Category: Improve Relationships

The boundary between New Hampshire and Maine on the Appalachian Trail

Ep104: How Healthy Boundaries will Free Your Time, Energy, and Spirit

A boundary is a dividing line that separates two things.

An example is a property line. You own on what’s on one side of the line, your neighbor owns what is on the other side of that line. It is a clear distinction that allows you both to know who is responsible for what.

Personal boundaries do the same thing. They separate you from everyone else. They allow you to accept responsibility ONLY for the things YOU are responsible for. And they allow you to let other people take care of their own responsibilities.

This is Part 1 of 2 in a series about personal boundaries.

This week, we cover:

  • What they are
  • Why they matter
  • How to recognize when yours are being violated

Next week, Part 2 will cover some potential risks and the benefits associated with enforcing your personal boundaries.



Show Notes:

This podcast series was inspired by life experience and the book, Boundaries: When to say yes, how to say no, to take control of your life by Drs Henry Cloud and John Townsend. From the Boundaries Books website, you can download the 10 Laws of Boundaries for free AND/OR take their free quiz to determine if you have boundary issues.

In January we will be further exploring the topic of boundaries in my membership program Walk with Me.


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0


 

Ep095: Climbing Your Ladder to Success

If you ever feel like you are making the same choices, the same mistakes over and over again, instead of feeling like a failure, consider that you are climbing your ladder to success.



The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.

Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Ep089: Don’t Call Me, Schedule Me

If you feel a lack in your relationships, perhaps rather than waiting for them to call you when they have time to meet, you can call them, I challenge you to be pro-active and start scheduling times to meet with friends and family members.



Show Notes:

Episodes that were mentioned into day’s edition of Reflections of a Recovering Ugly Duckling.

Ep088: No Stress Vacation Time Prep

Ep015: Do You Focus on Important or Not Important Activities?


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Ep086: Stick Together When Times are Tough

During life’s tough times, instead of pulling away and thinking no one cares or needs to be burdened by your challenges, reach out to accept a hand in support.

Likewise, when a friend is going through tough times, be attentive, kind, and compassionate. Your job is not to fix their situation, but to witness, listen to, and support them. You can do this without feeling pulled down or sucked into their “drama,” by using a simple energy clearing technique, I share in this episode.



The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/