In our July/August issue, we asked readers to tell us about one lesson they learned the hard way. The winning letter came from Jessica W. in Austin, Texas. She'll receive a $200 gift certificate for Clarks Shoes!
"I've always been the rock; people depend on me. And because of that, I've often ended up doing too much for other people, in work and in life, leaving little left over for me -- so much so that I made myself sick. I started saying no and expressing my feelings more directly. Contrary to what I expected, I found that speaking up did not make people think less of me -- in fact, it taught me how loved I am."
Look for more reader letters about lessons learned in the November issue of Whole Living.
This Month's Contest: Tell Us Your Happiest Habits
One lucky reader will receive a goody bag of Jane Iredale eye shadows and lip gloss -- a $150 value!
For a chance to win, tell us: What daily habit has had the biggest impact on your happiness? Look for answers from readers in our March 2011 issue.
You can email us or send a letter to Mail, Whole Living, 601 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001. Please include your name, address, and daytime phone number. We may edit letters for length and clarity.
Read the official rules for the Jane Iredale giveaway.
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