Tag: theyearofnotbeingnice

The Top Ten Things I Learned from the Year of Not Being Nice

  The Year of Not Being Nice was launched because I was tired of being the bobble head N.I.C.E gal and wanted to break free from bland to brave. I didn’t expect my bravery to come from unmasking… Read More

Awfully Nice

  Awfully Nice or Why Nice People Won’t Be in Heaven This Year of Not Being Nice was meant to free and empower me, not expose me. To change how others treat me, not how I treat myself and… Read More

What’s in Your Backpack?

This Zits cartoon describes the ups and downs of The Year of Not Being Nice. Standing up and breathing in the fresh air of freedom from lifelong habits of people pleasing. Then, weighed down again by fears of failure and… Read More

Jesus Did Not Come and Die to Make Me Nice

The Year of Not Being Nice has been harder than I thought. It is much easier to be nice—no conflicts, no controversy, no rocking the boat. It’s easier to be a bobble head. Some people have challenged me, “Really?… Read More

What Do You Mean I’m the Elder Sister? But I’m So . . . Nice

This “Year of Not Being Nice” has been good and bad.  Good in that I’m learning to stand up, speak truth in love, and break my auto-apologizing habit. Family and friends see less of Saint Nancy the Nice… Read More

The Clash of the Women Conventions

    Or what happens when the Tennessee Titan Cheerleader Tryouts, the Junior League of Nashville, and the Tennessee Red Hat Society end up at the Grand Ole’ Opry Hotel at the same time? The Grand Ole Opry… Read More

Bobbleheads Unite!

Niceness Recovery Step 4: Break the Nod-and-Smile Habit Have you ever found yourself nodding non-stop with a fixed smile on your face while someone is berating or belittling you, fast-talking you to do something you don’t want to do,… Read More

How Barney and Aunt Bee Helped Me Get Back on the “Brave Wagon”

  Confession: I recently suffered a niceness relapse. I fell off the buck-up-and-be-brave-wagon and scrambled back on the “niceness” hamster wheel which doesn’t take me anywhere but to self pity and exhaustion. Let’s say (hypothetically of course) that… Read More

The Hall of Fame of Not-Nice People

  In this Year of Not Being Nice, I’m compiling a list of role models in courage and conviction, men and women who take their place instead of being put into someone else’s place for them. These are people… Read More

The Year I Got What I Wanted for My Birthday

Who knew not being nice meant I got what I wanted for my birthday and stopped frustrating my family at the same time? Go figure. I don’t know if it’s a “Nice-Person” trait or just me, but for birthdays (and… Read More