Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation

Welcome to the new SHARE Title IX website

We value your insights and feedback on your experience navigating the new SHARE site. Please complete this short survey. Thank you.

Know your Yes’s & No’s

Main content start

“Yes” and “No” are probably some of the simplest words in any language, and yet they are arguably the most important. We can all probably think of times in our lives where we are a big YES to something, and we can all probably think of times where we are a big NO to something. We can also probably recall times where we’ve been entirely unclear if we are a “yes” or a “no,” or even felt them simultaneously (psychologists call that “ambivalence”). 

That’s why it’s important to tune into this part of us that discerns our yes’s and no’s -- get acquainted with it, start a dialogue with it. What do those big YES’s feel like? What do those big NO’s feel like? And where is that voice coming from, especially when it’s harder to discern?

Take some time with the worksheet here to reflect on the yes’s and no’s you can discern ahead of time, and then learn about how you can practice discerning yes’s and no’s in the moment as your life is unfolding in real time.

Let us know what you discover!

Download a pdf of the below images here: Knowing Your Yes's & No's