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Saying No

Why It's OK to Be the Bad Guy

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 05.18.2015 | 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.

The Power of One Magnificent Yes

Panache Desai | Posted 05.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Panache Desai

Yes is the essence of openness, freedom, and Divine love. Once you begin triumphantly saying yes, life flows, opportunities arise, and people appear that elevate your course and frequency forever.

Why I Walked Away From $65,000

Kate McCready | Posted 04.21.2015 | Women
Kate McCready

The moral of the story -- sometimes it pays to say no and walk away from the things that are not serving you. And when you do walk away -- reflect back, learn and take that knowledge forward with you for the rest of your journey.

She Said No to Being a Bridesmaid? It's Not Your Fault

Katie Dunne | Posted 04.15.2015 | Weddings
Katie Dunne

Your wedding day is one day in your life. Enjoy the planning with those who choose to say yes, and understand if there are some who choose to say no. Enjoy your time with the people you love the day of your wedding, no matter what they are wearing.

How to Say 'No' With Love

Yvonne Gustafson | Posted 04.13.2015 | Parents
Yvonne Gustafson

As a parent, you may hate to say no. Maybe you want to dodge the emotional reaction to your child hearing "no" or be your child's friend more than their parent in that moment. Yet, learning to say a quiet firm 'No' is a gift we give to our children and to ourselves.

Giving Without Getting Crushed

Tim McDonald | Posted 04.09.2015 | Impact
Tim McDonald

It's been a long time since I thought of give and take as an equation and balance. Just yesterday, I was reminded of how you can be taken advantage of when you are a "giver."

Four Different Ways to Say "No" and Still Keep Your Job

Jennifer V. Miller | Posted 04.05.2015 | Business
Jennifer V. Miller

Many people think they can't say "no" on the job. They tell me, "It's just not acceptable." They say it's because they work in a "can do" culture. Or, they work for a boss who is pure evil.

Codependency, the Power of No and the Power of Yes

Heather Martin | Posted 01.03.2015 | Women
Heather Martin

You may think I am exaggerating, but saying no has a huge amount of power in it. The flip side of saying no to others is that you get to say yes to someone who is really important.. You.

Recipe for a Soulistic Life

Allison Dailey | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Allison Dailey

We can't please everyone and we shouldn't even try. We don't have to attend every birthday party, baby shower, work event and argument we're invited to. Write down eight ways to say no, and keep the list handy. Saying no helps maintain focus and do what you really feel called to.

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.

Are You a Pushover? Seven Ways to Get Deliberate in Your Life

Sherrie Campbell, PhD | Posted 10.15.2014 | Women
Sherrie Campbell, PhD

If you allow yourself to be a pushover you are not honoring yourself, thereby you directly contribute to the erosion of your sense of self and your relationships. Love yourself. Here are seven ways to get deliberate and activate for yourself.

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

Thriving With the Gift of 'No'

Mari Lyles | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Mari Lyles

Silly grins, imaginary conversations, daydreams and night sweats rule the day drawing you further and further down your own vapid rabbit hole... where it really is easy to become lost if you're not very, very careful.

The Best Way to Say No (While Saving Your Sanity and Your Soul)

Susan Harrow | Posted 09.15.2014 | Women
Susan Harrow

Have you ever said yes to someone and then immediately regretted it? Saying no isn't always easy, but in the long run, it's always easier than living with the pain of a yes that you shouldn't have given.

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 Fear of Missing Out -- and How It's Killing You

Catherine Chen, Ph.D. | Posted 08.02.2014 | Women
Catherine Chen, Ph.D.

Ever have that feeling in your career where there are so many paths you want to pursue and you're pulled in every direction, yet you don't know which one to pick? Maybe you're interested in many different passions, but there aren't enough hours in a day to do all that you wanted.

For Me? I Don't Think So: Saying No to Unwanted Gifts

Mary-Lou Stephens | Posted 07.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Mary-Lou Stephens

Just because you are a good person who practices empathy and compassion doesn't mean you're a doormat. If someone tries to dump their negativity on you remember the problem is not yours unless you choose to accept it.

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.

5 Ways To Overcome Your Habit Of Being Too Busy

Susie Moore | Posted 05.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

When there are many things going on, breathe, take a moment, and let your intuition decide what makes most sense. Yoga or brunch? Movie with a friend or two hours spent on your blog? We all have 24 hours in a day -- you know the best ways to spend yours.

How Much Do You Value Your Freedom?

Jo Warwick | Posted 05.25.2014 | Women
Jo Warwick

With each surrender of your attention, energy and time accepting other people's expectations, regulations and perceptions without question or resistance, you're slowly building a prison for yourself.

5 Tips To Help You Make Time For Your Passion

Susie Moore | Posted 05.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Susie Moore

Before we are employees, parents, spouses and friends, we are individuals. Our gifts and talents, the ones we reveled in exploring as a child, are still as present as they ever were. They just lie dormant within us hoping for release. It is our obligation to make them a priority like we do our workouts, our careers and the people we love.

8 Ways to Say No Without Ruining Your Reputation

Adam Grant | Posted 05.12.2014 | Business
Adam Grant

Saying no frees you up to say yes when it matters most. But the rest of the time, how do you say no without burning bridges and jeopardizing your reputation?

Say 'No' More

Scott Fetters | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Scott Fetters

Do not fear the NO. It may seem like a powerfully intimidating two letter word. But for such a tiny word, NO is profoundly liberating. When you decide, "This does not warrant my immediate attention, or this is counterproductive we're not doing this" you embrace your intuition.