Dec 16, 2020
Happy holidays! This is the
final episode for this year, but I’ll have some exciting news
exclusively for listeners next year, and I’m looking forward to
sharing that with you. For now, let’s talk about the connecting
power of boundaries—because they do actually create connection, despite their bad
reputation! I’d also like to invite you to reflect on the ways that
you want to be more in alignment with yourself, which is one of the
best ways to create more connection with others.
Biggest Takeaways From Episode #117:
- There’s a misconception that boundaries are
harsh or rigid, or that they create disconnection. This bad rap
usually comes from the people who are on the receiving
- Boundaries can actually lead to connection,
sometimes in surprising ways.
- Setting boundaries with ourselves in terms of
how we respond is one of the ways that boundaries can help us
you create a limit with another person and they honor your
boundary, that actually creates connection. This can happen in a
parent/adult child relationship or even with your significant
saying “no” to a request can be a connecting experience, as long as
that is your authentic response.
Highlights from Episode #117:
- Welcome to the show! Vicki
wishes listeners happy holidays, and explains that she’ll be taking
some time off for self-care. [00:39]
- You have a right to create
whatever boundary you need to create, Vicki points out.
- Vicki shares a few of the ways
that boundaries can create connection. [06:21]
- If you’re struggling to wrap
your head around how honoring a boundary creates connection, think
back to a time when someone tried to push the limit or ignored your
- We learn about how making or
receiving a request can be a connecting experience.
- Vicki shares one last example
of how limits can help us create connection. [15:22]
- We hear a recap of the four
examples that Vicki has shared today. [18:41]
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