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After spending so many years refining my “no”, and even getting to the place of not feeling guilty about saying no, I was interrupted by this three letter word; yes.  

I was trying to figure something out related to one of our adult children, to the point of overwhelm and not any closer to an answer.  When out of left field came the nudge to say YES to all that was and was not happening.

This seemed crazy, and after much push back, I found myself saying Yes, yes to yes, the more I spoke these words, the lighter I felt.  At some point, probably after my resistance melted more and more, I realized that I was saying yes to something greater than the something I was trying to figure out. I was saying yes to the best for me, the best of me, and the best outcome for all concerned.

You will be asked to look at some of the places your definitive no, may need to consider an exuberant yes. We’ll look at the defensive posture of no, and how it can block us from who we desire to be. We will look at the stagnancy that is, at times the response to our “no”.  

Does any of this mean “no” is not that best response at times, no, not at all. It means that if our “no” is in any way born out of self imposed limitations, it is time to practice YES, in its place.

Click this link to get the Yes to Yes free worksheet -- My gift to you!

 

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Podcast edited by Andrea Klunder and Edwin Ruiz at The Creative Impostor Studios. Theme music is by Nicholas77 at freesound.org and is licensed under the Creative Commons.

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Learn more about Lisa and her clinical practice, Insideout Living: https://www.insideoutrecovery.com/  

 

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