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Saying No

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.

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.

Is This the Secret to Success?

Azeem Khan | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business
Azeem Khan

Just because you see a great opportunity doesn't mean it's the right opportunity for you.

5 Effective, Tactful Ways to Say 'No!' to Overeating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Picture this. You are at a holiday party. A relative pushes a humungous piece of pie topped with whipped cream into your hands and says, "Have another piece, it's a holiday after all. You can afford to eat more." How do you respond when you are really not hungry? Try these tips:

The Tricky Truth About Saying No to Our Kids

Lynn Messina | Posted 01.25.2014 | Parents
Lynn Messina

Without question, a lot of issues parents deal with demand straight up-or-down votes, but many of the important ones deserve a little procedural respect, sometimes even a debate.

How To Worry Less And Live More

Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisabeth Saunders Medlock, Ph.D.

Imagine that you're floating away and viewing a stressful situation as a detached, outside observer, above the scene. From this larger viewpoint, ask yourself whether the situation is worth worrying about. Give yourself permission to gain some perspective.

Girls, No More Kissing the Frog Prince

Zainab Salbi | Posted 11.24.2013 | Women
Zainab Salbi

How many women fear that if they claim their voice and put a boundary on a man's unacceptable behavior, they will be the "bad, evil witch"?

Stop Enabling--Five Ways Saying No Equals Success

Tom Lowery | Posted 10.20.2013 | Business
Tom Lowery

The worst part of never saying no is that our projects never come to fruition in a way we want them to. And that stinks. Lately there's been lots of arguing and debating about goals, success and leadership, much of it revolving around setting boundaries for ourselves and others.

The Art Of Saying 'No'

Jennifer Maffett | Posted 09.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Maffett

Have your "no" phrases as ready as your business cards. Keep them handy. Keep them honest.

The Year of the No: One Woman's Journey to the Dark Side of Yes

Sue Fliess | Posted 09.11.2013 | Parents
Sue Fliess

In my quest to be Every Woman, I'd lost sight of the very people I was killing myself to do it all for. Somewhere along the way, I'd stopped noticing my 8-year-old's copious kisses before school and how my older boy has my dad's soulful eyes.

Kerry H. McManama: Success Is the Freedom to Say, 'No'

Kerry H. McManama | Posted 10.24.2013 | Women
Kerry H. McManama

I am not a wife. I am not a mother. I am not caring for ailing parents. I do not have an illness that requires special attention. Unlike many women in my age range and at my career level, my responsibilities are to me and me alone... and also to my life.

Balancing Act: Creating Harmony at Home and Work

Marcia Wieder | Posted 07.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Marcia Wieder

If you are courageous and selective about the things you commit to, I promise you that your life will get easier. You will be able to free yourself from undue stress and guilt if you can reduce the amount of things you agree to do.

When Being Nice Just Doesn't Cut It Anymore

Jennifer Rosen | Posted 07.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Rosen

How did I get to be such a doormat? When did I develop such a deep-rooted fear of offending others? What caused me to place other people's needs ahead of my own? What did I think would happen if (horror of horrors) I were to actually displease someone?

3 Ways To Stop The Nagging

LearnVest | Posted 07.08.2013 | Parents
LearnVest

Like water dripping from a leaky faucet, a kid's constant nagging can be annoying and almost impossible to ignore, but giving in can have real financial consequences.

The Key To Getting Exactly What You Want Out Of Life

Carre Otis | Posted 07.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Carre Otis

I've come to understand that language impacts thought, and vice versa. Without owning the word "no," and all the other language under what I like to think of as the "No Umbrella," I was denying myself the conviction and power that comes with it.

Say 'No' Without Feeling Bad About It

Alexandra Franzen | Posted 06.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Franzen

We all know that we need to say "no" about 1,000 times more than we say "yes." But we don't. And we pay the price, with over-cluttered calendars, over-saturated psyches, chronically-elevated stress hormones, and tightly-clenched shoulders that never quite sink away from our earlobes.

'How Backbends Taught Me To Say Yes'

Leigh Weingus | Posted 06.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Leigh Weingus

A psychologist probably would have had no problem putting two and two together, but it took me a little longer to come to a conclusion on my own. A back bend is the physical manifestation of opening up, otherwise known as my least favorite activity.

Is it Bad Timing or Absent Butterflies?

Assya Moussaid | Posted 06.04.2013 | Women
Assya Moussaid

I truly believe that when a woman wants something to happen, no amount of stress or problems would stop her from taking the plunge.

Learning to Say, 'We Can't Afford That'

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 06.01.2013 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

I am officially retired from having a regularly paid job and have been for a number of years. Like most retired people, I live on a fixed income: ret...

This Is The Most Powerful Word In The Dictionary

Michael S. Broder, Ph.D. | Posted 05.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael S. Broder, Ph.D.

The ability to be assertive and say "no" is a communication skill we all learn at a very young age. If you're a parent, you know better than anyone that once this word enters a child's vocabulary it's used very often. However, as an adult, "no" is often much more difficult to say.

Just Say 'Non'

Pamela Druckerman | Posted 05.14.2013 | Parents
Pamela Druckerman

When it comes to parental authority, we Americans could take some more lessons from the French. They work hard at being "the one who decides," and believe that kids blossom best inside limits, and that it's reassuring to know that a grown-up is steering the ship.

The Word More Parents Need to Say

Kate Gale | Posted 04.29.2013 | Parents
Kate Gale

What's going on with American parenting that seems to have resulted in a whole generation of parents who have lost the reins?

The 7 Truths About Motherhood

Mia Redrick | Posted 04.20.2013 | Parents
Mia Redrick

The word that keeps me grounded as I raise my three children.