No Is A Complete Sentence

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Why is it when something is asked of us, we often have a hard time just saying NO? As women, we can be so used to taking care of other people’s needs, that many of us tend to overlook what we truly want for ourselves. Whether it’s because we don’t want to let people down or hurt their feelings - there can be some weird guilt that comes up when we choose to say “no”.

Instead of just using one word to express what we want, we feel like we have to explain ourselves to everybody. It’s like we’ve somehow come to believe that saying no, just isn’t enough. In today’s episode of The Karen Kenney Show, we get wicked comfortable with using the powerful word “NO” as a complete sentence & begin to understand that nothing more than that simple but impactful two-letter word is needed.

What you will learn on this episode:

  • Women are Afraid to Hurt People’s Feelings (7:58)

  • Women’s Worst Fear (14:10)

  • No Is a Complete Sentence (15:30)

  • Why Do Women Always Feel Like They Have To Explain Themselves? (19:06)

  • How Many Times Have You Said Yes, When You Wanted To Say No? (27:07)

  • Don’t Say No Just To Be Rude (29:41)

  • Say No to What's Expected of You & Say Yes to What Inspires You (30:05)

  • Saying No Allows Us More Freedom (38:49)


Karen Kenney is a writer, speaker, and the founder of Fearless Flow Mentoring

She’s a certified Spiritual Mentor, has been a student & guide of A Course in Miracles for 26+ years and a longtime student of Passage Meditation. She’s also a Gateless Writing Teacher and has been a yoga teacher since 2001.

KK grew up in Lawrence & Boston, MA and is known for her storytelling, her sense of humor and her “down-to-earth” approach to spirituality. Her signature mentoring programs: Your Story to Your Glory™ & Fearless Flow™ help people let go of their old stories of suffering and victimization, so they can write a new kick-ass story from a place of inner power, forgiveness, freedom and Spirit.

A sought-after expert and Spiritual Thought Leader for Live Events, Podcasts, Coaching Programs and Shows, Karen speaks on stages across the country and leads Transformational Retreats in the New England area and at the Omega Institute in NY.

KK is the host of The Karen Kenney Show Podcast and is currently at work on her memoir.

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