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"...to be more deliberate in what I say yes to."

This is an art I really, really appreciate these days. It takes time to get good at this, but I've had a few years now to begin feeling comfortable with saying no to projects, collaborations, and even get-togethers. I still have to do a few things I don't want to do, and I still say yes to a hair too many things, but I think this is a "most improved" area for me over the last five or six years.

Right there with you.

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So much resonated in here for me Kristi. Particularly the pressure of feeling like you need to engage in diet talk if someone else begins with it in a way to simultaneously sooth them (indicating they're not alone) and also signal to them that I don't think I'm better than them because I have insecurities, too. It's a hard line to walk, grateful for your guidance!

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Being more intentional about what we talk about and how we talk is such an important skill. You just showed me how it relates to everything -- life beyond diet talk. Thank you!

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Thanks Kristi for including my meltdown post! Thanks also for this - I think I engage in diet talk without even thinking. It’s a really hard habit to break!

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So much richness here in humbly challenging the status quo of potentially harmful conversations!

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Great post - thank you! & glad my confession resonated 🙏🏻

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