Just one today, but I think it is a powerful one. And maybe one that explains our whole election...
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Before I took my summer hiatus (which, by the way, lasted longer than I expected, having promised to return in August, sorry about that) I wrote about listening to yourself and for the past few weeks, the phrase "Do you want to be a WRITER or a BLOGGER?" has been staring at me every time I sit down at my desk. This phrase came to me as I was working on Monday's post, " Harmonizing Yes and No ," which I started before the hiatus. This post was to be a continuation of the listening to yourself theme, specifically addressing the difficulties involved in saying YES or saying NO in specific situations. But what keeps coming up for me as I think about starting to write again is this question: "Do I want to be a WRITER or a BLOGGER?" And the answer for me is clear: WRITER . No question. Conventional wisdom says that these days ("these days" being the days of Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and now Snapchat. Actual serious ADULTS are on
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"Stress is when your mind says NO, but your mouth says YES." – The Wallingford Sign "Give yourself permission to say 'No.' Reclaim the power of 'No' without guilt. It’s a beautiful thing - for you, for the other person and for the relationship. It offers everyone involved the gift of self responsibility. When you have clear reasons and a clear strategy for saying 'No' it becomes a very positive and empowering experience." --Ian Lawton on www.soulseeds.com "You have the right to say NO." --The Universe to ME "The time to say yes is when both your head and your heart freely say yes." -- Frank Andrews PhD in his book "The Art and Practice of Loving" "...[T]he word 'no' should be the 'end of the discussion, not the beginning of a negotiation.'" -- Amy Poehler quoting from Gavin de Becker 's book “ The Gift of Fear ” in her book " Yes Please! " "Yes