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Setting Boundaries

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

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 10.18.2016 | Women
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.

How I Set Badass Boundaries!

Carolyn Jean Roney | Posted 08.16.2016 | Healthy Living
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...

Set Business Boundaries for Success and Sanity

Christine Judd | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
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 | Parents
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 ...

10 Great Things That Happen When You Set Boundaries

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 04.12.2016 | Healthy Living

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 | Healthy Living
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 | Fifty
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.

3 Little Words That Will Change Your Life Forever

Beth Buelow | Posted 03.16.2017 | Business
Beth Buelow

While the three words are simple, the concept is a game-changer. If I choose to hold someone else as whole, capable and resourceful, I see that person not as someone to rescue, but a person to respect.

5 Reasons Why You Need Boundaries In Your Relationships And Life

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 03.06.2017 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Twardowski

Learning to recognize our own internal experience and then setting boundaries in a way that honors our internal experience, helps us solidify our sense of self with the external world. It also helps create less stress and more balance in our relationships.

What Keeps Your Child Up at Night and How You Can Help (Part 2 in a 3-Part Series)

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 03.01.2017 | Parents
Ingrid Prueher

Children depend on parents and caregivers to set consistent rules and structure an environment that is predictable. Children may not always like when parents say "no," but the truth is they feel secure when they know that parents mean what they say.

What I Learn on the Orange Couch: Creating Boundaries for the First Time

Patti Digh | Posted 02.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Patti Digh

We are the competent ones. We are the ones who carry on, who become stoic instead of hysterical, the ones who shoulder a weight like it is nothing, nothing at all. We are the ones who make it right for everyone, who don't say no if you need help, but almost always say no to ourselves.

Distancing Yourself From Toxic Parents

Kristen Brown | Posted 11.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kristen Brown

The decision to disengage from emotionally unhealthy parents does not ever come easy for a child even when s/he is grown. It is a heart wrenching, pai...

Honesty and Grace

Mila Atmos | Posted 11.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mila Atmos

Communicating clearly what I expect and accept is key. Prioritize yourself and your wellbeing, and discover what is true within you. Express your feelings and set your boundaries. The clearer the boundaries are, the fewer people will cross them. Expect more graceful, friction-free living.

Bridey, Don't Let Your Wedding Planning Become a Game of 'Monkey in the Middle'!

Bitchless Bride | Posted 11.18.2016 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

Bridey, I gotta ask you a question... Who's in charge? Who's wearing the pants? And, I'm not talking about your relationship with your sig other. Not only is it none of my business, but I don't give a sh*t.

Drainers In Your Life: Are You Helping or Enabling?

Kristen Brown | Posted 11.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Kristen Brown

We can only do so much for others before we start sacrificing our sacred selves. It's important for us to know when it is time to step out with love and give ourselves permission to do so.

The Way You're Working Isn't Working

Samantha Ushedo | Posted 11.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Samantha Ushedo

Creating boundaries at work can be tricky but it all starts with a little courage and some effective communication. Don't attempt to set all your boundaries at once. Just take it one conversation at a time and practice identifying, asking for and sticking to your boundaries.

5 Workaholic Rules for Staying Out of the Emergency Room

PJVIncent | Posted 10.25.2016 | Healthy Living
PJVIncent

"When did the chest pains begin?" the ER doctor questioned. "Just a couple of hours ago. I feel like I can't breathe and I haven't done anything. I'...

How to Stop People Pleasing in 6 Simple Steps

Kali Rogers | Posted 10.09.2016 | Women
Kali Rogers

You know, I bet we burn more calories wondering what other people are thinking about us, or doing things for other people so that they will like us, than we do actually exercising. And to make matters worse, it totally burns us out.

Five Signs that You've Lost Yourself (and Your Integrity) in Your Relationship

Jenni Bevill | Posted 10.09.2016 | Women
Jenni Bevill

That's why I've put together this short list of signs to watch out for. If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, then you may be losing yourself in your relationship.

My Son Told Me He Hates Me and I'm Okay With That

Mommy Nearest | Posted 10.09.2016 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Well, it's official. My third son officially told me he hates me for the first time this week. I walked past a gelato shop without giving into his tantrum for a cone. An elderly couple happened to be walking by us just at the moment I was explaining why we don't have treats on school days.

You Don't Owe Anyone An Interaction

Caroline Garnet McGraw | Posted 07.27.2016 | Women
Caroline Garnet McGraw

Will some people have hurt feelings if you decline their invitations and delete their messages? Probably. That's tough to accept, but the alternative is worse. Trying to manage other people's emotions while tuning out your own is exhausting. It harms your health and your relationships.

6 Steps to Ending the Copy Cat in Business

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 06.11.2016 | Business
Asha Ramakrishna

The unoriginal, uninspired, and lacking of confidence in the phenomenon of a person who steals your ideas, words, and work is an eye roll to every business owner.

18 Things You Should Stop Apologizing For

Deborah Stachelski | Posted 06.11.2016 | Women
Deborah Stachelski

What happened to saying no and not following up with an explanation? What happened to just saying, "I don't feel like it"?

5 Ways To Reframe Aging With Subtlety And Grace

Joan Moran | Posted 05.16.2016 | Fifty
Joan Moran

Recognizing that you are undergoing subtle changes in the aging process require less literal thought and more mindful awareness.

Why it's Important to Have Boundaries in Relationships

Jennifer Twardowski | Posted 05.12.2016 | Women
Jennifer Twardowski

It's important because it separates our experience from other people's experiences. It's important because it allows us to take better care of ourselves -- emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually -- so we feel so much less stressed, overwhelmed, and out of balance.