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Saying Yes

Saying 'No' Can Yield Big Returns

Steph Wagner | Posted 07.07.2014 | Money
Steph Wagner

For the first year after the divorce was final, my auto-response to just about every question that flew out of the mouths of my three sons was "YES!" It was an automatic, rapid-fire and knee-jerk reaction to each and every query.

A Day Of Yes

Brittany Gibbons | Posted 06.26.2014 | Parents
Brittany Gibbons

Around strangers and friends whom I care considerably less about, I seem to struggle with limits and "no"s, and yet when it comes to my kids, "no" is almost reflexive at this point.

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.

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.

'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.

How Acknowledging Pain Can Help You Get Through It

Tara Brach | Posted 01.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Tara Brach

We bring alive the spirit of Radical Acceptance when, instead of resisting emotional pain, we are able to say "yes" to our experience. The instant we agree to feel fear or vulnerability, greed or agitation, we are holding our life with an unconditionally friendly heart.

18 Things You Should Start Saying Yes To

The Huffington Post | Lori Fradkin | Posted 11.05.2012 | Women

N-o spells no. That's what your parents taught you when you were little, and you quickly learned to employ it whenever vegetables or a request to clea...

Turning a Fun Month Into a Fun Life

Dr. Sharon Ufberg | Posted 12.24.2012 | Women
Dr. Sharon Ufberg

I decided a few months ago that I wasn't having enough fun. So I set out to accept all invitations that came my way for parties, fundraisers, art openings and happy hours. It's amazing how many opportunities pass by your view in any given month if you aren't looking for them!

9 Things To Ask Yourself Before You Say Yes

Posted 11.18.2012 | OWN

By Leigh Newman One of the most uplifting words in the English language can be one of the most upsetting when it's said without considering the con...

The Zen of "Yes" or "No"

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

There is a fine line between moments when we say "yes" to open up to new life possibilities, and, when we say "no" to honor ourselves and maintain a healthy boundary.

'No' Hollywood Style

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Sigman

The Hollywood No is a key element of a code that, once deconstructed, at least allows the petitioner to take things less personally.

Four Ways To Get Out Of The Yes Trap

Karen Leland | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Leland

You're standing around the water cooler minding your own business when your co-worker from the next cubicle starts pleading with you to organize next...