Monday, April 04, 2011

A PLACE OF YES by Bethenny Frankel

Winner Announced!
Congratulations to:
Dawn from CA!
You have won A Place of Yes!
Please email me your full name and address and I'll get your book to you! Congrats! And I think I can write a whole post on all of the comments here on these responses to the question on what is an easy change to make us all happy. I know after I wrote this, I went and walked two days in a row (whoopy!) and I felt sooo much better about myself. There are so many easy fixes in our lives, and what is stopping us!? I'd love to have a discussion on here about why we always put ourselves last!





Book: A Place of Yes 10 Rules for Getting Everything You Want Out of Life

Author: Bethenny Frankel

Website: http://www.bethenny.com/


I have only watched a handful of the Real Housewives shows and don’t know much about Bethenny Frankel, but I know many of you are going to love this book! Especially if you want to know the rules for getting everything you want out of life.

Here’s a video of Bethenny on Good Morning America

And here are Bethenny’s Top Rules:

Break the Chain
Find Your Truth
Act on It
Everything’s Your Business
All Roads Lead to Rome
Go for Yours
Separate from the Pack
Own It
Come Together
Celebrate


Bethenny has certainly come to A Place of Yes and owns her own happiness! To qualify for this book, leave a comment on what you’re not currently doing in your life that you know is an easy change that would make you happier? I’m giving you TWO things for me: I need to go back to yoga, and finish writing my novel! Your turn please! : )

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142 comments:

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

whoa! first up this morning! CHeerio :)
" comment on what you’re not currently doing in your life that you know is an easy change that would make you happier?"
adding walking to my day !!
and thx for the reminder :))

rachel e. said...

I need to exercise more. Even just a daily walk. I always feel so energized afterwards!

StephRochelle said...

I guess I need to jump back into dating. There's no way of knowing whether it would make me happy or not, but I guess if I would meet the right guy, I would be over the moon.
And thanks for adding the Bethenny Frankel book! Housewives cracks me up!

Lauren Louise said...

I need to start running again, and I need to put myself out there and meet more people in my new town!

Anonymous said...

Exercise... my girl friend just told me about a great new ypga class, so I really need to get my booty in there.

xx(fingerscrossed)
~Nattygirrl

Leslie Barr said...

Walking my dog EVERY day and stop eating so many sweets.

Anonymous said...

definitely exercise - just have to make time for myself with that, I feel so much better when I do - Jill Fay

Homestead Jen said...

I need to spend more time writing and LESS time worrying about why the laundry doesn't fold itself.

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

I need to stop obsessing about the future and just focus on the present!

I also need to curb my "eat whatever you want" attitude that is leftover from my vacation! and I always need to do more yoga as well! I've been trying to force myself to go once a week but haven't made it yet!

equinn726 said...

Last week I dropped a butcher's knife on my foot above my ankle and ended up with stitches. The cut is healing but I haven't been able to run and I haven't done any other exercise either. I need to get back into some sort of work out and fast - I can tell I'm not feeling as good because I'm not exercising.....

Jessica said...

I need to try to eat healthier. Nothing too extreme but I need to try to cut some of the sugar out of my diet. I love it so much though!
Thanks!
-Jessica

Neckmeat said...

Stop spending so much money on crap I know I don't need. It would clear up extra space & money! But nooooo it's hard to resist a good sale! LOL

jdstec said...

More exercise and more sleep

Ally said...

Get my house more organized, and start being more proactive about selling our house.

Jules said...

I need to stop watching so much TV and READ MORE!

Erin Goff said...

I need to stop staying up so late reading books - I'm always exhausted the next day. I need more sleep!

Lilianarenee said...

Positively going to the gym again. I know its super easy once back into the groove but its super hard to get started again.

Ready To Be A Momma said...

I need to exercise more, I feel really good when I take the time to do it, the motivation to keep it up is what gets me every time!
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Logan said...

I need to do better with my work situation! Not sure it is an easy fix but would make me happier

Angie M P said...

I do not eat right and I know how too, I'm just so lazy. I know if I would eat right that weight would fall right off.

Melissa said...

I need to make time for myself. I think I spent one day away from my kids in the last month. I find myself crabby and short tempered with boys, and then I realize why, so I need to be better about this. Melissa Rem

Anonymous said...

exercising...and cleaning the house!

absolutahnie said...

sorry, anonymous is me - exercising and cleaning the house

Melissa said...

Trying to motivate myself to go walking every day!
-tmd636

Jen R said...

I need to get back to walking/exercising. It's something that I always put off for various reasons, but now that the weather is getting nicer, I'm hoping I can get back into it
Jen Rabenstins

Lisa justus said...

I need to make time for myself more. I love spending time with my kids and husband, but sometimes I realize I have done nothing but take care of them, the only place I have went is the grocery store all the while watching my husband have his time with friends on the weekend.

Dani In Chicago said...

do more yoga. I think yoga is the answer to all of our problems, and yet I still doing do it regularly.

dani patarazzi

Jenn3128 said...

Less beer, more exercise.

Tyra said...

Exercise! I'm pregnant with my first baby (2 months along) and in my mid-thirties, so it's really necessary at this point.

Domesticated Gal said...

Exercising is absolutely it...although I'm giving myself a pass for the third trimester...something about trying to do crunches with a basketball for a stomach just doesn't make me happy

Rachael said...

I need to exercise more... :)

Denise said...

Stop getting take out so often, and cook for myself, because I need to both eat healthier and save money.

Amy Nichole G said...

Get back to doing Zumba regularly, and figuring out what I really want (career-wise) and taking steps to accomplish it.

Amy Nichole G

CariLynn said...

It's definitely exercise. Not only do I feel sluggish, but I'm also spending $40 a month on a gym membership for nothing. :( CariLynn

Tina Brannan said...

I need to get my house organized!!! I know that would make my life sooo much easier!

Becki***** said...

Make an organized time for prayer EVERY DAY

Sarah Lashua said...

exercising!

Susan said...

Things I need to do
- make walking a routine in my life
- declutter my stuff

Maybe writing these down will motivate me?

Suzebomb

Holly W said...

i need to exercise more and improve my eating. I am super busy so don't make time to eat well or take care of myself.
holly w

BethC said...

Writing in my journal and meditating! I need to get both of these element's in my life to help with some inner peace!

Kimmi said...

My diet. I know what to do and I know if I'd do it, I'd feel so much better, but....I still reach for the Ho-Ho's.

Bridget said...

Get back to walking/exercise. I have had a hard time getting back into it.
Iambtinrb

Tara S. said...

Getting along with my inlaws. There, I said it.

jne said...

I need to start painting again!

The Poty's said...

Put more effort into cleaning my house. I need to do it in baby steps not look at it as a whole and get overwhelmed.

Lesley Davis, Esq said...

More sex! Does that count for exercise?

LindsayK918 said...

I should stop drinking copious amounts of Diet Coke!!

Anonymous said...

I need to jump back into the dating world, no matter how scary I think it is going to be. jennyfromthecube

Amanda Leigh said...

Sleep in every day & find a rich man.

- Amanda Leigh

My Two Army Brats said...

I need to put an end to allowing myself to be depressed and start being happier because I CHOOSE to be instead of choosing to lose myself in the negatives.

Nanette said...

Exercising and eating right! I lost 25 pounds last winter and have put it all back on!! Boo!! I'm starting back up TODAY with walking and watching my diet. I can DO THIS!!! Nanette :)

Christine in NJ said...

I need to walk more AND get more sleep on a regular basis!

Thanks again MaNiC!

Christine

Bee said...

I should be writing every day.
-Bee H.

Lizett34 said...

eating better!

valerie said...

i need to become more involved at work. it will be so easy to do this and making more work pals would probably make me happier. i also need to hit the gym:)

Leslie said...

Do 15 minutes of housework every night...no matter how late we get in from baseball. This way I wouldn't have to spend so much time on the weekend cleaning! LeslieGC

Jen said...

I also need to get back to yoga.... and read more, less t.v. But I will say i like Bethenny, she is pretty cool.

AisforRandom said...

I need to get more readers for my blog "AisforRandom.blogspot.com" so I can hopefully one day get a job at a newspaper and/or magazine. If I end up with a good following, it'll be easier to get a paying gig, or so my logic goes.

BuffyDee said...

Keeping the house cleaner... but if it is SO EASY why am I NOT doing it?!?! Hmmmmm

tagerrity said...

exercise more and stop being so darn lazy!!

Beverly Victoria said...

I need to exercise everyday. Right now, I'm getting to the gym once a week, and that's just not cutting it.

buttah said...

I need to figure out what I want to be when I grow up...

Carly said...

I really need to read more. I love reading but with work and school, I tend keep myself busy with other things. It's sad.

Carly Haynes

LizzybethDJ said...

I need to put me first - not work - and start working out again!

Kari Bonnet said...

I need to exercize more-actually, I just neet to exercize!

Joanna said...

Forcing my young daughter to wear her hearing aids more - slack on it as it is a BATTLE!

Sarah S. said...

Not letting everyone else's crap effect my life.

Sarah S.

Emma S. said...

Exercising and trying not to be so critical of others.

taylorj2112 said...

OMG...I LOVE BETHANNY!!!!

2 things that would make me happier...hmmm.

I would like to make more time for my tradmill. That's my me time and I always feel great after. The 2nd thing is to make more alone time for me and my hubby.

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Exercising

Corey~living and loving said...

eating right....It would make me happier to feel healthier.
Corey

Books & Reviews said...

I need to go back to school and get my masters degree!!!!

Bernadette said...

I nwant to learn to sew my own clothes, I've been talking abou tit for years and this summer (post handing in my thesis) I will become a super sewer. On a different note I love Bethenney and just ordered her yoga dvd a few days ago...bring on the sass!

Casey said...

back to yoga, walking around and enjoying the lovely weather (if it ever comes back here...)

Lauren said...

I need to accept what life has handed me. I have so many things to be grateful for. I don't need to focus on the one thing I don't have. Life will be just fine without it. Lauren Mills

Anonymous said...

I need to exercise and stop snacking :(


Laura Kay
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Michelle Mierczewski said...

actually attend the gym that makes a monthly deduction from my bank account :(

Krystal said...

Keep up with the house better...
kndyer

Colleen Turner said...

Well, I really been trying to be healthier and happier this year. I have already started exercising and eating better, but I still have a hard time having confidence in what I have already accomplished and how fast I am meeting my weightless goals. I have lost almost 40 pounds since October and my husband keeps telling me how great I look, but I seem to almost always answer him with "yeah, but....". He gets so frustrated! So, a relatively easy change would be to tell myself everyday that I look and feel great!

Anonymous said...

exercise!
JillMitch

DaphneSFL said...

What I'm not doing that I should be that would make me happier: treating my physical self with the respect I deserve. That means getting daily exercise and making food choices that won't leave me wanting to jump off a roof.

Carie Casey said...

A bible study

Clynnc

IandSsmom said...

I need to start excercising it seems simple but I have excuses as long as my arm and I know it would make me feel so much better!!

Anonymous said...

Try not to be lazy in all aspects of my life relating to eating better; keeping my apartment not so hoardery; dating and incorporating exercise into my daily routine of nothing lol

I would be super excited to win this book as I saw an interview with her on Ellen and it just feels like the perfect time to read her book. She had built such a great brand!
RebeccaE

A.C. Morris said...

After this baby gets here, I really need to get back to running again. I can't believe I miss it this much!

Anonymous said...

Daily yoga practice. I stopped teaching you when my Mom passed away and now I just need to focus on me and my personal practice.

Ronda C. in B'ham said...

Taking a few minutes each day for just me.

kristinrose said...

i need to stay better connected with my family and friends. and have more meaningful conversations.

Kristi said...

I need to stop eating junk and get more active.

Sonya said...

I need to write everyday and make a decision on which book idea to pursue. I also need to exercise every day and avoid all takeout food. That's more than 2, but I need to do all of them!

Amy R. said...

Mine would be to eat more veggies, cook more organic foods, and finish my novel!

Melissa Braun said...

Pray daily.

Karen said...

I need to be more disciplined. I eat and spend too much. Just working on this in degrees would make me happier. ktmixon315

Wanda Z said...

Exercise more and eat healthier.

Kate said...

I need to do paperwork when I get it rather than letting it sit around.

Nicole Robinson said...

Eat healthier!

Wendi fr Louisiana said...

First of all, I'm not exercising enough. I spend too much time in front of the TV watching Bravo TV Reality shows and not enough outside walking or riding my trike (yeah, I'm that cool). Next, I need to spend more time reading the books on your list... Hint...hint...hint....

Wendi fr Louisiana

Jana said...

Just exercise more....right now I am concentrating on the big changes. It is pretty time consuming.

Jana B

Anonymous said...

Living within a budget. At some point I need to stop spending I don't have. Would alleviate some stress!

Sasse1Susan

karenk said...

i need to a)drink more water and b) drink more water :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

keltban said...

I am going to pretty much say what others had said: I need to exercise more! And I need to stop procrastinating so much! I always feel so much better!

Jen said...

I need to force myself away from my desk during the workday. Things are so busy that I sometimes forget to go eat or take potty breaks.

Anonymous said...

Daily walk - the weather is changing for the better so I know I will start to do this again. Patti Cole

Nearl said...

Larger payments on my credit card and money into my savings.

Shanderella82 said...

I want to get back to a serious workout routine instead of here and there!

Terri said...

Excercise!

Terri M. in Phoenix

Croppergirl said...

Giving in to my desire to quit my job early and stay at home.

Ronit said...

I need to exercise. I feel better mentally and physically when I do but it got shoved aside when life threw some huge curveballs our way.

Katy Finn said...

That's an easy one. I need to go back to exercising on a regular basis...

The Jagow Family said...

I need to de-clutter my house....well, at least start with one room and move on to the next. Amazing how junk can cause so much stress.

Exercise and eating better too...but that's a given. :)

michelle jagow

Sharon Cox said...

I am not doing enough to find my dream job. I love my current job but it's part time. I've grown comfortable there and haven't sent out any resumes. Gotta get on that! I love Bethenny and I think her book would definately help me!

Crystal said...

Go back to dancing. I started dancing at age 4 and continued all the way till I was 18 and had to quit because of college. But now I'm 22, been out of college for over a year and I really want to go back to doing what I loved the most.

Also....I should totally learn to drive. LOL!

Crystal717

CAnative said...

Exercise?! My conscience says yes, but my mind comes up with all sorts of things to do instead.

Nicole

Kirsten said...

I dare say I should be nicer to my husband. . .. nah, maybe I should exercise more!

Kas said...

I LOVE Bethenny!! I'm wavering back and forth on exercising more. But, as Bethenny says, I do what I can, and I don't beat myself up over it if it doesn't happen every day.

Kassie H.

Autumnn D said...

I need to be eating better!! (I know, it's not an 'easy' change for most...but I could easily cut some serious calories and not even miss 'em.

Anonymous said...

Exercise daily again... maybe with the warming weather I'll be motivated.

Jen Fee 9476

Brenda L B said...

I need to go back to school.

Tiffany Drew said...

I need to get my health under control and start exercising more. I also need to eat healthier!

Erica said...

Hmmmm... better fitting pants would work. And losing the extra weight would help too!

Kristin J said...

I need to get back into the swing of running a few times a week now that it is lighter later and warmer.

MaggieDu said...

An easy change would be riding my bike to work. It's only 3 miles and with gas prices I really should get on that.

Missy B said...

Love, love, love Bethenny...she makes me laugh loud and often!

Christina said...

I need to make more time to visit my nieces, they're so cute and always make me smile :)

ChristinaL

Dawn from CA said...

I KNOW I would be happier if I got back to the gym and also if I could get more organized!

Anonymous said...

Definitely need to de-clutter to make room for our first baby! (And to make our ultimate impending move that much easier!)

SPepper22

Kristi said...

I need to spend more time with friends (on the phone and in person)!

Kristi Hooke

Jordan W. said...

I exercise often but I really need to clean up my eating habits.

Emily said...

I need to quit saying "yes" to everything. I am completely over-extended. It's okay to tell people "no" and to take a break!

Dulcibella said...

It should be easy now that Spring seems to be here, but I need to get outdoors and take a walk every single day. And I need to put less food in my mouth every single day!

That should take care of most everything!

Erica said...

Speaking my mind more.

Meredith said...

Spend more time outside, and at the gym. Both will be happening very soon, plans are already in place.
~MommyMer

Hawkzter said...

I'm thinking I would like to pass on this book yet still have this entry county for the end of the month drawing please :)

Wull said...

Well if it was easy I'd do it! But a challenging thing would be changing my diet!

Sadie said...

I need to spend less time on my cell phone!

crabbymommy said...

I need to sleep more. Sleeping 5-6 hours (if that) a night is just not cutting it. Makes me grumpy, I looked stress, and it can't be good for my body. But I am a night owl by nature, so hard for me to get to sleep at night. Sigh...

LynnBelo said...

exercise and travel more

Swishy said...

BETHENNY IS AWESOME!!!!

I need to finish my revisions too. I am suppposed to be working on them right now. HA.

gun1not said...

exercise! and clean up the house by that I mean get rid of the clutter that makes keeping it organized so difficult.

RedDragon said...

Spend more time in the gym (coincidentally there is a yoga class Friday night I hope to make it to) and start painting again.

Anonymous said...

Finish my thesis! have a regular cleaning schedule so chores don't pile up and cause stress :(
--Gen K.

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