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Hear It From The Experts: Answering Your Listener Questions

Episode 66 | April 30, 2024

Our host, Heather Drago (and some of our amazing guests), answer our listeners burning questions on Season 3 episodes and saying no.

Listen in to this mailbag episode where Heather and some of our wonderful previous guests share insights on healthy boundary setting, real life experiences our listeners need advice on, and saying no in many aspects of life.


Welcome to “That’s a Hard No”the podcast about learning to say no and set boundaries to live our best lives. 

Follow along with me as we learn from fellow strugglers and experts, so that you too can start saying no without feeling fear, guilt, or FOMO. 



Every season we cover important topics and hear lots of questions from our listeners, this episode we answer some of the most repeated questions. Heather uses her experience and recent conversations to help support some of listeners on their hard hitting “saying no” struggles.

Key Takeaways

Year of No

“I want to start my year of no. How do I begin?”

Fear of intimacy in healthcare

“you should be proud that you’re a survivor, that you’ve made it.”

Getting comfortable being uncomfortable

“As someone who can easily spiral with anxious thoughts, it can be very difficult for me to be comfortable being uncomfortable.”

Coping mechanisms and happiness

“But it’s not going to get better, unfortunately, until you are not drinking to solve it.”

Handling wedding gift guilt

Managing tasks with ADHD

“They may not do it the same way I do it, But they’ll do a good job.”

Setting healthy boundaries in the workplace

“It’s not your job to make sure everybody likes you. It’s not your job to make sure everybody’s your friend.”

Stop apologizing for asking

Living with pet hair

Setting boundaries with real estate

Making wise home investments

“I know. I started with a tiny little house, and then we sold it, and then we moved to a bigger house. And let me tell you, the expenses never stop.”

Setting healthy boundaries with family

“I have a policy of blah, blah, blah. Personal policy. Somehow diffusing it and making it like, Not like you’re criticizing their behavior about you.”

You’re in charge of you

“you have to keep in mind that narcissists, a lot of their behavior is used to manipulate you into doing what they want.”

Where to Find Our Guests
Credits and Thanks
  • Many thanks to our friends and families (our “villagers”) for listening, and for your continued support.
  • That’s a Hard No is a production of Clever Girl Marketing
  • Marketing and Production Coordinator, Maura Del Rosario
  • Production Support, Evergreen Podcasts, Noah Foutz, Producer
  • New Rock Anthem Music: Written by Noah, and performed by his band, The Big Leagues
  • Videographer, Kae Holmberg