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Personal boundaries – do you really know what they are, why you should have them or how they will protect you?

Personal Boundaries

Do you know what a personal boundary is?

You might think of it as a way to cope with other people; a way to keep space between yourself and them. That would be right.

You might see it as a set of rules for dealing with a person. That would also be

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‘It could be worse’ poll, invalidation, and the results!

I have just completed my first poll to see how people feel about certain things.

On this occasion, I asked this question:

If you are feeling ‘really’ bad about something in your life that affects YOU negatively’ (physically or emotionally) and someone says ‘It could be worse’ or ‘others suffer more’ does this:

A Help

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A bit of time off, a holiday, mindfulness, relaxation, getting stuff done – can I inspire you?

Since finally accepting my mum’s downward curve, mentally, and a few other stressful things, I decided to make a new start for myself. I wasn’t sure what, but new anyway.

I haven’t rushed. I decided to have a little holiday, at home. Time off from the usual. No counselling; nothing. And it has been amazing.

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It’s all too easy to moan, so today I am saying thank you! NHS, mum, dad and the UK

Every day I hear people moan, see people moan on-line, and most certainly moan myself. It is very easy to say what

I am thankful

we don’t like, what we want changed, what’s ‘not good enough’. Whether it’s a trip advisor review, a complaint about the government, a gripe with a family member or

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Thursday night I overcame my fears and proved, once again, that these things can be done; going out in groups, going to college and to group therapy.

Pink flowers from my flower pots

Growing up, I was never a girl for hanging out in groups, bar a couple of times in junior school. Even then, the only reason I hung out in a group was to try to ‘fit in’ with everyone; even those who did and said things that I

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I’ll be good to you if you’re good to me

I’ve been sad and angry today about other humans’ behaviours, and I never shy away from speaking my mind anymore when there’s something to be said or done whether it’s for human or animal (unless it is of more benefit to wait or be quiet), but I am no angel that is for sure.

I

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