Establishing boundaries is a vital part of healing. Through developing awareness of where you had poor boundaries in the past and then finding ways to strengthen them, you will start to notice a difference in how you cope with problems in the future. I used to keep quiet out of "politeness." Now when I'm in a situation that is making me uncomfortable I ask myself this question: "What would I gain from speaking up for myself and what would I lose?" Setting new boundaries where there weren't boundaries before is challenging and takes practice—just remember you can say no.
Healing Words is an ongoing series with the intention of once a day shifting focus away from suffering and onto healing. Healing is a daily practice of listening to your inner voice and turning pain into purpose.
Please feel free to share words that have helped you heal or your thoughts on these healing words.
I'm Kerry (She/Her/Hers) and I am a licensed therapist, group facilitator, poet, writer, & speaker. This is a place to acknowledge and validate our suffering and trauma, while also learning how to turn toward aliveness and spaciousness.