"In [modern] society, it is more acceptable to be polite and hypocritical than to be direct and honest. If you find it difficult to say 'no', remember that you say 'no' to someone else in order to say 'yes' to yourself." ― Dominique Loreau
Are you one of those people who never turn someone down? Have you more than once regretted accepting an invitation? Do you find yourself giving and giving without receiving? Many of us find it easier to say 'yes' than it is to say 'no'.
We feel guilty disappointing people or even compelled to please everyone around us. As a result, we are celebrated as Miss Nice, sometimes at the expense of our personal well-being. The truth is: healthy boundaries are an integral self-care practice. We must fill ourselves before we pour into others. Learning to say 'no' to the good person others expect you to be allows you to say 'yes' to the best person you are meant to be.
In this experience, we will tune in to our needs and desires, explore our personal boundaries, challenge our beliefs around saying 'no', and practice asserting ourselves to protect our boundaries.
* Please bring your own mat, dress in appropriate clothing and water, as well as some paper/notebook to write your thoughts in.