Abstract Picture yourself driving home from a chaotic day at work, and it was a rough one. Perhaps a major complication reared its ugly head unbidden. Or a meeting with a colleague went south. Or the whole day was just totally f&*$ing overwhelming. On the ride home the
Abstract Picture yourself sitting in the front seat of a car with someone you care about - your child, a loved one, a close friend, a colleague at work - sometimes you sit in silence, sometimes you both feel connected and you talk and share, and sometimes conflict occurs, and
Personally, I find the word wellness to be unsatisfying, as it lacks boundaries and a clear, street-savvy, and practical definition. The fundamental challenge is that we are all the same in one sense - that we are human beings, but in reality each of us is profoundly unique as individuals.
In her remarkable book The Power of Saying No - The New Science of How to Say No That Puts You In Charge of Your Life, Vanessa Patrick tackles the challenge of communicating an effective no. But what exactly is an effective no? Vanessa defines it as a no that