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How to say "no" without guilt

Despite feeling busy with so many daily to-do's, it can be difficult to say "no" for fear of upsetting others or fear of missing out (FOMO). Sometimes it's easier to just say yes. As a result, you add more stress and frustration to your already packed schedule. How many times have you said yes to something only to avoid tension or to avoid disappointing someone? Although it's an easy and quick answer to please others, learning to say no is essential for your happiness and well-being. Although sometimes you do need to commit to something that you just don't want to do, here are a few tips to help you feel good about saying no when saying no is the right thing to do:  If the thing that you feel pressure to say yes to is an impractical use of your time and adds little value to your life, say no thank you. Don't overcommit. Saying yes to everything adds to the feeling of being overwhelmed. You get to control your calendar. Don't be so quick to say yes to t

Broccoli Potato soup recipe (vegan)

I really enjoy making soup because it's an easy way to add a lot of vegetables to one recipe. Plus, you give the taste buds an overwhelmingly good feeling with each slurp.  My first attempt at Broccoli Potato soup was a big success. I hope you enjoy it. Don't forget to yum! Ingredients 1 yellow onion 2 tbsp Olive oil  4 cloves garlic (minced) 4 medium sized golden potatoes (peeled and diced) 1 large carrot (peeled and chopped) 1 celery stick (chopped) 5 cups vegetable stock + 2-3 cups water 2 broccoli florets (chopped) Pinch of red pepper flakes  1/2 tsp turmeric  Pepper (to taste) 4 tbsp nutritional yeast Instructions Preheat a large cooking pot over medium heat. Sautee the onion in olive oil until slightly golden.  Add the celery, carrots, pepper, turmeric, red pepper flakes and stir.  Add the vegetable stock.  Add the garlic, potatoes and broccoli. Stir to combine.  Add water until vegetables are covered with liquid.  Cover with lid and cook for ~20 minutes.  Add nutritional