I find myself very scared of being like my mother. She was either very emotional in a scary way, or depressed and not available. Please help!

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My best friend just had a bad experience. She’s okay, but it was frightening, and I was pretty worried about her, too. I know she’s stressed, but when I was offering support, she snapped at me! I do understand, but I don’t like being treated that way, either. How do you balance boundaries with compassion? —

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My life feels like crap and bad things keep happening to me. I keep hoping if I make everyone else happy, they’ll have time for me, but it doesn’t work. Why do people keep walking all over me?

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I could use some help with being bullied at work. I have done some tapping, and that gave me the courage to bring the problem to the attention of my boss. I know I’m worthy of respect, but some of my co-workers have been ganging up on me and freezing me out. I want to feel

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I’ve been trying to set boundaries with my spouse, but he just ignores them, no matter what I say. It’s really frustrating! I’m trying to learn to stand up for myself, but this is hard! My heart is hurting. –Lorie We’re sorry you’re hurting. You are trying to set boundaries with someone when he seems to have a

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It’s hard when family or friends feel the need for us to conform to a pattern that we spent years breaking out of! They may become defensive or verbally abusive if we don’t meet their expectations. They may do everything they can to push us back into that old pattern, ignoring all the changes we’ve

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A lot of us hold back from saying “No” because we don’t want to hurt the other person, or because we don’t want to face their reaction to our boundary. Learn to feel safe saying No and reclaim your inner power!

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by Whitney Hess, via A List Apart: Articles: No One Nos: Learning to Say No to Bad Ideas, with comments about the emotional blocks to saying NO by Rick@Thrivingnow.com Last October while on the phone with Harry Max—a pioneer in the field of Information Architecture, co-founder of Virtual Vineyards/Wine.com, (the first secure shopping system on

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A lot of us never learned boundaries growing up. Even if we did, managing them with ease and grace is not always natural. We help you define what is yours to decide on and show you ways to stand up for that. And we delve into some of the grey areas that occur when we interact closely with someone at work or socially.

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(FREE Audio) This is the outline and recording for the call Pro-Active Approach to Safety which is a part of our Body Vitality Workshop as we focus on Body Safety with co-hosts Rick Wilkes and Cathy Vartuli. We are joined on the call by Vivian Cannataro, EFT expert from Toronto who specializes in using EFT to help people pro-actively create safer and safer environments as well as healthier and more respectful relationships.

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