Boundaries and Barriers

I’ve been writing and talking about boundaries a lot lately, and it’s because I think they’re so misunderstood. A lot of us think of boundaries as demands. So when we say things like, “I won’t be yelled at like that,” or, “I can’t be on call for you like this anymore,” that this is settingContinue reading “Boundaries and Barriers”

Saying No Is Actually Saying Yes

Here is an idea I’d like you to consider: No = yes, and yes = no. Think about it! When you say yes to something or someone, that usually means you have to say no to someone or something else. Alternatively, when you say no, that usually means you’ve got room to say yes toContinue reading “Saying No Is Actually Saying Yes”

Why Self Love?

When I talk about self love, I’m talking about developing your relationship with – and to – your Self. But what is the Self? Who is the self? And why develop that relationship? Here’s what I believe, and what my life and work have shown me: The Self is the unique, beautiful piece of youContinue reading “Why Self Love?”

Codependency (Part 1)

Codependency is a term many of us have heard, and even joke about, especially with how much time we’ve been spending with our partners during this interminable pandemic. “Ugh, I’ve become totally codependent on my wife to bring me coffee every morning.” Look, we even joke at home about how our dog and my husbandContinue reading “Codependency (Part 1)”

People Pleasing is Complicated.

If you follow me on Instagram (@power.place.purpose), you know that I have been writing about people pleasing this week. It’s important to me to talk about, because I think it’s one of those topics that people are familiar with, and that we all generally have an understanding of, but that is deceiving in its simplicity.Continue reading “People Pleasing is Complicated.”

Boundaries (Part 2)

With an awareness and understanding of what a boundary is, the different types and styles, and its value, we can now dig into how we actually can create them in our lives. Because boundaries are tools through which we communicate the ways we want to be treated, I believe the first step in boundary settingContinue reading “Boundaries (Part 2)”

Boundaries (Part 1)

Boundaries. This is a topic that could take months to explore, and we would still not be done! There are so many things that connect with this concept, so many ways in which our boundaries show up, don’t get honored, make our lives better, impact our emotions, create our community … it’s something that touchesContinue reading “Boundaries (Part 1)”