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Saying No

Break the Mold: Warning Signs that Your Job Isn't a Fit

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

One day, I finally realized I was just holding on. I was clinging to work that I didn't enjoy. I was grasping onto a position that didn't fit me. ...

Does Your Career Suffer If You Say NO at Work?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 01.29.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

I do want to raise the question: Is saying NO truly detrimental to your career? From where I'm sitting, I see huge red flags. I believe your refusal to say NO when everything in your body and mind say otherwise is a mindset issue.

6 Times It's Totally OK To Say 'No'

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 02.01.2016 | Healthy Living

For a tiny word, "no" certainly can make a big impact. While "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes pursued a year of "yes" in 2015, fellow fierce lady Lena ...

What If Tomorrow Never Comes?

Deborah King | Posted 01.27.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deborah King

How do you finally get around to loving yourself like you should? Here are five suggestions.

Don't Take It Personally When I Tell You 'No.' I'm Using It On Everyone This Year

Lena Dunham | Posted 01.27.2016 | Women
Lena Dunham

A well-timed yes can expand our world in beautiful and unexpected ways. But I am writing now to espouse the power of another simple word: no.

Pride and Ego: The Saboteurs of Growth

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 01.15.2016 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

I strategically sought out positions I believed would impress future employers. I chose my positions based on how useful I believed they would be in the future. My main concern was how good a position would look on my resume.

Your Dreams for The New Year Won't Happen Until You Learn This

Heather Gray | Posted 12.22.2015 | Women
Heather Gray

It's not selfish to put your needs first. It's critical that you do.

Are You Afraid to Flex Your "NO" Muscle?

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 12.21.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

When I talk about saying NO, I always encounter objections like these from my readers: "If I say no, I might miss out on good opportunities." "If I ...

6 Exercises to Help You Say 'NO'

Nozomi Morgan | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Nozomi Morgan

I've written about how being a chronic people pleaser can be devastating to your career, your relationships, and your self-esteem. Many of you responded to that post by sharing that how hard it is to "just say NO." It was once hard for me too. And sometimes, it still is. It takes lot of courage to say NO.

5 Research-Based Ways To Say No During The Holidays

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 11.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Greater Good Science Center

Fortunately, there are ways to make saying "no" feel less uncomfortable. Below are research-based strategies for saying "no" (without ruffling too many feathers) in five different situations.

The Story Of My First And Favorite 'No'

Shonda Rhimes | Posted 11.19.2015 | Women
Shonda Rhimes

No is powerful. It's a big weapon to have in your arsenal. But it is a very tough weapon to deploy.

Learn to Say 'No' to Give Your Self More 'Yes' Time

Melanie Young | Posted 11.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

"No" is not always a negative. It can be a positive when it means giving yourself time to find balance and be more productive and creative. So learn to say "Yes" to the word "No" when it make sense.

3 Choices That Add Life to Your Life

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill L. Ferguson

In many ways this has been a fantastic year, but it has also been a year of deaths. Personally, we have experienced four deaths of human family member...

How to Say No With Love

Melissa Escaro | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Escaro

Many of us have a difficult time saying no, fearing that the other parties will be hurt, disappointed, angry, or feel less of us. Saying no with love is a simple, yet powerful way of communication that benefits both parties involved. Here are three steps you can take right away to say no with love.

Buried Under 'Yes'

Erin Parker | Posted 08.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Erin Parker

I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes, impossible to breathe away or hold back. I couldn't go into my classroom full of students and let them s...

You Don't Owe Anyone An Interaction

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 07.27.2015 | Women
Caroline Garnet McGraw

Will some people have hurt feelings if you decline their invitations and delete their messages? Probably. That's tough to accept, but the alternative is worse. Trying to manage other people's emotions while tuning out your own is exhausting. It harms your health and your relationships.

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 01.28.2016 | 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.