Dec 11, 2019
You’re probably familiar with
the idea that it’s better to give than to receive, but is it true?
With the holidays coming up soon, it’s time to explore the
important topic of balancing giving and receiving. Many of us are
hungry to receive attention, compliments, love, and affection, but
still struggle with accepting them. Tune into this episode to learn
all about achieving balance and receiving graciously!
Biggest Takeaways From Episode #76:
- Giving relates to boundary work because it’s
about offering your time, energy, and/or resources. Making
decisions about what you will or won’t give is setting limits and
- Receiving and accepting an invitation or
opportunity is also about boundaries and limits; it’s saying “yes,”
but also means saying “no” to many other things.
- Receiving graciously might be a struggle, but
it’s a skill and habit that contributes to intimacy and connection
in all your relationships!
you know that you tend to be an over-giver, strengthen your
receiving muscle by simply saying “thank you” when receiving a
compliment or gift, without taking on the burden and obligation of
Highlights from Episode #76:
- Welcome to episode 76! Vicki
takes a moment to talk about extreme accountability and her
upcoming break. [00:39]
- Today’s episode, Vicki
explains, focuses on balancing giving and receiving. She then digs
into the concept of giving. [04:13]
- We hear about receiving, which
is all about saying “yes” but also creates limits.
- Vicki covers some of the signs
that you might be giving too much. [12:51]
- Vicki digs into the concept
that it’s better to give than to receive, which actually comes from
the Bible, and explores whether it’s true. [15:02]
- Many people have a difficult
time with receiving, Vicki explains. She then discusses the art and
value of receiving graciously. [21:45]
- We hear about how receiving
graciously relates to the women’s movement. [26:35]
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