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Why I Love My Muffin Top AKA Healing From My Eating Disorder

Hilary Lauren | Posted 01.27.2017 | Home
Hilary Lauren

People hide things about themselves because they are paralyzed at the prospect of hearing judgment, because they don't have the tools to heal, because they don't know such tools exist, because they are cowed into accepting mistreatment.

Shedding Shame

Ellie Newman | Posted 12.16.2016 | Home
Ellie Newman

2016 is my year to shed shame! It's one of my top goals for the year because it's in my way, and I've got people to see and places to go. Shame is act...

Shedding Shame

Ellie Newman | Posted 11.07.2016 | Home
Ellie Newman

2016 is my year to shed shame! It's one of my top goals for the year because it's in my way, and I've got people to see and places to go. Shame is act...

You Don't Owe Anyone An Interaction: The TEDx Talk

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 10.18.2016 | Home
Caroline Garnet McGraw

Anthropologist Robin Dunbar says that that number of people with whom we can maintain stable, ongoing interaction is approximately 150. That's it. Beyond that point, most of us lose our ability to relate in a meaningful way.

Crossing The Line ~ Sexual Assault

Janet Bertolus | Posted 10.14.2016 | Home
Janet Bertolus

I'm so sickened by Friday's lewd Trump tape. But what makes me even sicker is how that type of "locker room" talk is supposed to be laughed off if you follow the example of the R.N.C. and this guy's supporters.

5 Examples Of Ultimate Self-Care

Gina DeLapa | Posted 10.12.2016 | Home
Gina DeLapa

A few thoughts on what 'ultimate self-care' folks do differently:

How To Say No To The Wrong Clients

Melissa Heisler | Posted 10.07.2016 | Home
Melissa Heisler

Look around your life. Are there people or projects that no longer serve you? Are you ready to release them, remove what is not working, and allow better to come your way?

Life Lessons Learned From Co-Founding A Festival

Connor Kozlov | Posted 09.09.2016 | Home
Connor Kozlov

And I'm not a part of it anymore. As shocking as it might be, there were many things I've learned from co-founding the festival. Many of them would have been virtually unrecognizable before the effort and event, but I am happy to have them now.

How I Set Badass Boundaries!

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 08.16.2016 | Home
Carolyn Jean Roney

Drawing a line and setting boundaries used to be terrifying for me, partly because I was totally unclear on how I wanted to feel. I was a people-pleas...

People-Pleasing Plucked My Passion! How I Came Home To My Truth

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home
Carolyn Jean Roney

Just over five years ago, I was a full on people-pleaser. This manifested in all sorts of crazy ways. Generally, it would be around my free time. Well...

ADVICE 35: Family Boundaries

Brent Stoller | Posted 07.26.2016 | Home
Brent Stoller

Photo Credit: Brent Stoller To send in a question, please complete this short Google form. All submissions are anonymous, even to the author. ***** ...

Dealing With Dysfunctional Families: How To Make Strong Fences

Steve Austin | Posted 07.05.2016 | Home
Steve Austin

"Toxic relationships not only make us unhappy; they corrupt our attitudes and dispositions in ways that undermine our healthier relationships and prev...

Is It Secret Or Private?

Vicki Tidwell Palmer, LCSW | Posted 06.14.2016 | Home
Vicki Tidwell Palmer, LCSW

When secrets come out, as they inevitably do, you will have to deal not only with the content of the secret but also the huge gulf of distrust created by your omission, distortion, or outright lie.

I Am Not a Jerk Whisperer

Toni Williams | Posted 06.10.2016 | Home
Toni Williams

I will give more chances based on your relationship to me, just because. Yes, my children will have more chances, because they are my children. Everything we do is a teaching moment. Adults on the other hand, will not be given the same considerations, so don't even ask.

The Power of Saying 'No'

Jennifer Rollin | Posted 06.03.2016 | Home
Jennifer Rollin

When we say "yes" to everything and do not set boundaries with people, we often feel stressed, overwhelmed, and burned out. Most of us want to be well liked and to please other people. It can be difficult to turn down opportunities or requests that others have made of us.

Liberation From Victimization

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 05.23.2016 | Home
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

We won't be able to completely escape being victimized by predatory behavior. However, we can take measures that help to avoid unnecessary harm. Here are some tools that can help empower us:

Set Business Boundaries for Success and Sanity

Christine Judd | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home
Christine Judd

It's easy to think you should be available 24/7 to your clients. Deep down you may fear that if you don't answer clients or prospects straight away, your business will fail. I can promise you now, it won't!

Surviving Parenting With Self-care (or Selfishness?)

Laura A Boggs | Posted 04.28.2016 | Home
Laura A Boggs

I've become a master of no, of boundaries, of polite regrets. Hello? You want me to bake how many vegan, gluten-free cupcakes--for what? I'm sorry, I ...

6 Ways to Identify Your Tribe

Audrey Mitchell | Posted 04.27.2016 | Home
Audrey Mitchell

I only recently had this Oprah "ah ha" moment. Sure, I have lots of friends and acquaintances. Many of us do. What is really valuable are the like-souls that get you. Now, identifying these people can take time. How do you know if your friends are part of your tribe, and not just fair weather space holders on you Facebook page?

A Tragic American Love Story

Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC | Posted 04.21.2016 | Home
Paul Dunion, Ed.D., LPC

Learning to live a vibrant love story is challenging and arduous. It calls for the ability to be aware of one's own unique preferences and values, while welcoming the individual tastes of the beloved, and finding a way to connect amongst the unique differences of two distinct people.

10 Tips to Protect Yourself From Cyberstalking

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 04.20.2016 | Home
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

In this day and age we live our lives online. And of course this naturally extends to our romantic lives whether that be dating, married or in a committed relationship. This has happened so quickly that we haven't necessarily taken the precautions to protect ourselves. And because we live our lives online, it is only natural that our romantic encounters, relationships and prospects also have an online existence.

Three Reasons You Need To Say 'No' More Often

Ashley Stahl | Posted 04.18.2016 | Home
Ashley Stahl

Originally Published in Forbes The lights came up on the stage, and I was about to make my entrance before the audience as a producer ran up behind ...

10 Great Things That Happen When You Set Boundaries

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.12.2016 | Home

You can't be all things -- or do all things -- for all people. A life without limits means rarely saying "no" and considering everyone else's feelings...

Stop Letting Other People's Opinions Control You

Dr. Ashlee Greer | Posted 04.01.2016 | Home
Dr. Ashlee Greer

Your path is unique and different and special. Just like you! So checking in with your intuitive knowledge about who you are and what you really desire is essential to let go of others opinions. Because then you'll always have a connection with your truth!

Signs That You May Need To Set Healthier Boundaries

Kimberly Montgomery | Posted 03.25.2016 | Home
Kimberly Montgomery

The more you can love yourself with healthy boundaries, the more you can love others in an appropriate way. We all can struggle with boundaries, it's a life long journey.