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    The Powerful No

    Why is it so hard to say no? Throughout my life, I’ve struggled immensely with assertiveness. Or lack thereof. From being bullied, to standing up for my faith, to turning down friends and family when they ‘need’ me, I’ve always struggled with that one two-letter word: NO. It’s such a powerful word, and it can bring so much freedom to our lives, but only if we know how to use it. Back in the day, I struggled with assertiveness so much so that I actually signed myself up for a community college course on Assertiveness Training. I took one look at the workbook and realized I could handle my assertiveness…