Everyone needs to set or re-set their boundaries from time to time, to eliminate stress and to be proud of the shape your life is in.

Being human is complex, and we need to manage ourselves physically, emotionally, mentally, energetically, and spiritually.

Adjusting our boundaries on these levels from time to time shows us and the people around us that we have rights and and can make choices, and that we deserve good treatment.

In this weeks chunky, chock-full podcast, we suggest a healthy boundaries assessment on different levels:

Physical: diet, clothing, budgets, resources, home and nature, time management – especially some time to yourself!

Emotional:  laughing, crying, venting anger, handling a forgiveness issue.  Getting attention for your feelings or paying attention to the feelings of others. Say NO to shame, whatever else you do.

Mental:  Screen out negative thinking and storytelling. use words mindfully. Prevent overwhelm and simplify your social media life. Unsubscribe!

Energetic: Cultivate your vitality. Practice healthy energy hygiene. Preserve and nurture your life force.

Spiritual:  Take time for spiritual practices you enjoy.

If you pick one item on each level to tweak, even a little, you will feel the tune-up happen!

You’ll be glad to be you again.

Posted on July 25, 2015 | Discuss on Facebook

Episode 120: Healthy boundaries for sanity and happiness, Part 1

From the global intensity that erupts:

-when one country’s military crosses over a border of another country,
-to the obssessive worrying of a co-dependant,
-to the silent steamy contempt of an introvert
who didn’t get enough private time  silence with their morning coffee —

“boundaries” are a key component

of keeping the peace
on both a large and a small scale.

Why is it that women are so much worse at saying “no” than men are?  

How do you teach healthy boundaries to a sensitive child?

Should you sleep with someone because THEY really need it?

Do you HAVE to loan someone your bike even though you don’t ride it?

How do we make room for our dreams in an already overcrowded daily life?

Erin and Mary launch two weeks of power-packed thinking
about the subtle but vital art of

knowing our boundaries,

and how to  set them

or re-set them

when we are feeling stressed or resentful
with people or situations.

Posted on July 17, 2015 | Discuss on Facebook

EPISODE 119: The Power of Humility

A lot of people struggle with accepting our place in the scheme of things.

We resist doing the things that are ours to do:
– because they are not so glamorous, or
– we hold back from allowing our light to shine brightly, as the opportunity presents itself. 

Some of us push away compliments and opportunity

because we are serving an outdated idea of humility, having been taught to be modest and take the back seat and not make too much of ourselves.

In this program,

Mary proposes an empowering concept of humility, and one that empowers us to really be ourselves.

Humility is taking one’s rightful place in The Universe – a place that’s yours and yours alone.

Humility also guides us into our potential and makes us useful, showing us how to serve other people’s needs the way they have them, which supports the growth and evolution of that person.

Like the waterfall, humility is the attitude that allows us to be a force of nature . And nature doesn’t hold back – it’s all out.

Humility and power are related.

Power is being your real self –

it is the unimpeded expression of your true spirit through your personality.

Like a glorious thundering waterfall, natural power comes from spiritual surrender – the ability to “let go, and go there,”  to allow what wants to come through us to come through us, and to shine as bright as God would have you shine.

Enjoy the stories of humility in daily life

– the subtle spiritual dilemma of whether to talk to that person in the coffee shop today or not

– and the powerful decision to backtrack to retrieve a toy bunny that has been left behind.

There’s a lot of meat on this bone! So put on your “home grown philosopher” state of mind.

Join Mary & Erin

in the kind of unique discussion you will find no where else.

Posted on July 10, 2015 | Discuss on Facebook