Boundaries are not a 4 letter word!

Boundaries are not a 4 letter word!

I haven’t met many women who don’t struggle to hold their boundaries. Even the word alone can bring up emotion: frustration, shame, resentment.

As a recovering people pleaser I know that I find it hard to hold my boundaries - I work longer hours than my body and being tell me is right for me, I allow other people’s needs to be more important than my own, I go against what my Soul is telling me in order to keep the peace.

This is what I know: as women, we are educated out of holding our boundaries. Being nice, being good, being well behaved and not rocking the boat is far more important. We are taught that only rude or aggressive people hold boundaries.

We are so very asset rich!

We are so very asset rich!

As a woman recovering from disordered eating with an ongoingly wobbly sense of my own beauty and overall worth, after decades working through my education around wealth I still catch myself on social media thinking horrible, judgemental things about other women who are thinner, more beautiful, more wealthy, more ‘obviously’ lovable than I am. Because if they are going to be the beautiful and lovable one in the room, that leaves no space for me. When there isn’t enough to go around…

Gratitude is part of the history of humanity - what are you grateful for?

Gratitude is part of the history of humanity - what are you grateful for?

Before we go any further, let’s stop for a moment and reflect on our relationship with gratitude. Can you name 3 things that you are grateful for? Does it come easily or do you need to focus and search for gratitude?

For some of us gratitude is a familiar practice, and for others it may seem very unfamiliar.

For those that practice gratitude regularly and have a strong relationship to appreciating and noticing what is inside and around, is this something that you practice in your private life but is separate from your working life?