this week's affirmation is…
i deserve boundaries, je mérite des limites
boundaries are important for your emotional and mental well-being, as well as for maintaining healthy relationships
setting and maintaining boundaries is a way to communicate your needs, preferences, and limits to others
it's a way to ensure that your own well-being is respected and that you are not overburdened or taken advantage of
it's important to communicate your boundaries clearly and assertively, and to remember that it's okay to say no when something, or someone, doesn't align
respecting your own boundaries is a sign of self-respect and self-care
*all photos are links to more information
let's begin with a blog post walking us thru what boundaries are and why they are so necessary for your self-care...
(author Lana Goes)
next, set the mood with
a song about the negotiation between private and shared space in a new relationship, and the risk involved in letting someone get close enough to see your rough edges,” Woods shared
she continues “i think a lot about the Prentice Hemphill quote, 'boundaries are the distance at which I can love you and me simultaneously"
next, our book selection...
(author Nedra Glover Tawwab)
"a boundary is something that keeps you safe and comfortable in your relationships," says Tawwab, a licensed therapist and author
"boundaries can look a lot of different ways depending on who makes them. a boundary for you might not be a boundary for me because it is unique," says Tawwab. "it's based on who i am"
for this week's film, another double feature, i picked a classic that pushed social boundaries
starring sidney poitier
and yes, watch the original! it's the best version, trust me!
and the other, in the spirit of the weekend, it's spooky remake
starring daniel kaluya
“our boundaries define our personal space – and we need to be sovereign there in order to be able to step into our full power and potential” – jessica moore
empowering you this week to say no, with no explanation, be blessed!
as always, affirmations from previous weeks are available here
you'll be hearing more from me soon. promise.