Boundaries and Acceptance

Setting boundaries helps us create the kind of life we want. But knowing how and when to set them isn’t always obvious. If we move through life constantly telling people what they should and shouldn’t do, it won’t be pleasant for us or them. Many of...

Tolerance with Boundaries

Being a compassionate and wise human being means grounding our interactions with others in understanding. It means knowing that the idiosyncrasies, annoying habits, blind spots and even ethical lapses of others are a result of their life experiences. If we’d...

Boundaries, Not Blame

Setting clear boundaries creates healthy relationships. If someone crosses a line or acts inappropriately, it’s our responsibility to let them know how we feel about it. If they don’t honor our requests to stop the behavior, it’s our right (and...

Boundaries & Responsibility

Unless someone is abusive, cutting them completely out of your life usually isn’t the best option. All relationship issues are the result of the dynamic between two people. If you don’t own your part in the situation, you’ll either a) fail to move...

Boundaries and Limits

Saying yes to opportunities and adventures helps you grow. Being open to new ideas and trying out different ways of being in the world helps you expand your consciousness. But there are times when saying no helps you evolve and grow, too. If you continue to put up...

Saying No

Saying no to the things you don’t want is how you grow your life. This may include setting boundaries with friends, family and partners. It may involve changing unhealthy habits or no longer spending time with people who don’t treat you well. Sometimes...