April 22nd, 2019
The topic of boundaries often comes up in my Facebook groups and with my clients. If you’re in an unhappy marriage, getting divorced, or already divorced, boundaries are constantly shifting and changing. As you maneuver through divorce or get acclimated to life after divorce, you might be having to hold your boundaries more firmly than ever before.
Or maybe you’re reading this and thinking, “I really need to get me some boundaries.” Whatever the case may be, I’ve got you covered with today’s podcast episode!
The ever-lovely and kind Randi Buckley is joining me to talk alll about boundaries. Randi is an internationally-recognized coach, author, and mentor, whose work helps women find their truth and be at peace with it. She is also the creator of Healthy Boundaries for Kind People.
When I first started out trying to set my own boundaries, it was god awfully messy. I cut people out, I turned on people, I was a bitch to people. I really didn’t get how to do this in a kind, yet effective, way.
Randi’s perspective offers a new, healthy and unique take on boundary-setting. Today, she explains how to set healthy boundaries that are kind both to ourselves and to others.
Randi’s unique view and definition of healthy boundaries: “Boundaries are the infrastructure for who you want to be and the life you want to live.” (3:51)
How values and boundaries go hand-in-hand (5:50)
Turning a value into an action and how doing so can help instruct what your boundary needs to be (8:01)
When we honor our boundaries it becomes really clear who in our lives are not respecting them (9:25)
How to set boundaries that are safe and healthy for yourself and also allow for communication and collaboration in service of your children (13:28)
How to set a boundary with someone who sees the boundary as an obstacle to overcome, plus Randi’s garden analogy (22:01)
Boundaries are an extension of kindness plus why “nice” and “kind” are fundamentally different (28:05)
Handling resistance or push-back to your boundaries and the importance of allowing the other party to communicate their concerns while still standing by your boundary (30:47)
Why kindness is a two-way street (38:02)
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Randi Buckley is an internationally-recognized coach, author, and mentor, whose work helps women find their truth and be at peace with it. She is the creator of Healthy Boundaries for Kind People, Maybe Baby, and The Viking Woman Workshop. She is mama to Ravn and in her free time, untangles whales from fishing gear, in the Monterey Bay.