 | OWN

Dr. Brené Brown As our calendars swell with obligations, it's important to recommit to one thing that can help keep us sane: boundaries. The m...

Just Say No to the PTA -- An Open Letter to Myself

Anna Sandler | Posted 11.05.2013 | Parents
Anna Sandler

The kids go back to school next week, and let's face it, that means you do, too. But it doesn't have to mean that. It could mean freedom and relaxation this year instead of endless PTA projects and class mom responsibilities that never seem to end. Self, let's do things differently this year.