Posts by Tracy Dalgleish

Dr. Tracy Dalgleish is a clinical health psychologist working with individuals and couples. She specializes in helping women find balance in the multiple roles in their life. A clinical supervisor, she gives presentations to healthcare providers and corporations on wellness and mental health. She is a mother of two, a wife, and a novice yogi. Visit her at drtracyd.comInstagram.

The Art of Saying No: Lessons from a Caregiver

“When you say yes to others, make sure you are not saying no to yourself.” ~Paulo Coelho

There it is again. Another person asks me for help. There’s a sharp pull inside of me to stop what I am doing and give.

And the internal struggle comes up.

I should just say yes and help them. What’s it take to write out a few text lines? An extra phone call? It’s not so bad, I tell myself. You are, after all, a caregiver.

My internal voice is so strong. It has been with me for a long time, this …