Don't Let Someone's Guilt Influence Your Decisions Dec 15, 2020

When it comes to making decisions, one of the things we experience is guilt. When you choose to do something for yourself, or make any kind of decision-based on your conviction that it is the right thing to do, you may sometimes feel as if you have done something bad because of people’s...

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Tis’ the Season to Set Some Boundaries with Family Dec 14, 2020

When you were born, you were placed into a family for a season of time to help you grow into a mature adult. At some point this season ends, and your relationship with your parents changes from child-to-parent to adult-to-adult. The roles change from dependency and authority to mutuality. While...

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Is it the Blues, or is it Depression? Dec 11, 2020

A few years ago someone asked me the difference between being in a funk and experiencing depression. It’s important to know when you have the “blues” and when you are truly depressed and need help. Let’s look at the dynamics of each.

If you have the “blues”...

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Simple Tricks for Confronting Fear and Anxiety Dec 05, 2020

Fears, like bad dreams, are best disposed of in the light of day. Expose your fears to yourself and others you trust. Identify them and where they came from. They are much less powerful when you can look at them in the light. Say to yourself, “I have not taken a risk in an important area of...

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Why You Can’t Make Someone Grow Up Dec 05, 2020

Laura was weary of Anthony’s chronic lateness in coming home from work. Because he owned his own business, he was often delayed. It seemed like such a little thing, but as time passed, Anthony’s tardiness became a big problem. Laura would arrange her day to have dinner and the kids...

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This is the Time to Take Care of Your Mental Health Nov 30, 2020

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Do You Have Time For One Thing? Nov 29, 2020

One of my favorite bits of feedback that we’ve ever received was when a customer told us that, “This is the best money I spend all year.”

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More Ways to I Can Help You Nov 28, 2020

We’ve had a busy year at Boundaries.Me and this time of year is the perfect time to celebrate. As some of you may know, this is the time of year when we offer our best deals, and this year we are taking that further than we ever have before.

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Making Someone Happy Can Hurt Your Marriage Nov 11, 2020

I was talking to a young man one day about his girlfriend. He was thinking about getting married, and he had questions about their relationship. Several times during the conversation, he said that something she did or something about the relationship did not “make him happy.” It was...

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When Suffering Leads to Pain and When Suffering Leads to Growth Nov 10, 2020

I hate exercise, but I do it. I hate lifting weights and riding my exercise bike, but I do it. I do it because, if I do, I will be healthier, will live longer, and will feel better.

So, why bring up exercise when we're talking about suffering and grief? Well, first of all, it shows you that I am...

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How to Process Feelings of Anger Nov 10, 2020

Aspects of the self can be paired with guilt messages, and certainly, anger is one of those. Some people feel guilty whenever they feel themselves getting angry. But there is another problem with anger.

Anger is a state of protest and fight. We are wired with this emotion inside of ourselves to...

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7 Steps to Help Someone Have More Awareness Nov 10, 2020

If someone in your life behaves in a way that causes problems but he doesn’t know his behavior is a problem, you are dealing with unawareness. It can be something bothersome but not dangerous. Or it can be something life threatening, as with an alcohol, drug, or prescription pill addiction....

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