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Setting Boundaries Isn't Mean

It’s not mean or wrong to set boundaries. Boundaries protect us from being hurt and taken advantage of. Boundaries create healthy relationships and clear expectations. And we can learn to set boundaries without feeling guilty or like we’re being mean! Has anyone told you that it’s mean or wrong to set boundaries? Well, one of …

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5 tips for setting boundaries

Boundaries are hard to set, especially if you didn’t grow up with healthy boundaries. But everyone can learn to set boundaries! And these five tips can make setting boundaries easier. Why we need boundaries Do you struggle to set boundaries? If so, you’re not alone. Mental health professionals and self-help gurus put a lot of …

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How to Avoid People's Drama

Don’t let other people’s drama become your problem! Instead, learn to avoid drama, set boundaries, and take care of your own needs.     We all know a person or two who’s overly dramatic. Perhaps it’s your mother or cousin, your coworker, or your neighbor. It’s draining to spend time with people who exude negative …

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Christmas boundaries holiday boundaries

As Christmas and the New Year approach, it’s easy to get caught up in the frenzy — the sense that you must do more, spend more, be more. All of this pressure and unrealistic expectations can make it hard to fully enjoy the holidays. It keeps us busy and distracted from what matters most. Would …

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Boundaries are a form of self-care—they protect us physically and emotionally. But many of us feel guilty when we prioritize our needs, set boundaries, and practice self-care. So, in this article, I’ll help you let go of feeling guilty and recognize that it’s healthy to ask for what you need and set boundaries to keep …

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What are boundaries and why do I need them?

What are boundaries? Why do we need them? And how do we set them? Find out in this article. What are boundaries? A boundary is an imaginary line that separates me from you. It separates your physical space, your feelings, needs, and responsibilities from others. Your boundaries also tell other people how they can treat …

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Boundaries with Toxic People

This article discusses ways to set boundaries with “toxic” people*. This includes identifying your needs, communicating effectively, recognizing your options, detaching with love, releasing guilt, and limiting contact. It isn’t easy to set boundaries with toxic people! But we can all learn to set boundaries with toxic people — and when we do, it’s empowering. …

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Codependents Stop Enabling

Enabling doesn’t actually help anyone. Codependents can learn to stop enabling and controlling by setting boundaries, detaching with love, and managing anxiety. What is codependency? Codependency is a dysfunctional relationship pattern. People who identify as codependent usually play the role of “rescuer” in a relationship with someone who is impaired, addicted, or ill in some way. …

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