It’s That Time of Year – Setting Boundaries with your Family
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It’s That Time of Year – Setting Boundaries with your Family

I enjoyed reading it. Some of you looking for the best way to communicate your boundaries might find one or two valuable things on her list this season.

I liked

I’m not obligated to explain myself to you.

“No” is also a complete sentence you should feel free to use when appropriate.

Which script resonated the most with you from the list? What would you add?

Sharing – What Not to Say to Your Grieving Friend

Sharing – What Not to Say to Your Grieving Friend

I’ve seen so many examples of people who felt the need to say something to a grieving spouse, child, etc., that they wind up saying something that makes everyone who hears it cringe. There are some good examples of what not to say in the article below, but maybe this sentence is the best thing to remember:

“In the end, the best thing to say when you don’t know what to say is just that. “I don’t know what to say, but I’m here for you.” “

Sharing – Belief Is Key to Healing — But Not How You Might Think

Sharing – Belief Is Key to Healing — But Not How You Might Think

I know I can overcome the bad days because I have before, and I have before because I believed enough in myself to keep going.

As many have said, you have survived 100% of your worst days. Every single one of them. Use that knowledge to believe in your ability to continue to survive and to heal.

You can heal. You are worth the effort.

Sharing – Being Around Birds Boosts Our Mental Well-Being Even 8 Hours After Hearing Them

Sharing – Being Around Birds Boosts Our Mental Well-Being Even 8 Hours After Hearing Them

Honestly, we put a birdfeeder in our yard a few years ago, and I will occasionally go out and watch some of the birds as they come to the feeder. It is relaxing. Having a few moments of relaxation in my day is good for my mental health. Maybe you can’t get a feeder and keep it stocked, but maybe there’s a park or lake nearby where you can hear and see the birds.

Give it a shot. See what happens.