Blogs tagged with "boundaries":

How to Stay Sane in a World Gone Mad: 6 Ideas to Help You Stay Hopeful

How to Stay Sane in a World Gone Mad: 6 Ideas to Help You Stay Hopeful

I have started avoiding the news – in any and all forms. Things are so bad out there that it all feels too overwhelming. And, still, the horrors manage to filter through my defenses. Everywhere there is justified outrage about our incompetent-at-best and pathological-at-worst leaders, horror at...

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Rebuild Your Resilience to Recover from Burnout

Rebuild Your Resilience to Recover from Burnout

Have you ever found yourself saying, “if one more person asks me to do something I might crack”? Felt as though you are stretched so far that you fear you might snap? Had a to-do list that took on a life of its own, with each item you tick off being replaced by three or four more? All of...

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Burnout Makes Us Feel Hapless, Hopeless and Helpless

Burnout Makes Us Feel Hapless, Hopeless and Helpless

We all have moments in our lives when we feel a little at sea and as though we have lost our way. When we feel as though we are bobbing around; isolated, lonely and afraid. When we question many of our life choices: work, love, friendships… Like a boat in a storm. We don’t know where we are going...

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Sunday Night Blues

Sunday Night Blues

You’ve had a wonderful holiday. Resting, relaxing and being in the moment. No worrying about the report that is due, the presentation you need to make at the next meeting, the conversation with your hated boss/client/colleague that you have to have. No work worries at all. But, now, the party is...

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Mind Your Own Business

Mind Your Own Business

Byron Katie says that there are three kinds of business: my business, your business and God’s business. She says that much of our discomfort and anxiety comes from getting out of our own business, or allowing others into ours. When we are in God’s business, we are concerning ourselves with things...

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Dump the Situationship for a REALationship

Dump the Situationship for a REALationship

I love the concept of a ‘situationship’ (actually I don’t love the concept so much as I love the name for the concept): not a relationship, not a friendship, but an ill-defined situation that exists between two people. We’ve all been there and done that. We’ve met someone who made our heart...

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Is Your Relationship Burning Out?

Is Your Relationship Burning Out?

Relationships, just like people, are living, breathing entities and are therefore vulnerable to the same complexities and challenges that individuals experience. Burnout is a modern condition that is increasingly prevalent amongst people and relationships – not just romantic relationships (although...

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Resentment: Relationship Poison (and Its Antidote)

Resentment: Relationship Poison (and Its Antidote)

Keith pulls into his driveway after a long day at work. A sense of dread and disappointment descends; his mother-in-law’s car is there. Again. For the third time this week. And it is only Wednesday. Anna overhears her boyfriend inviting 12 of his closest friends to come over for a few drinks and...

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Good Boundaries Make for Good Relationships

Good Boundaries Make for Good Relationships

Imagine you had a neighbour who was always trying to tell how you to run your life; how to hang your laundry better, when to prune your roses, what colour to paint your walls. I’m guessing you’d find it pretty irritating and intrusive. Or if the person who lived next door was literally oblivious...

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M is for…Mind Your Own Business

Mind Your Own Business Byron Katie says that there are three kinds of business in the world: my business, your business and G-d’s business.  She says that much of our discomfort and anxiety comes from getting out of our own business, or allowing others into our business. When we are in other...

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Email Overload

This blog is helping me to keep track of how I spend my time!  I am somewhat ashamed to admit that, until now, I paid little attention to how I filled my working days. This last week or so of writing this blog has made me realize how much time I spend on admin and, in particular, on emails.  I really...

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