Monthly Archives: August 2013

38 Ways to Say No (and Still Preserve the Relationship)

By |2019-08-28T13:02:01-04:00August 30th, 2013|Speaking|

1. I’m not available then, but could be available on (insert date)no buttonWould that date work? 2. Oh, I will be so disappointed to miss this! 3. While I would love to do that for you, [insert type of priorities] preclude it. I hope you understand. 4. I am so flattered that you asked but

You Have My Complete Attention

By |2019-08-28T13:02:06-04:00August 30th, 2013|Speaking|

One of my favorite rituals when my twins were babies was to give them their nightly bath. I loved the one-on-one (-on-one) time with them, playing and splashing and just being together. Over time, they advanced from baths to showers, and from needing my help to wanting complete privacy, thank you very much! But one